Awesome Music / Supernatural
is near-perfect when it comes to choosing music. You want examples?
- Do promos count? Because the music in this one was pretty sweet.
- "O Death" by Jen Titus in the newest Season 5 promo. A better version, without Sam and Dean talking over the music, accompanied by the man himself.
- Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" in a Season 2 promo; the song made the whole thing Bad Ass.
- "Smoke On the Water". Only this show can give a He's Back moment to A CAR.
- For the season 2 recap, they used AC/DC's "Hell's Bells". Watch it here.
- For good case of Soundtrack Dissonance and minor Foreshadowing, "Bad Moon Rising" plays right before the Impala gets totaled by a semi, and again in season seven when the boys find Frank's wrecked and bloody trailer.
- In "Bloodlust", they give a number to the car: AC/DC's "Back in Black" heralds the Impala's return to the road after her destruction in the Season 1 finale.
- Dean blaring Def Leppard's "Rock of Ages" on the car stereo, complete with German gibberish intro as he drives into the middle of Armageddon to get upside the face of the two most powerful beings in the universe short of God Almighty.
- The use of "Locomotive Breath" by Jethro Tull, which plays over the Season Seven recap montage, manages to foreshadow both the Season Eight finale and the story arc of Season Nine with the lyric "Catches angels as they fall."
- The group performance of "Carry On Wayward Son" from "Fan Fiction" is understated compared to the show's usual music, but is no less awesome.
- At the end of the eleventh season episode "Our Little World", Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" plays as Amara walks down a street after leaving Crowley's custody. The use of this song is perfect for highlighting both her relishing her new found freedom, as well as foreshadowing that she is close to regaining all her power.
- In one of the promos for season 11, Lisa Berry covers Jen Titus's "O'Death". Her rendition of the song is preformed acapella, and has a much more mellow, bluesy vibe compared to Jen Titus's version of the song. You can listen to the song here.
- Lisa Berry also preforms the song in the second episode of the season, "Form and Void", during her introductory scene as Billie the Reaper. She sings the song as she reaps a human who has fallen victim to the Darkness's infection.
- The return of this song is also an interesting use of irony, as the first time it was used in the show, it was used as background music to mark the introduction of Death. Now, not only is it being sung, in show, by a reaper, but she also sings it while she is still in mourning of Death.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man" in "Free To Be You And Me" (Season 5: Episode 3) as Dean is hunting and Sam is beginning his new life away from hunting.