Songs from Degrassi: "Extraordinary Machines, pt. 2"

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 by Ryanmcl

DEGRASSI SPOILERS below if you haven't seen the new episode yet. But if you watched and need to know what songs were playing, the generous Degrassi Music Team is happy to share the info and the stories behind how the songs got there!

TeenNick's Degrassi

"Counting On You" by Rachael Cantu
Students setting up for the play. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
" A bubbly, upbeat song with positive lyrics, perfect for the beginning of any Degrassi episode. In this case, we've got busy beavers creating the set for Eli's play, and we can feel the friendly stress of it all as if we were there. Sit back and enjoy."

"Taurus Chorus" by Abbe May
Imogen's wheels are turning...she sets up Clare. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
"It only took the first 10 seconds of this song for us to decide it was perfect for Imogen. If Imogen ever had a theme song, this would be it. We laid it up so as to get inside her head, and feel what she's feeling, see the wheels turning... what's she going to do next?"

"In The Belly of a Whale" by Scott Orr
KC & Jenna give away their baby. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
"This is possibly one of the saddest moments in Degrassi history. This song will mean something different to each of you, and even the writer, Scott Orr, won't tell us what it means. It's an extremely personal moment -- whether a good or bad feeling, we're saying goodbye to the smallest character on Degrassi."

"Big Bird in a Small Cage" by Patrick Watson
End of Eli's play. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
"We experimented with different songs and score here, and the combination of both, but in the end reprising this Patrick Watson song from the beginning of the season was the right thing to do. Not only did it create a bookend to Eli's story, but it followed Eli, thematically, as he drew his own conclusions about life, and as we felt his struggles with him."

"Right For You" by Hilary Grist
Eli walks away from Clare, smiling. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
"There was more than one Hilary Grist song we were considering for the show, but this one stuck out the most. The piano chords struck perfectly in the slow-motion picture, and Eli's "everything is going to be ok" smile made it all the better."

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