The 17 Best Music Moments From 'One Tree Hill'


It seems like just yesterday that Lucas Scott first melodramatically said, “I’ll be seeing you,” to Peyton Sawyer as she walked away from him on the river court during the pilot episode of "One Tree Hill."

As much as it pains you to admit it, you know that you still secretly believe that the characters on the show exist in real life and don’t understand how their lives were cut short just because the series ended. "One Tree Hill" is the reason why so many naive girls expected too much out of their love lives when they were only 14.

When you meet a fellow "One Tree Hill" fan, all you have to say is, “championship episode,” and the two of you instantly connect. Not only can you recite the exact quote that Lucas said to Peyton when the Ravens won the championship in season 4, but you also remember the music that was playing when he told her “it’s you, Peyton,” and you were thinking "f*ck, why isn’t it me?"

Honestly, where would the band Dashboard Confessional be without "One Tree Hill" featuring their song, “Hands Down,” in the pilot episode? In honor of the soundtrack to our adolescent years, here are the best music moments from the timeless show that we hate to admit is a straight-up soap opera: "One Tree Hill."

"Heartbeats" - Jose Gonzalez

"I'll be seein' ya."

"Apologies" - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

"It's an epic love story, Luke, it's just not ours."

"They'll Never Know" - Ross Copperman

"This is a Lily."

"Dare You to Move" - Switchfoot

"I want to be somebody who's good enough to be seen with you."

"Within You" - Ray LaMontagne

"It never seemed like you missed me...and I guess because of it I stopped missing you."

"Within You" - Ray LaMontagne

"I know a place that's open all night"

"Here Comes a Regular" - The Replacements

"Missing You" - John Waite

"You don't need have me."

"Always Love" - Nada Surf

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again."

"The Mixed Tape" - Jack's Mannequin

"But it was you I was thinking of."

"Non-Believer" - La Rocca

"We'll see each other believe that."

"Where I Stood" - Missy Higgins

"I realized that...none of my great days in my life matter without you."

"God Bless the Child" - Michelle Featherstone

"I wanna tell you something: it gets better."

"Elsewhere" - Bethany Joy

"You asked for it."

"It's Times Like These" - Foo Fighters

"Ez" - Pete Yorn

"There is a tide in the affairs of men..."

"Move Along" - The All American Rejects

"I'm the guy for you Brooke Davis."