Awesome Music: The X-Files

  • Mark Snow. The theme. Because whistling is always scary.
  • The wonderful melancholy underlining the score at the end of Season 1's "Conduit", conveying the despair Mulder feels at being unable to discover what happened to his sister.
  • The music that was playing during ghostly children scenes in "Closure" by Moby - it was "My Weakness", off his album Play. At the time of filming, Play was on its way to becoming a hit, mainly because Moby gave lots of shows carte blanche in using the tracks for anything (trailers for episodes of Party of Five, incidental music for Buffy, car ads, etc.).
  • The first X-Files episode to use Moby's work was the Gillian Anderson-directed "All Things," which used "The Sky Is Breaking".
  • Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" for the Mulder/Barry chase up the ski lift in "Ascension".
  • Soul Coughing's "Unmarked Helicopters", which shows up in "Max".
  • Mark Snow's score for "Post-Modern Prometheus" is truly magnificent.
  • Cher as a favourite singer of the Monster of the Week in "Post-Modern Prometheus" was not a bad choice at all. It feels like going to a fair or disco in The '80s or The '90s. What's not to love?
  • "Paper Hearts" has great music, somewhat light at times and with dark passages. Indeed very touching.
  • Say what you will about widely disliked episode "Teso Dos Bichos" (often ranking high among the worst episodes of the series), but its score was insanely magnificent.
  • 'Scully's Theme', the backing music used in season 8 during scenes where Scully is thinking about Mulder's abduction. It's hauntingly beautiful.
  • The first movie has absolutely epic score. Mark Snow's expanding on the theme and the varying main titles sound divine.
  • The re-mix of the theme done for the 2008 movie was awesome.
  • There were two excellent CDs, Songs in the Key of X and the soundtrack of the film. While neither feature much music that was actually heard in the source material note , both albums mainly feature exclusive songs that were specifically produced to fit the overall feel of the show.
  • True Navigation, one of the ending themes in the Japanese version of the series.
  • The music from the Season 4 episode "Synchrony", partly because it sounds a little more "sci-fi" than most episodes. Appropriate considering the subject matter.