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|Les musiques dans Friends|
|Pourquoi cette page est en anglais ?|
Le contenu de cette page est l’exacte copie d’une page consacrée aux musiques dans Friends d’un site Américain Friends-tv.org à la mise en page près. Le texte est donc en anglais. Cette page référence tous les titres des chansons qui ont été joués dans Friends.
|Music in Episodes|
The purpose of this page is to help you identify that song you heard in the background during a certain scene in a certain episode. It is organized by episode number.
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|The Theme Song and the Soundtrack Albums|
The theme song is called "I’ll Be There For You." It is sung by the Rembrandts. The music is by Michael Skloff and the lyrics by Allee Willis.
The Soundtrack album has the TV version and the extended version of the song.
The extended version can also be found on the Rembrandts 1995 album, "L.P."
And a new version can be found on the 2nd Friends Soundtrack Album, Friends Again.
And to answer the most-asked questions about the theme song: There are only four claps; and D.O.A. stands for "dead on arrival."
So no one told you life was gonna be this way [four claps]
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year
but I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(’Cause you’re there for me too)
Then, the extended version continues with:
You’re still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You’ve burned your breakfast; so far, things are going great
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these
But she didn’t tell when the world has brought you down to your knees
No one could ever know me, no one could ever see me
Seems you’re the only one who knows
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, but
Here are the lyrics:
In the calling out to one another Of the lovers up and down the strand In the sound of the waves and the cries Of the seagulls circling the sand In the fragments of the songs Carried down the wind from some radio In the murmuring of the city in the distance Ominous and low I hear the sound of the world where we played And the far too simple beauty Of the promises we made If you ever need holding Call my name, and I’ll be there If you ever need holding And no holding back, and I’ll see you through Sky Blue And Black Where the touch of the lover ends And the soul of the friend begins There’s a need to be separate and a need to be one And a struggle neither wins Where you gave me the world I was in And a place I could make a stand I could never see how you doubted me When I’d let go of you hand Yeah, and I was much younger then And I must have thought that I would know If things were going to end And the heavens were rolling Like a wheel on a track And our sky was unfolding And it’ll never fold back Sky Blue And Black And I’d have fought the world for you If I thought that you wanted me to Or put aside What was true or untrue If I’d known that’s What you needed What you needed me to do But the moment has passed by me now To have put away my pride And just come through for you somehow If you ever need holding Call my name, and I’ll be there If you ever need holding And no holding back, I’ll see you through You’re the color of the sky Reflected in each store-front window pane You’re the whispering and the sighing Of my tires in the rain You’re the hidden cost and the thing that’s lost In everything I do Yeah and I’ll never stop looking for you In the sunlight and the shadows And the faces on the avenue That’s the way love is
|TOW The Blackout|
|TOW Underdog Gets Away|
When Ross was singing to his unborn child, he was singing his own version of Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkeys, by The Monkeys.
|The One With The Monkey|
The song which played while Chandler had photos with Janice and while Phoebe said goodbye to Scientist Guy was Into Your Arms by Lemonheads.
I haven’t been able to identify the other song at the party. I you can identify one I’ve missed, let me know.
|TOW Mrs. Bing|
|The One With the Dozen Lasagnes|
|TOW the Stoned Guy|
|TOW Two Parts, part 2|
|The One With All the Poker|
|The One Where The Monkey Gets Away|
|TOW the Fake Monica|
|The One Where Rachel Finds Out|
|TOW Ross’s New Girlfriend|
|TOW Phoebe’s Husband|
|TOW Five Steaks and an Eggplant|
|TOW The Baby on the Bus|
|TOW Ross Finds Out|
A source at Warner Bros. explained it this way:
Sorry, but that is a library piece, so it is not available. It was found by my music editor. It is common practice on many TV shows to use licensed music from library CDs. A "library" is usually a large number of CDs featuring music and/or sound effects. Libraries often consist of 10 to 50 CDs that are sold on a per use basis and incorporated into a TV show as needed so that a show producer can find a piece of music that evokes a mood or feeling to help the story. This is easier than getting a composer or band together to record original sounds, and costs less than doing that or licensing a popular song. And clearly, it works. :-)
Someone else pointed out that the same clip was used in other Friends episodes, played as one scene changes to another. For example, it is used during the opening of episode 316, The One The Morning After, during the "Previously, on Friends" recap of the prior episode.
|TOW The List|
Here are the lyrics to With or Without You:
See the stone set in your eyes Feel the thorn twist in your side I wait for you Sleight of hand and twist of fate On a bed of nails she makes me wait And I wait....without you With or without you With or without you Through the storm we reach the shore You give it all but I want more And I’m waiting for you With or without you With or without you I can’t live With or without you And you give yourself away And you give yourself away And you give And you give And you give yourself away My hands are tied My body bruised, she’s got me with Nothing left to win And nothing else to lose With or without you With or without you I can’t live With or without you
|TOW Phoebe’s Dad|
|TOW The Lesbian Wedding|
Just before and while Ross danced with Susan, it was Strangers in the Night, performed by Frank Sinatra.
|The One After the Superbowl, part 2|
During the goodbye scene at the limo, it was a slow, thoughtful version of the chorus of "I’ll be there for you," (Yes, the Friends theme song).
|TOW The Prom Video|
|The One Where Ross & Rachel... You Know|
Here are the lyrics:
The world was on fire and no one could save me but you It’s strange What desire will make foolish people do I never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you I never dreamed that I’d love somebody like you Chorus: I don’t wanna fall in love No I don’t wanna fall in love with you What a wicked game you played to make me feel this way What a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you What a wicked thing to say you never felt this way What a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you Chorus: And I don’t wanna fall in love No I don’t wanna fall in love with you I never dreamed that I’d love somebody like you I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you Chorus: No I don’t wanna fall in love No I don’t wanna fall in love Nobody else loves no one
|TOW Joey Moves Out|
|TOW Eddie Moves In|
|TOW The Bullies|
|The One With Two Parties|
Shoe Box, by Barenaked Ladies
Sexuality, by K.D. Lang
Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell (Traffic Jam Mix)
It’s a Free World Baby, R.E.M.
Good Intentions, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Stain Yer Blood, Paul Westerberg
Also: When Chandler hugged Rachel in the hallway, there was a slow instrumental version of the chorus of the Friends theme, "I’ll be there for you" playing. It sounded like it was done on electric piano.
|The One With The Chicken Pox|
|TOW Barry & Mindy’s Wedding|
Early in the reception, "The Girl from Ipanema" was played. Later, Rachel sang, "Copa Cabana." Afterwards, Someone To Watch Over Me was performed. You can find it on Frank Sinatra’s album, "Classic Sinatra: His Great Performances 1953-1960."
|The One With The Flashback|
Here are the lyrics (Thanks go to Mark):
It’s the time of the season when love runs high In this time, give it to me easy And let me try with pleasured hands To take you in the sun to promised lands To show you every one It’s the time of the season for loving What’s your name ? Who’s your daddy ? Is he rich like me ? Has he taken any time To show you What you need to live ? Tell it to me slowly Tell you What I really want to know It’s the time of the season for loving (repeat last stanza)
|TOW The Race Car Bed|
|TOW The Giant Poking Device|
|The One With All the Football|
After they traded players, so it was girls against guys, and Phoebe was asking how they’re going to beat the boys, the music was Misirlou, by Dick Dale and His Deltones.
During the slow-motion final play, the music used was The Natural, by Randy Newman, from the movie of the same name.
|TOW Rachel Quits|
|TOW Chandler Can’t Remember Which Sister|
The music as Joey’s party was "She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) by Carl Carlton.
|TOW All the Jealousy|
|TOW Ross and Rachel Take a Break|
|TOW The Hypnosis Tape|
|TOA The Beach|
|TOW The Ballroom Dancing|
|The One With Joey’s New Girlfriend|
|TOW Joey’s Dirty Day|
|TOW the Fake Party|
After that song, the next was The Impression That I Get, by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. This started about the time that Phoebe was talking to Joey about how he was making his sandwich, and then Rachel game in, in her black dress.
After the commercial break, when Phoebe and Joey were sitting in armchairs talking about meat, and then Rachel came in wearing her cheerleader outfit, the music playing was 6th Avenue Heartache, by The Wallflowers.
|TOW all the Haste|
Trivia: The writers of the show have mentioned Chuck Mangione in another episode. In The One At The Beach, Phoebe finds a photo on her birth-mother’s fridge that she’s convinced it her father. However, it turns out to be a photo of Chuck, to whom her birth-mother recently sold a house.
|TOW the Worst Best Man Ever|
Last night, I waved goodbye, now it seems years I’m back in the city, where nothin’ is clear But thoughts of me, holdin’ you, bringin’ us near CHORUS And tell me When will our eyes meet ? When can I touch you ? When will this strong yearnin’ end ? And when will I hold you again ? Time in New England, took me away Long rocky beaches and you by the bay We started a story whose end must now wait CHORUS I feel the change comin’, I feel the wind blow I feel brave and daring!, I feel my blood flow, oh With you I could bring out all the love that I have With you there’s a heaven, so earth ain’t so bad CHORUS
On the North American DVD release, a different scene was used: One where Monica tells Emily that her engagement ring spent 2 days in a duck’s colon.
|TOW Ross’s Wedding, part 1|
Several people have asked me
|TOW Ross’s Wedding, part 2|
What that was, but one of my site visitors suggested that it sounds a lot like Yanni’s "Face in the Photograph." There is a resemblance, but it’s not close enough for me to be certain.
As for the music used at the wedding itself: A band called The Hormones played live for this scene. While most of the wedding party walked down the aisle, their song "Tired Old Souls" was performed. One of the members of the band (Marc Carroll) has put out a solo album which contains this music. You can find a short clip at http://www.marccarroll.com/content/albums.htm.
After "Tired Old Souls," they switch to their own arrangement of the traditional wedding march, commonly known as, "Here Comes the Bride."
|TOW Phoebe Hates PBS|
|TOW Ross Moves In|
|TOW Everyone Finds Out|
(Semisonic also has one of their other songs on the Friends Again Soundtrack album.)
Here are the lyrics to Making a Plan (words and music by Dan Wilson):
Out in the land where my dreams flew around I bulldozed the trees and set my feet on the ground Put a day in and a week would come out I didn’t have time for doubt Then when the whole thing went down the drain I learned that the future don’t always obey Now I’m afraid to get back in the pool Somehow I’d feel like a fool Making a Plan Making a Plan High in the morning with climbing to do High in the turrets I’m thinking of you Everybody says it’s all for the best Somehow I wouldn’t have guessed Little dominions turn into dust Schemes blow away on a breeze of mistrust I’m not feeling sorry for little ol’ me But I’m not about to be Making a Plan Making a Plan Stop, you work your way up til you drop Down down until your ears go pop What were we gonna do at the top ? I forgot Now I can sit and watch the time fly And I’ll feel better when time has gone by And I’ll never again be blindsided by fate The future will have to wait I only have time for today As long as I can delay Making a Plan A Plan Making a Plan A Plan
|TOW The Girl Who Hits Joey|
When Ross and Phoebe where at Howard’s party, the song (which kept repeating "You’re going to miss me, miss me, when I’m gone") was Angel and the Jerk, by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Penelope Huston. This one can be found on the "Friends Again" soundtrack.
After Phoebe and Ross left the party and were back in Ross’s apartment, the music was "Casey Jones," by the Grateful Dead.
|TOW Rachel Smokes|
The second was Jammin’ by Bob Marley.
|TOW Ross Can’t Flirt|
|TOW the Ride Along|
|TOW Joey’s Big Break|
Here are the lyrics:
On the first part of the journey I was looking at all the life There were plants and birds and rocks and things There was sand and hills and rings The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz And the sky with no clouds The heat was hot and the ground was dry But the air was full of sound I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert you can remember your name ’Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain La, la ... After two days in the desert sun My skin began to turn red After three days in the desert fun I was looking at a river bed And the story it told of a river that flowed Made me sad to think it was dead You see I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert you can remember your name ’Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain La, la ... After nine days I let the horse run free ’Cause the desert had turned to sea There were plants and birds and rocks and things there was sand and hills and rings The ocean is a desert with it’s life underground And a perfect disguise above Under the cities lies a heart made of ground But the humans will give no love You see I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert you can remember your name ’Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain La, la ...
|The One In Vegas|
|The One After Vegas|
|The One On The Last Night|
|TOW The Routine|
And the song played when Joey and Janine finally got to kiss was a song called "Next Year," by Kevin Henry. The portion of "Next Year" that was used in the scene is borrowed from the traditional New Year’s song, "Auld Lang Syne." You can hear the whole song and visit the artist’s web page at http://www.kevinhenry.com/.
|TOW It Might Have Been, part 1|
This scene was also shown during the Friend bloopers and outtakes special that aired in the US in February, 2001. In that instance, a different song was used: Shake Your Groove Thing, by "Peaches and Herb."
|TOW It Might Have Been, part 2|
|The One With Unagi|
|The One With Joey’s Fridge|
|The One With Mac & C.H.E.E.S.E.|
|The One Where Paul’s The Man|
|The One With The Proposal, part 2|
It later commercials that contained this scene, the music playing was He is Everything You Want, by Veritcal Horizon.
|TOW The Holiday Armadillo|
|TOW All The Cheesecakes|
|The One Where They All Turn Thirty|
|The One With Ross and Monica’s Cousin|
|The One With Chandler’s Dad|
Chandler’s Dad performed 2 songs: I Feel Pretty, from the musical "West Side Story," and "It’s Raining Men," which, I’m told, was originally recorded by The Weathergirls.
In the scene where Rachel was driving the Porsche and got pulled over by a cop, it was Ride Wit Me, by Nelly, also featuring City Spud.
Monica’s walk down the aisle was to an instrumental version of My Love, originally by Paul McCartney and Wings.
After the ceremony finished, during the last few shots while Chandler and Monica discussed "the baby," it was an instrumental of Everlong, by The Foo Fighters. I’ve been challenged on that, but I think it is a match. The rhythm and the melody used in the show matches the part of Everlong where the lyrics say, "If everything could ever feel this way forever, If anything could ever be this good again."
The exact instrumentals used in the show may not be available. However,
the instrumental of My Love is similar to an arrangement on the album,
And there is a string quartet version of the Foo Fighters’ "Everlong" on an album called "String Quartet Tribute to Foo Fighters," through Vitamin Records.
|In NBC’s commercials, advertising the episodes of season 8,|
|The One With Rachel’s Date|
|The One With The Stripper|
|The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath|
|The One With The Secret Closet|
|The One With The Birthing Video|
|The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, part 2|
|In NBC’s promos for season 9,|
Another promo was for the whole NBC comedy line-up, and the song included the lyrics "Come along now, come along with me." This one is Come Along by Titiyo. There’s a link to a clip for that song on this page.
The third promo just had instrumental music, and I didn’t recognize it.
|The One Where No One Proposes|
|The One With The Male Nanny|
|The One With The Inappropriate Song|
|The One With Christmas in Tulsa|
|The One With Phoebe’s Rats|
I don’t know what music was at the end when Rachel kissed Gavin.
|The One Where Monica Sings|
|The One With The Soap Opera Party|
|The One In Barbados|
Thanks to the people who emailed that information to me.
During Joey’s section, The Who’s "Won’t Get Fooled Again" was used.
For Phoebe, it was Peter Gabriel’s "Solsbury Hill."
For Monica and Chandler:
- An as-yet-unidentified instrumental. (Someone suggested this was the Forrest Gump Theme. I checked on that... it’s similar, but not an actual match.) - "Escape" by Enrique Iglesias.
- Bruce Springsteen’s "Secret Garden."
For Ross and Rachel:
- Finished off the "Secret Garden" clip.
- "I’m With You," by Avril Lavigne.
For "The Twist:"
- More of "I’m With You," by Avril Lavigne.
And "This Year:"
"The Power of Goodbye" by Madonna.
Someone told me that in another Season 10 promo, "Waiting for You" by Seal was used. I didn’t catch that promo, so I can’t confirm or deny that.
Someone also told me that Fleetwood Mac’s "Goodbye Baby" was used in a promo. The vocals of that song are performed by Stevie Nicks.
|The One With The Birth Mother|
|The One Where The Stripper Cries|
There were several background songs that I didn’t necessarily recognize (like at Ross and Chandler’s alumni gathering) but plenty of others that were easily recognizable:
The first song that Danny Devito used for his striptease was Soft Cell’s "Tainted Love." That song is originally by Gloria Jones in 1964 but made famous by Soft Cell in 1981. About a dozen other artists have done covers as well.
The second song used by the stipper was the 1978 song "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," by Sylvester.
The first party scene at Ross and Chandler’s college featured the 80’s hit, "Der Kommisar," recorded in the US in 1982 by After the Fire. The song was originally written and performed that same year by the Austrian singer, Falco.
The next song used at the 1987 party was "Funkytown," by Lipps, Inc.
The song while Fat Monica danced during the end credits (while still at the 1987 college party) was "Disco Inferno," by The Trammps.
|The One With Phoebe’s Wedding|
The second one was the Beatles’, "Here, There, and Everywhere."
|Clip Show - The One Before The Last One|
The clip show opened with "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression Pt 2" by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, Come Inside, Come Inside."
The "Fun & Games" section opened with "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2" by Gary Glitter. Then, during the football sequence, they used "Get Ready For This," by 2 Unlimited. Later, when Ross played the bag-pipes, he was attempting to play "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang.
Phoebe’s section opened with an upbeat song with female vocals, but I couldn’t identify it. Does anyone know this one ?
For Chandler, the song was "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind.
"The Boys" featured "The Rockafeller Skank," by Fatboy Slim. That was also used at Ross’s party in episode 5.15, The One With the Girl Who Hits Joey.
Monica’s sequence gave us "Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong," by The Spin Doctors. Then when she and Ross were dancing their routine, the music was "Trouble With Boys," by Loreta.
Ross’s montage used a great bit of swing music. I’m not sure what it was, but it reminded me of "Undecided," which I believe was composed by Charlie Shavers. But I’ve also seen the names "Grapelli and Reinhardt" associated with that song. It normally features the lyrics, "First you say you will, and then you won’t. And then you say you do, and then you don’t. You’re undecided now, so what are you gonna do ?" That would seem to fit Ross’s character, especially his relationship with Rachel. Does anyone else have a better idea of What this music was ?
"The Girls," showcased Cyndi Lauper’s "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun."
Rachel’s section opened with "There She Goes," this version performed by The LA’s.
Joey’s sequence used "Smooth" by Santana, featuring Rob Thomas.
"Friends and Lovers" began with "Wicked Game," by Chris Isaak. Later in that same section, "The Reason" by Hoobastank was used. Oddly, the Closed Captions for the episode incorrectly said it was "Times Like These" by Foo Fighters.
After the brief interviews, the final montage featured U2’s "Walk On."
During the credits, the opening scene from The One With the Dozen Lasagnas (episode 12) was used, with the gang in the coffee house doing the theme from "The Odd Couple."
|The Last One, parts 1 & 2|
During the "Previously, on Friends" opening, when the previous episode’s kiss between Ross and Rachel was shown, there was some nice instrumental music, guitar and piano. Does anyone know what that was ?
Some people have asked what music was used when Rachel left Monica’s apartment to go to the airport. But there was no music played at that point.
When Ross was at JFK airport and found out that Rachel was a Newark airport, the guitar music was "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam. This music continued while the scene changed to Newark airport and showed Rachel boarding at her gate.
Some people have asked what music was used when Ross (now at Newark airport) asked Rachel to stay, but she leaves anyway. There was no music played at that point.
When Rachel came back from the airport and Ross made the comment to himself, "Don’t make jokes now," followed by another kiss, the music used was the same studio library music that was used when Ross and Rachel had their first meaningful kiss at the end of episode 2.07.
The guitar music at the end of the show, when everyone left Monica’s apartment to get coffee, was "Embryonic Journey" by Jefferson Airplane.