The 15 Best Classic Rock Moments in Supernatural History


The 15 Best Classic Rock Moments in Supernatural History

The CW’s Supernatural has been around since flip phones. For the sake of nostalgia, and in honor of the show’s final season, is taking a look at some of its best uses of classic rock music. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

One of the things Supernatural has been known for over the course of its nearly 15-year run is its soundtrack. The genre of classic rock has outlined the journey of two monster-hunting brothers, Sam, and Dean Winchester. Guitar-driven rock has been used for everything from opening montages and poignant moments to episode titles and aliases; In a way, Supernatural’s music has made the show what it is and contributed to its staggeringly gargantuan fan base.

Supernatural’s pilot aired in 2005. The episode began with a woman going upstairs to check on her baby in the middle of the night; the next thing we knew, she was burning alive on the ceiling. The scene might as well have been plucked out of a horror movie; the show had a dark and ominous feel unlike anything else on television. Around that episode’s midway point, Sam ridicules Dean’s taste in music:

Sam: I swear, man, you gotta update your cassette tape collection.

Dean: Why?

Sam: Well, for one, they’re cassette tapes. And two: Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Metallica?! It’s the greatest hits of mullet rock.

Dean: House rules, Sammy. Driver picks the music; shotgun shuts his cakehole.

And from then on out, Dean had the wheel; every episode put the viewer in the backside of his 67 Chevy Impala on their way to a hunt. The dichotomy between horror and rock ‘n’ roll has contributed to a plethora of iconic moments throughout the show’s history. Let’s take a look back at some of the best songs it’s used before.