Listen to Girl in Red’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ from The Power, Ep. 6 as Jos leaves Ryan in the car

Girl in Red’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend‘ musically illustrates Jos’s desperation with Ryan

Norwegian indie singer songwriter Girl in Red’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ was played on the Amazon Original drama The Power, Season 1, Episode 6, “Sparklefingers” last night.

It was the track playing as Jos and Ryan are in the car kissing and Ryan asks her to stop. When she doesn’t and begins to act increasingly desperate, he pushes her causing her to accidentally get a bloody lip.

The track continues playing as Jos becomes upset, gets out of the car while Ryan begs her to stay, and storms away in the rain.

Girl in Red’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ was released as a single in late 2016. The indie artist put it out it via Soundcloud where it garnered a few thousand plays within the first six months.

After being showcased by a Norwegian music magazine, however, the song began to earn Girl in Red (aka Marie Ulven Ringheim) a substantial online following.

Once she was signed to a major label, she then re-released ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ via Apple Music in 2018, which is when the pop track began to be noticed by music critics.

It wasn’t until 2021, however, that the track was certified as Gold in the United States and Canada.

Listen to The Girl in Red’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend’ as heard on Episode 6 of The Power this week on the Spotify player and in the video.

The Norwegian singer also gave a cool live performance of the track at Glastonbury 2022, which you can also check out on the BBC video below.

Meanwhile, The Power, which stars Toni Collette, John Leguizamo and Auliʻi Cravalho, is garnering average reviews around the world, with some critics calling it “entertaining” but also saying it has “untapped potential” that ultimately makes it a little disappointing.

You can watch the sci-fi drama via Amazon Prime Video.


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.