Miss Mad Men? There’s Now an Album

One of the great things about premium TV these days is how so much care is devoted to picking exactly the right music for the shows. Anyone who watched The Sopranos, True Blood or Breaking Bad knows what I mean. I’d also put Mad Men in this category.  Without carefully curated song selections, the show just wouldn’t have had the same impact.

There’s now a compilation of some of the key songs used in the series. Here’s the tracklisting. If you were a fan, you can probably guess what the last song is.


  1. RJD2 – “A Beautiful Mine (Instrumental)”
  2. Don Cherry with Ray Conniff & His Orchestra – “Band of Gold”
  3. Vic Damone – “On The Street Where You Live”
  4. Bobby Helms – “My Special Angel”
  5. Bob Dylan – “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
  6. The Decemberists – “The Infanta”
  7. Peter, Paul, & Mary – “Early In The Morning”
  8. Christina Hendricks – “C’est Magnifique”
  9. Skeeter Davis – “The End of The World”
  10. Roy Orbison – “Shahdaroba”
  11. David Carbonara – “Score Suite 1”
  12. Jessica Pare – “Zou Bisou Bisou”
  13. The Beach Boys – “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
  14. Connie Conway – “I Should Not Be Seeing You”
  15. Nancy Sinatra – “You Only Live Twice”
  16. Big Brother and The Holding Company – “Piece of My Heart”
  17. Judy Collins – “Both Sides Now”
  18. The Spencer Davis Group – “I’m A Man”
  19. The Zombies – “This Will Be Our Year”
  20. Frank Sinatra – “My Way”
  21. Robert Morse – “The Best Things in Life Are Free”
  22. Roberta Flack – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
  23. David Carbonara – “Score Suite 2”
  24. The New Seekers – “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)”


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Miss Mad Men? There’s Now an Album

  • October 9, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Were The Beatles omitted because of potential licensing costs? Hmmmm? How could the song from the White Album not make this list? Alan?

    And when the hell is Ed finally coming to dvd/blu ray? Which bands are super-expensive there?


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