Songs from Degrassi: "Need You Now, pt. 1"

Posted on Mar 30, 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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"Stick of Dynamite" by Hilary Grist
Eli finds Imogen taking shots of a bird in the courtyard. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
"Again, this song has that quirkiness factor we look for when placing a tune for Eli or Imogen. In this case, their relationship is summed up in the music. Bizarre, curious, definitely uncertain. On a side note, Hilary Grist's song "Right For You" played as Eli was leaving school in episode 1121."

"Nowhere Near My Heart" by Kori Pop
Imogen snaps pictures of a sleeping Eli.
"Of course this song speaks to some sort of foreshadowing -- we're always questioning whether Eli is able to be in a relationship, but we're also not really ever sure about Imogen. Beyond the lyrics, this song has that quirkiness we look for when scoring for Eli or Imogen."

"Diamonds" by Billy the Kid & the Southside Boys
KC faces losing his baby for good.
"We love this artist, and have been aching to place one of her songs forever. Billy the Kid recently completed a project called "31 covers in 31 days" -- a remarkable feat. This song played so sincerely against KC's disappointment that it spoke for itself."

" Hell, Heaven" by Parlovr
Eli, frustrated, slams his phone against his bedroom door.
"If you couldn't tell by now, we love Parlovr. Pronounced "Parlour" (the "V" is a roman letter -- pronounced as a "U"). The beauty of Parlovr is their ability to create completely different renditions of their songs, and the evolution leaves us wanting more and more from these Montrealers. This song, with its powerful message, rocked Eli's emotions and left us guessingÂ…what's next?"