Music Monday “Lost” Mp6-some
May 16, 2010 - Ray Eckenrode
Some of the best popular music featured in six seasons of “Lost”:
"Leaving on Your Mind,” Patsy Cline
The very first piece of popular music heard in the “Lost” (the pilot contained all original music) came in 1x03 “Tabula Rasa” and throughout the series whenever Kate was in trouble Patsy Cline was there to help guide her through.
“Delicate,” Damien Rice
Before it finally ran out of batteries, Hurley’s CD player provided some of the best musical moments on “Lost,” like this evocative track the Irish crooner featured in 1x17 “…In Translation.”
“These Arms of Mine,” Otis Redding
One of the greatest soul artists of all time made a sufficiently spooky double appearance in 2x19 “S.O.S,” first heard on Rose’s car radio then later on the Swan record players.
“Moonlight Serenade,” Glenn Miller Orchestra
This timeless (get it?) classic was heard twice on “Lost,” most famously in 2x13 “The Long Con” as Sayid and Hurley sat on the beach listening to station WXR on the radio they found in the Arrow Hatch. It took more than three years for Damon Lindelof to confirm something we speculated in this space that night – that the radio signal was actually coming from the 1940’s.
“Scentless Apprentice,” Nirvana
The presence of this angst-ridden track in 3x22 “Through the Looking Glass,” played as Jack headed to Jeremy Bentham’s funeral, was a neat piece of foreshadowing to the episode’s iconic “We have to go back!” kicker.
“Shotgun Willie,” Willie Nelson
The sight of Pierre Chang cuing up this song on his 1974-era, DHARMA-issue hi-fi in 5x01 “Because You Left” was an appropriately surreal introduction to the time travel season of “Lost.”