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Ashes to Ashes
Pick a soundtrack choice from or Life On Mars , nearly any soundtrack choice from Ashes to Ashes Life on Mars or Ashes to Ashes, but these two deserve special mention.
The use of the title song in the finale of Life On Mars is a bittersweet example.
The use of Bowie's "The Jean Genie" in 1x04 (with Sam and Gene dancing in the club) and Clapton's "Crossroads" in 2x07 (where Sam and Gene escape from Chris and Ray).
"Vienna" by Ultravox in A2A 1x06. ("This means nothing to meeeeeee!")
A2A 2x02 has the first appearance of a song many fans were waiting for: "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. The lights in CID going out as Gene exits to the drum solo is just the icing on the cake.
In Ep. 1 of season 3 we have Alex's fantasy of Gene in a car chase set to "Ride of the Valkyries".
The riot scene in 3x06, set to U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday".
3x08's music choices: MJ's "Beat It", Wham!'s "Club Tropicana", Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire", and David Bowie's "Heroes". As well as the brief, apropos reprise of "In the Air Tonight".
While the opening theme to is excedingly epic, Ashes to Ashes this Tear Jerker piece of music is just... wow.
Duran Duran's "Careless Memories", as used in the Audi Quattro introduction scene with the powered-up, revved-up guitar playing by Andy Taylor just before Alex Drake gets introduced to the Gene Genie in the very first episode.