I realized it from the very beginning, One Tree Hill is super awesome when it comes to finding amazing, new music. A lot of what they showcase are from Indie artists, but also some new tracks from mainstream artists as well. All of it excellent though. My all-time favorite song would have to be “Halo” by Bethany Galeotti (Haley), I’m sure I played it over 100 times when I first heard it.
I also really love the opening music, “I Don’t Wanna Be” by Gavin DeGraw. I genuinely like him as an artist and listen to his music regularly, so it was nice that OTH had one of his most popular songs associated with it. I can’t listen to that song now without picturing Lucas walking across that bridge bouncing his basketball.
Personally, though, I love the original version from the first few seasons and wasn’t much of a fan when they started changing it up and getting other artists to cover it. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to accept change, haha. But, if I were to choose someone to cover the song, I’d really like to hear David Choi‘s take on it because his voice and style is very similar to Gavin and I think he could do a really fantastic job of it.
It’ll be sad to see OTH end and I hope they do the show justice and make some memorable episodes.
Be sure to check out the Season 9 Premiere on Wed. Jan 11, 2012 at 8/7c on The CW!
Catch up with Season 8 on DVD: http://bit.ly/w2DhRu and/or UltraViolet: http://bit.ly/rHfjEo
Check out the promotional trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xn46ny
One Tree Hill – Season 8 on DVD & UltraViolet
Disclaimer: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Eight on DVD. All thoughts and opinions are my own.