What song is in You season 3's trailer? Fans spooked by Britney cover

Eve Edwards September 18, 2021
What song is in You season 3's trailer? Fans spooked by Britney cover

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For You fans, the third season of the Netflix thriller can’t come soon enough.

This past month has seen fans teased with a both preview and a full trailer, hinting that this might be the biggest, bloodiest and boldest to date.

On 17 September 2021, the full trailer dropped, accruing over two million views in under a day. Although Joe and Love’s newfound life in the suburbs – with baby in tow – was a major talking point online, other viewers have been non-stop talking about the song used in the trailer. Let’s take a look at the haunting Britney Spears cover that Netflix chose to use.

What song is in the You season 3 trailer?

You may have already recognised that the song used in the You season 3 trailer is a cover of Britney Spears’ 90s classic Baby One More Time. But that’s not Britney you hear in the trailer. The song used is a cover made by J2 featuring Blu Holliday. Specifically, it is called Hit Me Baby One More Time (Epic Trailer Version).

The song is taken from The Iconic Series, Vol. 5 album, released in 2017. The album, by J2, comprises covers of famous pop songs such as Crazy In Love and Halo.

There is also another cover of Baby One More Time on the album, called the Epic Stripped Version.

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YOU (L to R) VICTORIA PEDRETTI as LOVE QUINN and PENN BADGLEY as JOE GOLDBERG in episode 302 of YOU Cr. JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX © 2021

More about the Baby One More Time cover

The Hit Me Baby One More Time (Epic Trailer Version) is created by J2, a British musician and composer. His real name is Jay Singh. J2 is known for creating epic covers which often get used in trailers.

Some of J2’s work has featured in the likes of Alita: Battle Angel, Grey’s Anatomy, The Hunger Games, and Man In The High Castle. J2 is best-known for creating the cover of Johnny Cash’s Ain’t No Grave which was used in the trailer for Django Unchained.

Not much is known about the featured vocalist Blu Holiday, except that she has worked with J2 on numerous projects. She can be heard on more of J2’s Iconic Series albums.

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What to expect from the You soundtrack

The music team behind You do a good job of mixing well-known covers and pop songs with more indie music. Last season the trailer centred around Michelle Branch’s cover of Radiohead’s Creep.

So far, the Baby One More Time cover is the only music we’ve heard from the season 3 soundtrack as the release date promo featured a score rather than popular music song choice.

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