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What Song Did Hannah and Clay Dance to in '13 Reasons Why?’ The Complete Haunting Soundtrack and When Each Track Plays

The beautifully haunting soundtrack takes us on just as much of a journey as the story in Netflix's newest show, 13 Reasons Why.

The show follows a group of high schoolers who listen to confessional cassette tapes left by Hannah Baker, who took her own life.


It's not just a moving, overwhelming and powerful story but also a feast for the ears all thanks to the stunning soundtrack.

Part of the reason the songs fit so well - or so we'd like to think - is because lead actor Dylan Minnette handpicked some of them.

He chose the perfectly spot on track Hannah and Clay dance to at the Winter Formal as well as the classics, take Joy Division for example.

Executive producer Selena Gomez has also released a track specially for the series. If you were drawn in by the music as we were here's the soundtrack you've fallen in love with.

There's so many good music choices in 13 Reasons Why (Photo: Netflix)
What did Clay and Hannah dance to at the winter formal?

The Night We Met by Lord Hauron, a US and Indie folk and Indie Rock band. It's from 2015 album Strange Trails.

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What plays when Hannah finishes her 12th tape?

When Hannah decides to end her life, and she finishes the 12th tape, Roman Remains' cover of Echo and The Bunnymen's The Killing Moon plays.

In episode 13, Ultravox's Vienna plays as she puts her things in order.

Hannah Baker kills herself - the show tries to unravel why (Photo: Netflix)
What is Selena Gomez's song?

Selena, who is also executive producer of the series, sang a cover of 80s Only You by Yaz. It pops up as Clay leaves school in episode 13.

Tracks episode by episode

Fans were quick to point out the tracks they recognised, and some were so good they were immediately resurrected from our old iPods. The guys over at TuneFind pointed out the moments you heard the tunes that moved you.

Episode 1

"More Than Gravity" by Colin & Caroline (Hannah begins her narration, Clay stares at her locker)

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division (Clay gets a ride with Tony)

"Riding" by Eskmo (Clay rides his bike and falls)

"High" by Sir Sly (Clay arrives at the party)

"You, Me, Cellphones" by Husbands (kat, Hannah, Clay and Bryce talk)

"Cool Blue" by The Japanese House (Hannah is doing her homework when Justin texts)

"Young & Unafraid" by The Moth and the Flame (Justin shows his friend Hannah's pic)

"Mess Is Mine" by Vance Joy (End of side one, Justin leaves the counselor's office)

Clay was one of the good guys (Photo: Netflix)
Episode 2

"Hannah" by Eskmo (beginning)

"Reunion" by M83 (Three friends having hot chocolate in Monet's)

"Going Home" by Gileah Taylor (Clay and Jessica talk about Hannah at coffee shop)

"Run Boy Run" by Woodkid (Tony's car passes by Clay, Tony meets Hannah's mum)

Episode 3

"Doing It to Death" by The Kills (As Jessica leaves after asking about Justin's whereabouts and Hannah continues to talk about Butterfly effect)

"Whatever You Want" by Status Quo (Clay asks Hannah to see the moon after work)

"Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" by Neil Young (Alex jumps into the pool and Clay switches to the 4th Tape)

"The Only Boy Awake" by Meadows (Clay and Hannah sit and watch the moon)

"Cowards Starve" by Protomartyr (Clay sees Tony punching a guy)

"Into the Black" by Chromatics (Alex falls into the pool)

Dylan, who plays Clay, chose some of the tunes (Photo: Netflix)
Episode 4

"Fascination Street" by The Cure (opening)

"Skeletons" by JR JR (Clay rides down the street and sees trick or treaters at Hannah's house)

"Everything Always" by Ctznshp (Credits)

"Eventually" by George Simms and Simon Astall (When Hannah and Courtney are drinking)

Episode 5

"The Night We Met" by Lord Huron (when Hannah and Clay dance)

"One" by Poppy Brothers (Hannah's dad gives her keys to the new car)

"Living in Fiction" by Icky Blossoms (Hannah and the other girls go to the dance)

"Amused" by Hunger (at the Winter Formal)

"Hollow Visions" by Eagulls (When Hannah and Clay dance, but not the slow dance)

"Thirteen" by Elliott Smith (Clay is showering)

"It All Feels Right" by Washed Out

Episode 6

"It All Feels Right" by Washed Out (Alex and Montgomery fight)

"The Great Longing" by LUH

"In a Black Out" by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam (Tony at the tombstone, Hannah and Clay in bed)

"Frozen Pines" by Lord Huron

"Ghost Love" by Wishkaah

Episode 7

"The Strangers" by St. Vincent (Opening scene)

"The Walls Came Down" by The Call (Clay explodes in the hallway)

"The Great Longing" by Lost Under Heaven (Zach and Hannah at the table)

Episode 8

"Same Dark Places" by JR JR (when Tony and Clay are climbing)

"Darklands" by The Jesus and Mary Chain (When Tony is driving Clay, and at the beginning of Alex and Jessica talking in the gym.)

"Lir" by Garden City Movement

Episode 9

"Bye Bye Bye" by School of Seven Bells

"Under the Spell" by (Hannah thinks about going to Jessica's party and Clay dresses up)

"My Life in Rewind" by Eagulls (End of episode)

"Justin" by Eskmo (Justin arrives at Jessica's party, she's crying)

"Ends of the Earth" by Hot Chip (As Hannah reaches Jessica's party in the rain, then at the party during the argument)

"Full Court Press (feat Velvet Negroni)" by Tickle Torture (Hannah and Clay talk on the couch)

"Cannonball" by Hidden Charms (Clay brings Hannah a beer at the party)

Episode 10

"24" by Sleigh Bells (Clay goes back to the crash-site)

"It says" by Soft Limbs (Hannah goes down the stairs)

"Elegy to the Void" by Beach House (Alex talks to Clay on the bleachers)

"Atmosphere" by Codeine (Clay and Tony talk in the park)

"The Stand" by The Alarm (End)

Episode 11

"Red Songs" by Sunns (opening)

"A 1000 Times" by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam (Hannah and Clay in the bedroom)

"Ends of the Earth" Hot Chip (During flashback)

"Talking With Strangers" by Miya Folick (Ending)

Episode 12

"Oh! Starving" by Car Seat Headrest (Hannah outside her parents' shop, she calls Clay)

"The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen (Hannah returns home)

"The Killing Moon" by Roman Remains (Hannah starts her list after Bryce's party)

Episode 13

"Rescue" by Rogue Wave

"Vienna" by Ultravox (Hannah finishes her 13th tape and takes her own life)

"Only You" by Selena Gomez (Clays walks out of the office after talking to Mr Porter)

"Windows" by Angel Olsen (Ending, Justin walks away from Bryce and Jessica telling her father what happened)