Fabulous Guide to the Music of ‘Mad Men’

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A fabulous guide to the music of ‘Mad Men’

I haven’t seen a ‘Mad Men‘ episode since midway through series 3 when I ditched my cable TV, but I do love the music featured in it as it’s so characteristic of the 60s, and I’ve kept up on that as much as I could. (You’ll find the whole list of every song and piece of music featured in ‘Mad Men‘ at Tune Find).

So today, I was delighted to find this article from music writer Chris Molanphy writing for NPR (just about my favorite organization in the world), talking about and linking to a lot of the music used in ‘Mad Men‘ over the years. And including what he calls “a bunch of the show’s cleverest song choices.”

Music like Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass’s “Casino Royale, Jim Reeves’ “Welcome to My World“, Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bleecker Street,” and Petula Clark’s “I Know a Place“. And many other fabulous 60s classics you’ve either long forgotten about, or never heard before.

(Remember Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra’s “Love Is Blue?

If you want a guide to the music of ‘Mad Men‘, Chris Molanphy definitely has an awesome one for you. You’ll find it at NPR.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.