Good Music: The OC

Aside from classical music and the occasional Carly Rae Jepsen or boy band hit, I tend to listen almost exclusively to music that I’ve discovered through movies, musicals, or TV shows. Pop culture tends to be my music curator, and a song just becomes that much more meaningful to me once I can associate it with a beloved show or movie. And a particularly influential show for me has been The OC.

Whatever your personal feelings are about The OC, it really can’t be denied that the music was solid. They released six popular mixes of songs featured on the show, and several notable bands (Modest Mouse, Death Cab, The Killers) actually made appearances in episodes. And ‘Barnes & Noble said that there was “probably no other show on television today where music is as important as it is on FOX’s hit drama The O.C.“‘ (Wikipedia)

All that to say, here are some awesome songs that I discovered and now love thanks to The OC:

Something Pretty, Patrick Park

Hello Sunshine, Super Furry Animals

Song for No One, Ian Broudie

Popular Mechanics for Lovers, Beulah

Good Day, Tally Hall

Life is a song, Patrick Park

And of course…

California, Phantom Planet

Right back where we started from…


One thought on “Good Music: The OC

  1. Marissa: “So, I’ll make you a deal. Whatever song comes on the radio next will be our song.”

    SO GOOD. (Even though I hate her.)

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