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This article is about songs featured in Lost. For general musical coverage, see Portal:Music.
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Characters played songs from sources such as the Swan record player.

Besides its musical score, scenes in Lost included dozens of commercial songs. These songs usually played from diegetic sources such as record players but occasionally did not. The show also featured original songs.


Season 1

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Sources
"Leavin' On Your Mind" Patsy Cline "Tabula Rasa" Radio in Ray Mullen's truck
"Wash Away (Reprise)" Joe Purdy "Tabula Rasa" Hurley's CD player
"Are You Sure?" Willie Nelson "House of the Rising Sun" Hurley's CD player
"I Shall Not Walk Alone" The Blind Boys of Alabama "Confidence Man" Incidental music heard at the end of the episode when Sayid is leaving the beach to explore the Island
"Intermezzo (from Carmen)" Georges Bizet (composer) "Solitary" Played by the music box in Rousseau's camp.
"This Place Is Death" Played by the music box at the beach.
"La Mer" Charles Trenet "Whatever the Case May Be" Sung by Shannon
"Delicate" Damien Rice "...In Translation" Hurley's CD player
"Heart and Soul" Larry Clinton "Do No Harm" Played on the piano by Jack and Sarah
"Itsy Bitsy Spider" Traditional "The Greater Good" Sung by Charlie.
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" James Brown "The Greater Good" Sung by Hurley
"Redemption Song" Bob Marley "Exodus, Part 2" Sung by Sawyer

Season 2

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Sources
"Make Your Own Kind of Music" "Mama" Cass Elliot "Man of Science, Man of Faith"; "Adrift" Swan record player
"Live Together, Die Alone" Listening station
"Flashes Before Your Eyes" Desmond's bar
"My Conversation" The Uniques (featuring Slim Smith) "Everybody Hates Hugo" Swan record player and hummed by Rose
"Up on the Roof" The Drifters "Everybody Hates Hugo" Swan record player
"Easy Money" Billy Joel "Everybody Hates Hugo" Playing in Hurley's van
"Waste Awhile" Solly "Everybody Hates Hugo" Playing in the record store when Hurley is talking to Starla
"Meditation", from Thaïs Jules Massenet "Abandoned" Piano music played in the ballet studio where Shannon teaches.
"Stay (Wasting Time)" Dave Matthews Band "Abandoned" Shannon's apartment
"Outside" Staind "Collision" Bar where Ana Lucia looks for Jason McCormack
"The End of the World" Skeeter Davis "What Kate Did" Diner where Diane works
"Walkin' After Midnight" Patsy Cline "What Kate Did" Swan record player
"Two for the Road" Radio in Christian Shephard's car
"Left Behind" Tow truck that picks up Kate
"He's Evil" The Kinks "The 23rd Psalm" Sung by Charlie
"Fire + Water" Played in Charlie and Liam's apartment
"Fall on Me" Pousette-Dart Band "The Hunting Party" Swan record player
"Papa Loves Mambo" Perry Como "Fire + Water" Swan record player
"Moonlight Serenade" Glenn Miller "The Long Con" The Arrow radio
"A Tale of Two Cities" Jack's car radio
"Catch a Falling Star" Perry Como "Maternity Leave" Melody of plane mobile above crib in the Staff nursery
"Whatever Happened, Happened" Sung by Kate when she is visiting Cassidy.
"Sundown" Sung by Claire whilst being held prisoner at the Temple. Also plays when Claire, Kate and Sayid leave the Temple.
"The Candidate" Played by Claire's music box, bequeathed to her by her father, when she and Jack open it
"Pushin' Too Hard" The Seeds "The Whole Truth" Swan record player
"I'll Share My World with You" George Jones "Lockdown" The country song that plays in Locke and Helen's house at the beginning of the episode.
"Compared to What" Les McCann & Eddie Harris "Lockdown" Swan record player
"These Arms of Mine" Otis Redding "S.O.S." Rose's car radio; Swan record player
"The Right Girl for Me" Frank Sinatra "S.O.S." Played on violins at the restaurant when Bernard propose to Rose.
"The Hard Way" Kasey Chambers "Two for the Road" Christian's car radio
"Voi Che Sapete" from Le Nozze Di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Live Together, Die Alone" Soundsystem of The Elizabeth
"Chains and Things" B. B. King "Live Together, Die Alone" Swan record player
"Ardulfurataini Watan" (the Land of the Two Rivers)
(Former Iraqi national anthem)
Shafiq Alkamali (lyrics)
Walid Gholmieh (music)
"Live Together, Die Alone" Sung by Kelvin

Season 3

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Sources
"Downtown" Petula Clark "A Tale of Two Cities" Playing on Juliet's CD player when she's preparing for the bookclub.
See Downtown for information on the CD and case that were shown in this scene
"One of Us" On the car radio when Juliet and Rachel drive up to the guardhouse
"Moonlight Serenade" ** Glenn Miller "The Long Con" The Arrow radio
"A Tale of Two Cities" Jack's car radio
"The Thunderer" John Philip Sousa "A Tale of Two Cities"; "The Glass Ballerina"; "Further Instructions" Plays when Sawyer is rewarded with fish biscuit
"I Feel Like Going Home" Muddy Waters "Further Instructions" Playing in Locke's pickup truck
An Der Schönen Blauen Donau (The Blue Danube) Johann Strauss, Jr. "Every Man for Himself" Song from the cartoon that is playing on the Hydra television when Jack is in the aquarium.
"I Wonder" Brenda Lee "The Cost of Living" Playing over speakers at Colleen's funeral
"Eko Lagos" Femi Kuti "The Cost of Living" Playing on a radio during Eko's black market vaccine deal with the Trader at a bar in Nigeria
Note: Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, was formerly known as Eko.
"Slowly" Ann-Margret "I Do" Incidental music heard when Kate is walking to her hotel room.
"Wedding March" Felix Mendelssohn "I Do" Kate's wedding
"Daydream Believer" The Monkees "I Do" Muzak version heard when Kate is in the grocery store.
"Building a Mystery" Sarah McLachlan "Flashes Before Your Eyes" Desmond's bedroom
"Wonderwall" Oasis "Flashes Before Your Eyes"; "Greatest Hits" Sung by Charlie on the street
"Make Your Own Kind of Music" ** "Mama" Cass Elliot "Man of Science, Man of Faith"; "Adrift" Swan record player
"Live Together, Die Alone" Listening station
"Flashes Before Your Eyes" Desmond's bar
"Show Me the Way to Go Home" Irving King "Stranger in a Strange Land" Sung by Sawyer on the canoe
"Shambala" Three Dog Night "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead"
"The Man Behind the Curtain"
Played on young Hurley’s radio and also played on the DHARMA van's stereo.
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 - "Andante grazioso" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" Played at Hurley's dinner
"Rump Shaker" Wreckx-n-Effect "Exposé" Nikki danced to this song
"Walkin' After Midnight" ** Patsy Cline "What Kate Did" Swan record player
"Two for the Road" Radio in Christian Shephard's car
"Left Behind" Tow truck that picks up Kate
"Addio del passato" from La traviata Giuseppe Verdi "One of Us" Playing in Juliet's bedroom when she and Goodwin are in bed.
"Colonel Bogey March" Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts "Catch-22" Hurley, Charlie, Desmond, and Jin whistled it together during their excursion.
"The Celtic Song" Glen Daly "Catch-22" Desmond sings this song while drinking
"Carrie Anne" The Hollies "Greatest Hits" Playing in the background when young Charlie jumps into his father's arms at the swimming pool.
"Scentless Apprentice" Nirvana "Through the Looking Glass" Playing in Jack's car on his way to Locke's memorial service.
"Good Vibrations" The Beach Boys "Through the Looking Glass" Playing "Good Vibrations" on the keypad inside The Looking Glass station is the code to stop transmissions from being jammed.

Season 4

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Sources
"Wann ist es Liebe" Jazzamor "The Economist" Playing in the background in the café where Sayid meets Elsa.
"If You Stayed Over" Bonobo (featuring Fink) "The Economist" Playing in Elsa's room while she and Sayid are in bed together.
"Xanadu" Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra "Eggtown" Song from the musical film Xanadu that Hurley plays on the VCR in his and Sawyer's room.
"She's Got You" Patsy Cline "Eggtown" Playing in Kate's and Claire's room when Locke walks in and wants to talk to Kate.
"Whatever Happened, Happened" Playing in Kate's car as she pulls up to Cassidy's house.
"Un bel di vedremo" from Madama Butterfly Giacomo Puccini "The Other Woman" Playing in Ben's house when he has Juliet over for dinner.
"It's Getting Better" Mama Cass Elliot "Meet Kevin Johnson" Playing in the car as Michael tries to commit suicide.
"Prelude in C# Minor" Sergei Rachmaninoff "The Shape of Things to Come" Ben is playing this when Locke comes in to tell him that the phone rang.
"Everyday" Buddy Holly and the Crickets "Cabin Fever" Playing on Emily's record player when she's preparing for her date.
"Gouge Away" The Pixies "There's No Place Like Home, Part 2" Playing on the radio in Jack's car as he's driving to the Hoffs/Drawlar Funeral Parlor.

Season 5

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Sources
"Shotgun Willie" Willie Nelson "Because You Left" Playing on Pierre Chang's record player.
"Dream Police" Cheap Trick "The Lie" Playing in the convenience store where Hurley goes to buy new clothes.
"Intermezzo (from Carmen)" * Georges Bizet "Solitary" Played by the music box in Rousseau's camp.
"This Place Is Death" Played by the music box at the beach.
"Candida" Dawn (with Tony Orlando) "LaFleur" Playing in a DHARMA station while Jerry and Rosie are dancing.
"Ride Captain Ride" The Blues Image "Namaste" Playing at the Orientation for the new DHARMA recruits.
"I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby" Billie Holiday "He's Our You" Playing on Oldham's record player.
"She's Got You" **** Patsy Cline "Eggtown" Playing in Kate's and Claire's room when Locke walks in and wants to talk to Kate.
"Whatever Happened, Happened" Playing in Kate's car as she pulls up to Cassidy's house.
"Catch a Falling Star" ** Perry Como "Maternity Leave" Melody of plane mobile above crib in the Staff nursery
"Whatever Happened, Happened" Sung by Kate when she is visiting Cassidy.
"Sundown" Sung by Claire whilst being held prisoner at the Temple. Also plays when Claire, Kate and Sayid leave the Temple.
"The Candidate" Played by Claire's music box, bequeathed to her by her father, when she and Jack open it
"It Never Rains in Southern California" Albert Hammond "Some Like It Hoth" Song playing in the DHARMA van when Hurley and Miles are driving to the Orchid station.
"Love Will Keep Us Together" Captain & Tennille "Some Like It Hoth" Song playing in the DHARMA van when Hurley and Miles are driving to the Orchid station.
"Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor" Frédéric Chopin "The Variable" Played by Daniel on the piano as a boy and again in 2004.
"Lighthouse" David Shephard is seen performing this piece and possessing a copy in his room.
"Happily Ever After" Daniel Widmore is seen performing this piece at Eloise Widmore's charity event.
"Three Cigarettes (In an Ashtray)" Patsy Cline "The Incident" Playing in the convenience store where Kate tried to steal a New Kids on the Block lunchbox.

Season 6

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Sources
"Search and Destroy" Iggy and the Stooges "The Substitute" Playing on Sawyer's record player as The Man in Black approaches him
"Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor" ***** Frédéric Chopin "The Variable" Played by Daniel on the piano as a boy and again in 2004.
"Lighthouse" David_Shephard is seen performing this piece and possessing a copy in his room.
"Happily Ever After" Daniel Widmore is seen performing this piece at Eloise Widmore's charity event.
"Catch a Falling Star" ** Perry Como "Maternity Leave" Melody of plane mobile above crib in the Staff nursery
"Whatever Happened, Happened" Sung by Kate when she is visiting Cassidy.
"Sundown" Sung by Claire whilst being held prisoner at the Temple. Also plays when Claire, Kate and Sayid leave the Temple.
"The Candidate" Played by Claire's music box, bequeathed to her by her father, when she and Jack open it


For possible symbolism relating to these song choices, see Music/Theories, as well lyrics in individual articles on each song.

* This song was first featured in season 1.
** This song was first featured in season 2.
*** This song was first featured in season 3.
**** This song was first featured in season 4.
***** This song was first featured in season 5.

Referenced songs and musicians

This sections contains:

  • Musicians mentioned or appearing in Lost without reference to a particular song.
  • Commercial songs (non-original) that are not heard, but are mentioned or referred to in the show.
  • Songs and musicians added to this list should be a clear and obvious reference to Lost or confirmed by the creators of Lost.
Songs that only are a possible (not obvious or confirmed) reference don't belong here! Use the Talk:Music page to discuss them.
(+) = Confirmed in the official podcast.


Songs are listed in chronological order of their first appearance by episode.

Song Title Artist Episodes featuring Context
"Strawberry Fields Forever" The Beatles "House of the Rising Sun" Part of the lyrics ("Living is easy with eyes closed") are tattooed on Charlie's left shoulder.
"The House of the Rising Sun" Folk song, popularized by The Animals "House of the Rising Sun" Title of the episode.
"Catch a Falling Star" Perry Como "Raised by Another" Claire asks the Stewerts to sing this to her baby when she is finalizing the details of adoption.
N/A Pete Townshend "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" The title of the episode is similar to the title of the album All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes by Pete Townshend. Specifically, this is a reference to a story inside the album jacket. [source needed]
"La Mer"
"Beyond the Sea"
Charles Trenet
Bobby Darin
"Whatever the Case May Be" Rousseau's notations contain lyrics from "La Mer" by Charles Trenet.
Shannon remembers the lyrics to "La Mer" as being from Finding Nemo, but it's the English version.
N/A The Hold Steady "Everybody Hates Hugo" Hurley asked Starla to attend their concert with him.
N/A Janis Joplin "What Kate Did" Kate wore a T-shirt that had a Janis Joplin logo. The shirt reads: "The Heart Stompin Janis Joplin Live in Concert at the Purple Frog Saloon: Trying Just a Little Bit Harder"
N/A Pink Floyd "Fire + Water" The famous Battersea Power Station featured on the album cover of Pink Floyd's Animals can be seen in the background of one of Charlie's flashbacks.
N/A The Beatles "Fire + Water" The scene where Charlie's father chops off the doll's head was an homage the Beatle's album Yesterday and Today. (Season 2 DVD)
"Coconut" Harry Nilsson "The Long Con" Referenced by Hurley when he sees Sayid shucking coconut husks on a stake.
"Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" Duke Ellington "The Long Con" Mentioned on WXR.
"Kumbaya" The Folksmiths including Joe Hickerson "Dave" Sawyer mentions this song sarcastically to Libby.
"LA X" As Sayid is taken out of the DHARMA van and Hurley takes the guitar case out, Miles asks "Are we gonna sing Kumbaya on the way?".
N/A Prince "?" Sawyer calls Ben "The Artist Formerly Known As Henry Gale", a variation on one the many nicknames of the famous musician.
N/A Son Volt "A Tale of Two Cities" The CD that Juliet places in her stereo is actually a dualdisc CD/DVD with the serial of "JN 94743". This serial belongs to the Okemah and the Melody of Riot album by Son Volt.
N/A Talking Heads "A Tale of Two Cities" The CD that Juliet plays is taken from the jewel case for the album Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads.
"Subterranean Homesick Blues" Bob Dylan "The Cost of Living" The video that Juliet plays for Jack on the Hydra television, in which she holds up cue cards, is reminiscent of Bob Dylan's video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues". (+)
"Highway 61 Revisited" Bob Dylan "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" Song/album name featured on Charlie's t-shirt.
N/A
"Ladytron"
Ladytron
Roxy Music
"Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" Hurley calls his servant "Lady Tron" instead of "Mrs. Tranh".
N/A Phil Collins "Catch-22" On Sawyer's cassette tape gift to Kate.
"Afternoon Delight" Starland Vocal Band "Catch-22" When hitting on Kate, Sawyer refers to this song by Starland Vocal Band about having sex in the afternoon.
"Purple Haze" The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Catch-22" Sawyer claims the ping pong table fell from the "purple haze", referring to the Swan implosion.
N/A Richard Strauss "The Economist" As Sayid is about to go to the opera with Elsa, he says, "Let’s go. Strauss awaits.".
N/A Kenny Rogers "There's No Place Like Home, Part 2" Sawyer calls Frank this.
"Coconut Telegraph" Jimmy Buffett "LaFleur" Sawyer says that Horace Goodspeed's drunken behavior will find its way out on the "coconut telegraph".
N/A Miles Davis "Some Like It Hoth" Hurley asks Dr. Chang if Miles's mother is a fan of the legendary jazz trumpeter and named his son after him.
N/A New Kids on the Block "The Incident" As a young girl, Kate tried to steal a lunch box featuring this band. The lunch box was later used for Kate and Tom's time capsule.

Fictional songs and musicians

This section contains songs and musicians made up by the creators of Lost especially for the show.

Drive Shaft

Main article: Drive Shaft

Songs by the fictional band Drive Shaft featured in Lost are:

Funny now
You finally see me standing here
Funny now
I'm crying in the rain
All alone
I try to be invincible
Together now
We can be saved

Geronimo Jackson

Main article: Geronimo Jackson

Songs by the fictional band Geronimo Jackson featured in Lost are:

Songs featured in the Lost Experience

See also

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