Music Monday – Supernatural

This week’s Music Monday is songs that have been played on the CW show, Supernatural…my favorite show on TV now.  Friends and Miami Vice would be close for all-time favorite…Miami Vice having some great music, as well.  Supernatural is chock full of great classic rock.  Check out some of it below.

Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas
(released 1976; peaked #11 US Hot 100, #5 Canada, #51 UK Singles)

Carry on my wayward son
There’ll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don’t you cry no more

If you watch the series, you’ll understand why this song is the perfect, seminal song for this show.  If you haven’t watched this show, you should find season one somewhere and start playing catch up…we’re watching season nine now.
Back in Black by AC/DC
(released 1981; peaked #37 US Hot 100, #51 US Mainstream Rock, #65 Australia, #27 UK Singles)

Yes I’m, let loose
From the noose
That’s kept me hanging around
I keep looking at the sky
‘Cause it’s gettin’ me high
Forget the hearse ’cause I’ll never die
I got nine lives
Cats eyes
Usin’ every one of them and running wild

Another classic tune used beautifully by the writers and sound editors to showcase the classic Impala used on the show.  It’s also a great AC/DC tune.
Renegade by Styx
(released 1979; peaked #16 US Hot 100)
Oh mama, I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
Lawman has put an end to my running and I’m so far from my home
Oh mama, I can hear your crying you’re so scared and all alone
Hangman is coming down from the gallows and I don’t have very long

This was a great episode and the sound editing in the last minutes with Sam and Dean trying to escape while the FBI was entering the building to get them was fantastic.  This is one of my favorite Styx songs.
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
(released 1982; peaked #1 US Hot 100, #1 US Mainstream Rock, #27 US Adult Contemporary, #1 Australia, #1 UK Singles)

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
They stack the odds, still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

This is the longer version of the thirty second clip that was actually in an episode.  The show aired this after the end credits.   While Survivor had a number of hits, Eye of the Tiger was certainly their biggest, bolstered by its use as the main theme song for Rocky III.

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