This week we talk about Season 1, Episode 9 “Rory’s Dance.”
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Gilmore Girls: Complete Soundtrack, including (most of) the songs from this episode:
Songs that are in this podcast (appear or are referenced in Season 1, Episode 9 of Gilmore Girls):
- “We’re All Light” by XTC | Purchase music from XTC
- Heard as Rory and Dean arrive at the Chilton Winter formal.
- XTC also has a song in the opening of Season 1, Episode 2.
- This song is not on Spotify, and therefore is not listed in the complete soundtrack playlist.
- “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star | Purchase music from Mazzy Star
- This is the first slow song at the dance, and acts as the soundtrack for Rory and Dean’s first dance.
- “Mixed Bizness” by Beck | Purchase music from Beck
- Heard as Jacob re-introduces himself to Rory, admitting that he is Paris’s cousin and that he’d like to have her number if, as she implies, Dean is not her boyfriend.
- “Sometimes Always” by The Jesus & Mary Chain | Purchase music from The Jesus & Mary Chain
- This song is the soundtrack to both Paris’s confrontation of Rory about Jacob’s true identity and the fight between Tristan and Dean.
Today’s Guest: Cory Sheldon
Cory Sheldon, who you may remember from the first episode of this podcast, is a film maker who loves music. He is also my boyfriend. I neglected to make that clear in my first episode, because I didn’t want you, my listeners, to feel like this was going to devolve into a podcast solely focused on trying to convince my boyfriend of the merits of my favorite show. This week, Cory reminisces about seeing Mazzy Star open up for The Jesus and Mary Chain as well as the importance of choosing the right music for a scene.
Cory is pictured holding my copy of Mazzy Star’s “So Tonight That I Might See” (2010 Reissue, PLAIN).
A Brief Overview to explain “Charting” in the United States
The Alternative chart is not the same as Billboard’s Hot 100 – The Hot 100 being the most commonly referenced chart in the United States.
The Billboard Hot 100 has been in existence since 1958. The chart ranks the most popular songs in the United States based upon radio audience, digital sales and physical single sales.
The Alternative Songs Chart first appeared in Billboard magazine in September, 1988. It lists the 40 most-played songs on modern rock radio stations, most of which are alternative rock songs. The Alternative chart was created as a companion to the Mainstream Rock chart, due to the explosion of alternative music on American radio in the late 1980s.
The Alternatives chart is based solely on radio airplay, as opposed to the more comprehensive data set for the Hot 100. More than 80 radio stations are electronically monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week and songs are ranked by a calculation of the total number of spins per week with its “audience impression,”which is based upon exact times of airplay and each station’s Nielsen Audio listener data.
Spinning in Stars Hollow
This week I’ve added 3 songs to the season 1 Spinning In Stars Hollow playlist:
- “Mayor of Simpleton”by XTC | Purchase music from XTC
- Recommended for those interested in learning more about XTC, who make their second appearance on Gilmore Girls in this episode.
- “Sometimes” by My Bloody Valentine | Buy music from My Bloody Valentine
- Recommended for fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain.
- “Sleeping In A Car” by The Staves | Buy music from The Staves
- For fans of Hope Sandoval (of Mazzy Star) and her dreamy vocals, these harmonies of these sisters will be right up your alley.
Please, if you like what you hear, support these artists and buy their music.
The Gilmore Girls Soundtrack theme music was provided by Scott Holmes. A big, big thanks to Scott for sharing his great talent.