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Office Playlists

Do you ever hear a song and get some JAMmy feels? Or want to find a playlist that captures the sweetness and angst of the early seasons? Here lets share tunes and playlists that make us think of our favorite show and couple!

Here is the Classic JAM playlist compiled long ago on MTT

Here are a collection of fanmixes from flans


  • So I had this vague memory of there being featured iTunes playlists for the main characters and after a google search I learned I remembered correctly! Don't quote me on this but I think the actors themselves may have selected these songs for their characters and added comments. Here are Jim and Pam's lists (list from March 2006 so right during Season 2):

    Jim's playlist (aka mid-aughts male indie angst!)
    1. “Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!: “The best new and in a while. Plus, the lead singer has an odd voice that drives Dwight crazy, so I play the album a lot, in the office.”
    2. “Sing” by Travis: “I’ve gotten a lot of my friends into this song. It’s nice to dance to. Or, like, sway to.”
    3. “Rebellion (Lies)” by Arcade Fire: “My roommate and I drove to Philly last month to see them play. They’re amazing live.”
    4. “When I Laugh” by The Glands: “If the Rolling Stones were from Atlanta, and like 60 years younger, this is the kind of music they’d make.”
    5. “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens : “Heartbreaking and great. Plus, I love any song whose title is a city that isn’t ‘Scranton.'”
    6. “Rich Girl” Gwen Stefani ft Eve: “Yes, I am a music snob, but my ex-girlfriend Katy put this on a mix for me when it came out, and I got hooked. Try to listen to this song without smiling and/or singing along. I dare you.”
    7. “California Stars” by Billy Bragg & Wilco: “There’s about 15 Wilco songs I’d like to put on this list. But that would be boring. So: buy everything Wilco puts out.”
    8. “Ghost” by Neutral Milk Hotel: “Buy the whole album. It’s incredible. If you don’t like it, I, Jim Halpert, will give you a free box of Dunder Mifflin 8 1/2×14 legal pads. (Then I will be fired. So, win-win.)”
    9. “A Quick One, While He’s Away” by The Who: “An epic 8-minute story. Used to perfection in Rushmore.”
    10. “Try Not to Breathe” by R.E.M.: “I can’t believe I chose a song from the same album as one of Dwight’s songs. What are you gonna do?”
    11. “Gone for Good” by The Shins: “I know it’s ‘trendy’ to be into the Shins, but I don’t care. Their new album, due in a few months, is my #1 looking-forward-to-it release of the year.”
    12. “Drunk by Noon” by The Handsome Family: “A really depressing, but very pretty, song. I think about the title every day, Monday through Friday, around 11:45 AM.”

    Pam's Playlist
    1. “The Way I Want to Be” (no artist listed but I think by Village Green?): “These guys write perfect 3-minute pop songs. Impossible to listen to without dancing.”
    2. “Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard” by Paul Simon: “When I was a kid, my parents used to play the Concert in Central Park album all the time. Everytime I hear, ‘Gerry Niewood on saxophone,’ I think of my mom.”
    3. “Another First Kiss” by They Might Be Giants: “It just makes me happy. That’s all.”
    4. “Those Sweet Words” by Norah Jones: “I have this CD-playing alarm clock, and I wake up to this song every morning. It’s soothing and pretty — it sort of pulls me gently out of sleep. My fiance hates it.”
    5. “Angel” by Jane Jensen: “I like to listen to this song when I draw cartoons. I have a female heroine that I sketch sometimes. She’s an adventurer and I imagine this is her theme song.”
    6. “Through Any Window” by Wisely*: “This is my new favorite album. I like almost every song. But this one is probably my favorite.”
    7. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton: “I know it’s cheesy, but it’s my song with Roy, my fiancee. Give me a break — we’ve been dating since high school.”
    8. “Phone Call #27” by Admiral Twin: “This is the only time where I like the sound of a phone ringing in my ear.”
    9. “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane: “This has a really great lyric that kind of haunts me: ‘So tell me when you’re gonna let me in / I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin.’ That gives me shivers, for some reason.”
    10. “Somebody to Love” by Queen: “I love to rock out to Queen. When I was younger, my sister and I would dance on my bed and sing into hairbrushes like in that movie ‘Adventures in Babysitting.'”
    11. “One Down” by Ben Folds: “I love that this guy had a deadline for his record company hanging over his head and turned it into a song. It inspires me.”
    12. “At Last (Single)” by Etta James “This is going to be Roy’s and my first dance at our wedding. Kind of fitting, after our 42-year courtship.”
    * this is why I think the actors made these lists because Jenna was in this music video

    Source is OfficeTally for titles and captions, and then ScrantonesFan for artist 'cause OT didn't include that for some reason >.<. Michael, Dwight and Ryan's playlists are also listed here
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