Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleecker Street”
This Simon and Garunkel song used in season four episode “The Suitcase” — the one where Peggy comes to terms with Don during the Clay-Liston fight. It’s not easy being the girl in the boy’s club, especially when you realize it’s the only place you want to be.
George Jones, “Cup Of Loneliness”
At the end of season two, the man who’d made himself over as Don Draper walked into the Pacific Ocean. A baptism? Yet another rebirth?
Chubby Checker, “The Twist”
Every party needs a twist song. Every party — “Mad Men” or not — needs some Chubby Checker.
Mayer Hawthorne, “The Walk”
In sound and theme, this song from 2011 would fit right in on the stereos of several “Mad Men” characters. And as it so often is at SCDP, the language here is NSFW, even in 2012.
Don Cherry, “Band Of Gold”
This song is a starting point for “Mad Men.” A chart-topper in 1955, Don and Betty Draper might have danced to it, before Don stepped into the coatroom with the cigarette girl.