Songs from Degrassi: "Not Ready to Make Nice, pt. 1"

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 by Ryanmcl

Here's info from Degrassi's music team about how they chose the songs used in this episode.

SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't seen the new episode yet, go watch it before you read this post!

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"Beggar in the Morning" by Barr Brothers
Clare talks to her mom. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
"This was such a tender moment, and the song does it justice. Barr Brothers are blowing up, and this placement comes fresh off their appearance on a late-night talk show."

"Dreamer" by Lynzie Kent
Clare shops at the bookstore.
"Lynzie Kent was a great asset to this scene, because the song itself just screams "Clare." The lyrics and the music are pretty inspirational, and even though we see Clare struggling, the song gives us something to hope for."

"Bang Bang" by Dolly
Connor beats Mo's tackle.
" We had placed this song at the top of the episode, but decided it would be better featured here. It turned out to be much more fun and way more energetic, and was totally appropriate for Connor."

"Crybaby" by Basement Superheroes
Jake plays Jenna some music in his room.
" We had to play this as light-hearted. Clare is struggling, but Jake and Jenna are having a blast. We thought this would be up Jake's alley, and to have those lyrics pounding through the wall was pretty ironic."

"Hourglass" by Blocks
Clare waits for her dad.
"We loved the retro vibe of this song, and its imagery matches its title -- time passing. It helped us feel like she'd been waiting for hours. We helped the scene move along and lowered the song so it would sound like it was coming from Clare's dad's car radio."