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Our Favorite Hits from the Haruhi Suzumiya Soundtrack

Great moments from the Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack.

With the release of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya, there are a lot of S.O.S. Brigade activities afoot. Amongst them is the the appearance of the full Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack on streaming services, including Spotify. That’s a serious reason to celebrate… and open up the app!

With more than 500 songs across the whole series, it’s impossible to cover every single one we love. But we’ve picked a few that we’ll definitely be listening to on repeat for the foreseeable future. Do these make your personal top 10? Which will you be adding to your daily playlist?


“Yuki, Muon, Madobe ni te.”

"Yuki, Muon, Madobe ni te."

If you’re wondering how the Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack is 500+ songs strong, thank the character singles. (Alongside games, spinoffs… you get the idea.) Every character with a second to spare gets their own single. High on that list, of course, is resident bookworm and alien interface Yuki Nagato. She has multiple character songs to her name, but it’s one of her first that still has fans enchanted.

“Yuki, Muon, Madobe ni te.” (“Snow, Silence, by the Window.”) gives us a tiny glimpse inside the mind of the seemingly emotionless Yuki. The lyrics explore her feelings as part of the human world, her desires, and her dreams. Those feelings are expanded upon in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in its many forms. But for those who only know the anime, it’s an early hint at the secret depths Yuki holds.


“Super Driver”

"Super Driver," the Season 2 opening

The Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack got a peppy boost in season 2 with “Super Driver.” Aya Hirano’s new single for the series exemplifies Haruhi’s unflappable attitude, expressing a desire to forget ahead even in the face of, you know, common sense.

But just as much as the lyrics are an ego boost, they’re also a rallying cry for the S.O.S. Brigade itself. The singer — Haruhi, of course — makes no bones about the fact that she’s bold and feels invincible. But she also wants her friends to be the same. (Whether that’s feasible, or even a good idea, is another matter entirely.)


“God Knows”

"God Knows," an eternal classic.

As far as we’re concerned, “God Knows” will forever rank highest on the Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack list. The instrumental (especially that iconic guitar line) and lyrics come together to make for a song that’s memorable both in and out of context.

But it’s Aya Hirano’s powerful vocals that drive it home. And within the show itself, it’s a chance to see Haruhi separate from her brigade leader persona, singing her heart out to help her fellow students. It’s no surprise this tune is already considered a classic by anison fans and performers alike.

Will these tunes be going on your playlist? What other songs from the Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack are you looking forward to hearing again?

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Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. She is a contributor to the celebrated Black Archive line, with many other books, short stories, and critical works to her name.