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  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic

    Posted on 03/18/2011 by Mary

    Was that Alexz Johnson you heard on Degrassi this week? Why yes, it was. Here's info on all of this week's Gigantic and Degrassi songs (including Degrassi music supervisor commentary -- all the quotes in italics).

    Amos the Transparent music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Greater Than Consequence" by Amos the Transparent
    From the scene where Holly J is starting to completely lose it at Little Miss Steaks.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This is a band you should get to know. Hailing from one of our hometowns, our capital Ottawa, these musicians form an emotional powerhouse, diving into the subject without fear or hesitation. If you're lucky enough to see them live, you may hear them rock this song out with electric guitars and a passionate chorus."

    "Boogie Love" by Alexz Johnson
    The song that plays pretty much whenever Wesley pogos.
    " This song stands alone here, offering its fun perspective to Wesley and his tribulations. But Alexz Johnson's album Voodoo is a portrait of the artist, of which this fun part is a small piece. The rest is delicate and intricate, stories of places and people, and one of our most memorable albums of the summer. Of course, there's that whole Instant Star thing too!"

    "A World Too Big" by Jamie Bramble
    From the scene where Alli's looking at her "facerange" page, missing everyone.
    "Jamie Bramble came to us via an Australian named Jamie Brammah (similar name, different guy). Jamie (Brammah) got up at 4am to drive to the office to chat about music, so we knew he had to have some good tunes. Jamie Bramble paints pictures with his music, and we think the phone call was worth it."

    Official Hot Mess music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    • "The Edge" by Official Hot Mess
    • "Born to Party" by Julia Michaels
    • You can hear samples of these songs over on the Gigantic page.

  • Black Eyed Peas to Perform at the KCA!

    Posted on 03/16/2011 by Mary

    The Black Eyed Peas at Super Bowl Halftime, not the KCAs
    The Black Eyed Peas at Super Bowl Halftime, which is like the KCAs but less slime and less fun.

    The Black Eyed Peas are confirmed to perform at the KCA this year! Also confirmed to appear are approximately 1 billion other famous celebrities including:
    Jack Black (he's hosting)
    Chairman Nick Cannon
    Jane Lynch and Cory Monteith from Glee
    Jaden Smith
    Russell Brand
    Shaun White
    And like I said, somewhere around a billion more.

    Tell us in the comments... do you love the Black Eyed Peas, are they your guilty pleasure, or... do you believe that if you can't say something nice you shouldn't say anything at all?

    I still kinda get chills when I think about that 25,000 person "I Gotta Feeling" flash mob on Oprah that time...

    Oh and don't forget to cast your votes for your 2011 KCA Favorites!

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic

    Posted on 03/11/2011 by Mary

    Here you go! All of this week's Degrassi songs (including commentary from the music supervisors about why they chose those songs for those scenes -- all the quotes in italics) and Gigantic

    Mark Boone music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "The Sky Is Breaking Up Jim" by Mark Boone
    From the scene in Morty, when Eli cries.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This was one of those songs that we thought just might be crazy enough to work. The vocals, lyrics and structure are unlike anything we'd heard before, and it appeared on our radar only days before the scene was cut, without us searching for it or needing to look for it. The sky broke up for Eli, and it's as if the song was written for him."

    "The Only Way" by Clare Burson
    Clare walks in on Eli sitting alone in a classroom, looking bummed.
    "Here we've established a creepy, uncertain, wavering mood, and it plays so well over Eli's morbid glances and Clare's wandering mind. The song delivers the exact emotion the actors are portraying."

    "God Keep Our Hands Clean" by FemBots
    From when Clare finds about a million emails from Fitz in her inbox.
    "Degrassi barely ever talks about God, so when this scene came along, and with Fitz being so crazy and all, we were really happy to have known the FemBots. The song was perfect, but too perfect, so we didn't feature the obvious chorus. Go listen to it for yourself and you'll understand."

    "Amazing" by The Red Directors
    It's playing in the background at the Dot when Clare confronts Fitz.
    "The pleasant tones of this song earned it a smooth background use here, but this story is really about this brand new, yet unknown band that deserves new fans such as you. Check them out."

    "Daydreaming" by Dark Dark Dark
    From when Sav and Mr. Bhandari drive around looking for Alli.
    "One of the most emotional moments in season 10, the search for Alli in a torrential downpour, in a lonely, gloomy city. This entire episode is blooming cinematography, but this particular marriage of music to picture blew us away, and left us in gasps every time we watched it."

    The Right Coast music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    1. "This Is Now" by The Right Coast, from their self-released EP.
    2. "Shadows of Tall Buildings" by Gabriel Mann
    3. "I'm on Top" by Kanary Diamonds
    4. and "Realize" by Sink to Sea
    5. You can hear samples of all four songs over on the Gigantic page.

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi: Jesus, Etc., pt. 1

    Posted on 03/04/2011 by Lisa

    If you're wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! The quotes in italics are commentary from the Degrassi Music Team about why they picked each song.

    The Dashing Suns music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Sally Moore" by The Dashing Suns
    While Eli and Clare are in the hearse.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "The Dashing Suns out of California know how to rock, and that retro guitar sound is just so darn appealing. A small debate ensued where we talked about having the song come from Morty's stereo, or have the song outside the characters' world. We decided to feature it, making you think it's going to be a fun-filled jovial episode, but we tricked you, because some pretty creepy stuff happens!"


    "Come On Stomp!" by Thee Vicars
    During the diaper competition.
    "This UK band stomped into our hearts and into Degrassi -- just some good old-fashioned Britpop adding some energy to the baby-changing race."


    "I'm Gonna Change Your Life" by The Thermals
    While Fitz and Clare talk at The Dot
    "The Thermals are like your high school chums, just a load of fun in a familiar setting. Even though this was a bit buried in the background it still deserves a mention, as the Producers really liked its message over Fitz and Clare. Some foreshadowing in this song -- maybe Fitz really has changed?"

  • 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