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  • Songs from Degrassi: "Dead & Gone, pt. 2"

    Posted on 09/01/2011 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

    "Can't Breathe" by Fefe Dobson
    Prom slow dance . Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Stefan Brogren, the director for this episode, was heavily involved in the music selections for the prom. We sent him this song when he was looking for a tune for the dance later on, and he said it would be perfect for the slow dance. Lo and behold, the graduates danced their last slow with Fefe Dobson, a perfect meld of sad, glad, and looking forward to moving on."

    "Not In Love" by Crystal Casltes ft. Robert Smith
    Prom dance, Vince shows up. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This song was Stefan Brogren's choice, an homage to original version by Platinum Blonde, recorded in 1985. Crystal Castles and Robert Smith of The Cure re-recorded this version flawlessly and captured the essence of our decade, the essence that translated perfectly into the ending of one of the most memorable Degrassi crews ever."

    "Always" by Neverending White Lights
    Everything is made right. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Another of Stefan Brogren's top-choice bands, we were thrilled to find a spot for a NWL song in Degrassi. This is a special moment, where we realize everything is going to be fine, but also that new troubles are just around the corner with Katie, Drew and Bianca, who knows what'll happen next."

    "Young Blood" by The Naked & Famous
    End of episode, Sav says goodbye to Degrassi. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "The bookend of Degrassi: Now or Never, The Naked & Famous acted almost thematically through the season, and so it only felt right to end the summer with the song that began the school year. The Naked & Famous are so thrilled with the fan reaction that they were very happy to let us have this song again, and we're incredibly grateful to have worked with such a great band. Notice the lyrics as Sav sees the cement, and when he walks away afterwards."

    Other songs in tonight's Degrassi:
    "These Are The Days" by Menage

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  • That one time Jake fed Eli a pear.

    Posted on 09/01/2011 by Mary

    So, in this video, Munro Chambers tells us all about his real-life Now or Never moment -- a moment that decided whether or not we would ever see him on Degrassi! -- and then Justin Kelly feeds him a pear.

    You should probably definitely watch it.

    And don't forget! After tonight's Degrassi: Now or Never finale, you only have a few days to catch up on all of the full episodes in HD right here. Because after Labor Day (which, by the way, will also be a 9a to midnight et Degrassi: Now or Never marathon), the full archive comes down.

    So do your eye stretches, get settled, and hit play.

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  • Why were Clare's and Jake's reactions so different?

    Posted on 08/31/2011 by Mary

    LOOK OUT! SPOILERS! Watch "Dead and Gone, pt. 1" before you scroll any further!

    Hmm.

    How come Jake was all:

    Jake in Degrassi Dead and Gone, pt. 1
    "Gee soon-to-be-stepmom and dad... your big news sure is swell!"

    When Clare was all:

    Clare in Degrassi Dead and Gone, pt. 1
    "Mother, you may wish to thank me for averting my eyes so as not to accidentally kill you with my death glare."

    ??

    Theory 1: Jake has had more time to get used to his parents divorce and wants his dad to be happy, even if it's at his own relationship's expense. Clare is still reeling and doesn't particularly care how happy her mom is at this point.

    Theory 2: Jake spies an easy way out of this relationship, and is gonna take it.

    Theory 3: Jake knows they can't "win" this one so he's not even going to try.

    I'm leaning toward a combo of 1 and 3. Especially based on the look on Jake's face when Clare was like "You didn't think about involving me in this decision?" But maybe I'm misinterpreting his face there? I don't know!

    What did you think?

    Only one more Degrassi: Now or Never episode left! SSSSSIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHHH

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  • Degrassi: Now or Never on iTunes

    Posted on 08/31/2011 by Lisa

    Rewatch Degrassi: Now or Never anytime you want with an iTunes season pass. If you missed a few episodes this summer (stupid family vacations! stupid hurricane!), or you just want to watch them over and over until you can quote every word, this could be exactly what you need.

    The Degrassi: Now or Never season pass is on sale right now (through Tuesday, 9/6/11) for $29.99 HD/ $24.99 SD.

  • Jordan Todosey's Now or Never Moment!

    Posted on 08/31/2011 by Mary

    Just a few more days left to watch ALL of Degrassi: Now or Never in HD right here on TeenNick.com!

    And now... Jordy Todosey regales us with the tale of a diem totally carpe'd

    Enjoy!

  • Congratulations, Degrassi Class of 2011!

    Posted on 08/30/2011 by Lisa

    Want to see some pictures from Degrassi's graduation? Here you go. (Possible visual spoilers if you haven't seen "Take a Bow, Pt. 2" yet.)

    Holly J, you've come so far.
    Holly J, you've come so far.

    Anya and Riley, please stay friends forever.
    Anya and Riley, please stay friends forever.

    Anya, Chantay, and Holly J -- thanks for the memories and the handprints.
    Anya, Chantay, and Holly J -- thanks for the memories and the handprints.

    Zane, it's so sad to see you go.
    Zane, it's so sad to see you go.

    Sav, Chantay, and Holly J, please come back and visit!
    Sav, Chantay, and Holly J, please come back and visit!

    *tears up*
    I love this pic. Thank you ALL for everything you brought to Degrassi. *tears up*

  • Songs from Degrassi: "Take a Bow, pt. 2"

    Posted on 08/30/2011 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

    "Just Like The Movies" by The Playdates
    Graduation ceremony. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "The moment we heard this song we knew it was a Degrassi tune, we just didn't know it would hit at such a prominent place in the storyline. Jim McGrath, composer and music editor, suggested we have this song over the diploma scene, and what an incredible vision it turned out to be, almost written for the episode. Of course, the irony is that this is, literally, just like the movies."

    "Sorrows" by Aidan Knight
    Hands in the cement. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This was the first time an A Cappella song was featured in Degrassi, and such an emotional moment to boot. The song is derived from Aidan Knight's song "Jasper" on the same album (go check that one out as well) and pretty much features the chorus, alone, powerful and triumphant. We feel all these emotions when the girls leave their mark on Degrassi's doorstep."

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  • Justin Kelly's Now or Never Moment!

    Posted on 08/30/2011 by Mary

    Remember: starting next Tuesday, we'll only have six Degrassi episodes on the site. So now is a good time to watch any Degrassi: Now or Never episodes you've missed in HD!

    In keeping with this week's Now or Never theme... here's Justin Kelly (aka Jake Martin) sharing his real life make-or-break moment.

    Enjoy!

  • Who's crying already?

    Posted on 08/29/2011 by Lisa

    *Raises hand* Things are about to get spoilery, so don't read any further unless you've seen "Take a Bow, pt. 1."

    Eli and Fiona.
    Eli and Fiona, locker leaners.

    It reeeally sucks for Fiona that her closest friends are graduating and that her ex (whom she still maybe-kinda-sorta likes) is seeing someone else. I bet it also feels pretty terrible to buy your ex's painting and then realize a few minutes later that you're going to be sad every time you look at it.

    I cried when Fiona relapsed and called herself "unlovable." She looked so sad and hopeless sitting on the balcony. Someone needs to invent a huggable TV, because I keep wanting to hug mine while I'm watching Degrassi.

    I have to say though... Fiona ISN'T unlovable. She's just sad. She's the kind of sad where you convince yourself that you're unlovable, which might be the worst kind of sad, because you feel like you can't even call your friends -- because you're sure they're not really your friends, because you're unlovable. I hate-hate-hate that downward spiral of sadness. I hate seeing Fiona that sad. I hate the thought of *anyone* feeling that sad.

    Fiona might feel unlovable, but in reality, she's just so sad that she's not thinking clearly. I wish she had picked up the phone when Holly J called. Or I wish she had called Eli (he's been through so much lately, he definitely wouldn't judge her). She could've called her mom, or Declan, or her therapist. I just wish she'd given someone -- anyone -- a chance to be there for her.

    Think Fiona's week will improve? Or will prom and graduation just bring out more sadness? I'm almost afraid to find out.

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  • Songs from Degrassi: "Take a Bow, pt. 1"

    Posted on 08/29/2011 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

    "Princess" by Miss Harmonica
    Anya tries to work out, and fails. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "The call for a song here could have gone any way, from inspiring to desperate, as Anya failed at her first gym workout. This song popped up and was an instant hit - it turned the scene into a quirky moment where we got to laugh with Anya a little bit!"

    "Matter of Time" by Katie Cole
    Anya's sports training montage. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "If there was ever a training montage song in our catalogues, this was it. The lyrics, coupled with the driving guitar all built up to victory and success and eventually Anya made it happen. Notice the contrast between this song and 'Princess'; we aren't laughing anymore."

    "Wonder" by David Francey
    Fiona drinks, sets Mr. Tuxedo Pants loose. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "A bunch of songs were pitched to this scene but we were definitely hoping for this one to land, and it did. David Francey isn't exactly Degrassi demographic - but we felt his lovely lyrics and soothing accent had to be heard and would be appreciated by the fans."

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