Updated: Sep 10, 2021
Hello and welcome to an extensive list of all things music related. Cue your inner Lane, grab your headphones, CDs, and door lock so that Mrs. Kim doesn't hear you listening to the devil's music, sneak away into your secret (but super cool) closet, and enjoy.
(if you'd like a complete playlist, check out my Spotify page).
There She Goes by The La's
The introduction and first song ever played on Gilmore Girls making it one of my favorite songs to ever exist. Seriously, whenever I hear this song, I always think of the black screen with the words "Gilmore Girls" on it, and then Lorelai walking through the decorated streets of small town Stars Hollow, on her way to Luke's to grab her first cup of coffee. And of course, after all this, I have the intense urge to binge all seven seasons. It's an unrelenting, beautiful, vicious cycle. Now, this is a song by the English rock band The La’s, written by the band’s frontman, Lee Mavers. The song reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. The La's, from Liverpool, were originally active from 1983 until 1992. The group is best known for their hit single “There She Goes.” (we know that one!).
Where the Colors Don't Go by Sam Phillips
Our girl Sam Phillips. In my opinion, she is what makes this show sound Gilmore (if that makes sense). All of the wonderful "la's" that you'll hear, yeah, that's her. I love her. I listen to a lot of her albums on Spotify and everytime one of the Gilmore tracks come up, I get moody. But good moody. Like fall-time, I'm-ready-to-drink-a-cup-of-coffee-and-curl-up-on-the-couch-with-a-candle-and-good-book moody. Ok anyways, this particular song plays a couple times in this episode. Once, after Lorelai hems Rory's skirt and she looks at pictures on her mantle; and again after Lorelai talks with her parents and the scene closes. This song was released in 1991 and is featured on the album Cruel Inventions by American singer and songwriter Leslie Ann Phillips, better known by the stage name Sam Phillips.
Wendy by Wesley Yang & Gavin McNett
This song is briefly heard when Rory is cleaning out her locker at Stars Hollow High. I could not for the life of me find any information on this song. Please, if you know anything, send me a message.
Heartland by George Strait
Poor Lane hay-riding with her potential future proctologist husband and his family. That's when we hear this one, which is a song written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. Released in January 1993.
Ballet Waltz #3 by Herman Beeftink
Miss Patty is teaching one of her ballet classes and the little ones are dancing to this one. It's also known as the “Dance of the Woods,” and is a trio for flute, alto flute and piano by Herman Beeftink, who is a composer from the Netherlands. Story time: once, in the third or fourth grade, my music teacher at that time decided to make us memorize an entire CD (like 10-15 songs) of classical music. For the exam, he'd play a snippet of the track, and we'd have to write down the title of the song being played. I don't know if you've ever looked at classical music titles, but those were the hardest names to memorize. Needless to say, I'm really not a huge fan of classical music now. Permanently scarred from the third grade. Sorry Emily Gilmore.
I Try by Macy Gray
Rory and Lorelai just had a little argument and Rory has now kicked Lorelai out of her room (ugh, teenagers, am I right?). She starts playing a song on her radio, which happens to be the same song Lorelai starts to play once she gets to the living room. This scene is actually really important in my opinion because it shows for the first time that even through they fight, they are still so much alike and definitely take on the "like mother, like daughter" thing to their own level. The Gilmore level. So this is a song that was released in 1999 and co-written and recorded by American musician Macy Gray. Thank you Macy Gray for contributing to this memorable scene.
My Little Corner of the World by Kit Pongetti
The final song, released in 1995 by the artist Kit Pongetti, played in the episode. The girls sitting at Luke's (classic) drinking a cup of coffee (classic) and eating God knows what (classic, and this time it's chili fries) which sums up this episode perfectly as it sets the tone for the entire show. We love to see it.
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