Recently in USA Today, they ran a list of songs that should comprise the soundtrack for the TV show (and my current mania) 'Lost'.
Among the songs chosen were some that appeared in episodes, others that just have the right theme for a particular scene or character.
With the first cut chosen, I've left the description and the sample lyrics. But if you want to read the whole article, (and the reasons for some of the choices) go to:
Guns N' Roses, Welcome to the Jungle
"Sure, it's a little on the nose. But upon reading the lyrics, it's like Axl wrote it just for packrat Sawyer:
Welcome to the jungle
It gets worse here everyday
You learn to live like an animal
In the jungle where we play
If you got a hunger for what you see
You'll take it eventually
You can have anything you want
But you better not take it from me"
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Run Through the Jungle
John Legend, Burning Down the House (Talking Heads cover)
Talking Heads, Psycho Killer
Biz Markie, Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee
Will Smith, Just the Two of Us
Thompson Twins, Doctor, Doctor
The Police, Message in a Bottle
Peter Murphy, Cuts You Up
Pearl Jam, Leash
Def Leppard, Animal
Driveshaft, You All Everybody
Weezer, Island in the Sun
Lou Reed, Perfect Day
Joe Purdy, Wash Away
Bobby Darrin, Beyond the Sea
Willie Nelson, Are You Sure?
Patsy Cline, Leavin' on Your Mind
As of this past week's episode, we can also add a song called "Delicate" by Damien Rice. Perhaps it should end the CD in the exact same way it ended the episode: cutting off abruptly as if the batteries have died.
After reading the article, this is what I wrote to the editors of USA Today:
'Jayme Deerwester's column about the "Lost" soundtrack could have used a Peter Gabriel number.
Either "In Your Eyes" due to all the episodes that begin with a closeup of a single eyeball, or "Shaking The Tree" which is a nice feel for any of the women and the strength they find within themselves while in the jungle.'