January 7, 2014 / 10:15 am

Netflix Binge or Research on the Top Songs of Gossip Girl Soundtrack

Similar to many college students returning home for winter break, I have once again succumbed to the ever addicting internet binge of Netflix. This plague, which will hold you captive until the wee hours of the night, has seemed to turn once again to an old favourite of mine, Gossip Girl. Say what you will about the plot, the morals the show or who you think Blair and Serena should have ended up with at the end – there is one thing you can’t contest: Gossip Girl has a phenomenal sound track.

Really, it does.

Gossip Girl was on the indie scene before I even know there was an indie scene to be on. Soundtracks are just one more way for shows to add nuance, highlighting exactly what they want to been taken away by the eager audience. Gossip Girl was hip, edgy and often times more than a little risqué – the sound track is too. Since revisiting the show, I’ve become reacquainted with some of the great tunes they introduced me to in the first place.

Here are my top 10 songs for each of the 6 seasons of Gossip Girl, in the order they appeared in the series.

Season 1 (2007)

  • Hang Me Up to Dry – Cold War Kids
  • Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
  • Kiss, Kiss – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Timebomb – Beck
  • Someone Great – LCD Soundsystem
  • Campus – Vampire Weekend
  • The Ice is Getting Thinner – Death Cab For Cutie
  • Time to Pretend – MGMT
  • Do You Wanna – The Kooks
  • Ohh Yeah – Moby

Season 2 (2008)

  • New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me down – LCD Sound System
  • Creator – Stanogold
  • Buildings and Mountains – Republic Tigers
  • Electric Feel – MGMT
  • Good Day – Nappy Roots
  • Slow Show – The National
  • White Diamonds – Friendly Fires
  • Lies – The Black Keys
  • Use Sombody – Kings of Leon
  • Signs – Bloc Party

Season 3 (2009)

  • Don’t Slow Down – Matt & Kim
  • Listomania – Phoenix
  • Animal – Miike Snow
  • Moth’s Wings – Passion Pit
  • Star Power – Sonic Youth
  • In Transit – Albert Hammond Jr.
  • People C’Mon – Delta Spirit
  • Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Cool Yourself – Thou With the Get Down Stay Down
  • White Sky – Vampire Weekend

Season 4 (2010)

  • Ladder Song – Bright Eyes
  • Tighten Up – The Black Keys
  • Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
  • Afraid of Everyone – The National
  • Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells
  • U + Me = – Dan Black
  • Down By The Water – The Drums
  • I Saw the Light – Spoon
  • Young Blood – The Naked and Famous
  • Changes – Stars

Season 5 (2011)

  • Houdini – Foster the People
  • Shuffle a Dream – Little Dragon
  • Movin’ Away – My Morning Jacket
  • Hit The Ground – The Big Pink
  • Up Up Up – Givers
  • Hurricane – Ms Mr
  • Breakin’ the Chains of Love – Fitz & The Tantrums
  • Young Folks – The Kooks
  • Control Yourself – Dr. Dog
  • We Own the Sky – M83

Season 6 (2012)

  • Angles – The XX
  • Pick & Choose – Stepdad
  • Pyramids – Frank Ocean
  • Red Lips – Sky Ferreira
  • Hanging On – Ellie Goulding
  • It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
  • It’s All Alright – fun.
  • You’ve Got the Love – Florance + the Machine
  • We Are Girls – Rebecca & Fiona
  • Go Away – MNDR

XOXO