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Supernatural is near-perfect when it comes to choosing music. You want examples?

  • "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas is practically the show's unofficial theme song, being used for almost every season finale's "The Road So Far" segment.note  Neoni's emotional cover plays in the Grand Finale of this series, when Sam meets Dean in heaven.
  • All the variations of Dean's Family Dedication Theme, "Americana". The electric guitar version for the series finale uses The Power of Rock to absolutely yank at your heartstrings
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  • Or, if you're not in the mood for sad moments, rock out like a headbanging idiot because it's the time for the end of "Nightshifter".
  • "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" at the end of "A Very Supernatural Christmas".
  • THE theme for the triumphant return of Metallicar after getting totaled in the season finale. AWE. SOME.
  • The famously epic use of "Eye of the Tiger" after the episode "Yellow Fever".
  • "Heat of the Moment" deserves special mention for "Mystery Spot", as it acts as the episode's "I Got You Babe".
  • 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 badass.
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  • "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.
  • "Born to be Wild" in the Season Seven finale to mark the Impala's return as it's used to ram through a SucroCorp sign.
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  • "Man in the Wilderness" by Styx is used in the season 8 premiere, during a montage of Dean (having left Purgatory four days prior) hitchhiking to Clayton, Louisiana.
  • 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 performed 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 performs 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.
  • "Time Has Come Today" by The Chamber Brothers plays during the "The Road So Far" segment for Season 2's second episode (which mainly recounts Dean being a spirit while in his coma, and John exchanging his life in return for Dean's). The ticking down part of the song winds up being used to good effect, synching up to John's final moments.
  • Rob Benedict's cover of "Fare Thee Well" in S11 as God undoes all of the damage that the the Darkness has done and reveals Himself to Sam and Dean.
  • Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle" was used epically in "Beat the Devil" (Season 13: Episode 21) during Gabriel and Rowena's ambush on Lucifer. Especially poignant as it relates to Lucifer drowning his sorrows over his son, Jack.
  • A bit on the nose, but Motorhead's "God was never on your side" plays at the very end of "Moriah", Sesaon 14, episode 20. This takes place just after God reveals himself to be the final villain and leaves the boys outgunned, undermanned and literally back to back as they face hordes of monsters.
  • Fitting for the Grand Finale, Season 15 opens with Bob Seger's "The Famous Final Scene".
  • The ending montage of the penultimate episode is set to Jackson Browne's "Running On Empty".
  • The funny and trippy scene of Dean cornering an "alien" in "Clap Your Hands if You Believe" is enhanced by David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
  • The end credits theme is a perfect mix of cool-as-hell electric guitar and offbeat instrumental passages, conveying the show's badassery and quirkiness.