We know you’re sick of a lot of things right now, maybe none more than the finale of the Sopranos, but we have to do this. What started as an e-mail chain about indie anthems that would have been superior to “Don’t Stop Believin’” turned into some slapdash nerdery, building a script for testing out different songs — paste a URL, hit submit, watch, argue. A few minutes later, work ground to a halt and we all ended up watching Carmela walk into the diner about sixty times, sometimes with funky old Children’s Television Workshop songs or really filthy zydeco. So, while you contemplate the imminent return of Journey (Jeff Scott Soto’s out, it’s apparently news that Steve Perry wanted to know how the song would be used, etc) and gauge the viability of referencing BASEketball or the Journey Atari game if this ever comes up in conversation again, we give you the power to be Chase for a Day and score the end of The Sopranos as you see fit. Share your soundtracking successes in the comments.


Instructions

Pretty simple, but you never know…

  1. Paste the full URL of any MP3 into the input box
  2. Click “Play It!”

NOTE: We’re not hosting any of the MP3s you submit. Your browser is loading and playing them, but someone’s paying for that bandwidth, so be nice.

By the way, stopping and starting the audio controller will stop and start the video player, but not vice versa, and they
can get out of sync. You’re smart enough to fool around with it on your own, though, so go nuts. You might find this useful if you don’t have any mp3s handy.

Get the Flash Player to see this movie.

Paste the URL of your MP3 here:

Justice – “D.A.N.C.E (Paste Black Remix)”




Audio Controller:

Get the Flash Player to see this movie.

Songs we liked playing:

Some of our recent MP3s, for fooling around:

Just click to play ’em.

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With that, we’re off to Tennessee. Stereogum’s annual Bonnaroo coverage will kick off tomorrow afternoon or evening, depending on the wifi situation.



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Comments (93)
  1. anniehall  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    “the underdog” wins hands down. holy goosebumps! that was amazing.

  2. wow your right “the underdog” is the perfect song.

  3. Jeff  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Definitely nice on that last bit for Spoon, but I’m actually liking Journey the best. I just think knowing the song, then hearing it like this, there’s an anxious vibe that seems to come out…like you immediately realize that it works perfectly as the song just kind of starts earnestly enough and just rolls along on that piano and the pace just fits with Tony sitting a bit nervously and anxious and yeah, I should probably stop the analysis right about there…all in all, Journey was a great choice, upbeat, uplifting, but a kind of nervous energy to it, fit wonderfully.

  4. DUH!  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen

  5. Sarah  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Magic Position is pretty fun during the intro of the song, after that it doesn’t mesh as well.

  6. MGB  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    I don’t have an MP3 link, but I just tried it with Fountains of Wayne’s “Hackensack.” Fitting, in so many ways. If you do it right, the “I will wait for yooooou, as long as I need toooo” bit comes up when the rest of the fam is already there, and Meadow’s parking. Plus, at the beginning, when Carmella comes in, it’s cool cos they knew each other when they were young, just like in the song. Plus, “now I work for my dad…” Tony, now AJ… I win, bitches!

  7. Best thing ever!!!!
    Thanks
    :)

  8. This is great!

    How about “No Cars Go” for Meadow?

    http://hypeful.com/wp-admin/mp3s/10%20No%20Cars%20Go.mp3

    Or perhaps this l’il ditty for those who felt cheated by the ending:

    http://hypeful.com/wp-admin/mp3s/Yakety%20Sax.mp3

  9. OliveGarden  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Try this theme from yet another classic Italian stereotype.

    “Super Mario Brothers”

    http://content.ytmnd.com/content/7/0/7/70722560e1a72362b8423a891d34ba73.mp3

  10. Watching this scene 20 times in a row makes me want some goddamn onion rings!

  11. Dan  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    I think Fake Empire works pretty well.

  12. I put the scene to Porcupine Tree’s “Sentimental” and the whole thing became very, very sad. Had David Chase used this, there would have been no ambiguity whatsoever. The family was gonna die.

    DwD

  13. KingHater  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Honestly, how do the fans who haven’t seen the finale yet even get by these days? Suckers.

  14. kinghater, it’s exactly the sort of finale that you can watch and watch without giving anything away. i still have to catch up on the whole season, but those 3-4 minutes don’t give anything important away.

  15. Dan  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Shakey Dog by Ghostface is perfect because it starts to build up when the guy goes to the bathroom and the last time we see Tony’s face you hear a gunshot and when it goes blank, the song ends and Ghost says “To be continued…” which is fitting because it seems unfinished.

  16. bleep  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    the underdog = pretty amazing, indeed.

  17. dcc297  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has an old exercise CD (you can get it on I Tunes), including ‘Don’t Stop Believin” over which he yells exercise instructions and encouragement. I synced it up, and the results had me on the floor.

    By the way, Holsten’s does not serve onion rings.
    http://holstens.com/page0004.html

  18. Stac  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Kelly Clarkson Cancels Summer Tour… because nobody bought tickets? http://collegecandy.com/buzz/3523 Apparently, K.C and her gang want time to “re-evaluate her show’s size and scope, “which really means ticket sales were slumping and it was either play to half-capacity crowds or cancel the whole thing.

  19. maximumjack  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    I’ve had “The Underdog” on repeat all week, and I’ve also had the Sopranos finale in my head all week. Combining them was transcendent. Thanks!

    My favorite bit of synchronicity was the line “You will not back up an inch ever,” which played just as Meadow’s rear tire hit the curb.

    It’s “Wizard of Oz”/”Dark Side of the Moon” for the 21st century.

  20. It doesn’t sync well, especially at the end, but when I saw this I immediately thought of Aeroplane:
    http://dailyrefill.blogs.com/daily/files/03_in_the_aeroplane_over_the_sea.mp3

  21. honestly  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    I admit I liked the Journey. It’s about Tony. It’s not about me.

  22. alex  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    more importantly: which songs DON’T fit well?

  23. fadeout  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    How about “any way you want it” By Journey, and then have Rodney Dangerfield kill Tony???

  24. fadeout  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    How about “any way you want it” By Journey, and then have Rodney Dangerfield kill Tony???

  25. Jared  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    http://sillypipedreams.net/mp3/ipodroulette/The%20Power%20Of%20Love.mp3

    It doesn’t get any better than “The Power of Love”

  26. calebs  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    try ‘monster mash’. CUPS!

  27. My pairing had Carmella shaking her head with disbelief that some guy was shouting about Annie Mac over Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”… fucking radio rips…

  28. The 3 alternate endings that were shot for The Sopranos can be seen here:

    http://www.vimeo.com/clip:211043

  29. Erin  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Wow, that Jana Hunter song in the playlist syncs pretty well. Underdog is still the very, very best, though.

  30. Jay  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Don’t have an mp3 uploaded, but I think Ize of the World by the Strokes would be a good fit with its similarly abrupt and unexpected ending.

  31. Josh  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    Crowded House’s “Hey Now (Don’t Dream It’s Over)” syncs almost perfectly…

    http://dividedhighway.ca/PublicDL/Crowded%20House%20-%20Don't%20Dream%20It's%20Over.mp3

  32. grzond  |   Posted on Jun 14th, 2007 0

    when i did dfa79′s “sexy results” every time he said “my man wants to buy you something” it cuts to the “shooter.” hilarious!

  33. Vincent Gallo  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    I did Tuxedomoon’s ‘In a Manner of Speaking’, and it blew my fucking mind.

  34. Vincent Gallo  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    Holy poot! I just did Al Stewart’s ‘Year of the Cat’, and it blew my fucking mind too.

  35. Gobfather  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    Personal favorites:
    “Erotic City,” Prince
    “Rock’n'Roll Radio,” The Ramones
    “Let’s Dance,” Davie Bowie
    “Keep Yourself Alive,” Queen

    The end of “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” Meat Loaf (“Praying for the end of time,” etc.)

    Just because:
    “Young Folks,” PB&J
    “Mamma,” My Chemical Romance

    This is one of those time I wished “White Rabbit” was a minute longer.

  36. pearl  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has an old exercise CD (you can get it on I Tunes), including ‘Don’t Stop Believin” over which he yells exercise instructions and encouragement. I synced it up, and the results had me on the floor.

    mmm hello governator.

  37. seth  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    i always thought “sympathetic noose” by black rebel motorcycle club would go well with a scene like this. and it does!

  38. YOU KNOW IT  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    FLAGPOLE SITTA!

  39. Rood  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    PJ Harvey’s “Big Exit”…perfect lyrics and it ends exactly when the credits hit.

    http://www.tommorowstechnologytoday.com/01 – Big Exit.mp3

  40. Porkins  |   Posted on Jun 15th, 2007 0

    http://www.planetyahyah.com/chronicles/MP3/the%20verve%20-%20bittersweet%20symphony.mp3

    The first song that popped into my head for this was “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve. Not only does the music really fit, but the lyrics are insane with this scene being the last:

    “I can’t change…I’m a million different people from one day to the next…I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down…try to make ends meet, you’re a slave to money THEN YOU DIE/” – cut to black – (even though I don’t think he was killed here)

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