Updated: Sep 11, 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).
XTC Apple Venus Volume 2
When Rory is getting her toes painted a slutty-bad-girl-red, Lane interrupts them with the news of the new XTC Apple Venus Volume 2 album (also known as Wasp Star). It’s the 14th and most recent studio album by the English rock band XTC, released on Cooking Vinyl / Idea Records on May 23, 2000. It is the follow-up to 1999s Apple Venus Volume 1 and contains rock-based material largely written between 1994 and 1996. This also brings us to…
I'm the Man Who Murdered Love by XTC
Once Lane, Lorelai, and Rory run inside, we can hear this song being played. This is the sixth track on the album Apple Venus Volume 2 by the English band XTC. It is the only single XTC released from it.
I Don't Know How to Say Goodbye to You by Sam Phillips
This song is played while Lorelai and Rory drive through Stars Hollow on their way to Chilton. This song is from Sam Phillips’ 1988 album The Indescribable Wow, which was her first album after switching from Christian pop to mainstream alternative rock, and changing her name from Leslie to Sam. The album was well-received by critics but did not chart. Thank God she switched because we love her songs on this show.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
This song plays while Miss Patty teaches baton twirling to a class of little girls. Sousa wrote this song in 1896 and it was first performed in 1897 to immediate enthusiasm. Generally considered Sousa’s masterwork, it is the official National March of the United States and is usually played for the U.S. President after he or she finishes a speech. It also has a special meaning in show business, especially the theatre and circus, where it is known as “The Disaster March.” Traditionally, it is used to signal that there is a life-threatening emergency so that staff can handle exit without causing panic. One notable use of it in this context was at a circus fire in Hartford in 1944, where at least 60 people were killed. Its use in the show at this point may be meant to signify what a disaster of a day Lorelai was having. Isn’t that interesting?
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