Gossip Girl: The Next Hot Music Show?
We’ve heard a lot of talk about how Gossip Girl is The O.C. Version 2.0 – after all, it’s produced by Josh Schwartz, it concerns fabulously wealthy teens and it makes fashionistas’ hearts go pitter-pat. Now Billboard magazine says the show is poised to take over as the show for music.
It helps that Gossip Girl’s music supervisor is Alexandra Patsavas of Chop Shop Music, who made The O.C. a great show for music fans. She’s got the same goal in mind for the new show:
"What 'The O.C.' did for indie rock, we'd like 'Gossip Girl' to do for pop," she tells Billboard. "I'm relying on old favorites while exploring current pop music. And since the show revolves primarily around high school students in New York, we'll definitely be using some New York-based bands. But these kids listen to the radio, too, so there will be that music, too."
What kind of acts can you expect? Billboard reports that the pilot episode spotlights music by Rihanna, the Mooney Suzuki, Hanson, Amy Winehouse, Angels & Airwaves and others.
Hanson? Really? Well, we loved the music of The O.C., so we’re going to trust that Patsavas knows what she’s doing.
What sort of music are you hoping to hear on Gossip Girl? Will anything equal The O.C. when it came to integrating music into a show, or do you think that aspect was over-hyped?