This article lists all the songs heard in Season 4 of Mad Men (Links to the other seasons can be found on my profile page).
It details the episode the song appeared in, the title and artist of the song, and a brief description of the scene it appeared in.
Unknown music in the list will be referred to as "Unidentified song, music or original score."
Feel free to suggest mistakes and any songs missing from the list.
Mad Men Season 4
S04E01: "Public Relations"
"John and Marsha (Comedy Bit)" by Stan Freberg (Peggy and Joey keep saying "John ... Marsha", from the comedy album 'The Very Best of Stan Freberg')
"More Than You Know" by Unknown artist (Unconfirmed song) (Playing at the Francis family Thanksgiving dinner)
"Glo-Coat" by David Carbonara (Don watches the Glo-Coat commercial on his television)
"Lights Out" by David Carbonara (Don puts the kids to bed) (Track from Mad Men: On the Rocks (Music from the Television Series)
"Tobacco Road" by The Nashville Teens (Don sells SCDP's image to the Wall Street Journal; end credits)
S04E02: "Christmas Comes But Once a Year"
Unidentified background songs (During Christmas party)
"Christmas Conga" by David Carbonara (Conga line scene)
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"Goodbye to Love" by The Marcels (Joey changes the record at the Christmas party; the name of the song and artist can be seen)
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Teresa Brewer (Final scenes; end credits)
S04E03: "The Good News"
"Pacific Coast Highway" by David Carbonara (Don driving in California)
"Sidewalk Surfin'" by Jan and Dean (Don, Anna and Stephanie are talking at a bar)
"Old Cape Cod" by Patti Page (Stephanie requests this song for a slow dance with Don)
"Gamera Attacks Tokyo" by Tadashi Yamauchi (Don and Lane watch a film)
"The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals, performed by a character named Rudy (Don and Lane attend a club with female companions; Don says to one of the ladies that Lane wrote the song, which is played live)
"Pacific Coast Highway" by David Carbonara (Don, Joan, Pete, Lane & Roger attend the first meeting of 1965; end credits)
S04E04: "The Rejected"
"Signed D.C." by Brave New World (Peggy and Joyce at a party)
"Ruby in the Dust" by Micky Moody (From a UK CD entitled "Psychedelia") (Peggy smokes pot at the party)
"First Kiss" by David Carbonara (End credits)
S04E05: "The Chrysanthemum and the Sword"
"In The Shadow of the Valley" by Lost Weekend Western Swing Band (In the background at Betty and Henry's house as Don drops the kids off)
"Draper's Ruse/The Plot" by David Carbonara (Don sets his plan to win Honda in motion)
"I Enjoy Being a Girl" by Doris Day (End credits)
S04E06: "Waldorf Stories"
"King O' Swing" by Gotthard Welker (Clio awards after-party)
"Ladder of Success" by Skeeter Davis (Don weasels his way into a job; end credits)
S04E07: "The Suitcase"
"Bleecker Street" by Simon & Garfunkel (Don connects with Peggy; end credits)
S04E08: "The Summer Man"
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones (Don stands outside the New York Athletic Club)
"Summer Man" by David Carbonara (Don writes down his thoughts while we hear voiceover)
"Love in the Clouds" by Curt Andersen (Bathroom scene with Betty)
"Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Harry McClintock (The children play musical chairs)
Unidentified original score by David Carbonara (Don holds Gene at his birthday party; end credits)
Extra Track: "Easy Afternoon" by Harry Waren
S04E09: "The Beautiful Girls"
"Downtown" by Petula Clark (Stan sings his own version of the song alluding to 'lesbian hijinks' as Joyce visits Peggy at the office)
"I Know A Place" by Petula Clark (Peggy and Abe talk at the bar)
"Lonely Girl" by Jay Ramsey (Second song at the bar with Peggy and Abe)
"Beautiful Girls" by David Carbonara (Joyce, Joan, Faye and Peggy all depart via the elevator; end credits)
S04E10: "Hands and Knees"
"Bunny's Bop" by David Carbonara (Don, Lane and Lane's father have drinks at the Playboy Club)
Unidentified original score by David Carbonara (Don is paranoid and feels like his world is crumbling)
"Lights Out" by David Carbonara (Don lies in bed with Faye after opening up to her about who he really is) (Track from Mad Men: On the Rocks (Music from the Television Series)
"Do You Want To Know A Secret" by Santo & Johnny (instrumental cover of the Beatles song) (End credits)
S04E11: "Chinese Wall"
"One Love Not Two" by The Excel Five (Playing while Peggy, Joyce and Abe are in the car on the way back from Jones Beach)
"Piano Concerto No. 1" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Roger arrives home and Jane presents him with his memoir 'Sterling's Gold')
"Welcome To My World" by Jim Reeves (End credits)
S04E12: "Blowing Smoke"
"The New York Times" by David Carbonara (Don's voiceover of his ad in the New York Times)
"For Number Four and Anna" by David Carbonara (Don buys a painting from Midge)
"Strings in Velvet" by M. Minnich (Betty driving in her car)
"Trust In Me" by Etta James (End credits)
Extra Track: "Like A Good Girlfriend" by David Carbonara (Track from Mad Men: On the Rocks (Music from the Television Series)
"Hotel Bossa" by David Carbonara (Don, Megan and the children arrive in Los Angeles; Sally and Bobby check out the water in the swimming pool)
"Hot Dog, Here He Comes" by The Tri-Lites (Don jumps in to join Sally, Bobby, Gene and Megan in the swimming pool)
"Il était un petit navire" traditional French song, performed by Jessica Paré, Kiernan Shipka and Jared Gilmore (Megan teaches Sally and Bobby to sing a French song)
"The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis (Megan, Don and the kids eat at a diner)
"I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher (Don lies awake in bed; end credits)
- Mad Men Episode Music
Music used in each Mad Men episode, listings as complete as we can make 'em, an on-going project. Author, Basket of Kisses 2012.
peter on February 21, 2017:
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on January 07, 2016:
Surroundsilence on December 31, 2015:
The musak that plays in "The Summer Man" while Betty has a breakdown in the bathroom is "Love in the Clouds" by Curt Andersen.
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on June 06, 2014:
@len it's apparently called lonely girl by jay ramsey, it's on youtube, i've updated the list, cheers
len on June 06, 2014:
One song missing in the bar when peggy and abe meet. There's a tune after I know a place. Been trying to figure it out.