What's a reality series without a great soundtrack, am I right? We're coming up on the 10-year anniversary of MTV's Laguna Beach , it only seems to fair to honor the series that started it all. And by "it all," I mean those little in-episode pop-ups that identify the artist and song that's playing during a scene on all of MTV's series these days. The only thing more iconic than Kristin Cavallari's bitchy and amazing quotes might be that Season 2 premiere scene where Stephen and Lauren are riding in his car, listening to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." Because it essentially made everyone go nuts and run to the nearest computer to download a song that was over 20 years old.
Laguna Beach had perfect music moments, from its theme song by Hilary Duff — I'm comiiiing cleeean — to its multiple shout outs to everyone's favorite band of the early '00s, Dashboard Confessional. I'm pretty sure I still have a "Laguna Soundtrack" playlist on my iTunes because the music on this show was actually that good. (With the exception of "Don't Stop Believin'" because I never want to hear that damn song again.) So, get ready to feel nostalgic for simpler times when you had to choose between #TeamLC and #TeamKristin — here are 7 of Laguna Beach's best music moments from Seasons 1 and 2 (those are the only ones that really matter anyway, right?).
Stephen & Lauren's Car Ride — "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
We just want to forget this song, but we never will. Never. Ever. Probably because of this moment — Steeephennn.
Jason & Alex's Double "Date" With Casey & Cedric — "Screaming Infidelities" by Dashboard Confessional
Jason, you cheating bastard. MTV went for a super-literal application of Dashboard Confessional big hit and, well, it was amazing.
Talan Asks Kristin To Prom — "Roll Into You" by Five Times August
Did anyone know who Five Times August was before this moment? Okay, some people definitely did, but this was one of best prom-posal of all time — only made better by this sweet song.
The Theme Song — "Come Clean" by Hilary Duff
All hail queen Hilary, may we never forget "Come Clean" as we'll never forget Laguna Beach.
Season 2 Graduation — "Time" by Chantel Kreviazuk
THE FEELS. ALL OF THE FEELS. ALL OF THE TIME. UGH, TIME.
Kristin's Shopping Montage — "We Got More Bounce (In California)" by Soul Kid #1
This song is amazing. And it's only made more amazing by playing over Kristin and Alex crossing the streets of sunny SoCal mid-shopping trip. #praise
Season 1 Graduation — "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C
The graduation song — obviously Laguna used it wisely. Even though I can't say I was sad to see LC graduate.
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