Blog | music

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

    Posted on 03/16/2012 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!

    TeenNick's Degrassi

    "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."

  • Songs from Degrassi: "Can't Tell Me Nothing, pt. 2"

    Posted on 03/09/2012 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!

    TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Gonna Getchya" by Sherry St. Germain
    Katie tries to use the scissor lift. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This was a really fun scene -- not the stealing of the pills, but the crazy scissor lift fiasco. We decided to start the song as Katie starts to feel the kick. She starts to feel invincible and like she's in control of everything, and the song needed to reflect that."

    "Fire" by Tin Star Orphans
    Katie researches knee injuries on the internet.
    "A great emotional internet research scene. We got into Katie's head for this, and the lyrics drove the scene. Though it is a cool country band, the song was very flexible and definitely delivered the emotion we were looking for."

  • Big Time Movie Sneak Peek!

    Posted on 03/07/2012 by Lisa

    Did you know the Big Time Rush movie features six Beatles' covers? Watch a sneak peek, featuring the song "Help," right here:

    This movie looks like it was made for people with who share my silly sense of humor. (There's even a bear on a motorcycle!) Of course, no blog post about Big Time Rush would be complete without a nice big picture of the guys, so here you go:

    Big Time Rush: Big Time Movie

    Big Time Movie premieres Saturday at 8pm et on Nick.

  • Songs from Degrassi: "Can't Tell Me Nothing, pt. 1"

    Posted on 03/02/2012 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!

    TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Hit the Ground Running by These Electric Lives
    While Katie's playing soccer. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Though it's actually a love song, the feel and energy and tension of the instrumentation was the reason for this placement. Sometimes the lyrics and meaning of a song can be put aside in favor of its strength and imagination. The composition of the music in this song adapted to the scene quite well."

  • Songs from Degrassi: "Underneath It All, pt. 2"

    Posted on 02/24/2012 by Ryanmcl

    What song was playing during the Tori/Maya Brawl? 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!

    TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Astronaut" by Robyn Dell'Unto
    Clare and Jake almost have sex. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Robyn's music is dreamy and elusive, and was perfect for this scene. We had no idea where the scene was heading, and we felt the nervous tension. Cutting through it with Robyn's song was like wrapping the scene in a warm duvet blanket. It felt awkward, but still comfortable."

    "Because I'm Awesome" by The Dollyrots
    Tori and Maya fight in class.
    "This song had been on our radar for a while (in fact, we placed it before, in Season 10). This wasn't a serious fight scene -- we wanted to create a bit of a ridiculous atmosphere. We decided to use the song again, because, well, it's awesome."

  • Songs from Degrassi: "Underneath It All, pt. 1"

    Posted on 02/20/2012 by Lisa

    What song was playing during Fiona's party? 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!

    TeenNick's Degrassi

    "All I Want to Believe In" by Modernboys Moderngirls
    As everyone comes back to school. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "As we come back to school, everyone is a little older and a little wiser, and that's what we aimed for with this song. The Toronto indie band Modernboys Modergirls paced the scene for a warm welcome back."

    "Yo Hello Hooray (Everyday)" by USS
    Fiona's party music.
    "There's some tension in the scene that is lifted a bit by the music, but not too much -- it still needs to feel a bit awkward. Fiona is, after all, trying to make new friends."

    "The Lights" by Fred
    Tin foiling the cafeteria.
    "The song's instrumentation sold this placement. The scene needed something magical or unknown, something that would seem surreal. The prank is pretty epic, and the music makes the kids feel invincible."

  • Wonder Girls: "Be My Baby" Music Video

    Posted on 02/03/2012 by Lisa

    Watch the English world premiere of the Wonder Girls' video "Be My Baby," right here on TeenNick.com:

    If you missed the Wonder Girls special, watch it online!

  • New Wonder Girls Video (featuring the School Gyrls!)

    Posted on 01/27/2012 by Lisa

    The Wonder Girls' new video, "The DJ is Mine" features another girl group you've seen on TeenNick -- the School Girls. Check it out:

    I bet that DJ is pretty psyched to have so many cute girls fighting over him. :)

    The Wonder Girls special is coming... Thursday, Feb 2 at 8pm et, only on TeenNick.

  • Big Time Rush: Behind the Scenes

    Posted on 11/20/2011 by Lisa

    Are you watching the Big Time Rush marathon on TeenNick today? The new Big Time Rush album comes out tomorrow, 11/21 -- pre-order it on iTunes.

    In the meantime, here's a behind-the-scenes video of BTR's acoustic performance at a radio station:

    And here's a cool pic my photographer friend, Shawn Corrigan, took while he was on tour with Big Time Rush.

    Big Time Rush, performing live

    Don't miss the new Big Time Rush special, Music Sounds Better with U, tonight at 7:30 pm et on TeenNick!

  • Songs from Degrassi: "Nowhere to Run"

    Posted on 11/18/2011 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

    "The Sun Shines At Night" by The Submarines
    The closing moments of the episode, as Clare and Jake turn out their lights Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "We had our ears on this song for a while, waiting for that special moment. Not only was it the right time of the day, but the lyrics smashed into Clare and Jake's minds -- both on either side of the wall -- both feeling the same thing. The wall still separates them, but the song means there's a shred of light in the dark."

    "Celebrate Love" by Michou
    The wedding scene. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Such a sweet song for such a bittersweet moment. The song is about more than just Clare and Jake, it's about the juxtaposition of the marriage behind them, and the breakup before them. There's a celebration in the birth of one love and the death of another -- the song works on so many levels here."

    "Legendary" by Mr. Downstairs
    As they're driving away from the cabin. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This song really feels like a culmination of a whole story, and cabins are such great places to get to know one another. When they leave, we're leaving an entire story behind, and the song gives us a nostalgic feeling, wishing we had one more day up there."