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  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi: The Way We Get By, pt. 2

    Posted on 02/25/2011 by Lisa

    If you were wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! Info on all the songs, including commentary from the Degrassi Music Team (the quotes in italics) about how those songs ended up there!

    Santa Clara music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "The Fool" by Santa Clara
    Bianca and Drew try to fit in at The Dot.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Tim Langley came across our radar and we shook hands in The Library Bar in Toronto's Royal York Hotel in 2009. Since then his band, Santa Clara, has taken off, and we're real happy to have their song in the show. The placement is awesome, over three scenes, tying them all together in a nice bow."


    "Black Candles" by Kae Sun
    When Riley wakes up and tries to talk to his mom.
    "This is actually a very sad song -- go read the lyrics and find out what it's about. It's message merits investigation into the song and the artist, and it's tone and mood set it to Riley's scene, but the two have little else to do with each other. We really wanted Black Candles to see the light of day, and think the Degrassi fans will give it it's proper moment."


    "Your Room" by The New Rags
    While Bianca and Drew are talking to Ron Ron.
    "The New Rags are a wicked fun indie band from NYC -- check out their rendition of "The Cascades". We needed some fun in the Ravine, but some edgy, non-linear fun, because we all know what everyone down there is up to..."


    "Licence Plate Eyes" by Steve Poltz
    While Drew and Bianca are hanging out in the ravine.
    "We won't rag on Drew for taking shrooms -- that's between him and his mom (ouch). Instead, we'll try to get into his head -- and this song puts us right in that zone at that moment (for better or worse!). PSA moment: Drugs are bad. But Steve Poltz is awesome."

  • Degrassi: The Boiling Point Soundtrack - CD Version

    Posted on 02/21/2011 by Mary

    The digital version's been out for a few weeks but the CD version of the Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack drops tomorrow (Tuesday), fyi. You can pre-order now if you prefer having something to shove directly into your car stereo's mouth. Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi

    Posted on 02/18/2011 by Mary

    If you were wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! Info on all the songs, including commentary from the Degrassi Music Team (the quotes in italics) about how those songs ended up there!

    Down With Webster music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Time to Win" by Down With Webster
    From the basketball game at the beginning of the ep.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "We love, love, love Down With Webster - we had to have them in Degrassi. We tried this over a bunch of scenes until this one landed - and it couldn't have looked better. Another rocking song to score Drew's life at Degrassi."

    "So Easy" by Gina Cutillo
    Alli and Malaika make "friends".
    "Gina caught up with Stephen Stohn on twitter and offered up her music. The song made its way to us and then into the cut. Just goes to show you, if you never try, you neverwin!"

    "Breakdown" by Ketch Harbour Wolves
    From the scene when Drew and Bianca talk about their past... and end up making out.
    "Ketch Harbour Wolves are sincerely, genuinely nice gentlemen, and as their band name suggests, their music is as warm and inviting as the picturesque image of a distant wolf howling to a distant moon. Wrapped in a sepia tone of guitar reverb, this song and its lyrics give us shivers still. It brings a little maturity to the otherwise immature Drew and Bianca."

    "Chewed Up" by Gloria Cycles
    From Riley and Zane's little talk.
    "We were just looking for fun and a little silliness, and this song fit the bill. We love the vocals and the lyrics are perfect for Drew's shenanigans. Just a ton of fun. "

    "Gasoline Handshake" by The British Columbians
    From the last basketball game in the episode.
    "A dirty rock song for this gritty scene, The British Columbians deliver angst and uncertainty - but we know Drew's going to win, right? Another point for the Degrassi editors who championed this handshake and lit it on fire."

  • Degrassi: The Boiling Point Soundtrack - Out Now!

    Posted on 02/01/2011 by Mary

    The digital download of the Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack went on sale today! Click here to buy the MP3s on Amazon!

    Not only does it include songs featured on the show by artists like Eve and the Ocean and Adaline, but songs FROM the show like Dead Hand's "Paisley Jacket" and Jessica Tyler's "Mr. Perfect" and "White Horse" -- the song Jenna and Sav sang together! This is pure Degrassi gold. You're stoked.

    Degrassi: The Boiling Point soundtrack

  • Degrassi and Gigantic Fall Finale Songs!

    Posted on 11/23/2010 by Mary

    Aaugh! I was so excited about there being an Iron & Wine song in the Degrassi fall finale that I went into a coma and forgot to post this! Thank goodness Obsessive8 reminded me -- she was as psyched as I was about Iron & Wine. Anyhoodles, here are the songs from Friday's eps!

    Adrianne music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    • "Sweet Mistake " by Adrianne
    • "Impact" by And Then There Were Two
    • "Infatuated" by Laila

    You can hear samples of all three songs over on the Gigantic page.

     
    Iron and Wine music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "Passing Afternoon " by Iron & Wine -- the song from the final scene at the party; you can hear a sample over on the Degrassi page. It's basically one of the most perfect songs e'er writ.
    • "Hummingbird" by Imaginary Cities
    • "Still Believe in Love" by Jacksoul
    • "Burnin' Down Barns" by Ridley Bent
    • "Keep On Movin'" by The Young Goulets
    • "Red Lights" by Fantasy Defender
    • "Psychic Kids" by We Are Wolves
    • "Whitehorse (instrumental)" performed by Ray Ablack and Jessica Tyler (Sav and Jenna)
  • Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic Songs!

    Posted on 11/12/2010 by Mary

    Can't get a song from tonight's shows out of your head? Here's a list, hope it helps!

    Vanessa Rose music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "The Girls Who Play the Boys" by Vanessa Rose
    • "Dizzy from the Ride" by Alex Roots -- you can hear samples of both songs over on the Gigantic page
     
    A Day to Remember music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "If It Means a Lot to You" by A Day to Remember -- you can hear a sample of this song over on the Degrassi page.
    • "Hummingbird" by Imaginary Cities
    • "Still Believe in Love" by Jacksoul
    • "Could It Be You" by Hwood
  • Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic songs!

    Posted on 11/05/2010 by Mary

    Here's all the song cues I could find from tonight's new episodes...

    The Narrative music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "Castling" by The Narrative
    • "Break" by Crown City Rockers -- you can hear samples of both songs over on the Gigantic page
     
    The Latency music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "Tonight I Love You" by The Latency -- you can hear a sample of this song over on the Degrassi page.
    • "Daydreaming" by Nat Jay
    • "Done for the Day" by Ryan Wotherspoon
  • Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic songs!

    Posted on 10/29/2010 by Mary

    Here's all the song cues I could find from tonight's new episodes...

    You can hear samples of featured songs from the episodes on the Degrassi and Gigantic show pages, if ya like.

    Kate York music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "A Place So Small" by Kate York (that's her on the left)
    • "Better With You" by Five Times August
    • "Dizzy from the Ride" by Alex Roots -- this one, by the way, is the show's theme song. And, fyi, we recently learned that Alex Roots is a Virgo who loves tea, Coco Mademoiselle perfume, Paramore, and tidiness. She says the song "was actually written about how clumsy I am! Everyone who knows me best refers to me as a ditz because you can never trust me to not drop, spill, break or smash something. And as the lyrics in the song say... 'My body's always letting me down'."
     
    Jesse Ruben music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "Don't" by Jesse Ruben
    • "Crown Me" by pikihead productions featuring m. deezy
    • "You Ain't Coming By" by Kristen Jones
    • "Kiss Me" by Molly Thomason
    • "Warn Me" by Sports: The Band
    • "I Just Want to Love You" by The Strange Familiar
  • Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic songs!

    Posted on 10/22/2010 by Lisa

    Hear any songs you liked on Degrassi and/or Gigantic tonight? Here's your chance to find out who sings them:

    Check out samples of featured songs from the episodes on the Degrassi and Gigantic show pages!

    Alex Roots music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "Dizzy from the Ride" by Alex Roots
    • "C'mon Ya'll" by Salme Dalhstrom
     
    Stef Lang music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "Diamonds" by Stef Lang
    • "Because I'm Awesome" by The Dollyrots
    • "City Stars" by Line Spectra
    • "Travellin'" by Analog Smith
  • Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic songs!

    Posted on 10/15/2010 by Mary

    Y'all... here are all the music cues I could find from tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic eps. May they help you find the song that caught your ear. Amen.

    And FYI, you can check out samples of featured songs from the episodes on the Degrassi and Gigantic show pages!

    Five Times August music on TeenNick's Gigantic
    • "Who You Are" by Five Times August
    • "Underneath My Skin" by Stella Project
     
    Gin Wigmore music on TeenNick's Degrassi
    • "These Roses" by Gin Wigmore
    • "Sammy Decter" (instrumental) by Eve and the Ocean
    • "Could It Be You" by Hwood
    • "Break It Up" by These Kids Wear Crowns
    • "Can't Kill Love" by Air Traffic Control