West Covina was a song sung by Rebecca Bunch after immediately declining a promotion at her New York City law firm of Sampson & Saunders. She left her life in the Big Apple behind to impulsively moved to the west coast hometown of her ex-boyfriend Josh Chan. The song was later reprised twice as duets Rebecca had with Paula Proctor and later with Josh Chan. Its first appearance was in the Season One episode 'Josh Just Happens to Live Here!". The song is track number 2 on the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 - Vol.1).
The song with lyrics
Ongoing musical theme
The song "West Covina" not only has been reprised twice but is also used as a recurring leitmotif throughout the show. In the Season Two episode "When Do I Get to Spend Time With Josh?", a few moments and characters featured in the songs musical number from the "Josh Just Happens to Live Here!" is reworked this time to include Josh.
A live performance of this song was done in a concert special.
West Covina’s location
In the song it is said that West Covina is the “pride of the Inland Empire”. However, West Covina is in the San Gabriel Valley. In the concert special, “Yes, It’s Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special”, Rachel Bloom addresses the issue, saying that it was a mistake she made, and that "actually it's not in the Inland Empire, it's in the San Gabriel Valley, I should have taken five seconds to google that before I wrote the first song of the television show."