Skins is almost iconic for its use of more offbeat and less recognisable music. The program incorporates unsigned and lesser-known artists as well as big names such as Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams and U2.
During the first few series, the producers of the program published the track lists for most episodes but it wasn’t long before this was converted to Spotify as weekly updated playlists. Now, audiences wanting more can visit the website and be linked to either iTunes purchses or Spotify playlists (also available for purchase). Here I have listed the most significant and memorable tracks from the start of Series 6.
Episode 1 The group arrive at the villa and attend a house party
Above- Motorcycle/Opening Scene
- The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles
- Hanni El Khatib – Build. Destroy. Rebuild
- The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
- H-Kayne – Issawa Style
- King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Your Own Spell
- Francoise Hardy – All Because Of You
- Segal – Trainjek Nostril
- Dark Dark Dark – Wild Goose Chase
- Sporto Kantès – Slits
- Icarus – Police Academy 6
- Venetian Snares – Hand Throw
- Scott Matthews – Eyes Wider Than Before
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Episode 2 The gang return to the UK and Grace is hospitalized
Above – Hospital Scene
- It’s Alright Follow – Kankouran
- Broken Clock – Challenge
- East Harlem – Beirut
- Walking On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
- Black Water – Apparat
- Lorena – Guadalupe Plata
- Put You on the Game – The Game
- You Tell Me – Boddika
- Vessel – Segal
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