Listen to Enigma’s ‘Sadeness’ from Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Episode 1 dance scene

One of the hottest series on Netflix this month is Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which premiered on the streaming service on September 21st.

Along with the dramatized story about one of America’s most famous serial killers, the series also comes with some interesting music on its soundtrack.

Music like the German music project Enigma’s ‘Sadeness‘, which was played on the first episode of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story as Dahmer is dancing at the gay bar.

Enigma’s ‘Sadeness‘ was the first single released from the group’s debut studio album MCMXC a.D., which came out in 1990.

The mix of addictive new-age dance music with that pounding beat and Gregorian chants, along with a sexy French language chorus, became an international hit gaining the #1 spot in 14 countries including the United Kingdom, and selling more than five million copies around the world.

In the U.S., the dance track placed on an astonishing six different charts, with its best placement at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as at #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.

Even after eight full-length albums have been released by Enigma in the last three decades (the last in 2016), ‘Sadeness‘ has gone on to become one of the music project’s signature songs.

Listen to Enigma’s ‘Sadeness’ from Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story in the track’s music video, and on the group’s MCMXC a.D. album.

It is one of those tracks you will probably have recognized the minute you heard it, especially if you were a teenager in the 1990s, but it is also a piece of music millions don’t know the title of.

Well now you do.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.