1.Rock Together, Die Alone

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The castaways on ABC's Lost have one more season of getting beat up, kidnapped, shot at, dragged underground by smoke monsters, catapulted through time-space, and vaporized by nuclear bombs. But through all of their trials on the mysterious island, there's been a soundtrack -- and, like everything on Lost, there's often a deeper meaning to the music.

Here, SPIN's Peter Gaston -- an avid Lostie -- reveals the best musical moments from the series' first five seasons.

Season 6 premieres Tuesday, February 2, at 9 P.M. EST on ABC.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST MUSICAL MOMENT >>

WARNING: This article definitely contains spoilers for viewers who haven't seen all five seasons of Lost.

Special thanks to Lostpedia and have-dog.com for loads of supporting details.

2.Rock Together, Die Alone

2/14

The castaways on ABC's Lost have one more season of getting beat up, kidnapped, shot at, dragged underground by smoke monsters, catapulted through time-space, and vaporized by nuclear bombs. But through all of their trials on the mysterious island, there's been a soundtrack -- and, like everything on Lost, there's often a deeper meaning to the music.

Here, SPIN's Peter Gaston -- an avid Lostie -- reveals the best musical moments from the series' first five seasons.

Season 6 premieres Tuesday, February 2, at 9 P.M. EST on ABC.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIRST MUSICAL MOMENT >>

WARNING: This article definitely contains spoilers for viewers who haven't seen all five seasons of Lost.

Special thanks to Lostpedia and have-dog.com for loads of supporting details.

3.Drive Shaft, "You All Everybody"

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Episode: Season 1, Episode 7
Flashback: Lost writers can be credited for several clever innovations on the show. Drive Shaft -- the fictitious band whose bassist, Charlie Pace (played by Dominic Monaghan), ended up on the island after the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, is not one of them. It featured Charlie and his brother Liam -- Oasis anyone? -- and they began to bicker and turn to vices once stardom set in. In this flashback, we see Drive Shaft storming through their hit single on stage.
Bonus Track: Central Lost character John Locke has a total music critic moment in the preceding episode: "I thought that your self-titled debut was a much stronger effort than [sophomore album] Oil Change." Also, SPIN posted a fake profile of Drive Shaft on October 4, 2006, the date of Season 3's premiere.
WATCH: "You All Everybody"

4.Damien Rice, "Delicate"

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Episode: Season 1, Episode 17
Flashback: In Season 1, the Discman of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes (played by Jorge Garcia) is used a few times to introduce music into the show. So Hurley cues up the dulcet tones of this Irish singer-songwriter and a montage ensues, with afternoon sunlight bathing newly formed couples (Shannon & Sayid, Claire & Charlie) and an empowered woman (Sun) -- until the CD player's batteries die. "Son of a bitch," Hurley grimaces.
Bonus Track: The music stops for a reason: The next few episodes are packed with ample tragedy, a far cry from that scene's idyllic glow.
More on Damien Rice: damienrice.com
WATCH: Damien Rice montage

5.Mama Cass Elliot, "Make Your Own Kind of Music"

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Episodes: Season 2, Episode 1 & 2
Flashback: Lost producers have licensed known songs for their season premieres and finales, often in scenes that take the audience somewhere for the very first time. This is the first of those instances. After characters spent the last quarter of Season 1 investigating a strange "hatch" in the jungle floor, Season 2 opens inside that mysterious portal. The bunker's inhabitant -- Desmond Hume -- wakes up, puts on this '60s solo jam from Mamas & the Papas singer Mama Cass Elliot, then proceeds to fix breakfast, work out, and shower before an explosion rudely interrupts his day.
Bonus Track: Even die-hard Lost fans might not know that the song makes another appearance in Season 3, Episode 8, during Desmond's surreal flashback to the '90s, playing on the jukebox in a London pub.
More on Cass Elliot: casselliot.com
WATCH: "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on Lost

6.Hurley Loves the Hold Steady

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Episode: Season 2, Episode 4
Flashback: In one of Hurley's flashbacks, we find him hanging out in a record store with a pal, browsing through CDs -- hilariously, they find a Drive Shaft album in the bargain bin. Hurley then musters up the courage to invite his crush, record store clerk Starla, to come with him to see Brooklyn rockers the Hold Steady.
Bonus Track: According to Lostpedia, Hurley's flashback takes place sometime in 2003 -- before the Hold Steady had actually formed. Oops! Anyway, for you Losties who've never heard the Hold Steady, check out the clip from Letterman below.
More on the Hold Steady: theholdsteady.net
WATCH: The Hold Steady, "Stuck Between Stations"

7.Patsy Cline: Kate's Soundtrack

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Episodes: Episodes in every season
Flashback: Kate Austen, played by Evangeline Lilly, is the show's female lead, an enigmatic character whose on-island charm and resourcefulness belie her off-island history -- on the doomed Oceanic Flight 815, she was being escorted back to the States by a U.S. Marshall on murder charges! Throughout the series, Kate's checkered past is underpinned by country legend Patsy Cline -- a fitting choice, considering Cline, like Kate, was a woman who carved out her own niche in a male-dominated universe.
Bonus Track: "Leavin' On Your Mind," "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," and "Three Cigarettes (In an Ashtray)" are the four Patsy Cline songs used in Lost.
More on Patsy Cline: Patsy's page on CMT.com
LISTEN: Patsy Cline, "Walkin' After Midnight"

8.Petula Clark, "Downtown"

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Episode: Season 3, Episode 1
Flashback: As with Mama Cass' "Make Your Own Kind of Music," Lost used this song -- a No. 1 hit in 1965 for the British pop singer Petula Clark -- to kick off a season and to introduce characters and locations never before seen by viewers. In this case, we get our first glimpse of "Otherville," the small community on the island inhabited by the villainous "Others," and we meet Juliet Burke, who becomes a major character in Seasons 3-5. It also precedes the jawdropping sequence -- definitely the best of any season premiere -- where we witness the Others actually seeing the crash of Oceanic 815.
Bonus Track: When listening to the song Juliet wipes away a few tears. That's probably because the song was playing in her car when Juliet bids farewell to her sister, Rachel, before leaving the States for the island -- a scene depicted via flashback later in Season 3.
More on Petula Clark: petulaclark.net
WATCH: "Downtown" on Lost

9.Oasis, "Wonderwall" (performed by Charlie Pace)

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Episode: Season 3, Episode 8
Flashback: In one of the most unique flashbacks on Lost, Desmond is catapulted back in time to the mid-'90s after an electromagnetic "incident" rocks the island. There, he encounters Charlie on the street, busking and playing Oasis' "Wonderwall," long before he became a famous rock star.
Bonus Track: This isn't just amusing because of the similarities between Oasis and Charlie's band, Drive Shaft. The song's chorus -- "You're gonna be the one that saves me" -- foreshadows a major plot line of Season 3, where Desmond repeatedly saves Charlie's life.
More on Oasis: Check out a SPIN Interview with Noel Gallagher
WATCH: Charlie Pace plays "Wonderwall"

10.Three Dog Night, "Shambala"

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Episodes: Season 3, Episode 10 / Season 3, Episode 20
Flashback: This usage might be the most clever one in the entire series. In Episode 10, this 1973 Top 5 hit for L.A. rockers Three Dog Night plays while a young Hurley and his dad, played by Cheech Marin, try to fix an old Camaro together. Back on the island, at the end of that same episode, Hurley manages to repair an old VW bus he finds in the jungle -- and when the engine comes to life, "Shambala" is blasting on the 8-track!
Bonus Track: Here's the kicker: Later that season, we discover that a pivotal moment in the island's history began in that very same van when supervillain Ben Linus kills his dad, and many island inhabitants, in a poison gas attack. "Shambala" is the last jam Roger Linus ever hears.
More on Three Dog Night: threedognight.com
WATCH: The entire VW bus scene with "Shambala" and Hurley

11.Jack Shephard's Pill-Poppin' Indie-Rockin' LandCruiser

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Episodes: Season 3, Episode 23 / Season 4, Episode 14
Flashback: For most of Lost, Jack Shephard, the central male lead, played by Matthew Fox, is the unflappable leader of the castaways. But in a series of flash-forwards and flashbacks that closed out Seasons 3 & 4, Jack's addicted to pain pills and alcohol, sporting a shaggy, unkempt beard, and speeding under the influence through Los Angeles in his Toyota LandCruiser, rocking out to the '90s alternative sounds of Nirvana and the Pixies.
Bonus Track: Like many adults, Jack seems to have stopped following the hottest new sounds after hitting med school. While he seems to dig Nirvana's "Scentless Apprentice" (released in 1993) and the Pixies' "Gouge Away" (1989), he claims to have never heard of Charlie Pace's band, Drive Shaft.
More on SPIN.com:
A Kurt Cobain tribute from 2004 | LIVE REVIEW: Pixies in L.A.
WATCH: Jack rocks out to Nirvana

12.Willie Nelson, "Shotgun Willie"

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Episode: Season 5, Episode 1
Flashback: Another season premiere, another musical intro with a famous artist, another new face and new locale revealed. Here, we meet Pierre Chang, who seems to be the head scientist of the '70s-era Dharma Initiative on the island -- he wakes up, throws on the title track off country rebel Willie Nelson's 1973 album, and feeds his infant son, who turns out to be Miles Straume, another character on the show.
Bonus Track: Chang's Willie record starts to skip, a metaphor for what's happening at the beginning of Season 5: many of the characters are skipping through time uncontrollably, a pattern that physicist Daniel Farraday likens to a record skipping.
More on Willie Nelson: willienelson.com
WATCH: "Shotgun Willie" on Lost

13.Geronimo Jackson, "Dharma Lady"

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Episode: Season 5, Episode 6
Flashback: And you thought Drive Shaft was the only fake band in Lost! This fictitious hippie-esque band is first mentioned in Season 2, when Charlie finds one of their albums in the hatch's record collection. References show up repeatedly through every subsequent season until Season 5, when we finally hear Geronimo Jackson's song, "Dharma Lady," booming from Jin's VW bus when he discovers Jack, Kate, and Hurley after their return to the island. There's even evidence -- in a poster spotted in the Dharma barracks -- that the band played a gig on the island! Loads more on Geronimo Jackson can be found here, at Lostpedia.
Bonus Track: ABC actually released "Dharma Lady" on iTunes last year! You can buy it here.
LISTEN: Geronimo Jackson, "Dharma Lady"

14.Kate Loves New Kids on the Block!

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Episode: Season 5, Episode 16
Flashback: Kate Austen is a bad, bad girl -- and it started at a very young age. In the Season 5 finale, we see a young Kate trying to shoplift a New Kids on the Block lunchbox from a convenience store in Ames, Iowa. But she gets busted by the shop owner! Just when she's about to get in big trouble, a stranger -- who Losties know to be island deity Jacob -- offers to pay for the lunchbox, bailing out little Kate. Patsy Cline, naturally, plays in the store.
Bonus Track: In an earlier episode, we see Kate and her childhood BFF Tommy burying the same lunchbox as a "time capsule," filled with memoirs, including a mixtape that we can only assume to be loaded with NKOTB hits like "Hangin' Tough."
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WATCH: Kate steals the lunchbox