The Ultimate 'One Tree Hill' Playlist
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The Ultimate 'One Tree Hill' Playlist

Fifty-eight songs to make you feel like you're in Tree Hill.

The Ultimate 'One Tree Hill' Playlist

I may only be seven seasons in, but so far, "One Tree Hill" has one of the best soundtracks out of every TV show I've watched--and I've watched several. Music is such an integral part of the plot of the series, with Hayley being a singer/songwriter, and Peyton managing a record label, so it's fitting that the soundtrack reflects that.

Songs amplify the emotion of the scenes or montages they appear in. Without its unique, predominately alternative/rock soundtrack, "One Tree Hill" wouldn't feel like "One Tree Hill." The music makes the show. I find myself typing up lyrics on my phone as I watch so that I can find the songs on Google once the episode is done. They instantly grab my attention — especially the more mellow tunes. Here are 58 of my favorite songs — mostly the calmer, meaningful ones--from the show that sweep me off of my feet and carry me over to Tree Hill:

I know there are a ton, but trust me, if you love OTH, you will love these!

1. "Last Request" by Paolo Nutini

2. "Always Love" by Nada Surf

3. "They'll Never Know" by Ross Copperman

4. "Empty Room" by Marjorie Fair

5. "Better Than Love" by Griffin House

The beautiful lyrics "Save me from myself. You got my back when I need help. It's no one else in the world, you will always be my girl" bring up thoughts of Nathan and Hayley.

6. "Pitter-Pat" by Erin McCarley

7. "When the Stars Go Blue" by Tyler Hilton & Bethany Joy Lenz

8. "Wait for Love" by Matt White

9. "Hard to Love You" by The Wreckers

10. "Great Companion" by Landon Pigg

11. "Sewn" by The Feeling

12. "Life is Beautiful" by Vega4

With lyrics such as "life is beautiful, but it's complicated, we barely make it," "there are miracles," and "hearts--they beat and break," this song epitomizes the themes of OTH.

13. "A Message" by Coldplay

14. "Within You" by Ray LaMontagne

15. "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" by Spoon

16. "Ashes and Wine" by A Fine Frenzy

17. "Forever and Ever Amen" by 8mm

18. "I'll Be" by Low vs Diamond

19. "Apologies" by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

20. "Broken" by Lifehouse

This song is about being broken and holding on; it's very Peyton-esque to me.

21. "All Downhill from Here" by Amy Kuney

22. "No One's Aware" by Jack Savoretti

23. "As It Must Be" by Joey Ryan

24. "The Sound" by Paper Route

25. "It Couldn't Be Me" by Johnathan Rice

26. "Twenty Years" by Augustana

27. "Between the Minds" by Jack Savoretti

28. "Home" by Foo Fighters

Home is Tree Hill and the people in it. (Especially Nathan and Lucas because bromances are the best.)

29. "Violet Hill" by Coldplay

30. "Furthermore" by Katie Herzig

31. "No Envy No Fear" by Joshua Radin

32. "Dreamers" by Jack Savoretti

33. "Once When I Was Little" by James Morrison

34. "Hawaii" by Meiko

35. "Dreamer" by Uh Huh Her

36. "Can't Go Back Now" by The Weepies

37. "Don't Say" by St. Lola In the Fields

38. "Safe At Home" by Starsailor

39. "I Don't Know" by Shelly Fraley

40. "Come Around" by Rosi Golan

This song is about someone not admitting when they love someone else, which is a common occurrence in OTH.

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41. "Begin You" by Kate York

42. "Days Like This" by Kim Talor

43. "Long Time Nothing New" by Pete Yorn

44. "Been a Long Day" by Rosi Golan

45. "All Broken Hearts" by Tyrone Wells

46. "Save You" by Matthew Perryman Jones

47. "Love Is the End" by Keane

48. "Light Catches Your Face" by Bell X1

49. "On My Own" by The Trigger Code

50. "Easy to Love" by Sons of William

51. "Deeper Side of You" by Phillip LaRue

These lyrics can't help but make me think of Brooke after she was attacked: "Don't let them take you down. Let them hear you sing, singing out."

52. "Wonder" by Jack Savoretti

53. "To Build a Home" by The Cinematic Orchestra

54. "Feather In the Wind" by Susie Suh

55. "I and Love and You" by The Avett Brothers

56. "Simple As It Should Be" by Tristan Prettyman

57. "Inside These Lines" by Trent Dabbs

58. "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw

Of course, the theme song had to be in this playlist!

Here's a Spotify playlist with nearly all of the songs! Enjoy! (Find the others on YouTube/iTunes, etc. They are worth a listen!)

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