This article lists all the songs heard in Season 3 of Mad Men (Links to the other seasons can be found above).
It details the episode the song appeared in, the title and artist of the song and a brief description of the scene it appeared in.
Unknown music in the list will be referred to as "Unidentified song, music or original score".
Feel free to suggest mistakes and any songs missing from the list.
- Mad Men Season 3 Playlist - YouTube
Music from Season 3
S03E01 Out of Town
"Betty Home and Sally's Story" by David Carbonara (Opening scene)
"Lane's Exit" by David Carbonara (Pete celebrates after being told of his promotion by Lane)
"Sally's Story" by David Carbonara (Don and Betty tell the story of the day Sally was born; End credits)
S03E02 Love Among the Ruins
"Bye Bye Birdie" by Ann-Margaret (First scene where Peggy, Harry, Ken and Sal watch Ann Margaret's opening number from the film of the same name; later Peggy sings it to herself in the mirror)
"Oyster Girls" by Robert White (The May Day song)
"That's The Way" by The Values (Peggy walks through a bar)
"To Be Loved (Forever)" by The Pentagons (Peggy talks to a man she met at the bar)
"The Carousel" by David Carbonara (Don watches Miss Farrell during the Maypole dance; End credits)
S03E03 My Old Kentucky Home
"Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Instrumental)" by unknown artist & "The Twist" by Chubby Checker (Songs played during the Derby party)
"My Old Kentucky Home" written by Stephen Foster, performed by John Slattery (Roger sings to Jane at their Kentucky Derby garden party)
"Hello! Ma Baby" written by Joseph E. Howard & Ida Emerson, performed by Michael Gladis & Miles Fisher (Paul and Jeff sing in the office)
"Charleston" by Paul Reeves (Listen on SoundCloud) (Pete and Trudy dance the Charleston)
Other sources say the dancing scene contains the song "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)" performed by Art Landry and his Orchestra, written by Ray Henderson.
The instrumental version of the jazz standard "Everybody Loves My Baby, but My Baby Don't Love Anybody but Me" composed by Spencer Williams, can also be heard during the party.
"C'est Magnifique (It's Magnificent)" by Cole Porter, performed by Christina Hendricks
"Memories of You" by Ben Webster (Don & Betty get away from the party; End credits)
Extra Track: "Derby Celebration" by David Carbonara (Track featured in the "Mad Men Night Cap CD - Music From the Original Series")
S03E04 The Arrangements
"Bye Bye Birdie" by Ann-Margaret (Used in the Patio Diet Cola commercial created by Sterling Cooper)
"Over There", written by George M. Cohan, US wartime anthem (End credits)
S03E05 The Fog
"Me Voy A Morir De Tanto Amor" by Alberto Iglesias (Plays as Betty is dreaming or hallucinating while at the hospital; End credits)
S03E06 Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency
"Come On Twist" by Jody Reynolds (Playing during Joan's farewell party)
"Song To Woody" by Bob Dylan (End credits)
S03E07 Seven Twenty Three
"Please Come On to Me" by The Clovers (Don dances with one of the hitchhikers)
"Darling Say You Love Me" by the Ramblers (Henry and Betty talk at Swanson's Bakery)
"I Followed My Heart" by Pete Mann (Unknown scene)
"Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (Don signs a contract with Sterling Cooper; End credits)
"Don and Betty in Rome" by David Carbonara (Don & Betty make love in their hotel room in Rome) (Track from "Mad Men: On the Rocks (Music from the Television Series)")
"There's A Small Hotel" by Bobby Van & Kay Coulter (Betty receives a souvenir from Don; End credits)
Extra Track: "First Kiss" by David Carbonara (Track from Mad Men: On the Rocks (Music from the Television Series)
S03E09 Wee Small Hours
"So Young" by Clyde Stacy & The Nitecaps (Don drives around early in the morning and sees Miss Farrell running)
"Dancing in the Starlight" by Curt Andersen/Trevor Duncan (The Symphonia Orchestra) (Betty and Carla discussing Civil Rights)
"Prelude To A Kiss" by Nnenna Freelon (End credits)
S03E10 The Color Blue
"Dominique" by The Singing Nun (Don shows up at Miss Farrell's place)
"The Carousel" by David Carbonara (Miss Farrell asks Don to stay the night; Betty takes a bath)
Unidentified song (Paul puts on a jazz record)
Unidentified score by David Carbonara (End credits)
S03E11 The Gypsy and the Hobo
"Betty's Call" by David Carbonara (Unknown scene)
"Where Is Love?" from the Musical Oliver!, written by Lionel Bart (End credits)
S03E12 The Grown-Ups
"Moonglow" by Benny Goodman (Everyone starts to dance at the wedding)
"The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis (Betty doesn't love Don anymore; End credits)
Extra Track: "Don the Man" by David Carbonara
S03E13 Shut the Door. Have a Seat
"Moving Montage" by David Carbonara (The Sterling Cooper offices are cleared out)
"Shahdaroba" by Roy Orbison (Don goes home to a new apartment; End credits)
- Mad Men Episode Music
Music used in each Mad Men episode, listings as complete as we can make 'em, an on-going project. Author, Basket of Kisses 2012.
Sean on April 03, 2020:
Anybody know what's before the dance scene in ep 303?
Surroundsilence on June 25, 2016:
In "Seven Twenty Three", the song playing while Henry and Betty talk at Swanson's Bakery is "Darling Say You Love Me" by the Ramblers.
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on January 07, 2016:
Surroundsilence on January 06, 2016:
Music playing in the background in "Wee Small Hours" while Betty and Carla are discussing Civil Rights is "Dancing in the Starlight" by Curt Andersen/Trevor Duncan (The Symphonia Orchestra)
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on April 08, 2015:
Thanks for the info
Angela on April 07, 2015:
["Darling Say You Love Me" by The Ramblers (Don dances with one of the hitchhikers)]
This song plays when Peggy and Ted meet in a restaurant in episode 11 of season 5. When don dances with the hitchhiker in season 3, episode 7, the song playing is "Please Come On to Me" by The Clovers.
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on January 06, 2015:
Thanks, I've added those, nice work
JoeCap on January 04, 2015:
In Episode 1, not only does the show end with Sally's Story, but it also opens with "Betty Home and Sally's Story" from the "On the Rocks" CD that has 23 songs from Carbonara. Also, after Pete gets his promotion from Lane, the song playing while he prematurely celebrates is "Lane's Exit", another Carbonara song from the "Night Cap" CD.
Hope all is well with you.
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on May 10, 2014:
@Mark thanks for visiting this page, glad I could help
Mark on May 10, 2014:
Just wanted to say thank you for putting this together. This series has such a great soundtrack and this was the first resource that was able to point me to Ben Webster - THANK YOU :)
charliecrews38 (author) from Melbourne, Australia on April 27, 2014:
@Christopher Smith thanks for the input, I think that a lot of the songs are created and performed by David Carbonara and others specifically for the show therefore they probably combine tunes and make up their own versions, at the following link you can hear a track called "Charleston" by Paul Reeves, https://soundcloud.com/paul-reeves-music/charlesto... I believe its an exact match for the song playing while pete and trudy dance, also i'll add everybody loves my baby to the list, cheers
Christopher Smith on April 27, 2014:
Season 3, Episode 3, the song identified as "The Charleston" most definitely is not that song, though it is the dance rhythm called the Charleston. The chord progression is not the same after the first two chords. It appears to be a compilation of at least two different tunes, and we never hear the melody. The A section (heard 3 or 4 times, which is improper form) is the same chord progression as "Five Foot Two", so it may very well be the improvised solo section from a recording of that song that was spliced together. The B section (in minor) appears to be "Everybody Loves My Baby" but again, only an improvised lead instrument without any melody.
Or, the whole thing might be an original piece by the series composer, based on those chord progressions.