February 2, 2010
LOST: The Final Season is finally here and to pay tribute to my all-time favorite show I’ve made what I consider to be the definitive mix of music featured on LOST. You can download the entire mix in a zip here, and read how each song is used in the show (plus which episode it appeared first) below. Feel free to use this to soundtrack your LOST premiere party tonight. I’ll most likely be posting some thoughts on here as the season progresses. Enjoy!
Driveshaft‘s one-hit wonder was sung by the band’s bassist, Charlie Pace in the “Pilot” and later shown in it’s full glory in “The Moth”.
Remember back in season 1 when LOST when Hurley had a working CD player and there was poignant music montages for every other episode? This is the song that started all that.
Sayid asks Shannon to translate notes made by Danielle Rousseau on her map, which turn out to be the lyrics to this song. Shannon recognizes it from the French version of Finding Nemo.
The song Hurley is playing on his CD player right before it breaks. “Son of a bitch”
Michael and Sawyer briefly bond after Sawyer starts singing this song on the raft, but then quickly go back to hating each other.
Probably my favorite musical cue in the show, this song is first played by Desmond as he gets ready for his day in the opening scene of season 2 before he is interrupted when Locke blasts The Hatch door open.
Hurley asks his crush, Starla if she’d like to see The Hold Steady live at the Troubador with him. This particular song isn’t technically featured on the show, but I’ll use any excuse I can to put a Hold Steady song on here.
Patsy Cline songs always seem to show up when there’s a Kate flashback. This track is heard first in the diner scene of “What Kate Did” and then later in “Left Behind” on a tow truck radio. Christian Shepherd seems to like Patsy as well, he’s listening to this track on the radio in “Two For The Road”.
Sayid and Hurley heard this song on the radio picked up from the Arrow station. Sayid says the signal could be coming from anywhere and Hurley responds “or any time… just kidding, dude”. Time travel foreshadowing?
Juliet plays this song on her CD player in the season 3 opening scene while she’s preparing for her bookclub (which then gets interrupted by a certain plane tearing apart in the sky).
Sung by Charlie on the street outside Widmore Corporations as Desmond’s walking out. Features some more classic LOST foreshadowing with the line, “Maybe you’re gonna be the one that saves me”.
This song starts playing when Hurley starts up the DHARMA van they found in the jungle. We hear it again in the same DHARMA van when Ben kills his father.
Played by crazy drug-addicted, bearded Jack on his car ride to Jeremy Bentham’s memorial. The beginning of the “Who’s in the coffin?” craze.
Charlie discovers that playing “Good Vibrations” on the keypad inside The Looking Glass station is the code to stop transmissions being jammed, and leads to his phone chat with Penny.
This song is playing on a pregnant Emily Locke’s record player as she’s preparing for a date, before she gets hit by a car and prematurely has her baby (spoiler alert: she names him John).
Jack apparently loves to listen to early 90′s alternative rock bands when drunk driving to the Hoffs/Drawlar Funeral Parlor. This Pixies song is playing in the car in the scene that finally answers who’s in the coffin.
Continuing the “playing a song while someone is going about their morning routine” mantra, this song opens season 5 before the record begins skipping. Hey, kind of like the skipping record metaphor that Faraday uses later in the episode.
This song is playing in the convenience store where Hurley goes in to buy the “I heart Shih-tzus” shirt.
Geromino Jackson is a fictional band that’s referenced many times throughout LOST, and who is finally heard in season 5 on a DHARMA van radio and later at the DHARMA processing station.
The song that DHARMA kids Jerry and Rosie are dancing to in the security station. Phil breaks it up and complains about them having a hootenanny.
This song is heard in Kate’s flashback in the Season 5 finale, where Kate tries to steal a New Kids On The Block lunchbox before Jacob sort-of creepily intervenes.
Thanks to Lostpedia for the info. See you in another life, brutha.
Tags: Beach Boys, Bob Marley, Buddy Holly, Charles Trenet, Cheap Trick, Damien Rice, Dawn, Driveshaft, Geromino Jackson, Glen Miller, Joe Purdy, LOST, Mama Cass, Nirvana, Oasis, Patsy Cline, Petula Clark, The Hold Steady, The Pixies, Three Dog Night, Willie Nelson