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- Posted on Jun 11th 2007 1:00PM by Gaylord Fields
As in the entire 86-episode run of the series, the series finale's songs were strategically placed to set scenes, offer commentary and even serve as misdirection or comic relief -- from a tense Tony and Paulie enjoying the music of Randy and the Rainbows' 1963 oldie 'Denise' in the aforementioned scene, to Paulie being spooked by the crew's new feline mascot to the tune of 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' by Curtis Lee. The recently politicized youngsters A.J. and Rhiannon discover Bob Dylan -- as well as each other -- while listening to his 'It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding' before their SUV goes up in flames.
In the course of the exalted show's final hour, the soundtrack veered from Vivaldi to Vanilla Fudge, and from Sonic Youth to the Noisettes, concluding with the mob boss at a restaurant booth jukebox selecting Journey's 1981 anthem 'Don't Stop Believin'' as the series swan song, which blares through the show's final minutes. Instead of the song concluding into the credits, as usual, it ends abruptly and chillingly when the scene -- and the show -- cut to black, offering an ironic ending to a groundbreaking television series.