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Since 2011, I've been keeping track of Alexz's music placements (also called music sync) in various shows, films, and videos. With the upcoming release of The Wasting (which will have 5 Alexz songs featured in the movie), I decided it's a good time to post this list.

 


Type: Disney Channel Original Movie

Movie title: The Other Me

Song featured: Everything (Feels Like New)

Original air/release date: September 8, 2000

Channel: Disney

Scene used: Will Browning's clone, Twoie, goes to school, discovering things that are new to him.

Song feature length: 1 minute 38 seconds

Link to scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVtUVvY5Uig

Notes: Everything (Feels Like New) was written by Sandy Howell and Michael Benghial, performed by Alexz Johnson. The Other Me was the 23rd Disney Channel Original Movie.

 

 

TV show: Degrassi

Song featured: Boogie Love (The Demolition Crew Remix)

Original air date: March 18, 2011

Episode title: S10E39 Hide and Seek - Part 1.

Channel: MuchMusic in Canada and TeenNick in the U.S.

Scene used: Wesley practices to achieve the most pogo stick jumps in 24 hours in attempts to beat a world record. (because he hasn’t accomplished any of the goals he wanted to before he turned 16 years old)

Song feature length: 26 seconds.

 

TV show: Pretty Little Liars

Song featured: Time To Be Your 21

Original air date: March 21, 2011

Episode title: S01E22 For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Channel: ABC Family

Scene used: Hanna and Emily talk about Emily’s pending move to Texas. Toby asks Spencer if she’s sure she wants to spend the afternoon studying.

Notes: Season 1 finale. ‘Alexz Johnson’ was a trending topic on Twitter worldwide and in the U.S. for 4 days due to this song feature.

Song feature length: 2 minutes and 26 seconds.

 

TV show: Degrassi

Song featured: A Little Bit (The Demolition Crew Remix)

Original air date: April 22, 2011

Episode title: S10E44 Drop the World - Part 2.

Channel: MuchMusic in Canada and TeenNick in the U.S.

Scene used: School dance - Clare talks to Alli at the dance about feeling bad for ditching Eli. Song is still playing when Jenna’s water breaks.

Notes: Season 10 finale.

Song feature length: 1 minute and 54 seconds.

 

Type: Webisode/Web Series

Series: Andy & Chaz Bugger Off to America

Song featured: Gonna Get It

Upload/Release date: June 29, 2011

Episode: 4 The Polite Bandit

Official link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXhfrIsdzE0

Scene used: Gonna Get It plays as Chaz (“The Polite Bandit”) walks out of the 4 restaurants he robbed.

Notes: Voodoo version of Gonna Get It. Independent short film released on YouTube only. Removed from YouTube years later.

Song feature length: 20 seconds. (@2:39-2:59)

 

TV show: Degrassi

Song featured: Alexz sings the Degrassi theme song “Whatever It Takes” for seasons 11-14.

Original air dates: July 18, 2011 -  2015

Channel: MuchMusic in Canada and TeenNick in the U.S.

Scene used: The opening sequences/credits.

Notes: Alexz’s version of “Whatever It Takes” was produced by Demo Castellon of The Demolition Crew. The s13 theme song is different than the previous version. Released digitally on the Degrassi: Music from Season 13, Vol. 1 Soundtrack on October 3, 2013.

Theme song length for seasons 11 and 12:   44 seconds.

Theme song length for season 13:   15 seconds.

Theme song length on the Degrassi: Music from Season 13, Vol. 1 Soundtrack: 1:01

 

TV show: Degrassi

Song featured: Look At Those Eyes (The Demolition Crew Remix)

Original air date: August 3, 2011.

Episode title:  S11E12 Should’ve Said No - Part 1.

Channel: MuchMusic in Canada and TeenNick in the U.S.

Scene used: Drew goes down to the basement where his step-mom is doing laundry on a Saturday morning. He talks to her about how he’s scared the gang attack him again.   

Song feature length: 1 minute and 30 seconds.

 

TV show: The L.A. Complex

Song featured: Mr. Jones (The Demolition Crew Remix)

Original air date: January 31, 2012.

Episode title: S1E4 The Other Side of the Door.

Channel: MuchMusic in Canada, Netflix

Scene used: Dance audition to be a back-up dancer for a Willow Smith music video. (Group of dancers but the scene is mainly focused on Alicia.)

Notes: Featured in the Canadian broadcast on MuchMusic only. The dancers’ audition was later cut from The CW’s U.S. airing of the episode. The scene is in the Netflix version.

Song feature length: 17 seconds.

 

Type: Internet advertisement

Company: Fullscreen

Product/Service: Fullscreen Creator Platform

Song featured: Give Me Fire (Instrumental)

Upload/Release date: July 9, 2013.

Official link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MESycYJytkU

Notes:  The instrumental of Give Me Fire was featured in a promotional video for Fullscreen’s Creator Platform, which is a new YouTube channel management service for content creators. Song info credited in the description box.

Song feature length: 1 minute and 10 seconds. (@0:00-1:10)

Additional notes: The Give Me Fire instrumental was removed from the FullScreen video a few weeks later. The original video can be viewed from the WayBackMachine: https://web.archive.org/web/20130711040026/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MESycYJytkU

 

Type: Webisode/Web Series

Series: Blue

Channel: WIGS

Song featured: Mary

Upload/Release date: March 28, 2014

Episode title: S03E03 A History of Anxiety

Official link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhpRcYl_A0

Scene used: Satya (played by Alexz) sings Mary for owners of a bar, auditioning for a gig there.

Song feature length: 2 minutes and 41 seconds

Notes: Soundtrack released.

 

Type: Webisode/Web Series

Series: Blue

Channel: WIGS

Song featured: I Can’t Hold Back

Upload/Release date: March 28, 2014

Episode title: S03E04 Make Me Feel Good

Official link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl4pLgf2kV4

Scene used: Satya performs I Can’t Hold Back at the bar for an audience.

Song feature length: 2 minutes 58 seconds.

Notes: Soundtrack released.

 

Type: Webisode/Web Series

Series: Blue

Channel: WIGS

Song featured: Breathing In Your Smoke

Upload/Release date: March 28, 2014

Episode title: S03E04 Make Me Feel Good

Official link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxpOC6CRrAI

Scene used: Satya explains her songwriting process to Josh and plays Breathing In Your Smoke for him. Song plays during the ending credits as well.

Song feature length: 1 minute 17 seconds

Notes: Soundtrack released.

 

Type: Digital short film

Film title: Lead and Follow

Channel: StoryHive

Song featured: Tears of a Dragon

Upload/Release date: September 25, 2014

Official link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4C6fAGKZ9o

Scene used: Jamie (played by Krista Rand, Alexz’s cousin) runs in the street to the instrumental of Tears of a Dragon. The song also plays (with vocals) during the ending credits.

Notes: Received grant funding from StoryHive. https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/79

Song feature length: 45 seconds.

 

TV show: South of Hell

Song featured: Let 'Em Eat Cake

Original air date: November 27, 2015

Episode title: S01E03  I See You

Channel: WE tv

Scene used: Let 'Em Eat Cake is playing in the bar as the female bartender tells a woman off.

Link to scene: https://mega.nz/#!xuY2zSgL!kpngAk4jmXue8EJlG3l1G_bv-PXZASq_BXUrtlxN2Hk

Song feature length: 45 seconds

 

Type: Digital short film

Film title: The Dishwasher

Channel: StoryHive

Song featured: A War Going On

Upload/Release date: February 29, 2016

Official link: https://youtu.be/3AyBzx828w4

Scene used: The Dishwasher helps an abused young woman.

Notes: Received grant funding from StoryHive. https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/996 Soundtrack released.

Song feature length: 2 minutes and 40 seconds

 

Type: Short film

Film title: The Dishwasher

Channel: StoryHive

Song featured: Drifting

Upload/Release date: February 29, 2016

Official link: https://youtu.be/3AyBzx828w4

Scene used: Ending credits.

Notes: Received grant funding from StoryHive. Soundtrack released.

Song feature length: 45 seconds

 

Type: Independent movie

Film title: The Wasting

Distributed by: IndieCanEntertainment in Canada

Song featured: Nothin’ On Me

Release date: TBA 2018

Scene used: Sophie dances.

Notes: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfsLCDZncy6/?taken-by=endzonefilms
Song feature length: TBD

 

Type: Independent movie

Film title: The Wasting

Distributed by: IndieCanEntertainment in Canada

Song featured: Title currently unknown

Release date: TBA 2018

Scene used: Grace (played by Alexz) plays the song on the guitar outside.

Notes: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfzrSGDH58a/?taken-by=endzonefilms

Song feature length: TBD

 

 

Instant Star/Jude Harrison song features on Degrassi

 

TV show: Degrassi: The Next Generation
Song featured: Anyone But You (as a cover)
Original air date: July 6, 2007
Episode title: Season 6, Episode 15 “Free Fallin’ (Part 2)”
Channel: MTV, The N, CTV Television Network
Scene used: Marco covers Anyone But You.
Song feature length: 28 seconds
Link to scene: https://youtu.be/vNqmoev5eL4

 

TV show: Degrassi: The Next Generation

Song featured: Waste My Time (as a cover)
Original air date: February 18, 2008
Episode title:  Season 7, Episode 7 “We Got The Beat”
Channel: MTV, The N, CTV Television Network
Scene used: Eduardo, Manny’s uncle, sings Waste My Time during karaoke.
Song feature length: 20 seconds
Link to scene: https://youtu.be/OECCRz8owd8

 

TV show: Degrassi: Next Class

Song featured: There’s Us (as a cover)
Original air date: July 22, 2016
Episode title: Season 2, Episode 8 #RiseAndGrind
Channel: Netflix
Scene used: Maya views the video of Vijay (played by Dante Scott) covering There’s Us.
Song feature length: 1 minute
Link to scene: https://youtu.be/BgirUZdyzAc

 

Degrassi YouTube links from Jimmie

 

Edit

Download of the July 2013 Fullscreen Creator Platform promo video with the Give Me Fire instrumental:

Fullscreen Creator Platform - YouTube.mp4

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shout87

Dang, I didn't realize she had that much. Get them coins queen. <3

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Kath

I had no idea that his music had been in several shows, I only remembered The Pretty Liars.

Thanks for the info

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The Deej

March 21, 2011...that was one of the Top 5 most iconic moments in Alexz career.  I remember freaking out with a few other people on old forums that this was it, this was the moment she was going to break. LOL

 

It was a whirlwind of emotions and excitement to see our little artist trending.

 

Also it brought us THIS iconic tweet.

 

 

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livelikemusic

Slay, Andi! FAH-KING-SLAY!

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Andi

If I’m missing any, please let me know.  

 

If I’m missing any I feel like @Jimmie would know. Also, major thanks to Jimmie for keeping track of the Jude songs in Degrassi. 

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Zee

I remember hearing many of these songs when watching Degrassi. I remember the pretty little liars moment very well. I was excited for Alexz to get some exposure. 

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Andi

@Jimmie reminded me of Let ’Em Eat Cake featured in South of Hell in 2015. Added it to the first post.

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Alex
35 minutes ago, Andi said:

@Jimmie reminded me of Let ’Em Eat Cake featured in South of Hell in 2015. Added it to the first post.

 

Ha nice.

I was feeling like we were missing a couple too. Maybe that's it?? 

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Jimmie

Unsure if all of these should be included, Prior to 2011.

 

The Other Me "Everything (Feels Like New)" was a placement.

I guess if she sings (in character) it doesn't count? ie: Cold Squad, So Weird, Reefer Madness, Selling Innocence. No releases but all songs sung in character. Except for Reefer Madness which did get a soundtrack.

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Alex
12 minutes ago, Jimmie said:

The Other Me "Everything (Feels Like New)" was a placement.

 

Oh duhhhhh! That was definitely one I should have remembered. I'll call this case closed. 

 

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I guess if she sings (in character) it doesn't count? ie: Cold Squad, So Weird, Reefer Madness, Selling Innocence. No releases but all songs sung in character. Except for Reefer Madness which did get a soundtrack.

 

I would consider it a placement if it were her own song she were singing - like in Blue. If she's singing a show song then it's just a part of the show. 

Maybe those songs deserve being listed underneath as a separate list though, but then someone is gonna have to write up all the IS songs lol.

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Andi
12 hours ago, Jimmie said:

The Other Me "Everything (Feels Like New)" was a placement.

Added it now. Thanks. :)

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