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The original score for Person of Interest is composed by Ramin Djawadi. In addition to the original music, producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman select contemporary songs and instrumental music to underscore specific scenes. Popular music is chosen to add emphasis in a scene ("I'm Afraid of Americans"), set the tone of a scene ("Boom Boom"), or to sum up the story at the end of an episode ("Sinnerman"); occasionally source music is played which we hear along with the characters ("Para La Habana"). In some cases, the lyrics of the song help move the story forward ("Exit Music (For a Film)"), in the style of a music video.

The following is a compilation of songs and instrumental music used in the series to date.

Season 1

Pilot

Ghosts

  • "The Truth" by Handsome Boy Modeling School - End of episode.

Mission Creep

  • "Reaching For Salvation" by Sugaray - Music playing at the bar when Reese meets Sam Latimer's team.
  • "Live With Me" by Massive Attack - End of episode.

Cura Te Ipsum

Judgment

  • "Intro" by The xx - End of episode.

The Fix

  • "New York" by Cat Power - End of episode.

Witness

Foe

Get Carter

Number Crunch

Wolf and Cub

  • "Rising Down" by The Roots (ft. Mos Def & Styles P) - During the basketball game

Blue Code

Risk

  • "Down Boy" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs - End of episode.

Identity Crisis

Flesh and Blood

Matsya Nyaya

Many Happy Returns

  • "Revenge" by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - End of episode.

No Good Deed

Season 2

Masquerade

  • "Moon Dropby Sherry St. Germain - During clothing store scene at the beginning of the episode. 
  • "Titanium" by David Guetta feat. Sia - During the first dance club scene.
  • "Say My Name" by Porter Robinson - During the second dance club scene.
  • "She's Long Gone" by The Black Keys - End of episode.

Triggerman

Bury the Lede

The High Road

Til Death

C.O.D.

  • "For You" by Trilogy featuring Fred The Godson - Bar scene where Finch meets D3MON8.

Shadow Box

2πR

  • The Hop by Radio Citizen - Club scene with Carter.

Prisoner's Dilemma

One Percent

Relevance

Season 3

Liberty

  • "She's Long Gone" by The Black Keys - In the secret sailor's club.
  • "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone - After the shootout with the Russians.

Nothing to Hide

  • "Falling in Love" by Ben Rector - Opening song of Wayne Kruger's anniversary video.
  • "Birthright" (Birthwrong remix by Blue Stahli) by Celldweller - In the edited portion of the anniversary video.
  • "Pieces Of Me" by Dying Regret - The first song that comes over the car radio when the car is "hacked" and taken over.  Soon after that another song play and video starts to roll on the on-screen nav screen.

Lady Killer

Mors Praematura

The Devil's Share

  • "Hurt" by Johnny Cash - Intro song.
  • "Miami Showdown" by Digitalism - During the shootout between Reese and the Marshals.
  • "Colour in Your Handsby D.L.i.d - End of episode.

Lethe

  • "Whiskey" by The Sam Morrison Band - Heard in the background when Reese orders a whiskey during the first bar scene.
  • "Moving in Stereo" by The Cars - While young Harold is with friends by the phone booth.
  • "The Sky is Crying" by Elmore James - During the fight scene at the bar in the rain.

Provenance

  • "Take California" by Propellerheads - during Finch's adventures in 3D printing.
  • "Battleflag" by Lo Fidelity Allstars - during the break-in.

RAM

Most Likely To...

  • "Low" by Cracker - during the bowling scene
  • "Fade into You" by Mazzy Star - During the ballroom dance scene.

Death Benefit

Deus Ex Machina

Season 4

Panopticon

Nautilus

Wingman

Brotherhood

  • "Gun" by Emiliana Torrini - End of episode.

Prophets

Honor Among Thieves

  • "Infinity" by The xx - When Shaw meets Tomas.

Point of Origin

  • "Still Alive" by Will Hanson - The song playing in Romeo's bar.

If-Then-Else

  • "Fortune Days" by The Glitch Mob - During the simulations.

Control-Alt-Delete

  • "The Violent Bear It Away" by Moby - End of episode

Guilty

  • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer - One of the jurors' ringtone

Blunt

  • "Blame" by Calvin Harris feat. John Newman - In the club

Terra Incognita

  • "Happy New Year" by Nat King Cole - End of episode

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Season 5

B.S.O.D.

  • "No Wow" by The Kills - Beginning of episode

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  • "Do I Move You?" by Nina Simone - Root and Shaw's love scene in the simulation

Sotto Voce

  • "Fake Empire" by The National - End of episode

The Day the World Went Away

  • "New Dawn Fades" by Moby - Root and Shaw's gun battle with Samaritan operatives
  • "The Day the World Went Away" by Nine Inch Nails - End of episode

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  • "Bunsen Burner" by The Cuts - Finch's rooftop scenes
  • "Metamorphosis One" by Phillip Glass - John's sacrifice and final shootout with Samaritan operatives on the rooftop
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