As you know one song becomes the episode title, and below are the songs that were featured in the finale episode of True Blood as listed on the HBO.com/trueblood web site. We have provided links where you can purchase the songs or albums on Amazon and ITunes.
To see ALL of the music featured in True Blood’s Season 6, go to the MUSIC Section of our Season 6 Episode Guide.
Below is the music for True Blood Season 6 Finale, Episode 10 “Radioactive
From radio.com‘s discussion with True Blood’s music supervisor, Gary Calamar about this week’s music:
During the first-ever daytime vampire picnic, Jessica and her new vampire lover, James, took on Jason Stackhouse and his vampire keeper, Violet, in volleyball while the Breeders‘ “Cannonball” played in the background. But Kim Deal and co.’s most well-known song almost didn’t make the cut; in fact, she just beat out Kenny Loggins.
“We initially toyed with the idea of using Kenny Loggins’ ‘Playing With The Boys’ in a little Top Gun homage,” Calamar told Radio.com, referencing a beach volleyball scene in the classic ’80s flick. “Cute idea, but ultimately we went with ‘Cannonball’ to show the joy and elation in in our characters playing volleyball in the sunlight.”
Jason Stackhouse probably would have been a lot more comfortable with Maverick and Iceman than with Violet (see her sinking her claws into him in the above photo). It’s not hard to imagine Jason in this scene.
Performing at “The Bar Formerly Known As Merlotte’s,” James sings a number of songs from the L.A. band Paper Pilots (you can hear the originals on the band’s official website — the songs he covers are “Lackadaisical,” “Balancing The Blacklight” and “Romancing Glares”). For the episode, the songs were remixed with vocals from Luke Grimes, who plays James and is a musician in real life.
True Blood has traditionally veered away from the current pop charts, but for this week’s title song, “Radioactive,” they went with Imagine Dragons. While artists from Jimmy Page’s old band the Firm to Rita Ora to Kings of Leon all have songs by that name, Calamar says that a lot of thought was put into what song would end season six.
“We tried many things for the final song of season six,” he said. “We were looking for something with an apocalyptic theme that could leave us hanging and questioning the fate of our characters in season seven. We tried everything from Nine Inch Nails to Radiohead, but this Imagine Dragons track nailed it for us both lyrically and musically. It’s also great that we can use a song that is currently climbing the charts and very hot right now.”