Radio.com posted their True Blood episode 70 Radioactive music recap marking the last for the season. The site spoke with music supervisor Gary Calamar about a few of the music choices for the episode. The first is The Breeder’s song Cannonball, chosen for the scene where the vampires are enjoying time in the sun:
“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.”
The second song, Radioactive gave Calamar and his team many choices to choose from since there are multiple songs with the same title. But since they wanted to go with a post-apocolyptic feel, Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive seemed like the best choice:
“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.”
Source: Radio.com– “‘True Blood’ Music Recap: Vampire Volleyball, The Breeders & Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’”
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