WandaVision's "Agatha All Along" Wins at the Emmys
Written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and performed by Agatha Harkness' Kathryn Hahn, the catchy "Agatha All Along" from Marvel's WandaVision is now an Emmy-winning song, according to the Television Academy.
The songwriting duo, who also penned each of the episode's theme songs, won for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics in the Creative Arts category of the Emmys, making history for the blockbuster studio.
The other nominees in the song-focused category included:
- Bo Burnham's "Comedy"
- The Boys' "Never Truly Vanish"
- The Queen's Gambit's "I Can't Remember Love"
- Soundtrack of Our Lives' "The End Titles"
- Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist's "Crimson Love"
"Agatha All Along" debuted at the end of WandaVision's seventh episode, "Breaking the Fourth Wall" and soon went on to hit the top spot on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #36 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart. Prior to its Emmy win, it was also up for Best Musical Moment at the MTV Movie Awards and won Best TV Musical Performance at the Dorian Awards.
This is the third Emmy win for WandaVision, coming after victories in the categories for Oustanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour). The show is nominated in eight Primetime Emmy Award categories whose winners have yet to be announced, and the winners for those will be revealed on September 19, 2021.
Marvel's Musical Mastery
The MCU isn't known for original songs, but WandaVision changed that by incorporating theme tunes based on different sitcom eras. "Agatha All Along" was inspired by monster-themed sitcoms of the 1960's, with the theme music for The Munsters being the song to which it bears the most resemblance.
Music has become a signature part of Marvel Studios content, with at least one song (usually a classic pop or rock tune) usually playing a significant part in each project. With the success of WandaVision's original songs with both audiences and industry professionals, it's possible that Marvel may try to find another way to incorporate original songs into future productions.
All nine episodes of WandaVision are available to stream on Disney+.