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The last song on The O.C.

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 15th 2007 11:23AM
Patrick Park The O.C.Which indie darling will be chosen to accompany the inevitable series finale montage of The O.C. on February 22nd? Stereogum knows. The show responsible for bringing Death Cab for Cutie into mainstream consciousness has dubbed neo-folkie Patrick Park the lucky recipient of this most coveted of pop culture moments. You can hear singer/songwriter Park's "Life is a Song" on MySpace. It will be available for purchase in July on Park's forthcoming album, and quite possibly on iTunes before that if The O.C. has anything to do with it.

Apparently, the folks at The O.C. weighed Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" and Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" before going with the LA-based Park's ditty. It's good to see them spread the love to a lesser known commodity. Congratulations, Patrick. You're destined for graduation mix CDs everywhere. Personally, I can't wait. There's nothing better than a tear-jerking montage accompanied by a certifiable indie hit. I give you as evidence E.R.'s Green Day "Time of Your Life" montage. TV this sappy - it has to be good.

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drake

A better example of song use in a montage to end a series would be Sia's "Breathe Me" for the Six Feet Under finale a couple years ago. That sent some serious goosbumps.

February 23 2007 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
drake

Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" and Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek" were not being considered... stereogum just referenced those songs because they were used in similar fashion in previous seasons.

February 23 2007 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Elven_falcon

You can get the live version of the song on his "Mondays in Spaceland" album. It's on itunes right now.

February 16 2007 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
justin

i absolutely completely agree on the west wing montage. amazing.

this isn't the first time on the OC for Patrick Park. "Something Pretty" was used in season one.

February 15 2007 at 4:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Cicconi

E.R.?? Try Seinfeld. That montage was WAY better suited for Time of Your Life.

February 15 2007 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Porchland

The use of "Hallelujah" on "The West Wing" -- when CJ's boyfriend got shot in the convenience store -- was the best musical montage I've ever seen.

February 15 2007 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alan Hoffman

Where did you get that they considered Imogen Heap and Buckley? The article clearly states that those were past season enders.

February 15 2007 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Fred

How is this the "most coveted of pop culture moments"? Is anyone but the most die-hard fan still watching the show?

Oh, and that song doesn't seem to be available on his MySpace page.

February 15 2007 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jonathan Toomey

That's interesting that they considered "Hide and Seek" and "Hallelujah" since both songs have been used before in the show. "Hide and Seek" was used in the season two finale when Trey got shot and I think the Jeff Buckley tune was used early on in the series in one of the first few episodes.

February 14 2007 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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