It’s funny: I knew I had a good memory for songs used on TV shows: I could describe for you, in great detail, the Queer as Folk scenes that used Ben E. King’s “Save the Last Dance For Me,” ABBA’s “Chiquitita,” Broken Social Scene’s “Lover’s Spit,” and Matthew Good’s “Weapon.” (If you remember that last one, too, you know why I’m not linking to it.) I could also probably reenact the Poco-“Keep on Tryin’ ” and Foreigner-“Hot Blooded” moments from Bones. But I didn’t realize I’d ever paid that kind of attention to a show’s musical score until I received an advance copy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — The Score, a CD compilation of Emmy-winning composer Christophe Beck’s work from seasons 2 through 5 (in stores today).
Turns out, I knew exactly what scene “Sacrifice” was from — and almost cried listening to it. (Don’t click on that link, if you haven’t cleared Buffy’s fifth season.) I also got a perfect visual from “Drink Me” (from season 3’s “Graduation Day, Part II”) and “Remembering Jenny” (from season 2’s “Passion,” below).
Check out excerpts of the 29 tracks on Amazon, and tell us: what is the most memorable piece of Buffy score?