When I put together the collection of videos from You Tube with a Disney theme, a comment was posted by Ellen. She said she wanted to see a video made featuring Dean using the song “Thomas O`Malley” from “The Arisrtocats.” This planted an idea in my mind. I could not stop thinking, “which songs did I want to see used?” I decided to put together my wishlist, and I thought, maybe we can start a new game here and you can come up with yours, too!
A few songs sprang to mind immediately, as I have wanted to see them used in videos for ages, but then I began looking through my music collection and was amazed at how songs I have known and loved for years suddenly took on new significance and meaning when I thought of them in the context of “Supernatural.” Looking at them with SPN eyes, some seemed perfect for a character or episode.
Of course, the top of my own list will always be The Eagles’ “Desperado.” There is one video on You Tube, but as it is not the original with the wonderful Don Henley vocal, in my book it does not count! After one of the first song re-writes I did here, this will come as no surprise to anyone, but I maintain it is a perfect “Dean Song!”
I have to admit, this one is a close second. It is a very special song for me. It got me through some desperate times when I suffered from depression, and then a few years ago when I nursed my Mum through terminal illness. Many times this has also been in my mind when watching our show. For me, it is another “Dean Song,” maybe in the final scenes of “My Bloody Valentine” and many times during “Point of No Return.” It`s my biggest musical hero, Eric Clapton: “Holy Mother.”
I have been longing for Zeppelin tracks ever since I discovered You Tube videos, but if I can just have this, my greatest Zep/Spn wish. All I need is images of that beautiful car been driven by her owner (also beautiful) with this song as an accompaniment. I will then shut up and be happy.
When I began watching “Supernatural,” before I knew about the You Tube videos, there were already songs in my mind for the characters. Obviously the aforementioned Eagles track, but this was the “Sam Song” for me. It`s by one of my favourite bands, Eels, and, well, it just seemed so obvious as how many times have we heard Sam referred to as this, both with and without so much affection? It`s “Beautiful Freak.” (The whole album is just wonderful and contains many other tracks which I could have included here, especially “Novocaine for the Soul” and “Flower,” another “Dean Song”)
Some songs have inspired me to re-write lyrics as their themes seem to lend themselves to this show or its characters. Some I have completed, but many others are still works in progress. This is one of those. Whether I will ever finish it I don`t know. It has been used for a couple of You Tube videos, but not in this context, as for me it`s the perfect song for Bobby; “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” This is a wonderful live performance.
Looking through my music, I came upon this lovely oddity, and how perfect this is now for our misguided little angel? It is by 10cc and is called “I Wanna Rule the World.”
Some songs bring specific episodes to mind, and this little-known favourite of mine would be perfect as the theme to a video dedicated to “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” It`s by Jon Allen, and is called “In Your Light.”
There are, of course, so many songs which would be ideal for illustrating the brothers’ relationship and bond.
This one does hold special significance for me, totally unrelated to “Supernatural.” It is by Bruce Springsteen (another huge hero) and as I write this, it was announced that the wonderful Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band’s saxophonist and Bruce`s “great friend and partner” died earlier today. I had planned on including this track, but now instead of the original, I found this version this morning, which I feel I must use. The song is called “If I Should Fall Behind.”
This is a song I listen to when I am feeling down. I think it is one of the most life-affirming lyrics and happy little tunes. Maybe it is something which our loved brothers need to hear occasionally? It would make a sweet little video with some happy smiling Winchesters! It’s John Mayer’s “Heart of Life.”
When I listen to this song, I can “see” the video in my mind, as some of the lyrics just scream certain images and scenes, and they are also very true! It’s Jack Johnson’s “Better Together.”
Paul McCartney has said on many occasions this is his favourite song, and many musicians have agreed, some being quoted as saying “it is the greatest song of all time.” I am not sure about that, but it would always feature in my Top Ten Ever list. When I was scrolling through my music, it suddenly hit me what a perfect song it is for the Winchesters. How on earth had I never seen this before?! It`s Brian Wilson`s “God Only Knows.”
This song was nominated for an Oscar in 1999.
It is also a Dean Winchester quote!
It is also perfect for both him and his “little” brother.
During my search, I spotted this song, which I had not listened to for so long. It struck me as being the ideal lyric for Dean and Lisa. A heartbreaking video could be made for this, especially with images from “Let it Bleed.” It is by Michael MacDonald and is called “I Can Let Go Now.”
Of course, there are some videos on You Tube which fall into the category “gratuitous.” We need soundtracks for these, too! I love this Michael Buble version of the Leonard Cohen track. I bet you can also put your own images to these lyrics! “I’m Your Man.”
You must now excuse a moment of sheer indulgence. This track was a one off under the name of “Rock Therapy.” It features another two of my all-time heroes, Paul Rodgers and Brian May. It was released as a charity fundraiser for The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre and is called “Reaching Out.” I think it could make a beautiful video. Here`s part of the lyric:
“Give me your hand, one touch is all that it takes
Ain’t it funny how just one touch could make up for all our mistakes
Lately I’ve been hard to reach,
I’ve been too long on my own,
Everyone needs a private world where they can be alone,
Are you calling me, are you trying to get through?
Are you reaching out for me, like I’m reaching out for you?”
My final contribution is a track I have considered a personal theme song for many years. Strange now, considering this show and a certain character became such an obsession! It would also be very applicable for our beloved brothers, and I think it could be used to great effect in a video. It’s by Stevie Nicks and is called “Sometimes It`s A Bitch.”
So there are a few from my wishlist. Believe me there are so many, many more!
I would love to hear other people`s ideas and suggestions.
Who knows? We might even get our wishes granted!