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What Are The Songs In Peacemaker Episode 8?

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. After only five weeks, the entire first season of DC's "Peacemaker" is available for streaming on HBO Max. Though the season finale certainly brings a number of surprises, one aspect of the finale that isn't a surprise is the episode's phenomenal use of music. In addition to featuring some of the most critically acclaimed storytelling moments in the history of the DCEU (via Rotten Tomatoes), the first seven episodes of the series also delighted fans with a wide array of fantastically catchy tunes. 

From the opening credits of Wig Wam's "Do You Wanna Taste It" to Episode 6's astounding use of "Monster" by Reckless Love and beyond, "Peacemaker" showrunner James Gunn has truly outdone himself when it comes to television's proper use of music. Just as the famed auteur brought us to tears with the nostalgic sounds of "Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volume 1," the soundtrack to "Peacemaker" routinely evokes emotional levels few would ever have originally thought Christopher Smith (aka Peacemaker) (John Cena) capable of.

So, which tunes did Gunn use in the first season finale?

The season finale of Peacemaker only included three new songs

"Peacemaker" Episode 8 ("It's Cow Or Never") features the smallest number of songs in the entire first season, but luckily, all four songs are surely winners.

In the first scene, Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) attempts to offer another apology to Peacemaker. Just before her rather long-winded apology begins, a song called "If You Really, Really Love Me," by Steel Panther, plays in the background. According to Discogs, this is a song from the group's 2011 album "Balls Out." Next up is a song that hopefully sounds familiar to every fan of "Peacemaker" by now. As Peacemaker, Vigilante, and Harcourt (Jennifer Holland) move in on the ranch and begin killing nearly every Butterfly in sight, we once again hear the sounds of Wig Wam's "Do You Wanna Taste It," almost definitely one of the most perfectly suited theme songs in the history of television.

Later, as Harcourt begins her recovery at the hospital, Leota makes one last attempt to apologize to Peacemaker. Finally, Peacemaker agrees to accept Leota's expression of regret. Just before Leota departs the hospital to make good on her apology, "Apologize," by The Last Vegas, begins playing. Lastly, as the first season comes to a close, the credits are introduced with the sounds of "You Can't Kill My Rock 'n Roll," a song by Swedish heavy metal band Hardcore Superstar (via Discogs).

To take a look back at every song included in the first season of "Peacemaker," be sure to check out James Gunn's official "Peacemaker" album playlist over on Spotify