What’s That Song – The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” in GLOW
If you havenât yet started watching season two of the Netflix series GLOW, then weâll try to avoid offering up any spoilers with this post, but for those of you whoâve at least made your way through the first episode and have found yourself wondering about the title of the feedback-laden track that pops up near the end of the installment, we can help you with that: itâs âJust Like Honey,â by The Jesus & Mary Chain.
Taken from the bandâs 1985 album PSYCHOCANDY and released as its third single in September of that year, âJust Like Honeyâ was only a minor hit upon its initial release, climbing to #45 on the UK Singles chart before beginning its descent, but it has since been utilized in a number of different films over the years, most notably Lost in Translation. Even so, however, itâs still very much an under-the-radar song for the majority of music fans, particularly in the US, where the J&MC have always been more of a cult favorite than a mainstream success. In this instance, itâs why the tune proved so effective when utilized in GLOW.
âI think part of the beauty of a song like [âJust Like Honeyâ] is that itâs unexpected and itâs not something that you would necessarily immediately associate with, like, âOh, my top â80s jam!ââ GLOW music supervisor Bruce Gilbert told The Hollywood Reporter recently. âItâs not in the same playlist as Madonna or Genesis or Prince or Starship or any number of megahits. But for me, itâs near and dear. Trying to find stuff like that thatâs just like a little less expected is, I think, a treat. Itâs a treat for me, and hopefully itâs a treat for the viewer.â
If you liked what you heard, then nowâs a great opportunity to check out PSYCHOCANDY in its entirety, and weâll aid you in that opportunity by providing you with the Spotify link for the album. Give it a spin, wonât you? If you like your pop music a little raucous, then youâll find that it goes down just likeâ¦well, anyway, you get it. Now go give it a listen!