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Music from Supernatural
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Composer Jay Gruska,
Christopher Lennertz
Ending Theme "End Credits & Mo' Guitar Grit" (Jay Gruska)
Common Genres classic rock, classic metal


Supernatural is known for its frequent use of classic rock music and classic metal songs, setting it apart from most other shows on The WB and The CW that tend to use more contemporary alternative rock and modern Top 40 music. The show also makes frequent references to classic rockers and rock bands, including in many of its episode titles, and the main characters (Sam Winchester and Dean Winchester) often using rocker names as aliases during investigations. This list is an attempt to compile the names of all the non-original music and all the musical references.

Note many of these songs are production music produced for the express purpose of licensing to TV and film productions and as such may be dificult to find.

Season One

1x01 - Pilot

  • Ginger - Gasoline
  • Classic - What Cha Gonna Do
  • Eagles of Death Metal - Speaking in Tongues
  • Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
  • AC/DC - Back in Black
  • AC/DC - Highway to Hell
  • Keith Rosier - (She) Cheated on a Cheater
While being questioned by the police, Dean identifies himself as Ted Nugent, the famous rock guitarist.
The case that Dean pulls the tape that plays "Back in Black" out of is a Metallica case (in fact as seen below originally a Metallica song was used in the scene).

Pilot Screener Music

The version of the pilot released to reviewers and advertisers and eventually leaked to the internet had different music than the aired version. This is common as music clearances for broadcast are not done until after a series is ordered. In addition some of the music used was dramatically different than the usual music on the show.

  • Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • 50cent - Disco Inferno
  • Linkin Park - Points of Authority
  • ZZ Top - La Grange
  • Metallica - Enter Sandman

1x02 - Wendigo

  • Foreigner - Hot Blooded
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Down South Jukin'
  • Rush - Fly By Night

1x03 - Dead in the Water

  • Black Toast - What a Way to Go
  • Ratt - Round and Round
  • Billy Squier - Too Daze Gone
  • Bad Company - Movin' On
Dean teaches Lucas to say "Zeppelin rules!" in reference to the band Led Zeppelin.

1x04 - Phantom Traveler

  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  • Rush - Working Man
  • Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
  • Blue Sarenco - Load Rage
Dean hums Some Kind of Monster by Metallica on the plane in this episode after introducing himself as James Hetfield, Metallica's lead singer

1x05 - Bloody Mary

  • Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Going Down
  • Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
  • The Rolling Stones - Laugh, I Nearly Died

1x06 - Skin

  • Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Poison Whiskey
  • Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
  • Free - All Right Now

1x07 - Hook Man

  • Split Habit - Higher Mathematics
  • Quiet Riot - Bang Your Head (Metal Health)
  • Low Five - Noise
  • APM - At Rest
  • APM - Royal Bethlehem
  • Paul Richards - U Do 2 Me
  • Boston - Peace of Mind

1x08 - Bugs

  • Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
  • Scorpions - No One Like You
  • Eric Clapton - I Can't Stand It
  • Black Toast Music - I Got More Bills Than I Got Pay
  • Extreme Music - Poke in the Butt

1x09 - Home

No Non-original Music

1x10 - Asylum

  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Hey You
In this episode Dean uses the alias Nigel Tufnel, who is the lead singer for Spinal Tap played by Christopher Guest in the movie This is Spinal Tap.

1x11 - Scarecrow

  • Colepitz - Puppet
  • Bad Company - Bad Company
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lodi
Dean introduces himself as John Bonham, the deceased drummer for Led Zeppelin, but he gets called out for using such an obvious alias.

1x12 - Faith

  • Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper

1x13 - Route 666

  • The James Gang - Walk Away
  • Bad Company - She Brings Me Love
  • Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home

1x14 - Nightmare

  • Bob Seger System - Two Plus Two
  • Bob Seger - Lucifer
Sam and Dean introduce themselves as Father Simmons and Father Frehley. Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley are the bassist and lead guitarist of the band KISS.

1x15 - The Benders

  • Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way
  • Christopher Lennertz - Sweet and Low Down

1x16 - Shadow

  • Vue - Pictures of Me
  • Little Charlie and the Nightcats - You Got Your Hooks in Me
  • X - The New World

1x17 - Hell House

  • Blue Öyster Cult - Fire of Unkown Origin
  • Blue Öyster Cult - Burning for You
  • Waco - Fast Train Down
  • Extreme Music - Slow Death
  • Extreme Music - Anthem
  • Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys - Point of No Return
The symbol painted on the wall of the house is the actual symbol used by the band Blue Öyster Cult in real life, it was not made up

1x18 - Something Wicked

  • UFO - Rock Bottom
  • Ozzy Osbourne - Road to Nowhere

1x19 - Provenance

  • Steve Carlson - Night Time
  • Grand Funk Railroad - Bad Time
  • Exterme Music - Romantic Piece No. 1
  • Black Toast Music - One More Once

1x20 - Dead Man's Blood

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan - The House is Rockin'
  • Charlie Robinson - My Hometown
  • Tito and Tarantula - Strange Face

1x21 - Salvation

  • Recap Song: Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son

1x22 - Devil's Trap

  • Recap Song: Triumph - Fight the Good Fight
  • Joe Walsh - Turn to Stone
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

Season One DVD Extras

  • A Day in the Life: Marc Broussard - Blue Jeans

Season Two

2x01 - In My Time of Dying

  • Recap Song: Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
The episode is named after a Led Zeppelin song from the album Physical Graffiti whose lyrics fit what happens to John in this episode. (The Zeppelin song is based on an old folk song most famously covered by Bob Dylan but the Zeppelin version is the only one that spells dying out in the title.)

2x02 - Everybody Loves a Clown

  • Recap Song: The Chamber Brothers - Time Has Come Today
  • Three Dog Night - Shambala
  • Captain & Tennille - Do That to Me One More Time
  • Bosshouse Music - Mississippi Mudd
The episode title is a song from Gary Lewis and the Playboys on the 1965 album of the same name.

2x03 - Bloodlust

  • Recap Song: Journey - Wheel in the Sky
  • AC/DC - Back in Black
  • Long John Hunter - Time and Time Again
  • Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials - Golden Rule
  • Lee Rocker - Funny Car Graveyard

2x04 - Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

  • Supergrass - Sad Girl

2x05 - Simon Said

  • REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight this Feeling (Dean sings the title after listening to the song)
  • Eric Lindell - Uncle John
  • Soundgarden - Fell on Black Days
  • Spinal Tap - Stonehenge
  • Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials - Tired of Crying
  • Daniel May - Women's Wear

2x06 - No Exit

  • Cheap Trick - Surrender
  • Foreigner - Cold as Ice
  • Godsmack - Mama (Listed in the official episode guide but unverified)
Dean's Ringtone sounds similar to AC/DC - Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution, Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water, or Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane but is actually an original composition composed to sound familiar.

2x07 - The Usual Suspects

No Non-Original Music

2x08 - Crossroad Blues

  • Little Walter - Key to the Highway
  • Robert Johnson - Crossroad Blues
  • Robert Johnson - Hell Hound on my Trail
  • Son House - Downhearted Blues
  • Brian Tichy - Chaos Surrounds You
  • Soon Preview: Nazareth - Hair of the Dog
The opening of the episode is a recreation of actual accounts of the death of Blues legend Robert Johnson. The plot of the episode is based on these accounts as well as Johnson's music.

2x09 - Croatoan

No Non-Original Music

Sam and Dean introduce themselves as Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, members of rock group ZZ Top.

2x10 - Hunted

  • Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
  • Carey Bell - Lonesome Stranger
  • Muse - Supermassive Blackhole
  • Bosshouse Music - Swamp Thing

2x11 - Playthings

  • Michael Burks - Voodoo Spell

2x12 - Night Shifter

  • Styx - Renegade

2x13 - Houses of the Holy

  • Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Jamie Dunlap - Down on Love
Dean's mp3 player says he is listening to Kashmir by Led Zeplin (complete with spelling mistake), but the music dubbed over is actually Down on Love by Jamie Dunlap. The title of the episode is a reference to another Zeppelin song on the same album as Kashmir.

2x14 - Born Under a Bad Sign

  • Tarbox Ramblers - Ashes to Ashes
  • The Doors - The Crystal Ship
  • REO Speedwagon - Back on the Road Again
Dean finds out that demon possessed Sam checked into the hotel as Richie Sambora, who is the guitarist for Bon Jovi, and makes fun of him for liking Bon Jovi.
The episode title is the title song on a 1967 blues album by Albert King that is used as a blues standard mostly famously covered by Cream.

2x15 - Tall Tales

  • Junk Food - Next to You
  • The James Gang/Joe Walsh - Walk Away
  • Rhythm Machine - Brenda and Me
  • Chris DeBurgh - Lady in Red
  • Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe

2x16 - Roadkill

  • Animals - House of the Rising Sun

2x17 - Heart

  • Kip Winger - Smoking Gun
  • Transformer - Robert Kennedy
  • Queensrÿche - Silent Lucidity
  • Screaming Trees - Look at You
  • The Stooges - Down on the Street

2x18 - Hollywood Babylon

  • James Darren - I've Got the World on a String
  • Herb Alpert - Green Peppers
The episode title is the same as a song by the Misfits.

2x19 - Folsom Prison Blues

  • Booker T and the MG's - Green Onions
  • Alice in Chains - Rooster
The episode title is the title of a song by Johnny Cash.

2x20 - What Is and What Should Never Be

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special
  • Joey Ramone - What a Wonderful World
  • Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
The episode title is the same as a Led Zeppelin song on the album Led Zeppelin II.

2x21 - All Hell Breaks Loose (1)

  • Recap/Opening Song: Boston - Foreplay/Long Time
  • Martyn Laight/Carlin Music - Wrapped Around Your Finger
  • Darker My Love - Opening
Dean's credit card receipt said his name was David Hasselhoff who was the star of Baywatch and Knight Rider and has also enjoyed success as a singer in some parts of the world.

2x22 - All Hell Breaks Loose (2)

  • Recap Song: Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
  • Boston - Don't Look Back

Season Three

3x01 - The Magnificent Seven

  • Recap Song: AC/DC - Hell's Bells
  • Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
  • Howling Diablos - Mean Little Town
  • J.B. Burnett - I Shall Not Be Moved

The title of this episode was originally that of a western but was also a song by The Clash.

3x02 - The Kids Are Alright

  • Goodnight City - 40,000 Miles
The title of the episode is the title of a single by the band The Who off the group's first album My Generation. The title was also used for a 1979 documentary on the band.
Ben received an AC/DC album as a birthday gift.

3x03 - Bad Day at Black Rock

  • Daniel May - Women's Wear
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford - Vaya con Dios

3x04 - Sin City

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
  • Brimstone Howl - Bad Seed
  • Sasquatch - Nikki
  • Mother Superior - Did You See It

The episode title is from the song by AC/DC.

3x05 - Bedtime Stories

No non-original music
Dean introduces himself and Sam as Dectectives Page and Plant. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were the lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the band Led Zeppelin

3x06 - Red Sky at Morning

No non-original music

3x07 - Fresh Blood

  • David Feldstein - Seven Minutes to Heaven
  • Bad Company - Crazy Circles

3x08 - A Very Supernatural Christmas

  • Jay Gruska (staff composer) - 12 Days of Christmas
  • Burton Music Library - All Because of Mr. Santa Claus
  • Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles - Silent Night (in character as Sam & Dean)
  • Burton Music Library - O Come All Ye Faithful (choral)
  • Rosemary Clooney - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The following Christmas songs were played but the artists are currently unknown:

  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • Joy to the World (organ version)
  • Deck the Halls
  • O Come All Ye Faithful (from music box)
  • We Wish You a Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bells (piano version)
  • Sleigh Ride (instrumental)

The instrumentals for public domain songs are likely just played by the staff musicians as the 12 Days of Christmas was.

3x09 - Malleus Maleficarum

  • Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  • Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You
In this episode Sam and Dean introduce themselves as agents "Bachman" and "Turner". A play off the classic rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

3x10 - Dream a Little Dream of Me

  • The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'
  • Mama Cass Elliot - Dream a Little Dream of Me
The title of the episodes is the title of a classic song most famously recorded by Cass Elliot of The Mamas & The Papas. Her version is played during the episode.
Dean's Pittsburgh City Police Department ID is under the name Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
Dean suggests that he and Sam sync up The Wizard of Oz with the Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon before drinking dream-tea.

3x11 - Mystery Spot

  • Asia - Heat of the Moment
  • Huey Lewis and the News - Back in Time

3x12 - Jus in Bello

No Non-Original Music

Henricksen exlaims "I shot the sheriff" to which Dean replies "but you didn't shoot the deputy." I Shot the Sheriff is a Bob Marley song with the chorus "I shot the sheriff / but I didn't shoot the deputy."

3x13 - Ghostfacers

  • Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band
  • Focus - Hocus Pocus
  • Leslie Gore - It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want to
The Ghostfacers theme was written for the show but is a parody of other reality show theme songs.

3x14 - Long-Distance Caller

No Non-Original Music

The title of this episode is similar to a song by blues musician Muddy Waters, "Long Distance Call", but the more direct reference is to a The Twilight Zone episode also called "Long Distance Call" that has the same plot device and some similar scenes.

3x15 - Time Is on My Side

No Non-Original Music

The title of this episode is a reference to the song "Time Is on My Side" by Jerry Ragovoy most famously covered by the Rolling Stones. It was also featured in the movie Fallen whose version of the demon Azazel frequently sings it.

3x16 - No Rest for the Wicked

  • Recap Song: Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
  • Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive (Also sung along by Padalecki and Ackles in character as Sam and Dean)
Sam told Dean he should have been rocking "Eye of the Tiger" after he gave a psych up speech. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor was written for the movie Rocky III and has since become a standard song for movies and TV shows to play during psych up speechs.
Sam and Dean's discussion on Bon Jovi was a callback to episode 2x14 - Born Under a Bad Sign in which Dean makes fun of Sam for liking Bon Jovi.
Dean's ID says his name is Mr. Hagar. Sammy Hagar was the replacement lead vocalist for Van Halen after David Lee Roth left the band.
The episode title is the title of several rock and metal albums and songs most famously a 1988 album by Ozzy Osbourne.

Season Three DVD Extras

  • Gag Reel: Bell Biv DeVoe - Do Me (with Jensen Ackles sing-along)
  • Supernatural Effects: ZZ Top - La Grange

Season Four

4x01 - Lazarus Rising

  • Recap Song: AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
  • unknown - In the Shadow of the Valley
  • Katie Thompson & Martyn Laight/Carlin Music - I'm So Blue
  • The Republic Tigers - Fight Song
  • Jason Manns - Vision
  • Martyn Laight/Carlin Music - Wrapped Around Your Finger
The psychic Pamela Barnes is wearing a Ramones tank top.

4x02 - Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester

  • Recap Song: Billy Squier - Lonely Is the Night

4x03 - In the Beginning

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
  • Kenny Smith & The Loveliters - Go for Your Self
  • Kenny Smith & The Loveliters - One More Day
Dean asks his dad if he knows that Sonny and Cher broke up. Sonny & Cher were a married couple, musical duo and hosts of the variety show The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. They divorced in 1975 two years after the date this episode took place.
Dean introduced himself as Dean Van Halen. Van Halen is a major 80s rock band founded by two brothers, Eddie and Alex Van Halen.

4x04 - Metamorphosis

  • Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseBreakers - Phillips' Theme

4x05 - Monster Movie

  • Bach - Tocata & Fugue in D Minor
  • Several polkas were played, likely performed by staff musicians
    • Alpine Polka
    • Bargains Galore
    • Blue Danube Polka
    • Bratwurst Polka A
    • Hofkichner Polka
    • Munchener Bierfest
Sam and Dean introduce themselves as Agents Angus and Young. Angus Young is the lead guitarist of AC/DC.

4x06 - Yellow Fever

  • Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Sam and Dean introduce themselves as Agents Tyler and Perry. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are the lead singer and guitarist for the band Aerosmith. This fact is pointed out later in the episode by the neighbor.
The sheriff proclaims "Hell's Bells" as he exits his office. Hell's Bells is an old fashioned euphemism often used in place of profanity. It is also the title of one of AC/DC's best known songs which was played during the season 3 premiere recap.

4x07 - It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

  • Nine Days - Just as Through with You
  • Triple 7 - Bomb
Dean introduces himself as Agent Seger. Bob Seger is a famous rock musician who has played with a number of bands through the years.
Dean later introduces himself and Sam as Agents Geddy and Lee. Geddy Lee is the lead vocalist for the Canadian rock band Rush.
See Episode 2x06 for notes on Dean's ringtone.

4x08 - Wishful Thinking

  • Wild Whirld - Friday Night

4x09 - I Know What You Did Last Summer

  • Left Hand Frank - Blues Won't Let Me Be

4x10 - Heaven and Hell

  • Bad Company - Ready for Love
The title of this episode is probably a reference to the Black Sabbath song of the same name.

4x11 - Family Remains

  • Max Steiner - The Charge at the Feather River Cue

4x12 - Criss Angel Is a Douche Bag

  • Buva - She Makes Me Fall Down
The song that plays both when Jeb is rehearsing on stage and when he is killed in his dressing room is a brief one verse song written specifically for the episode by Christopher Lennertz (the show's composer) and Steve Frangadakis called "Douche Bag Theme". It is performed by Frangadakis.
Dean introduces himself as Agent Ulrich. Lars Ulrich is the drummer for the band Metallica.

4x13 - After School Special

  • Foreigner - Long, Long Way From Home
A gym-class student refers to Dean as "Substitute-Coach Roth." David Lee Roth is the lead singer for the rock group Van Halen.

4x14 - Sex and Violence

  • White Zombie - Thunder Kiss '65
  • Brian Tichy - Steal the World
  • Classic - Come on Shake
Dean mentions Welcome to the Jungle by Guns & Roses and Cherry Pie by Warrant as possible siren songs.
Dean and Nick try to stump each other over the history of two Led Zeppelin songs: Nobody's Fault but Mine and You Shook Me.

4x15 - Death Takes a Holiday

  • George Highfill & Jai Josefs/MasterSource - Perfect Situation for a Fool

4x16 - On the Head of a Pin

Alastair sings the first few lines of the song "Cheek to Cheek" from the Fred Astaire movie Top Hat (written by Irving Berlin).

4x17 - It's a Terrible Life

  • The Kinks - Well Respected Man
  • Brian Tichy - Hollow

4x18 - The Monster at the End of This Book

  • Sonny Ellis - Leave All This Behind
Dean introduces himself and Sam as Agents DeYoung and Shaw. Dennis DeYoung was a former member of the rock band Styx and Tommy Shaw is still a member of the same band.
Dean says his two favorite songs are "Ramble On" and "Traveling Riverside Blues" both were recorded by Led Zeppelin but only the first was written by them. The second was originally recorded by Robert Johnson but Dean is likely talking about the Zeppelin version given his affinity for the band.

4x19 - Jump the Shark

  • Nathan Williams - Reaching Higher
  • Burl Ives - A Little Bitty Tear
The cemetary director refers to Dean as Agent Nugent. Ted Nugent is a rock musician who's music has been featured prominently on Supernatural before.

4x20 - The Rapture

No Non-Original Music

4x21 - When the Levee Breaks

No Non-Original Music
The title of the episode comes from a blues song written and first recorded by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie that was most famously re-worked by Led Zeppelin for their fourth album.

4x22 - Lucifer Rising

Recap Song: Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son

Season Four DVD Extras

  • Gag Reel: SWANK - Shoot at the Devil

Season Five

5x01 - Sympathy for the Devil

  • Recap Song: AC/DC - Thunderstruck
The title of the episode is a reference to the Rolling Stones song of the same name in which the devil introduces himself to the world.

5x02 - Good God, Y'all

  • Recap Song: Foreigner - Long, Long Way from Home
  • Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
The title of the episode is a line from Edwin Starr's song "War (What Is It Good For)".

5x03 - Free to Be You and Me

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
  • Swank - Devil's Sway
  • Left Hand Frank & His Blues Band - Blues Won't Let Me Be
The title of the episode is a reference to the 1972 children's music album "Free to Be... You and Me" which featured songs from celebrities and was later made into a TV special.

5x04 - The End

  • The Contours - Do You Love Me
Dean tells Lucifer to, "Quit it with the Sympathy for the Devil crap." "Sympathy for the Devil" is a song by the Rolling Stones which is sung from Lucifer's perspective and is an attempt to get some sympathy but in a completely unapologetic tone and by saying he is no different than humanity which is basically the complete opposite of the speech in the episode.
The title of the episode is the title of both the final song recorded by The Beatles and a major song from The Doors debut album.

5x05 - Fallen Idol

  • Lucero - Sixteen
  • Soon Preview: Jeff Beck - Superstition
Dean introduces himself and Sam as Agents Bonham and Copeland. John Bonham was the drummer for the band Led Zeppelin and Stuart Copeland is the drummer for the band The Police.

5x06 - I Believe the Children Are Our Future

No Non-Original Music
The title of the episode is the opening line to Whitney Houston's song "The Greatest Love of All", previously recorded by George Benson in 1977.
Dean introduces him and Sam as Agent Page and Agent Plant and later Sam tells Jesse that his name is Robert. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were the singer and guitarist for Led Zeppelin.

5x07 - The Curious Case of Dean Winchester

  • Lonnie Brooks - I Want All My Money Back
  • Bear Cat Phillips - "Early Blues"

5x08 - Changing Channels

  • Anya Marina - Move You
  • Anya Marina - Not a Through Street
  • Renee Stahl - Something New
  • Robbi Spencer - I Love to See You Happy
  • Unknown (cover of The Who) - Won't Get Fooled Again
  • Knight Rider Theme Song

5x09 - The Real Ghostbusters

  • The Bughouse Five - Topsy Turvy
  • The Bughouse Five - Trouble Baby
  • Swank - Whiskey
  • Hound Dog Taylor - Ain't Got Nobody
  • Miss Eighty6 - Ring-a-Ling
During the role playing game the hotel owner refers to the various Sams and Deans as Agents Lennon and McCartney one time and Agents Richards and Jagger the next. John Lennon and Paul McCartney are two of the Beatles and Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are two of The Rolling Stones.

5x10 - Abandon All Hope

  • The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays a Fool
  • Santana - Oye Como Va

5x11 - Sam, Interrupted

No Non-Original Music
Martin tells the Winchester brothers, "I’m useless. Why do you think I checked myself into the Hotel California?" "Hotel California" is a song by the Eagles where you can "check out anytime you like, but you can never leave".

5x12 - Swap Meat

  • Sonny Ellis / Black Toast Music - I Got More Bills Than I Got Pay
  • Bob Seger - Rock and Roll Never Forgets
  • Hazy Malaze - Got My Wings

5x13 - The Song Remains the Same

  • Warrant - Cherry Pie
  • Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
  • Molly Hatchet - The Creeper
The title of the episode is from the title of a Led Zeppelin song on the Houses of the Holy album. It was also the title of a concert film and live album the band released.

5x14 - My Bloody Valentine

No non-original music
The title of this episode is shared by some music related things (notably an alternative rock group) but none in the genres generally referenced by the series and the more likely reference is to the 1981 horror movie which was remade in 2009 starring Jensen Ackles.
Dean and Sam use the aliases Marley and Cliff, referring to reggae singers Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.

5x15 - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

  • Moot Davis - You're One of a Kind

5x16 - Dark Side of the Moon

  • Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • Jesse Turnbow/Black Toast Music - What a Way to Go
The title of the episode comes from the title of Pink Floyd's seminal concept album. Each side of the album is a single musical composition that goes through different stages of human life and ends with allusions to death and the afterlife (Side 1 ends with the lyric free "The Great Gig in the Sky" and side 2 ends with "Eclipse" which alludes to the struggle between good and evil and that life and the afterlife are a summation of both). The title might be used as a direct reference to the afterlife because there is a repeated line in the second to last track "Brain Damage," "I'll see you on the dark side of the Moon," that follows a series of seemingly life ending conditional if statements which could be interpreted as referring to the after life but songwriter Roger Waters has stated it is meant to convey the fact that everyone gives into the dark forces and impulses in their life at some point including him.

5x17 - 99 Problems

  • Steve Plunkett/MasterSource Music - Too Hot to Stop
The title of the episode is a reference to the 1993 Ice-T hip-hop track of the same name (Jay-Z released a track with the same name and chorus in 2004). The chorus of the track goes "I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one" so the title acts as a bit of a hint to the plot twist in the episode.

5x18 - Point of No Return

  • Kay Starr - The Man Upstairs
  • Kurt Fuller (in character as Zachariah) - When the Saints Go Marching In
The title of the episode is a common saying that has been used for many song and album titles but none in the genres and time periods generally referenced by the series so there likely isn't any musical reference intended. Although the band Kansas has an album called "Point of Know Return".

5x19 - Hammer of the Gods

  • Daniel May - Women's Wear
  • The Bachelors - You Know You Know (I Love You So)
The title of the episode is a reference to a line in the Led Zeppelin song "Immigrant Song" which prompted people to start refering to the Led Zeppelin sound as the "hammer of the gods." It was also used as the title of a popular 1985 unauthorized Led Zeppelin biography by Stephen Davis.

5x20 - The Devil You Know

No Non-Original Music
Dean comments that he looks like the King of Pop while wearing a surgical mask. This is a reference to Michael Jackson who is often called the King of Pop and towards the end of his life used to wear a surgical mask when out in public.

5x21 - Two Minutes to Midnight

  • Jen Titus - O Death
The title of the episode is a reference to the 1984 Iron Maiden song "2 Minutes to Midnight" which is itself a reference to the Atomic Doomsday Clock which uses a clock metaphor to illustrate how theoretically close to an apocalypse (in that case atomic) the world is.

5x22 - Swan Song

  • Recap Song: Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
  • Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
The title of the episode is partially a reference to the music label launched by Led Zeppelin in 1974 that released not only the band's later albums and members' early solo works but also many albums by other groups most successfully Bad Company, whose music has been featured on the series before.
Before swapping bodies, Lucifer tells Sam, "A fiddle of gold against your soul says I'm better than you." This is a reference to the Charlie Daniels Band song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" where the devil battles a fiddle player named Johnny for his soul.

Season Six

6x01 - Exile On Main St.

  • Bob Seger - Beautiful Loser
The title of this episode is a reference to the 1972 Rolling Stones double album of the same name.

6x02 - Two And A Half Men

  • Daniel May/Master Source - Shop 'Til You Drop
  • Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

6x03 - The Third Man

No Non-Original Music

6x04 - Weekend At Bobby's

  • Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Two of Rufus's aliases are Luther Vandross (a famous R&B singer) and Ruben Studdard (who won Season 2 of American Idol). Sheriff Jody Mills mentions that she's a Vandross fan.
Dean showed up on Bobby's caller ID as John P. Jones. John Paul Jones was the bassist for Led Zeppelin.

6x05 - Live Free Or Twihard

  • Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus

6x06 - You Can't Handle The Truth

No Non-Original Music

6x07 - Family Matters

No Non-Original Music

6x08 - All Dogs Go To Heaven

  • Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster
  • Black Mustang - City Blues

6x09 - Clap Your Hands if You Believe...

  • David Bowie - Space Oddity

6x10 - Caged Heat

No Non-Original Music

6x11 - Appointment In Samarra

Dean makes a refference to a Kansas song "dust in the wind"

6x12 - Like A Virgin

  • Aerosmith - Back In The Saddle
  • Jethro Tull - A New Day Yesterday

6x13 - Unforgiven

No Non-Original Music

6x14 - Mannequin 3: The Reckoning

  • Nazareth - Love Hurts

6x15 - The French Mistake

No Non-Original Music

6x16 - ...And Then There Were None

No Non-Original Music

6x17 - My Heart Will Go On

  • Blondie - One Way Or Another
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
The title of this episode is in reference to Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On

6x18 - Frontierland

No Non-Original Music

6x19 - Mommy Dearest

  • Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
  • Jefferson Starship - Miracles

6x22 -The Man Who Knew Too Much

  • Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son
  • The Rolling Stone - Play With Fire