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This post is such an obligatory Supernatural post. I'm not even kidding. I have a few excuses to go along with it though: 1. Perfect excuse to picspam pictures 2. Perfect excuse to share music from the show with you all 3. Perfect to excuse to, once again, ramble on about the show 4. Ummm, I don't have another excuse.

Behind the cut you'll find my Top 15 Music Moments In Supernatural. The music department for this show is absolutely amazing, and I really love that Kripke only wants classic rock music to be played on his show. That's part of what this show is- the music. If Dean Winchester listened to the anything but classic rock, I don't think he'd be Dean Winchester. But that's just me. We all have our guilty pleasure music moments, but for Dean I think we all know his is REO Speedwagon. lol

ETA #1: By request of [livejournal.com profile] katieupsidedown, I've made this post public. It makes complete sense, now, to make it public considering I love talking about this show with people, and I'm all for spreading the love of music. :) So you're more than welcome to spread the link around.

ETA #2: If any of the music links die, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to re-upload any songs for you! :)

ETA #3: An update! The moments in this post stretch over Seasons 1-3. I always intended to do a part 2 to this post, but it never happened (still could though!). I just wanted to thank you all of you for commenting and continuing to enjoy this post!




All caps by me. :)
These aren't really in any particular order, until I get to the Top 3, because I have 3 moments that truly cannot be topped.


15.
Episode: Dream A Little Dream of Me, Season 3
Song: Dream A Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass
Why This Song: I know a lot of people in the fandom don't particularly like Lisa, or the fact that Dean would dream about wanting to be with her. But honestly, are we really that surprised and appalled by it? The one thing Dean wants is a family, an actual family. That's what Dean sees in Lisa, and whether or not it's actually her and her son he wants to be a family with, she represents that part of Dean that wants more than anything to have someone to come home to, which is why this song totally encompasses that. It was one of the few beautiful moments in any episode of Supernatural.

14.
Episode: Sin City, Season 3
Song: Run Through The Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Why This Song: I've only ever seen/heard this song in the context of the Vietnam War, because that's the time when this song was played a lot, and that's really what John Fogerty is singing about. I would've never pinned this song as a "sexy song", and I wouldn't have put it on any of kind "music I listen to when I want to dance and be sexy." But in this episode it fits so well. The second you hear the rumble at the beginning, and then Sam and Dean are just walking through a sea of women, you just know something dirty and sexy is about to happen.

13.
Episode: Hell House, Season 1
Song: Fire of Unknown Origin - Blue Oyster Cult
Why This Song: Why wouldn't I put this on the list? Dean Winchester singing? C'mon. It's the first time we really hear Dean singing, like actually singing(the only other times I can recall are in Season 2 in Simon Said, and most recently in Season 3 with Mystery Spot and No Rest For The Wicked). The irony of the song is how it actually fits with John Winchester- fire of unknown origin, took my baby away.

12.
Episode: Scarecrow, Season 1
Song: Bad Company - Bad Company
Why This Song: I'll be honest, the first time I saw Meg, I had no idea she was a demon/evil/had other motives for being with Sam. She was just a regular girl to me; escaping her life like Sam was doing. So I was completely floored at the end of this episode when, SURPRISE, she's in cahoots with the Yellow Eyed Demon. There's no other song that could fit this scene more than this one. It makes the scene so much more intense, and makes Meg that dark character she turned out to be.

11.
Episode: Faith, Season 1
Song: Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Why This Song: MORE COWBELL! No really, what other song could possibly have played during this scene? The first time I watched this episode I seriously got goosebumps- the girl is running for her life from a creature she has no idea what it is, and then you have this song playing over the scene. It's just amazing! One of the best songs in a scene of this show ever, it worked with that scene so brilliantly.

10.
Episode: Devil's Trap, Season 1
Song: Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Why This Song: I CAN NEVER LISTEN TO THIS SONG THE SAME EVER AGAIN. Kripke has ruined this song for me! Don't get me wrong, I still love the song, but every single time I listen to it I always think of the Winchesters driving down the road, beaten and broken, wondering if they're going to be able to find the Yellow Eyed Demon, UNTIL OH MY GOD HUGE FUCKIN' MACK TRUCK SLAMS INTO THE IMPALA!!! The lyrics fit the scene perfectly, and I still jump when the Impala gets slammed by the mack truck. Thank you, Supernatural.

09.
Episode: Bloody Mary, Season 1
Song: Laugh, I Nearly Died - The Rolling Stones
Why This Song: Before I explain why this song, here's some irony for you- at the end of this episode, Sam flat out tells Dean that he'd die for him(IT GETS TO ME EVERY TIME BECAUSE, HELLO SEASON 2!) Anyway. So we have Sam who's still dealing with Jessica's death, dealing with the fact that days before her death he dreamed about her dying, and just... dealing with shit. And he's Sam, he can handle anything, right? Cut to that moment when he sees Jess standing on the sidewalk, as if she were as real as the first time he ever saw her. This song will never not make me think of Sam, and not tear up for Jess. It's all about the lyrics; if you pay attention to the lyrics of this song, it's pretty clear why this song was chosen to play over this scene. Excellent choice, in my opinion.

08.
Episode: Folsom Prison Blues, Season 2
Song: Rooster - Alice In Chains
Why This Song: ain't found a way to kill me yet / walkin' tall machine gun man, they spit on me in my homeland / here they come to snuff the rooster. The end of this episode gives me chills because of this song. I don't know who decided to use this song for the end of this episode, but it fits so well, and goes right along with where the Winchesters were at that point. You can never go wrong with Layne Staley.

07.
Episodes: Roadkill, Season 2
Song: House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Why This Song: Open with a car driving down a dark, snowy road. A couple is lost trying to find their way, but every sign looks the same, and while they think they're on the right highway, they really aren't. Cue the radio playing this song, suddenly you feel goosebumps rise on your arms, because as you're listening to the song you know something really bad is about to happen. I don't think any other song could've set the right mood for this scene more than this one.

06.
Episode: Born Under A Bad Sign, Season 2
Song: Ashes To Ashes - Tarbox Ramblers
Why This Song: Because my Momma fangirls this song so hard. That's not entirely my reason, but this song made her love Sam Winchester a lot more than she already did(oh, Momma). First of all, I'd never even heard of this song, let alone this band, until I downloaded the music for this episode. I really want to know who chose this particular song to play, because it'll always be The Evil Sam Winchester Theme Song, for me anyway. When he walks into the bar Jo's working at, and the jukebox is suddenly playing this song, you just know Sam is about to do something really bad(but in a horribly good way). Every time I watch this episode I feel like the jukebox knew Sam was coming. LOL! So it just started playing this song. I get chills just thinking about Sam in that scene.

05.
Episode: Houses of the Holy, Season 2
Song: Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Why This Song: This episode is not only one of my favorite episodes(for reasons that are far too elaborated to really go into detail), but this is one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs, and I'm really not a huge Bob Dylan fan. So when watching the end of this episode, and then hearing this song? I started to cry. Seriously crying. For me the end of this episode is, honestly, beautiful. And it's such a private moment between Sam and Dean that I almost felt like I was intruding- but this is totally just me. Again with the lyrics, they fit so well with Sam and Dean, and everything going on with them at that time in the season. It's just a really amazing song for a really amazing Sam and Dean moment.

04.
Episode: Skin, Season 1
Song: Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter
Why This Song: This song totally gets your blood pumping during this scene. Shapeshifter!Dean is running from the law, and then he's in the sewer, and then Jensen's shirt is coming off(give me a break! lol), and then Dean's skin is coming off! The entire time I was watching this scene I just kept thinking how fucking awesome this song went along with what was going on. It's songs like these that I don't hear in such a long time, and then hear them on Supernatural, or another show, and I suddenly remember why I loved the song in the first place.

03.
Episode: Nightshifter, Season 2
Song: Renegade - Styx
Why This Song: As I was typing Nightshifter, I got fuckin' chills. Don't even try and tell me when you were watching the end of this episode that you weren't biting your hands in excitement and nervousness wondering whether that was Sam and Dean in the closet, or them running away. YOU JUST DIDN'T KNOW!!!!!! You didn't know until it showed them actually walking towards the Impala, well, some of you might've known, but I was on the edge of my fuckin' seat the entire time! The second, and I mean the second, I heard oh mama I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law(I JUST GOT CHILLS AGAIN!) I looked at my Momma and we both said, "BEST SONG EVER!" This is seriously one of the best endings of an episode. It's probably my favorite ending of an episode. I have goosebumps just sitting here typing out why.

02.
Episode: Hunted, Season 2
Song: White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
Why This Song: I don't care what anyone says, this is by far the best opening of an episode of Supernatural ever. There was no other song that could've played during this scene to give it that completely dark feel, and that feeling of wondering just what the hell was going on. Because you know the entire time that the kid is going to die, why else would this song be playing? But not knowing who killed him is the best part, because your mind is running down a list of possible people, and the last person you'd expect would be Gordon Walker. Kudos to Supernatural for this episode as a whole, too.

01.
Episode: Skin, Season 1
Song: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Why This song: This song is why I love Supernatural. There are a million other reasons I could name off for why I love this show, but the very first time I watched this episode, and the black screen came up with St. Louis, Mo., and Iron Butterfly started up, I fell completely and utterly in love with this show. I had no idea it was Dean Winchester cutting up that girl. I had no idea why his eyes were glowing. I had no idea why he would even think of hurting someone like that. BUT I WANTED TO KNOW. This song just completely set the tone of the episode for me, and while I rarely listen to it when shuffling my music(because it's like 17 minutes long, and that's 17 minutes of my life I'll never get back), it still holds the place as my #1 Music Moment on Supernatural.
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Date: 2008-05-13 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanahap.livejournal.com
WORD.

Man, reading this countdown was like reliving some of the best parts of the show. Thanks! Although it must have been tough trying to cut them down to just 15! It makes me sad to think that this season hasn't brought us quite so many awesome songs, but I was absolutely hooked by season one and 'Faith'.


Date: 2008-05-16 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Yeah, I'm kind of bummed by the absence of music in this season, when one of the big reasons I love the show IS the music and how they choose to use it, and utilize it for different scenes.

Glad you enjoyed the post!!!!!

Date: 2008-05-18 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oriundus.livejournal.com
Wow, this brought back so many memories... Bad Moon Rising gets me every time now, and Silent Lucidity was my all-time favourite right up until Heart, but now makes me all teary-eyed, dammit!

Snagged the few of these I hadn't already got. Great job! Thank you!

Date: 2008-05-19 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)
Also, good to know the links still work. lol

Date: 2008-06-27 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redfairie19.livejournal.com
WOW!! This is seriously epic. I think you did a really great job picking songs that were not only awesome but also integral to the plot of the show. The musical people on SPN are seriously gifted!

The Styx song kills me every time. Chills is the mild way of putting it. I always kind of just sit there completely incoherent with how fucking amazing the placement is. That song, along with Carry on My Wayward SOn will ALWAYS be Dean (and a little Sam) songs to me. I can't hear them any other way. I'll admit though, I never thought about the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida moment but now that you mention it I think I'm going to have to go back. And I have to give you one big "FOR SERIOUS!" to number nine. It's heartbreaking.

You say you will never again here

Date: 2008-07-22 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Thanks so much for commenting! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Keep an eye out for something coming up very soon that is much like this post. ;)

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From: [identity profile] redfairie19.livejournal.com - Date: 2008-07-22 10:51 pm (UTC) - Expand

The music at the start of no rest for the wicked

Date: 2008-07-21 06:12 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
please sumone post a comment telling me the name of this song its doing my nut in X(
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Do you mean Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas? The Road So Far Song? Cause they've played that since Season 1.

Date: 2008-10-26 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thisiamdenied.livejournal.com
I think the Ghost Facers theme song should be on here. XD

Date: 2008-10-26 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Well, I did this list when that episode hadn't aired yet.
I'm working on doing a Part 2, though. But I'm not sure I'll include the Ghostfacers theme, because the songs I chose for this list AND that one somehow worked in with the entire episode itself.

We'll see, though. :)

Date: 2008-11-28 09:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lomara.livejournal.com
Thank you for this post! I am just getting into the show, and kicking myself for not getting into it when it first started. (I'm midway through S2 now) I love the music, as it represents my misspent youth and older brother's album collection. If you do more posts like this, I hope you make them all public :)

Date: 2008-12-29 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Thanks for the feedback! I'm always so surprised to see people still checking this post out. :) Have you been enjoying your SPN watching experience?! Are you at S4 yet?

I'm actually in the process of doing another post like this one, with more music. Stay tuned! And it will most definitely be public!

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Date: 2009-01-29 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kilted.livejournal.com
Well hello there! I'm working on a Supernatural song project and the Supernatural wiki pointed me here, haha. Awesomeness. Thanks for posting this, very cool! I snagged all the songs. My collection of Winchester-appropriate songs is somewhat lacking, currently.

Date: 2009-02-05 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
LOL! HI! Yeah it's weird when people say they got to this post by way of the SPNWiki. Good luck with your project! Please let me know when its finished so I can take a look at it! If you need any help with finding songs, I have sources, and a lot of the songs from the show.

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From: [identity profile] kilted.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-02-06 06:14 am (UTC) - Expand

Also directed here by SPNWiki

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Date: 2009-03-04 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] downbythebay-4.livejournal.com
This was amazing. You really opened my eyes to some special moments. And the top three are absolutely pivotal.

But no Stonehenge? Poor Andy...
Paranoid and Lodi were also some of my favorites.

Date: 2009-03-04 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Thanks for stopping by! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)
Funny you should mention Paranoid and Lodi, because I've been working on a Part 2 to this. Stay tuned!

Date: 2009-04-02 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starkravinggood.livejournal.com
This is one of the best Supernatural posts I've ever seen about the music. And you did pictures too! Now I feel the urge to go watch Season 1 again...

Date: 2009-04-02 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! The music on this show is amazing, and one of the reasons why I love it so much. Speaking of watching Season 1 again, I've had discussions with people about doing a Season 1 rewatch this summer, would you be interested? :D
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Re: I am So far behind the times!

Date: 2009-06-17 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
The music list for the episode Skin is as follows:

01. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly
02. Poison Whiskey by Lynyrd Skynyrd
03. Hey Man, Nice Shot by Filter
04. All Right Now by Free

:)
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Date: 2009-06-17 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xforgottendream.livejournal.com
The jig is up the news is out they've finally found me, The renegade who had it made retrieved for a bounty. Never more to go astray, This will be the end today, of the wanted maaaaaaaaaan

Holy crap, that song and scene still gets me. So does this post, I LOVE IT. And you.

Date: 2009-09-23 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-macbeth-13.livejournal.com
This post is made of Happy and Win.

So many great moments... but I think the ending of Nightshifter may be one of my absolute favourites... and in terms of recent episodes, "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum playing while the boys check out the demonized town in 5.02.

I heart classic rock.

Date: 2009-12-18 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
I'm working a Part II, mostly because I want to talk about the use of Paranoid in Phantom Traveler back in Season 1, and Spirit in the Sky-- which made me SO EXCITED to hear!

Date: 2009-10-13 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frothies.livejournal.com
hmm, i guess this season's "free to be you and me"'s episode has another moment. the one with lynrd skynrd's "simple man". man, that made me tear up a bit.

anyways, this is nicely done. AND I WILL MEM THIS, WOMAN! :DD

Date: 2009-12-18 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
I'm working on a Part II to this, because there are so many more music moments I want to talk about and mention, since from the time I posted this until now, there've been so AMAZING choices! And I'm going to include some of the songs used in the Then/Now's, mostly Carry On My Wayward Son. ;)

Simple Man is my favorite Skynyrd song, so that made me exceptionally happy to hear on the show FINALLY.

Date: 2009-12-18 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotsayaoi.livejournal.com
but but but but.... what about Queensrych(sp?) in Heart?!? MOST FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THING EVAH!!!! And every opening ever that has had Carry on My Wayward Son, and freaking Wanted Dead or Alive!?!!! waaaaaaah....

but these are awesome choices, seriously, I think most of Supernatural's music-y moments are fantastic...

btw: there are people who didn't like Lisa?? I LOVED Lisa!! And I usually wind up hating like EVERY chick on Show... o.O

Date: 2009-12-18 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
I did these music choices based on ones that were used EPISODICALLY; Carry On My Wayward Son, while prominent with the show now, is used during Then/Now. And I'm working on doing a Part II, which will feature those 2 songs.

lol I'm pretty okay with most of the females on the show. *shrug* But yeah, people didn't like her OR the idea of Ben possibly being Dean's son.

song

Date: 2009-12-29 11:39 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
can some body tell me wat song is it dat plays with the recap of s04e22.(finale)
please post d name on siddarthkakkar@gmail.com

Re: song

Date: 2009-12-29 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchkiss.livejournal.com
Um. It's Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas.

Date: 2014-04-11 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dean colquhoun (from livejournal.com)
U missed the most important song out that's used in every season carry on way ward son
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