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SEASON TWO
 
"The Blaze Of Glory"
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Meantime The Futureheads The song plays as Seth and Ryan walk across campus thinking about this year vs. last year. Meanwhile Seth decides Marissa & Ryan should get back together. Later, the song plays as Marissa struggles to build the bonfire horse and Ryan shows up to help.
What I'm Looking For Brendan Benson The song plays as Kirsten learns her meeting is cancelled, and as Marissa asks Ryan to help her with the bonfire.
Debaser Pixies The song plays on the stereo as Carter dwells in self pity and Kirsten calls him out for not keeping their meeting.
Frequency Feeder The song plays as Seth accidentally tells Alex about the tent in the mall and Ryan meets Marissa to work on ideas for the bonfire. Later the song plays as Ryan and Marissa light the trojan horse bonfire and everyone looks on.
Rock You Like A Hurricane Scorpions The song plays as Sandy goes to Lance's motel to confront him about extorting Julie.
AFK Pinback The song plays as Alex watches Ryan leave her apartment and confronts him. Later the song plays as Ryan looks for Marissa and Alex threatens him to stay away.
Snakes of Hawaii Army Navy The song plays as Kirsten leaves a copy of Carter's old idealist magazine Revolution in his mailbox.
A Smile That Explodes Joseph Arthur The song plays as Alex and Marissa decide that their relationship isn't working and break up amicably.
 
"The Mallpisode"
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Girl Beck At Ruby's diner, Seth tells Summer about how bummed out Ryan is she suggests a mall trip to cheer everybody up.
Big Talker The Murmurs At Alex's apartment, Marissa adjusts to life living with Alex in her apartment.
TKO Le Tigre At Alex's apartment, Marissa is cleaning up when Summer arrives & invites her to the mall.
At The Mall Pansy Division At the mall, the gang gets a "backstage pass" to the mall department store storage room for a clothing drive.
C + F Sam Prekop At the mall, the gang gets trapped in the department store at night and decide to stay and have a little adventure.
E - Pro Beck Trapped in the mall, the kids play hockey in the department store, as Summer and Marissa discover the cosmetics counter.
Que Onda Guero Beck In the restaurant bar, Lance blackmails Julie with something from her past.
Scarecrow Beck At the pier arcade, Sandy and Caleb work the claw machine to win a ring for Kirsten.
Missing Beck At the restaurant, Kirsten and Carter talk over dinner and have a little chemistry together.
True Love Will Find You In The End  Beck At the end of the episode, Sandy gives Kirsten the toy ring which she later replaces with her real ring she had put away. Elsewhere, Julie is upset at her home, Alex is alone in her apartment, and Ryan and Marissa are hanging out at the diner with Seth and Summer.
 
"The Rainy Day Women"
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No Rain Blind Melon
The song plays as the show opens on a rainy day in Newport Beach.
In Every Sunflower Bell X1 The song plays as Kirtsen and Sandy have a serious talk as Rebecca calls. Later, the song plays as Sandy meets Rebecca in a cheap hotel to say goodbye and Sandy passes on a kiss. The song later plays as Sandy and Rebecca get in a car accident, and Rebecca flees the scene.
Faking The Books Louis XIV The song plays as Alex meets Julie and Marissa tells her mother that she has a girlfriend. The song plays as Marissa tells Alex that she told Julie about their relationship. The song later plays as Seth asks Alex for his job back and finds out about Marissa and Alex. The song later plays as Seth gets Ryan to help move his boat into the pool and Seth tells Ryan about Alex and Marissa.
Save It For A Rainy Day Jayhawks
The song plays as Sandy meets Rebecca at a roadside diner and tries to convince her to stay.
No Easy Way To Say Goodbye Joel Evans & Friends The song plays as Julie and Kirsten compare woes and drink Caleb's scotch at the office.
End Of The Road Boyz II Men
The song plays as Seth pines over Summer and the song plays as Summer sits in her room looking at a picture of Seth on her cell phone. The song plays later as Seth is again pining alone in his room after his efforts to win Summer back fails.
Champagne Supernova matt pond PA The song plays at the end of the episode as Summer leaves Zach at the airport to reunite with Seth. The song continues as Sandy returns home to Kristen on the bus, Marissa walks Alex to works and finds ryan alone on the pier, and as Summer finds Seth in his backyard and kisses him.
 
"The Test"
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No Sleep Sam Roberts
The song plays as Caleb tells Lindsay he'd like to adopt her & as Seth and Zach talk in the student lounge.
Lesson No 1 Viva Voce The song plays as Alex & Marissa talk in the Bait Shop.
Memories Left At Sea Sunday Runners The song plays as Marissa can't bring herself to tell Summer about Alex.
Faking The Books Lali Puna The song plays as Marissa meets Alex's friends and feels conflicted.
Your Ex- Lover Is Dead Stars
The song plays as Zach tells Seth he and Summer are going to be closer in Tuscany and later as Seth tells Summer he is over her and wishes her well in Italy. Later the song plays as Sandy, Seth, & Ryan sit depressed watching a movie together.
Misread Kings of Convenience The song plays at Caleb's gathering in Newport.
Universal Traveler Air The song plays as Marissa reveals her secret affair to Summer, & later as Renee tells Lindsay everything.
 
"The Lonely Hearts Club"
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Rear Moth Psapp
The song plays in the background as Seth discusses Valentines day with Ryan., & later as Seth & Summer have an awkward conversation before their trip to San Diego with Zach. The song also plays as Zach tells Seth about his plans for backpacking with Summer in Italy, & later as Seth, Summer, & Zach discuss sleeping arrangements in their hotel.
Tourist Athlete The song plays as Ryan shows up on Lindsay's doorstep with a rose for Valentine's day.
No Idea J. Belle Summer comments on the song playing on the radio as she, Seth, & Zach drive to San Diego.
True Love Goes Trent Dabbs The song plays on the radio as Seth & Summer reminisce about their past trip to TJ.
The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
The song plays as Julie blackmails Marissa into dinner by taking her cell away. The song also plays as Sandy pays for Rebecca's hotel room & later as they muse about the past.
Non- Photo-Blue Pinback The song plays as Alex advises Marissa on how to deal with her mother & they make a date together.
Streamside The Album Leaf
The song plays as Sandy tells Rebecca her mother passed away.
Another Day The Album Leaf The song plays as Seth talks to Summer and Zach before leaving San Diego.
Sambossa Jazzelicious The song plays as Marissa & Julie discuss Caleb over dinner.
Follow Bang Gang The song plays as Seth takes a bus home alone from San Diego, as Zach & Summer talk about their relationship in the hotel room.
Eve, The Apple Of My Eye Bell X1
The song plays as Marissa & Alex decide to have a Valentine's Day date, as Sandy comes home to Kirsten who is upset, & as Ryan & Seth walk on the pier marvelling at all the happy couples.
 
"The Second Chance"
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Summer Guest The Go Find
The song plays in the background as Marissa and Alex hang out in the morning and Marissa decides to skip school and surf with Alex.
Everybody Come Down The Delgados The song plays as Summer and Seth talk about his drawings for the comic, and whether or not they can work together without wierdness.
Sweets M. Craft The song plays in the background at the Bait Shop as Alex asks Marissa what exactly it is they are doing.
Cartwheels The Reindeer The song plays while Seth sketches Summer in her room for the comic and they have a moment together, an "almost kiss."
The Bully Sia
The song plays in the background as Summer and Marissa tak about having a "moment" with someone, and whether or not to try something out.
Reason Why Rachel Yamagata The artist sings the song on camera at the Bait Shop while Marissa walks in and finds Alex. Later Lindsay Wakes Ryan up at the hospital and drives him home.
 
"The Accomplice"
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Hands Up! Walking Concert
The song plays in the background as Seth, Zach & Ryan walk along the pier talking about Seth's situation with Alex.
10AM Automatic The Black Keys The song plays while Caleb catches Marissa at home in the morning. She lies about feeling sick so she can hang out with Alex.
Western Springs Poster Children The song plays in the background of the student lounge as Zach convinces Seth to start his own comic.
Evil Interpol The song plays as Marissa convinces Alex to go get her heart necklace back from Jody in LA. Later Marissa challenges Caleb on his parenting skills. The songs play later as Marissa & Alex show up at Jody' house to get her things.
Portions For Foxes Rilo Kiley The song plays as the girls are driving to LA. Alex tells Marissa about her emancipation, feeling that she is free of her parents.
Warmth Tiger Lou The song plays at Jody's place while Marissa & Jody argue over clothes & records. Jody tells Alex she wants her to stay but Marissa gets them out of it.
Strangerman Ringside The song plays as Summer finds Seth's sketchbook with drawings of her & steals it for awhile. Later Caleb and Lindsay meet for dinner where he accuses her & Ryan of "gold digging."
Pretty (Ugly Before) Elliot Smith The song plays as Summer looks over Seth's drawings in amazement. Later Lindsay vents to Ryan about Caleb & thanks him for trying. Caleb finds Marissa & Alex in her room admiring her tatoo.
 
"THE EX-FACTOR"
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HARDCORE DAYS & SOFTCORE NIGHTS AQUEDUCT The song plays in the background at The Bait Shop as Alex tells Seth her ex is in town. The song plays in the background as Ryan goes to the Bait Shop to sniff out the ex situation where he meets Jody Alex's ex.
PLAY FLUNK The song plays in the background as Summer, Marissa, & Lindsay hang out in the VIP room of the Bait Shop.
SATURDAY NIGHT THE THRILLS The band plays the song on camera at The Bait Shop as the girls drink up in the VIP lounge.
GIRLS CAN BE CRUEL INFUSION The song plays in the background as the boys head to The Bait Shop where Seth is determined to check out Jody.
CALI4NIA JAZZELICIOUS The song plays in the background as Kristen & Caleb talk about supporting their spouses decisions.
NOT FOR ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD THE THRILLS The song plays in the background of a restaurant as Sandy, Caleb, Kristen, & Julie debate the new ideas for the magazine.
HONEY DEW TOM QUICK The band plays the song on camera at The Bait Shop as Alex confronts Seth, Zach & Summer argue, & Ryan finds Lindsay drunk with Marissa.
CURSE OF COMFORT" THE THRILLS The song plays in the background as Seth confronts Alex about lying to him, & he dumps her.
STRANGE RELIGION MARK LANEGAN BAND
The song plays in the background in the diner as Summer sees Zach & apologizes for reacting so strangely to him treating her well.
 
"The Power Of Love"
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Don't Give Up On Me Solomon Burke
The song plays in the background in the morning at the Cohen household when Sandy forgets his 20th Wedding Anniversary, but attempts to bluff his way out of it with Kirsten.
Baby You Should Know Joy Zipper The song plays in the background as Ryan & Seth discuss covering for each other obligations in the student lounge.
Open Arms Journey The song plays in the background as Kirsten walks in on Ryan & Lindsay making out in the pool house.
New Hampshire Matt Pond PA The song plays in the background as Summer flirts with Zach in the student lounge, & as Seth talks with Alex who tells him his parents are worried about him. Later the song plays in the background as Ryan meets Lindsay at the harbor to ask for some space.
Don't Give Up On Me Sandy Cohen At The Bait Shop Sandy Cohen sings the song to Kirsten for their anniversary at a surprise party he planned.
She's No Lady, She's My Wife Sandy Cohen At the Bait Shop Sandy Cohen sings the song to Kirsten for their 20th anniversary while the whole gang looks on.
 
"The Family Ties"
Let's Go Olympic Hopefuls The song plays in the background as Marissa and Summer talk about DJ meeting Marissa's Dad while having coffee in the student lounge.
Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse The band plays the song in the Bait Shop as Seth brandishes his flask in front of Alex.
The View Modest Mouse The band plays the song in the Bait Shop as Seth drunkenly ruins a Zach and Summer moment.
Save This Town Blue Foundation The song plays in the background at the Cohen's going away party for Jimmy. Lindsay and Ryan talk awkwardly at the party.
Soulfood (Charles Webster's Banging House Dub) Martina Topley Bird The song plays in the background at the party as Marissa and Dj arrive. Marissa upon seeing Julie, explodes on both her parents in front of everyone.
Twilight Elliot Smith
The song plays in the background while Ryan and Lindsay escape to the pool house and reconcile their relationship.
The World At Large Modest Mouse
The song plays in the background at the end of the episode as Marissa says goodbye to Jimmy, and in the morning arrives to the Cohen's with bagels for everyone.
 
"The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't"
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Christmas Is Going To The Dogs Eels The song plays in the background in the Cohen family living room as Seth gets everyone in the Chrismukkah spirit except Sandy.
As Har Mar Superstar The song plays in the background as Jimmy and Julie are on the yacht getting it on.
Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus Guster The song plays in the background of the student lounge as Marissa and Summer complain to each other about he upcoming holidays.
Hustle Van McCoy The song plays in the background on Julie's phone as her ring tone. Kirsten points out that it is Jimmy's favorite song.
Carol Of The Meows Guster The song plays in the background as Ryan arrives to Lindsay's house and Seth arrives at Summer's place.
Christmas Leona Naess
The song plays in the background as Lindsay tells Ryan she doesn't want to see him anymore. Summer and Marissa talk about what a strange year it has been and Seth cancels Chrismukkah.
Silent Night CHAP 200
The song plays in the background as Summer announces she has a plan to save Chrismukkah.
Maybe This Christmas Ron Sexsmith The song plays in the background as Seth and Lindsay arrive to her house. The house has been decorated for Chrismukkah, Kirsten welcomes her to the family, and everyone is there as a surprise to celebrate Chrismukkah.
 
"The SnO.C."
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Goodnight & Go Imogen Heap The song plays in the background at the Bait Shop as Alex shows Seth he had the wrong idea about their kiss and kisses Homer and Amanda to prove it. Later it plays as Seth quits the Bait Shop job in an attempt to play the "Iceman." The song plays in the background at the end of the episode when Seth and Alex kiss again.
Run Run Run Phoenix The song plays in the background in the car as Marissa, Ryan, Seth, and Summer endure an awkward drive to the SnO.C. dance together.
Desperate Guys The Faint The song plays in the background as Summer, Seth, Ryan, and Marissa enter the SnO.C.
Cool Gwen Stefani The song plays in the background as Marissa and Ryan dance together as Julie and Jimmy look on.
Closer Dirty Vegas
The song plays in the background as Zach drives to the dance after all, and Seth and Summer decide to dance together.
Let It Die Feist The song plays in the background as Summer and Seth dance together at the SnO.C. and talk about their relationship woes, just as Zach arrives and sees them.
Turn Off/ Turn On Mascott The song plays in the background as Zach enters the Bait Shop and talks with Alex.
Soft Light Frausdots The song plays in the background at the Bait Shop as Alex counsels Zach to be a man and fight for his girl.
Lay Lady Lay Magnet f. Gemma Hayes The song plays in the background at the SnO.C. as Marissa and D.J dance together in front of everyone. Jimmy stops Julie from intruding and they kiss. Outside the SnO.C Summer and Seth talk as Zach arrives.
 
"The New Era"
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Silence Gomez The song plays in the background as the episode opens over a Newport Beach montage. Ryan and Seth are talking in the morning before school.
Fortress Pinback At the harbor quad, Ryan and Seth are discussing potential girls to date when Seth meets Lindsay for the first time. Meanwhile, Marissa and Summer discuss boy drama.
On Your Way The Album Leaf The song plays in the background as Marissa tries to make up with DJ and invites him to the Bait Shop. Later that day the song plays as Seth and Ryan talk about their impending date and run into Marissa and Summer. After the concert the song plays in the background as Seth attempts to talk with Summer outside the Bait Shop, she refuses and leaves with Zach. Alex and Seth later recap his girl troubles of the night, and Alex kisses Seth. DJ sees Marissa's car by the beach and finds her in the tower where they kiss.
Domesticada The Mosquitos The song plays in the background as Seth helps Alex set up The Bait Shop for a concert.
Smile Like You Mean It The Killers
At The Bait Shop, The Killers perform while Seth and Ryan try uncomfortably to make conversation with Lindsay and Alex, when they notice Marissa and Sumer are at the show.
Mr. Brightside The Killers At The Bait Shop, The Killers perform their song while Summer, Marissa, Seth, Ryan and all their dates experience truly awkward introductions.
Everything Will Be Alright The Killers Song plays in the background at The Bait Shop while Seth and Summer complain about each other to their dates.
Primitive (The Way I Treat You) Ambulance LTD The song plays in the background after the show while Lindsay sarcastically suggests Seth go after Summer to tell her how "fine" he is with everything. Marissa sees that DJ came to the show and approaches him.
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own U2 The song plays over a montage at the end of the episode, showing each of the new couples at the end of the night.
 
"The New Kids On The Block"
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On The Table A.C. Newman The song plays in the background as Seth and Ryan talk about Caleb's arrest in Seth's room after Seth realizes he is "addicted to himself."
Assessment The Beta Band The song plays in the background as Ryan and Seth talk about The Bait Shop in the student lounge.
No Yes No Pet The song plays in the background as Summer and Marissa check out Zach in the hallway at Harbor High and talk about their boy drama.
Faded Beauty Queens The Thrills The song plays in the background as Seth helps Alex set up The Bait Shop for a concert.
Little House of Savages (live version) The Walkmen
At The Bait Shop, The Walkmen perform on camera as Seth works the door while Summer arrives.
What's In It For Me (live version) The Walkmen At The Bait Shop, The Walkmen perform on camera as Seth admits to Summer why he got the job at the Bait Shop, then he kisses her.
Weekends The Perishers The song plays in the background as Seth talks to Marissa in her room about Summer.
Worn Me Down Rachel Yamagata The song plays in the background as Seth sees Summer and Zach having a nice dinner, then finds Marissa sitting alone on the pier.
 
"The Way We Were"
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Trouble Sleeping The Perishers In the morning in the pool house, Seth discusses with Ryan how he wishes he could avoid having to go back to school for so many reasons.
Walnut Tree Keane At the high school on the first day of school Marissa and Summer encounter Seth and Ryan as they arrive. Marissa is surprised to see Ryan, and Summer runs off to avoid Seth but he follows her.
Elefant Ester Summer meets Marissa in the student lounge and finds her drinking a spiked latte in the middle of the day. Marissa tells Summer about her and D.J.
The End's Not Near The New Year At school Seth and Ryan discover that Summer is dating Zach. Later at the mansion, Ryan and Marissa talk about the summer. Ryan invites Marissa to the Kickoff Carnival.
To Be Alone With You Sufjan Stevens In Portland, Ryan talks with Seth about going home. Later, after coming home at last, the boys hang out in the pool house and talk about the summer.
Trouble Sleeping The Perishers At the Kickoff Carnival, Seth remembers how they all were last year. Ryan tells Marissa that he thinks they should just be friends. Seth declares his love to Summer and apologizes but is still rejected.
 
"The Distance"
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Somersault Zero 7 Marissa and Summer lay by the pool and talk. Marissa drowns her sorrows in an early morning "Newport Iced Tea" while Summer tries to forget about Seth.
You Got Me All Wrong Dios Malos Ryan is at Theresa's house and thinks about his life now with her in Chino. He remembers his youth and wonders and feels nostalgic, what is he doing?
Eastern Glow The Album Leaf When Marissa goes with Jimmy to the Cohens, she wanders out and looks into the pool house, missing Ryan. Later that night, alone in the lifeguard tower at the beach and drinking she calls Ryan, but says nothing.
All The Arms Around You Halloween, Alaska In Portland, Ryan talks with Seth about going home. Later, after coming home at last, the boys hang out in the pool house and talk about the summer.
 
SEASON ONE
 
"The Ties That Bind"
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Flying High Jem Song plays in the background as Ryan and Marisa walk together, Ryan wants to make it work between them.
Orange Sky Alexi Murdoch Song plays in the background as Ryan and Marisa eat lunch together at school, and Marisa asks Ryan how he feels about Theresa's decision.
Montserrat Orquestra del Playa The song plays in the background as everyone gathers for a dinner party the night before the wedding.
The Sea and The Rhythm Iron & Wine The song plays as Ryan, Marisa, Seth and Summer walk along the beach and remember the beginning of the year. Ryan tells them that he has to leave.
Bridal March CAR 188 The song plays in the background of the wedding ceremony.
Here Comes The Bride APM The song plays as Julie enters the chapel and walks down the aisle.
Maybe I'm Amazed Jem Jem sings the song at the reception while everybody dances on the dancefloor, Marisa tells Ryan she understands why he has to go but that she loves him.
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley The song plays in the background during the final minutes of the season finale as Ryan leaves his new home and stares out at the coastline, Marisa resigns herself to her new home, and Seth sails off into the unknown.
 
"The Strip"
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On Parade Electrelane The song plays as Seth and Marissa offer Ryan money to help Theresa out, and they devise a plan to "fundraise" while in Vegas.
Ch-Checkit Out The Beastie Boys The song plays as the guys arrive to the Hard Rock Casino on the strip. "Welcome to the Vegas."
So Sweet Jonathan Rice The song plays as Sandy questions Caleb about the Lighthouse, and Caleb mentions that Marissa is planning on moving in with the newlyweds, not Jimmy.
Jacqueline Franz Ferdinand The song plays while Kristin asks for Hailey to help her find a stripper for Julie's bachelorette party. Meanwhile in Vegas, Ryan and Seth encounter a hot young coed named Jenn who invites them to an exclusive poker game.
How High Tricky The song plays as Jenn takes Ryan and Seth to a $250 buy in poker game in a bar off the strip.
The Vanishing Stars The song plays at Julie's bachelorette party, an elegant affair Hailey arrives with firemen in tow.
Fire The Ohio Players The song plays as group of impossibly hot firemen strippers arrive to Julie's party, carry her into the living room coffeetable, and begin taking it all off for the bride to be.
Passing By Zero 7 The song plays just as Summer arrives at the Hard Rock in Vegas to find Seth up in the penthouse kissing Jenn, who turns out to be a prostitute.
Meet Your Demise The Willowz The song plays as the bachelorette party is winding down. Julie calls Hailey a whore, slaps her, and they get into a rowdy catfight which ends in the swimming pool.
 
"The Shower"
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Met a Girl Like You Once Zack Hexum Song plays as Ryan and Marissa talk in the student lounge.
Keep It Clean Camera Obscura Song plays Seth's bedroom as Seth and Summer talk about meeting her father.
Right Now Mocean Worker The song plays at the Country Club during Julie's shower.
9 Lives South The song plays as Ryan and Marissa sit together quietly in the backyard.
 
"The Proposal"
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Autumn Leaves Richard Hayman & His Orchestra Song plays as the movie makes everyone cry except Ryan.
Pride Syntax Song plays as Marissa is upset about Luke and Julie.
All The Kings Horses Christina Lux 1) Song plays as Seth and Summer look through an old yearbook.
2) Song plays again as Marissa and Ryan say goodbye to Luke.
Loose Caboose Henry Mancini Song plays as Luke watches people go in.
Night Moves Bob Seger Song plays as Luke is really depressed, blows Ryan off and calls Julie.
Pillows and Records Highwater Rising Song plays as Marissa sees her redecorated room
 
"The Nana"
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Just A Ride Jem Song plays as Jimmy checks up on Hailey and they flirt with each other.
Float On Modest Mouse Song plays at the engagement party in Chino - Ryan, Marissa are there.
Heartache Chris Murray Song plays at a backyard barbecue as Ryan and Marissa talk.
Take Me Home Aqualung Song plays in Ryan's room as Ryan and Marissa return from Chino.
 
"The L.A."
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Ride The Vines Song plays as Seth and Ryan see Luke leaving a hotel with a woman.
How Good It Can Be The 88 Song plays in the car as the gang is stuck in L.A. traffic.
Born Too Slow The Crystal Method Song plays as the gang walks into a very “Hollywood” club.
Road Leads Where It's Led The Secret Machines Song plays as Ryan discovers Hailey is a stripper at an L.A. club.
Start A Fire Radio 4 Song plays in a “Hollywood” club as Ryan catches Hailey dancing and Summer is hit on by an actor.
To Get Down Timo Mass Song plays in a “Hollywood” club as Seth catches Hailey working as a dancer.
Get Krunk K- Dub Song plays at the Luna-Chicks VIP Entrance.
All The Boys The Plus Ones Song plays as an actor puts “his band” on the radio to impress Summer.
Espionage Kid Gloves  
Out of LA Jude Song plays over a couple scenes as the gang winds down their crazy night out in L.A.
 
"The Goodbye Girl"
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Alone Trespassers William Song plays as Ryan and Theresa browse the classified ads.
A Lack of Color Death Cab For Cutie Song plays as Seth talks to Anna in the hallway about her decision to move back east.
Specialist Interpol Song plays as Ryan shows up at Theresa’s hotel room to talk and they end up hooking up.
Walkin' The Walk Mastersource  
Something For You Mastersource  
Separate Ways Journey Song plays on the car stereo as Ryan and Seth try to get to the airport before Anna’s plane leaves.
If You Leave Nada Surf Song plays as Seth drops off Anna at the airport and says goodbye.
 
"The Telenovela"
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Caught In The Rain Preston School of Industry Song plays as Ryan and Seth walk across the campus and talk about Ryan and Marissa’s relationship.
Leaving Trains James William Hindle Song plays as Ryan and Marissa have an awkward conversation about Theresa in the school cafeteria.
Bluebird Of Happiness Mojave 3 Song plays as Ryan walks with Theresa on the beach, as Marissa discusses Ryan with Theresa, and as Ryan and Theresa further complicate their relationship/friendship with a kiss.
Des Moines Halloween, Alaska Song plays as 1: Ryan comes home to find Eddie looking for Theresa and 2: as Ryan talks to Eddie about Theresa, and Marissa listens to Theresa discuss her relationship with Eddie.
Something Pretty Patrick Park Song plays as Seth interrupts Summer’s involvement at the school kissing booth and professes his love.
California (main title) Phantom Planet scene info
 
"The Heartbreak"
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Hello Sunshine Super Furry Animals Song plays in Summer’s bedroom as her and Seth get physical.
Billoddity Mojave 3 Song plays in Ryan’s room as Seth comes into and tells him he lost his virginity.
Summertime The Fire Theft Song plays as Ryan and Luke help set up an event at the Cicada ballroom.
Anything But Love Squirrel Nut Zippers Song plays at the Valentine’s Day Dance.
Dreamtime Mastersource  
Night Moves Bob Seger Song plays as Luke shows up at Julie’s door to tell her his feelings.
Wonderwall Ryan Adams Song plays on Seth’s record player as he dances with Summer on Valentine’s Day, continues over Ryan and Marissa deciding the future of their relationship.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Truth"
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Love of the Loveless The Eels Song plays in the Cohen Poolhouse as Ryan waste’s time before school, as he watches TV and falls furthering a funk, and when he fights with Seth.
Three Feet Tall I Am Kloot Song plays in the Lounge at Harbor High.
New Resolution Azure Ray Song plays as Ryan talks to Julie about Marissa, continues as Marissa and Oliver talk.
Watching The Game At Joes Mastersource  
Self-Help Turin Brakes Song plays at the end of the scene info in Ryan’s poolhouse as Seth and Ryan reconcile and Seth apologizes for not having Ryan’s back.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Rivals"
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Boom Box Mosquitos Song plays when Seth encounters Danny.
Come Into Our Room Clinic 1) Song plays as Ryan catches up to Marissa in the hallway.
2) Song plays in the Cohen house, continues as Ryan sneaks onto the school campus.
3) Song plays as Ryan watches Oliver give Marissa a letter.
4) Song plays as Ryan reads the letter Oliver wrote to Marissa.
The Spoils of The Spoiled The New Amsterdams Song plays in Seth’s bedroom as he and Ryan talk about Olivers letter.
Cannonball Damien Rice Song plays as Summer and Seth talk in the hallway about Danny.
Big Sur The Thrills Song plays in the student lounge as Oliver taunts Ryan about stealing Marissa from him before Ryan punches him.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Links"
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Away From Me Puddle Of Mudd 1) Sandy tries to teach Ryan how to golf.
2) Plays at the Cohen house as the group gathers for a road trip.
3) Oliver races Ryan in their golfcarts.
4) Ryan and Seth talk to Kirsten about their weekend.
Quiet Village Martin Denny Song plays as Seth and Anna play Jenga in their hotel room as Summer walks in and interrupts.
Its Not Unusual Tom Jones 1) Song plays over an establishing shot of Palm Springs and in a Palm Springs hotel room as the gang arrives.
2) Oliver dances around the hotel room opening bottles of pills.
Love Dance Martin Denny 1) Song plays as Summer interrupts Anna and Seth’s quiet time and turns on the TV.
2) Song plays as Anna and Seth kiss on the bed in their hotel room before Seth yawns in her face.
Addicted Enrique Iglesias Song plays as Summer interrupts Anna and Seth’s quiet time and turns on the TV.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Third Wheel"
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Saturday Morning The Eels Song plays in the beginning of the scene info in the Cohen kitchen as everyone is getting ready to leave.
Popular Mechanics For Lovers Beulah Marissa and Ryan and Anna and Seth talk at school.
Sorry Sorry Rooney Song plays on the radio which prompts the gang to talk about the upcoming Rooney show.
Blue Side Rooney Song plays as source from a stereo as the gang listens to the Rooney album before going to their concert.
Want In Laptop Song plays as the group arrives at a club to see a concert.
Burn Baby Burn Ash Song plays at a concert venue after the band has finished their set.
Should I know Buva Song plays at a concert while the crowd waits for the band to go on.
I'm Shakin' Rooney Band appears on camera.
Thank You For Being A friend Anna and Summer sing  
Popstars Rooney Band appears on camera.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Countdown"
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Selling Submarines The Pattern Song plays at the Cohen house as they prepare for the party.
Make Up Your Mind The Vacation Song plays at the Cohen house party.
Walking On Moonlight Brookeville Song plays in Sandy's car as he and Kirsten talk about their marriage.
We've Had Enough Alkaline Trio Song plays at a house party as Ryan weaves his way through the crowd.
Destiny Zero 7 Photek Remix The song plays at a party in Laguna Beach.
Walkaway Dropkick Murphy's Song plays as Ryan and Seth are trapped in the poolhouse together.
Ratso Rizzo Laptop Song plays as Ryan and Seth are trapped in the poolhouse together.
Just A Ride Jem The song plays at a party in Laguna Beach.
Overdriver Singapore Sling Song plays at the Four Seasons penthouse party.
Did You Ever Get A
Feeling Of Dread
Suicide Machines Song plays at the Cohen house party.
Flowers The Flaming Sideburns Song plays at the Four Seasons penthouse party.
Dice Finley Quaye and Beth Orton Song plays at the end of the scene info as Ryan finds Marissa at a New Year’s Eve party and kisses her as the clock strikes midnight.
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"The Best Chrismukkah Ever"
song artist scene info
Santa Claus is Coming To Town The Ventures Song plays as Seth Cohen introduces Ryan to the concept of “Chrismukkah”.
Maybe This Christmas Ron Sexsmith Song plays in the background at a high end department store as Ryan and Marissa shop.
(You Come In ) Burned Dandy Warhols Song in 4 spots in the scene info-In Seth’s kitchen as he talks to Kirtsen, in Jimmy’s apartment as he talks with Julie, in a bathroom stall as Marissa drinks alcohol, in a therapist’s waiting room as Marissa waits for her appointment.
Hannukah Lights Firstcom  
Winter Wonderland Peggy Lee Song plays at a fancy Christmas party the Cohen’s attend.
Silent Night Firstcom  
Santa Baby Eartha Kitt Song plays as at a Christmas party as Summer gives Seth his Christmas present (herself dressed as Wonder Woman )and Anna walks in.
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Firstcom  
Blue Christmas Bright Eyes Song plays in the background as Ryan hangs his stocking on the fireplace while he talks to Seth.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Secret"
song artist scene info
We Used To Be Friends Dandy Warhols 1) It plays in the teaser as Seth feigns illness and Ryan busts him.
2) It plays as Seth runs into Summer and Anna and they get their revenge.
3) Then plays as Summer and Anna sit with each other and bond.
Get What You Need Jet Song plays on the car radio before Luke and Ryan see Luke’s dad with another man.
If She Wants Me Belle and Sebastian Song plays in the background of a Mexican restaurant as Julie and Kirsten talk.
Move On Jet Song plays at the end of the scene info as Seth, Luke, Ryan, and Marissa face the day at school.
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"The Homecoming"
song artist scene info
We Drink On The Job Earlimart Song plays in Seth's room as he and Ryan look at comic books.
Breathe Easy Minibar Song plays as Ryan and Marissa make out in the pool room, then talk about Ryan's brother.
Different Stars Trespassors William Song plays as Ryan visits his brother in prison.
Caravan The Joh Buzon Trio Song plays as Seth and Summer kiss.
Caravan Gordon Jenkins Song plays as Seth and Anna kiss.
Latinos Mundial Mellowman Ace Song plays as Ryan talks to Gattas.
Orange Sky Alexi Murdoch Song plays as Ryan visits his brother in prison who tells him to leave the past behind and work towards the future.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Perfect Couple"
song artist scene info
Strange and Beautiful Aqualung Song plays as Ryan and Marissa make out in the pool room.
A Fine Romance Stacy Kent Song plays as Seth and Anna share a romantic moment on a yacht.
Breathe Leaves Song plays as Ryan and Marissa share a tender moment in the pool room.
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Heights"
song artist  
Paint The Silence South  
Don't Give Up On Me Soloman Burke  
How Good Can It Be The 88  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Rescue"
song artist  
Keep It Together Guster  
Let The Bad Times Roll Paul Westerberg  
Le Femme D'argent Air  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Escape"
song artist  
Good Day Luce  
Movie Script Ending Death Cab For Cutie  
Out Of Control Chemical Brothers  
Ritmo De Oro Los Cubaztecas  
La Conga De Santiago Los Cubaztecas  
Going Under (Kruder and
Dorfmeister Remix)
Rockers Hi Fi  
Into Dust Mazzy Star  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Girlfriend"
song artist  
You're So Damn Hot OK Go  
Wait For Me The Runaways  
Disco Church The Faders  
Break Palm Street  
More Bounce (in California) Soul Kid #1  
Do You User  
Hollow Tricky  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Outsider"
song artist  
The Way We Get By Spoon  
Sucka MCs The Grand Skeem  
Eya Eya Oy The Grand Skeem  
Let's Get Retarded Black Eyed Peas  
Brick by Brick Grade 8  
Rock Like This The Grand Skeem  
All Kinds of Time Fountain of Wayne  
Rolling With The Heat The Roots  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Debut"
song artist  
Why Can't I Liz Phair  
Lazy Days Leona Naess  
Play Some D Brassy  
To Sheila The Smashing Pumpkins  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Gamble"
song artist  
Wanna Be Happy Brooke  
Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) James Horner  
Rain Rain Turin Brakes  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
"The Model Home"
song artist  
California Rufus Wainwright  
I'm A Terrible Person Rooney  
Caught By The River The Doves  
In Your Eyes Aaron D  
Do It With Madonna The Androids  
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley  
We're Going Out Tonight Shady Lady  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
 
Premiere scene info
song artist  
California (main title) Phantom Planet  
Show Me Cham Pain  
Sweet Honey Slightly Stupid  
All Around the World
(Punk Debutante)
Cooler Kids  
Swing Swing The All American Rejects  
Hands Up Black Eyed Peas  
I'm A Player The K.G.B.  
Let It Roll Maximum Roach  
Into Dust Mazzy Star  
Honey and The Moon Joseph Arthur