Netflix hit The Crown returned to our screens earlier this week with the long-awaited season 5 as the Royal Family entered the 1990s and all the drama that came with it.


From the Queen's Annus Horribilis speech and Tampongate, to Charles and Diana's trip to Italy and Andrew Morton's tell-all book, season 5 covered an eventful six years for the Royals in politics and their personal lives – particularly the public breakdown of Diana and Charles' marriage.

However, those six years in the 90s also came with a number of excellent tunes – many of which provide the soundtrack for the latest 10 episodes of The Crown.

Whether it's Lionel Richie or Olivia Newton John, some of the biggest sounds to end the 20th Century feature in this season of The Crown – here's your guide to the full soundtrack of The Crown season 5.

The Crown season 5 soundtrack: What songs are in the series?

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Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret in The Crown season 5. Netflix Netflix

As with previous seasons, The Crown season 5 is scored by composer Martin Phipps with a number of recurring themes from previous seasons.

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The main titles theme song composed by Hans Zimmer also still features over those opening titles.

However, there are a number of other songs that feature throughout the season.

Episode 1 - Queen Victoria Syndrome

  • N/A

Episode 2 - The System

  • My Destiny - Lionel Richie

Episode 3 - Mou Mou

  • Padam Padam - Edith Piaf

Episode 4 - Annus Horribilis

The songs in this episode are depicting Princess Margaret's choices in her episode of Desert Island Discs.

  • Abide with Me - King’s College Cambridge choir
  • Swan Lake - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael

Episode 5 - The Way Ahead

  • Don’t Sweat the Technique - Erik B. & Rakim

Episode 6 - Ipatiev House

  • N/A

Episode 7 - No Woman’s Land

  • A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
Close-up of Diana
Elizabeth Debicki as Diana, Princess of Wales in The Crown season 5

Episode 8 - Gunpowder

  • One Night Only (from Dreamgirls) - Carol Kenyon (played by Danielle Fiamanya)
  • Physical - Olivia Newton John
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind - choir

Episode 9 - Couple 31

  • N/A

Episode 10 - Decommissioned

  • Fly Like an Eagle - Seal
  • ‘Swan Theme’ from Swan Lake - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

So, there is a certifiable list of bangers to listen to!

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