TV TUESDAY S02E06: SUPERNATURAL's Top 40 Musical Moments (20-11)

[The first two parts of the countdown can be found HERE and HERE.]

"Burnin' For You" - Blue Öyster Cult
   season 1, episode 17
This haunting little ditty with chanting monk-like background vocals and the line "I'm livin' for givin' the Devil his due"  is another song that would no doubt be heard in Dean's black 1967 Impala.

"Hey Man, Nice Shot" - Filter
   season 1, episode 6
This powerful song, slowly builds with a throbbing bass and slow steady drumbeat before erupting in howling vocals and heavy grungy guitar chords.  Then it takes a breath, slows back down, builds back up and explodes all over again.  Due to its sound, it is often mistaken as a Nine Inch Nails song.

"Time Has Come Today" - Chambers Brothers
   season 2, episode 2
Recorded in 1966, the song charted in 1968 at the height of the psychedelic movement culminating with the band performing a ridiculously brief two minute rendition of the album's full length eleven minute version on The Ed Sullivan Show in early 1969.  The shouting, hoarse-voiced reading of the Judgment Day lyrics add a sense of impending doom.

"Smoke On The Water" - Deep Purple
   season 6, episode 2
One of the top three guitar riffs of all time powers this tale of "some stupid with a flare gun" which somehow sounds sinister when sung by Ian Gillan.

"Hair Of The Dog" - Nazareth
   season 2, episode 8
How badass is this song?  If Sam and Dean were as badass as this song, Supernatural would've lasted just one season - they would have had evil on lockdown for all eternity.  Fade to black.

"Rock Of Ages" - Def Leppard
   season 1, episode 5
   season 1, episode 8
   season 5, episode 22
All attitude and swagger.  Used as Dean's personal pump-up song.

"Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
   season 1, episode 22
   season 2, episode 1
   season 7, episode 16
The first time this song was played on the show was during one of those car crash out of nowhere scenes that were all the rage on TV and in movies a few years back.  The fact that it has stuck with HERC after nearly eight years should tell you somethin'.  

"Green Onions" - Booker T & the MGs
   season 2, episode 19
HERC never considered this a particularly spooky or scary song until it was used in the "goat killer" scene in American Graffiti.  

"Slow Ride" - Foghat
   season 7, episode 1
Another potential theme song for Supernatural although lyrically the song doesn't fit the criteria. The breakdown that occurs about halfway through the eight minute album version definitely makes the grade though.

"Bad Company" - Bad Company
   season 1, episode 11
Another atmospheric song with that soft/loud dynamic that sounds so nice on the show. 

HERC included a few bonus tracks in today's playlist just for the hell of it.  Come back next week as HERC counts down the final 10 songs.

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