Listen to Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game‘ from Billions
There are times when I watch an episode of a TV series and am pleased beyond reason when I hear a featured song that I love. Case in point, this week’s episode of the Showtime drama Billions — (Season 3, Episode 11, “Kompenso“), and that show’s use of the Chris Isaak song ‘Wicked Game‘.
‘Wicked Game‘ was heard as Kate is out to dinner with Chuck, drooling over the chef, and is a song I used to play to death when I was a radio DJ back in Ohio in the early 1990s. And even more so after I heard it featured in the David Lynch film Wild At Heart.
‘Wicked Game‘ is the first song Chris Isaak released that was a huge hit, making it to number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 2 on their Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The track also made it into the Top 10 in nine other countries including Germany, Finland and Canada, and Belgium, where it hit number one.
The song also spawned two fabulous music videos (watch below). One for the movie Wild At Heart, and one featuring Isaak and model Helene Christensen. The latter won Isaak a number of awards, including Best Male Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video from a Film at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Since then, it has also appeared on various critics’ ‘Best Videos…’ lists.
Listen to Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game‘ in the two videos below, and in the Spotify widget as, yes, it holds up beautifully from when it was first released because….that gorgeous guitar.