Warning: WandaVision spoilers ahead.
If you’ve seen Disney+’s latest Marvel show WandaVision, then I am sure you are familiar with the plot-revealing song that made its debut at the end of the seventh episode, “Breaking the Fourth Wall.” “Agatha All Along” confirmed many fan theories that the nosy neighbor Agnes, played by Kathryn Hahn, was actually Agatha Harkness, a witch who survived the Salem Witch Trials. Although some were shocked by this revelation, most viewers were more entertained by the unique musical number that explained this major plotline than the actual plotline itself.
With catchy lyrics, a medley of different instruments, and Kathryn Hahn herself on vocals, the song immediately charmed audiences everywhere. What I personally liked was how the show handled it cinematically. The viewers were brought back to each episode, starting in black and white, and were able to see how exactly Agatha was meddling with the reality Wanda Maximoff had created. Add in the song and its upbeat but villainous tone, and you have a recipe for success.
The song quickly became the center of attention in the form of memes and remixes across social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter, and it even made its way to the charts. According to Billboard, the song debuted at Number 36 and sold 3,000 downloads within its first week. Besides hitting the Billboard charts, “Agatha All Along” skyrocketed up to Number 1 on the iTunes charts and now has almost 3 million streams on Spotify.
While viewers of WandaVision are not surprised by the song’s rise to fame, Kathryn Hahn admitted in an interview with Seth Meyers that she was shocked by the song’s success and that it is “totally bonkers.” However, despite her confusion, she accredited its popularity to Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband Robert Lopez, who were the extraordinary minds behind the song.
Once I realized who wrote “Agatha All Along,” I was no longer surprised that it became a worldwide hit. Anderson-Lopez and her husband, the Oscar-winning songwriters, are responsible for this hit as well as the hit songs from films we all know and love. “Let It Go” from Frozen, “Into the Unknown” from Frozen II, and “Remember Me” from Coco are all their labors of love and hard work. If the music from these three films wasn’t enough proof, “Agatha All Along” confirms that this married songwriting duo has no problem creating a widely-loved and highly-appraised song.
The hype of “Agatha All Along” is well-deserved and is not going to be short-lived. The Lopezes and Marvel set the bar too high with this plot-based bop, and it will be a challenge to top it. I’ll probably be singing it for at least the next month, but with a song this catchy, I can’t even be mad about it. If you haven’t heard the song yet, catch up on WandaVision and listen to it for yourself. If you want to listen again, then check it out here!
Article By: Cameron Delfino