The OC Sountrack That Could Have Been_Hannah Schultz

The OC Soundtrack That Could Have Been

June 15, 2016
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By Sarah Stopforth
Art by Hannah Schultz

If there is one TV show I miss from my teenhood it’s the drama The O.C. Not only did I crush hard on the actors on this show (Adam Brody ??), the soundtrack shaped the summers of my teen life. The theme song “California” by Phantom Planet is engraved in my brain.

It’s a bit of a nostalgia trip re-watching the series now that it’s available on Stan (and if you haven’t seen it, go watch it!) But it got me thinking – what would the show sound like today?

This is what The O.C. Soundtrack would sound like if the show was still airing, or if it were rebooted for 2016’s teenager viewers.

For authenticity, the mix features music released after the show ended in 2007.

Here are those Newport Beach vibes you have been longing for the past nine years.

And if you’ve never watched the show…“Welcome to The O.C., bitch.”

*Disclaimer: sorry no Death Cab*

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