Listen to Rick James’ ‘Super Freak’ from Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Episode 5

American soul, funk, R&B singer songwriter Rick James’ ‘Super Freak‘ showed up on one of the latest episodes of the HBO Max drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin this week — Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, Season 1, Episode 5, “Chapter Five: The Night He Came Home“.

The song played as at the Halloween party, as we see two teenagers singing along to the now iconic track.

Rick James’ ‘Super Freak‘ was the second single from the singer’s fifth studio album Street Songs.

The album came out in early 1981 via Gordy Records.

The song went on to become James’ biggest hit, charting high on the charts in 10 European countries, including the UK where it made it to #7 on the UK Singles chart, and to #5 on the UK Dance chart.

It also ended up being certified Silver in the United Kingdom, and Gold in the U.S., and being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

Listen to Rick James’ ‘Super Freak‘ as heard on Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin on the singer’s Street Songs album, and in the song’s music video.

A video featuring James and a bevy of backing dancers, and one that has received over 115 million views on YouTube so far.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, with all the superb songs played on its soundtrack, is currently streaming on HBO Max.

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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.