This song by singer-songwriter and pianist Regina Spektor was used as the main theme for the American Netflix original comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black. The show revolves around the character of New Yorker Piper Chapman, who is sent to a women's federal prison for possessing a suitcase full of drug money that belonged to her drug smuggler former lover. The song was officially released on iTunes on July 9, 2013.
The song came about during a meeting between Spektor and the show's creator Jenji Kohan. "When we met in New York, Jenji painted such an exciting and clear picture of the series that I started to hear some ideas right away," Spektor recalled.
She added: "Jenji has a way of putting so much humour and heart into her work that by the time I was sent a few episodes I was completely hooked on all the stories. It's a unique and great series - and I'm so glad she invited me to be a part of it!"
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.