It’s not every day that a TV show reaches 100 musical numbers.
That’s mostly because most TV shows don’t have musical numbers, but also because it takes it takes a lot of work to get to a milestone like that in less than two seasons. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist did it in 21 episodes.
The NBC dramedy surpassed 100 musical numbers in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Mystery,” in which Zoey (Jane Levy) finds that her musical powers are all messed up. Instead of hearing people expressing their own feelings through song, she finds that they’re expressing other people’s feelings. The heart songs are all a mess, and she’s got to figure out whose song is whose. It results in some truly incredible performances, not unlike the incredible performances the show had given in every episode before.
In honor of reaching 100 songs, we got the cast of the show to share their favorite songs so far. Or rather, we got most of the cast to do that. We made Zoey herself do a little bit of extra work, as you’ll see below.
One of the questions we asked Levy was what song has gotten the most stuck in her head, and the answer, aside from “Sucker,” was “all of them.” So maybe, after 100 songs, you’d think Levy might have figured out the trick to getting a song out of her head. She sort of has.
“Sing another song,” she advises. “It’s like when people say you’re never gonna get over your ex until you date someone new.”
We can’t tell whether that’s great or terribly useless advice, but we’ll take it either way!
E! is running a marathon of both seasons of Zoey’s beginning this Sunday at 9 a.m., so as you sit down to enjoy one of TV’s best, most joyful shows, scroll down to see which songs the cast picked as their faves.
The Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist marathon begins Sunday, May 30 at 9 a.m. on E! You can also binge the show anytime on Peacock or online.
A version of this story was originally published Friday, April 9.
(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)