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The Songs From the Supergirl-Flash Musical Episode Are As Adorable As You Might Expect

So classy!

You don’t need to know much about the Flash or Supergirl universes to understand what happened in their musical crossover episode “Duet” last night. Here’s a primer: The Flash runs fast, Supergirl is invulnerable, they both love ordinary people, and the duo gets stuck in a musical fantasy orchestrated by the Music Meister (Darren Criss). You can watch the episode on the CW’s site — you should! It’s good! — but in case you’d like a sampling in advance, please enjoy two of the most adorable songs from the very adorable show.

First up: “Runnin’ Home to You” which hails from La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen lyricist team Pasek and Paul. It’s a soaring, melancholy melody, very much in the vein of the music they wrote for Dear Evan Hansen, which makes you long for a Grant Gustin cover of “You Will Be Found,” or maybe a chance to seem him wander through Central City humming “City of Stars.”

Then, in case you want something more lighthearted, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom and Robot Chicken’s Tom Root wrote a more lighthearted ditty titled “Superfriends.” You’ll recognize Crazy Ex’s brand of self-aware wordplay, here with far fewer sex jokes. The episode also included covers of “Moon River,” “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” and “More I Cannot Wish You,” which were all very charming, too.

Listen to the Adorable Supergirl-Flash Musical Episode Songs