DREAM LOVER (BOBBY DARIN)
Romantic love songs are a lot creepier when used in scenes involving a young boy and his mother, but that’s Bates Motel for ya. Of course, Bates Motel is also a lot beneath the surface of what you’re seeing. In this case, Norman’s request for a dance is his way of saying goodbye to his loving mother, as he’s secretly planning on killing himself. It’s more than slightly disturbing, but sweet and sad nonetheless… In some way.