Ever hear a song that immediately makes you think of a person or a moment in your life, or a scene in a movie or television show. For me it happens all the time, especially with a certain television show we all know and love. In honour of Supernatural I have put together a list of songs and the scenes that I now think of when I hear them. Now since there have been a lot of songs in the last eight years I have made this into eight articles dedicated to each season. I have also only picked the songs/episodes that have stood out for me the most. I hope you like it.
AC/DC – “Back in Black”
For this episode I have to go with AC/DC’s Back in Black following the discussion of Dean’s choice of music.
This moment really set the tone of not only the style of music we would be hearing but also with how the brothers interact with other. I love the banter and the brotherly teasing.
Sam: I swear man you gotta update your cassette tape collection.
Sam: Well for one they’re cassette tapes and two (starts showing cassettes to Dean) Black Sabbath,
Motorhead, Metallica. It’s the greatest hits of mullet rock.
Dean: (Grabs a cassette from Sam and puts it in the player) House rules Sammy. Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole.
AC/DC’s Back in Black starts playing.
Sam: You know Sammy is a chubby twelve year old. It’s Sam, okay.
Dean: Sorry can’t hear yah, it’s too loud (Dean laughs)
Metallica – “Some Kind of Monster”
This song will always make me think of this episode. I love how they incorporated the song in without playing the actual soundtrack.
And it was fun to learn a couple of things about Dean.
First we learn that Dean has an issue with flying, especially during take-off and when a slight bit of turbulence is felt.
Secondly we learn how Dean deals with this issue.
Sam: Are you humming Metallica?
(I love how Sam leans in to listen to what Dean is humming.)
Dean: It calms me down.
Rolling Stones – “Laugh, I Nearly Died”
The song leads in softly after the brother’s drop off Charlie, the girl they saved from Bloody Mary. Sam gives her some advice and they drive off. As the song continues softly in the back ground Dean wants Sam to tell him his secret but Sam tells him that he needs to keep some things to himself.
This is when the volume picks up and Sam then sees in the middle of town
Jessica standing on the corner,
Sam looks at her first in disbelief
And as they pass the pole and she disappears.
He continues to look on, not believing what he just saw.
Dean notices Sam’s strange behavior but doesn’t say anything.
Sam is left looking haunted.
Iron Butterfly – “In-A- Gadda-Da- Vida”
This episode opens up with the song starting and….
We see a very beaten up woman tied to a chair and her life is being threaten with a knife.
We then see police entering and searching through the house.
They come across the victim and she indicates the attacker is in the next room.
The police order the assailant to stop.
As the assailant turns we finally see his face.
Bad Company – “Bad Company”
The last scene of the episode has the song start in,
as we see a van going along a deserted country road.
Meg is a passenger in the van and has the driver pull over so she can make a call.
She pulls out a very old chalice
And slices the unexpected driver’s throat, taking his blood and tossing him aside.
She stirs the blood with her finger, chants and then proceeds to speak to her father through the Chalice
We now have confirmation that Meg is one bad apple
Blue Oyster Cult – “Don’t Fear the Reaper”
Sam and Dean are discussing the case and realise that when the Preacher heals someone, someone else dies with the same ailment. The song quietly starts in as we see a jogger running through the trails in the woods
She stops sensing something isn’t right, that someone or something is there.
Dean concludes that they are dealing with a Reaper… the music then gets louder.
We then see the preacher healing another one of his flock
Our victim finally sees what is chasing her and is horrified.
As the Reaper touches her, the Preacher touches the new recipient
As the recipient takes his first unassisted breath of air,
Our victim takes her last.
Kansas – “Carry on Wayward Son”
This was our first airing of Carry on Wayward Son which has now become the Anthem for each season finale. This is played during ‘The road so far’ recap of events –
One of the first being Mary’s death on the ceiling.
And the haunting aftermath with a traumatized Dean and John as he clutches his infant Sam.
The montage of cases and event continues … Like..
The Lady in White
A confused, messed up telekinesis Max
And one Creepy little ghostly girl.
CCR – “Bad Moon Rising”
In the last scene the song starts….
…and we see the Impala racing along a dark country road
Sam is driving to the nearest hospital, to get John and Dean the help they need.
John argues with Sam over him not killing the YED. This of course would have meant Sam killing John.
Sam seeing Dean’s reflection in the rearview mirror, informs his dad that killing him was not the answer.
Then we see a light coming towards the Winchesters
The Impala gets side swiped by a huge rig and is pushed through a field until it finally stops.
We see that the driver has been possessed by a demon but not by the YED as his eyes are black.
We are left with seeing an unconscious John….
So this is what I have picked for Season One. What songs stand out for you? Please share.
Next will be on Season Two.