Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Beginning of the End to LOST: The Music

While recently re-watching the first five seasons of Lost in preparation, I'd greatly underestimated the amount of popular music used in the series -- though the total amount of songs spanning the five season still falls just shy of 50. But I guess when you've got a composer the caliber of Michael Giacchino (Up) at your disposal, there's not as much call for it.

People still listen to music, though, and even after Hurley's batteries died, the music played on. Witness the opening to season two, with Mama Cass' "Make Your Own Kind of Music" ("Man of Science, Man of Faith") acting as an introduction to what lies within the mysterious hatch. Juliet popping on Petula Clark's "Downtown" ("A Tale of Two Cities") to introduce us to a very normal 'others' existence on the island. Bearded Jack's angst-y drive to the Hoffs-Drawlar funeral home was to Nirvana's "Scentless Apprentice" ("Through the Looking Glass"), a subtle nod to the timeline revealed in the newspaper -- April 5 of 2007, the 13-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. And how appropriate was the use of "Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray" from Patsy Cline (already an artist associated with Kate) for Juliet's perspective in the Kate-Sawyer-Juliet love triangle.

Already eagerly anticipating what musical clues will be dropped our way for this final season.

Playlist: Lost - Seasons 1 through 5
1. "Leavin' On Your Mind" - Patsy Cline (Ep 1.03, "Tabula Rasa")
2. "Wash Away" - Joe Purdy (Ep 1.03, "Tabula Rasa")
3. "Are You Sure" - Willie Nelson (Ep 1.06, "House of the Rising SUn")
4. "I Shall Not Walk Alone" - The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Ep 1.08, "Confindence Man")
5. "La Mer" - Charles Trenet (Ep 1.12, "Whatever the Case May Be")
6. "These Arms Of Mine" - Otis Redding (Ep 1.14, "Special" / Ep 2.19, "S.O.S.")
7. "Delicate" - Damien Rice (Ep 1.17, "In Translation")
8. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown (sung by Hurley in Ep 1.21, "The Greater Good")
9. "Redemption Song" - Bob Marley (sung by Sawyer in Ep 1.24, "Exodus Pt. 2")
10. "Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Mama Cass Elliot (Ep 2.01, "Man of Science, Man of Faith" / Ep 2.02 "Adrift" / Ep 3.08, "Flashes Before Your Eyes")
11. "My Conversation" - The Uniques (Ep 2.04, "Everybody Hates Hugo")
12. "Easy Money" - Billy Joel (Ep 2.04, "Everybody Hates Hugo")
13. "Waste Awhile" - Solly (Ep 2.04, "Everybody Hates Hugo")
14. "Up On The Roof" - The Drifters (Ep 2.04, "Everybody Hates Hugo")
15. "Stay (Wasting Time)" - Dave Matthews Band (Ep 2.06, "Abandoned")
16. "Outside" - Staind (Ep 2.08, "Collision")
17. "The End Of The World" - Skeeter Davis (Ep 2.09, "What Kate Did")
18. "Walkin' After Midnight" - Patsy Cline (Ep 2.09, "What Kate Did" / Ep 2.20, "Two For the Road" / Ep 3.15, "Left Behind")
19. "He's Evil" - The Kinks (sung by Charlie in Ep 2.10, "The 23rd Psalm" and in Ep 2.12, "Fire + Water" )
20. "Moonlight Serenade" - Glen Miller (Ep 2.13, "The Long Con" / Ep 3.01, "A Tale of Two Cities")
21. "Catch A Falling Star" - Perry Como (Ep 2.15, "Maternity Leave")
22. "Pushin' Too Hard" - The Seeds (Ep 2.16, "The Whole Truth")
23. "Compared To What?" - Les McCann (Ep 2.17, "Lockdown")
24. "The Hard Way" - Kasey Chambers (Ep 2.20, "Two For the Road")
25. "Downtown" - Petula Clark (Ep 3.01, "A Tale of Two Cities" / Ep 3.16, "One of Us")
26. "I Feel Like Going Home" - Muddy Waters (Ep 3.03, "Further Instructions")
27. "I Wonder" - Brenda Lee (Ep 3.05, "The Cost of Living")
28. "Slowly" - Ann-Margret (Ep 3.06, "I Do")
29. "Building A Mystery" - Sarah McLachlan (Ep 3.08, "Flashes Before Your Eyes")
30. "Wonderwall" - Oasis (sung by Charlie in Ep 3.08, "Flashes Before Your Eyes")
31. "Show Me The Way To Go Home" - Bing Crosby (sung by Sawyer in Ep 3.09, "Stranger in a Strange Land")
32. "Shambala" - Three Dog Night (Ep 3.10, "Tricia Tanaka is Dead" / Ep 3.20, "The Man Behind the Curtain")
33. "Rondo alla Turca in A major - Allegretto, KV 331 from Sonata No. 11" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Ep 3.10, "Tricia Tanaka is Dead")
34. "Rump Shaker" - Wreckx-N-Effect (Ep 3.14, "Expose")
35. "Scentless Apprentice" - Nirvana (Ep 3.23, "Through the Looking Glass")
36. "Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys (sung / typed in by Charlie in Ep 3.23, "Through the Looking Glass")
37. "Xanadu" - Olivia Newton-John (Ep 4.04, "Eggtown")
38. "Prelude, Op.3, No. 2 in C# Minor" - Sergei Rachmaninoff (Ep 4.09, "The Shape of Things to Come")
39. "Everyday" - Buddy Holly (Ep 4.11, "Cabin Fever")
40. "Gouge Away" - Pixies (Ep 4.13, "There's No Place Like Home")
41. "Shotgun Willie" - Willie Nelson (Ep 5.01, "Because You Left")
42. "Dream Police" - Cheap Trick (Ep 5.02, "The Lie")
43. "Candida" - Tony Orlando (Ep 5.08, "LaFleur")
44. "Ride Captain Ride" - Blues Image (Ep 5.09, "Namaste")
45. "I Can't GIve You Anything But Love" - Django Reinhardt (Ep 5.10, "He's Our You")
46. "Fantaisie-Impromptu In C# Minor" - Frederic Chopin (Ep 5.14, "The Variable")
47. "Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray" - Patsy Cline (Ep 5.16, "The Incident")

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great recap of the Lost music. Come over to the ABC discussion boards and give your input for the finale. Search for this topic "Lost Finale Music Suggestions" using this link: http://abc.go.com/shows/lost/discuss?cat=33026