It’s no secret that one reason I love k-dramas is that they generally have wonderful soundtracks (the exception of Equator Man making the rule, apparently). A Wife’s Credentials caught me almost instantly in Episode 1 while the credits were running. I Choose Happiness by David Choi hippity-hopped along during the credits, and then the stark contrast between that and the almost martial orchestral music of the testing center sold me. The café where the mothers meet almost always plays jazz flute, and even more importantly, they knew when to use no music at all. Here was a music director who was right on the ball!
By the end of the series, you will probably be humming Daydream Believer or Turn Turn Turn in your sleep.
Here is a partial playlist from A Wife’s Credentials as pulled from the ending credits, from SoundHound and with YouTube embeds for the ones that I could find. Enjoy.
I Choose Happiness – David Choi
Enjoy the View – David Choi
Daydream Believer – Robson & Jerome (an obscure cover, to be sure!)
Daydream Believer – Mary Beth Maziarz (the slow version)
Barkentine Interlude – Jane Lui
Back To Love – Suehee
4321 – Giana Viscardi & Michi Ruzitschka
Sweet – Jehro
Turn Turn Turn – the Byrds
Down by the Sally Gardens – which is used in several episodes, including episode 2 in the mud. I have no idea whose version it is, although I’m inclined to think it’s the Fennigens.
Yesterday Yes A Day– Jane Birkin
My Wild Irish Rose – another Irish tune
Goodbye (original) – Mary Hopkin (episode 6, shopping in the background)
Someone to Watch over Me – Keith Jarrett
Home Sweet Home – Violet
That was certainly not the only music in Wife’s Credentials. There was quite a bit of orchestral music some of which I could pick up, some I couldn’t. There was a lovely blend of jazz and classical music.