“Gavin & Stacey” Music – Series 1

Since we originally posted about Gavin & Stacey music, we’ve had an overwhelming response. We also missed a few of the songs the first time around.

So, we’re revisiting the music posts, starting with Series 1. Looking for other music? Be sure to check out these related posts for music from Series 2:

Read on for Series 1 tunes. After the jump.

Many thanks to the readers of the Gavin & Stacey Fan Blog as well as Cruise, Marry, Shag Blog, who’ve helped compile this list.

All videos were found on YouTube and may not be live by the time you read this. Artist information is via Wikipedia.

Misc Music

The title track and the closing credits, is Run by Stephen Fretwell.

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Music from “previously on Gavin & Stacey” (and other points throughout the series) is Don’t Look Back Into the Sun by The Libertines.

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The track BBC used in various promotions for the show, Let’s Make Love & Listen Till Death from Above by CSS.

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Episode 1

Gavin + Stacey traveling to London to meet, She Moves in Her Own Way by The Kooks.

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The four friends getting to know each other at the club, Say Say Say (Waiting for You) the Hi Tac version.

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In the background during Gavin + Stacey’s first kiss, In My Arms by Mylo.

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Back in the hotel, looking for a bit of mood music, Last Request from Paolo Nutini.

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Gavin waiting in Barry when Stacey gets off the bus, You and Me by Lifehouse.

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Episode 2

When Stacey thinks Gavin is done with her and again when Gavin sets off for Barry to set things straight, Sun Hits the Sky by Supergrass.

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Stacey wakes up to her pimple is from A Certain Romance by Arctic Monkeys.

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Gavin asks Stacey to Marry him, Don’t Look Back Into the Sun by The Libertines.

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Episode 3

Background at the engagement party in Essex, Sweet Little Mystery by Wet Wet Wet,

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and Sex Bomb from Tom Jones.

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Episode 4

When Gavin asks Smithy to be his best man, The Importance of Being Idle, Oasis.

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Leaving the Church/headed back to Essex, Born to Be a Dancer by The Kaiser Chiefs.

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Episode 5

Headed into the wedding fayre, Suddenly I See from K.T. Tunstall.

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Music during Stacey’s Hen party, Something About You by Jamelia,

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and Just a Little from Liberty X.

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Music during Gavin’s Stag, Thong Song by Sisqo,

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and Boogie 2Nite by Booty Luv.

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Episode 6

The wedding ceremony/climax in the car is Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

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Background at the reception when the girl talks about her boyfriend and church, Love is a Wonderful Colour by Icicle Works.

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Gavin + Stacey’s wedding dance, A Million Love Songs, Take That.

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The Grease Medley at the reception, Summer Nights from Grease (the musical).

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Gavin + Stacey head off for their honeymoon, Come Fly with Me by Frank Sinatra.

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  1. Stuart Foster
    March 30, 2008 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    “Life In A Day” by I am Kloot. I think this is the music that appears when Stacey wakes up with a spot on her head. great tune, they sound a bit like the Lightning Seeds.

  2. Jon
    March 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m not convinced it is Life in a Day. It sound more up-tempo to me, of course they may have edited for the show. Anyone else feel the same?

  3. Helen
    April 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Series 2 episode 6. what is the music as Stacey is coming out of the bingo?

  4. naomi
    April 13, 2008 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    yeah, i want to know that track too, when stacey comes out of the bingo and gavin out of the club.

  5. Graham
    April 13, 2008 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Its ” You could be happy” by Snow Patrol.

    JCFS – Check out the YoutTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzn8UjhxM-M

  6. Helen
    April 14, 2008 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Graham, you were right. Top little video with the song on youtube

  7. Dave
    April 14, 2008 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I was just wondering what music they used in Series 2 Episode 6 (Aired 13th Apr) when the Mast people came to put up the sign and Pam tore it out, and started a shoutin at them

  8. bryan walker
    April 15, 2008 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    wats the song wen stacey runs out of playin bingo and gavin runs out of the niteclub and they speak on the fone,i thought it was snow patrol

    JCFS – It is Snow Patrol – You Could Be Happy. Also be sure to check out our Series 2 Music post, Part 1.

  9. natalie newbold
    April 22, 2008 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    what was the name of the song when smithy is runnin into the hospital to see ness having the baby in the last series ?

  10. jess
    April 22, 2008 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    whats that song when smithy n gav r runnin 2 the hospital 2 c the baby in the last episode

  11. Jon
    April 22, 2008 at 8:55 am | Permalink


    That’s from series 2. Check out our post http://jamescordenfansite.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/gavin-stacey-series-2-music-part-2/

    It’s the last song – Gravity by Embrace.


  12. kk
    April 25, 2008 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    thanks for a great site – haev made y own G andS playlist now

  13. Dave
    April 26, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    hi no1 replied to mine any ideas, much appreciated

    what music they used in Series 2 Episode 6 (Aired 13th Apr) when the Mast people came to put up the sign and Pam tore it out, and started a shoutin at them

  14. May 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    the song at end of series one, episode one, where stacey’s on the coach on the way back to wales? x

  15. Les
    May 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Just watched a rerun of the wedding episode. Anybody know the name of the (80s) tune playing during reception, girl talking about her boyfriend refusing to go to the church etc. Only played instrumental bit of song, no vocals. Thanks!

  16. Ady
    May 21, 2008 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    The song you are thinking of at the wedding is the Icicle Works, Love is a wonderful colour. this has been doing my head in for days, I can finally sleep now. Thanks!!!!!!!

  17. Les
    May 21, 2008 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Ady! The minute I read Icicle Works, the relief was immense. Must go and download it now as the wee guitar bit is still going round my head……

  18. bruk
    May 23, 2008 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    dose anyone here knows the song to Gavin & Stacey frist kiss at the london club. if it helps its a dunce musice and i think it sounds like “baby i am waiting for you ”
    thank you

  19. Lightfoot
    May 26, 2008 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Hola, what is the them tune to the first and second series at the end of the episodes? Cheers

  20. Rant Casey
    June 6, 2008 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure that the tune that plays at the end of each episode is Run by Stephen Fretwell

  21. Kristin
    September 1, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    What is the techno sounding song that is played series 1 ep 1 right before Say Say Say is played in the club?

    Thank you

  22. barry
    October 15, 2008 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    fair looking at it. its so good how it all goes together. i love gavin and stacey. when you making another one?

  23. dede
    October 26, 2008 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    what is the song in episode 8,aomething about “have no fear”

  24. ben munro
    January 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    does any know what the song is when brin, gwen, stacey and nessa are leaving for barry, when brin sues his sat nav and gets lost… teh song in it, what is it,,, it sounds like some sort of slasa music but not sure…

    all help would be greatfull :)

    if you know email me on ben.munro@jobe.karoo.co.uk


  25. Heather Jackson
    January 8, 2009 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Gavin and Stacey Christmas special on 24th Dec 2008 I would like to know what music is being played when everyone in the house is asleep. Bryn and Jason get up in the dark for a drink of milk and chat in the kitchen. You only hear a clip of what sounds like the beginning of a track but sounds amazing! Would be great if anyone knows…. thanks and Happy New Year x

  26. Sally
    January 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    does anyone know what is the music in Series 2, episode 4 when Gav & crew come out of bowling before going to KFC?

  27. Rosie :)
    January 18, 2009 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    Does anyone know the dance song played during Stacey’s hen night in series one, one line of it is “you should make me feel like loving you”
    Hope someone can help :)

  28. Sassy
    February 8, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I love gavin and stacey

  29. gavin
    February 27, 2009 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    haha, this has got to be the best gavin and stacey video ive seen yet 😀


  30. Ann
    March 29, 2009 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    What was the song that Gavin, Smithy, Pam and Mick all danced to in the hall at their house?

  31. Jon
    March 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I think you’re talking about the “England Rap” from series 2.

  32. jillian
    April 2, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    hey guys, i have been scouring everything i can find to figure out this song, it’s just a clip of an instrumental part it’s usually played when Gavin is about to get in/out the car, 1st episode about 2 and 1/2 minutes in, Gavin is getting out of the car and going into his house. it’s a guitar/drums instrumental! it is played several times through out 2 series.WHERE IS IT FROM?


  33. Jon
    April 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Hey Jillian,
    I think it could be the first few measures of a Razorlight song (In The Morning). I’m not in front of my DVDs, so I can’t be sure.

    Does this sound familiar? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN-GkTKJ-ps

    Sorry, the video has a long intro.

  34. jillian
    April 9, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink


    You are the best! I finally have a song and band name! I have that tune in my head nonstop! Thanks so much!

  35. sam
    April 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    does anyone know what the song is from series 1, episode 1 when smithy, gavin, nessa and stacey are all drinking in the bar and looking at smithy’s beer thing

  36. CJ
    July 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Please help – what is the music when stacey is coming out of the train station to meet her Mum – this is driving me crazy !!!

  37. Sally
    August 4, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    The song played in the club before say say say, is galvanize by the chemical brotheres. Whats the song when Stacey is coming home on the coach and Gavin is driving down to meet her in episode one ?

  38. Ellie
    August 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    when stacey first goes 2 london what song is playin

  39. Jon
    August 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Ellie – It should be the first one under “episode one” – She Moves in Her Own Way by The Kooks (youtube + amazon links above).

  40. andyman
    September 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Hey there fans! Anyone can tell me the song which starts off at 12:49 in the video (google megavideo ;)) at the wedding party, soon followed by a short “shhhhut up! shhhhhut up!” dialogue. It’s a guitar tune, and the guitar sound has lots of harmonics; that means it sounds rather squeaky-fuzzy.

  41. jonathan
    January 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    One of the songs is by The Rifles, haven’t watched it in a while but i know if definately in there

  42. Sarah
    January 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know the song on series 1 episode 1 at the end, where stacey is going home to barry and gavin is driving up to meet her? i dont think i can rest without knowing the song :)

  43. ianlar
    January 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Sarah – I think the track you’re after when Stacey is going back to Barry is ‘You and Me’ by Lifehouse.

  44. deaks
    January 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    does anyone know the song at the wedding reception when louise is talking about her boyfriend not coming to the wedding at the table with fingers? it says its iccle works, but it definately ain’t on the dvd… help.

  45. dm
    February 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    ok, i seem to have a different dvd of series 1 of G&S.. the track playing in the club while they’re drinking and dancing is a very balearic dance track, spanish sounding, hi-nrg number, it’s not ‘say say say’ by hi-tack.
    i am in the U.S. and really want to know what track is on MY dvd…

    weird huh… can anyone help?

  46. Jack Landry
    May 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Can someone please please help me whats that other song called during staceys hen night when there all dacing with each other and nessas pulling that bloke goes something use your baby be my lover to summit like that i cant make the words out proper if someone knows what im on about please feel free to email me thanks alot jack

  47. Thomas
    June 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    When gavin and stacey get married they come out of the church.
    its the scene were the people are throwing the confetti over them and stuff like that.
    There is a song in the background, I need to know now !!
    I would really appreciate it :)

  48. Jackie
    June 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    very last episode of series 3, I think the song is called “you’ve got the Love” (sounds like Nessa singing), please could you give me more info?
    Fantastic ending but I’m so sad it’s over :(

  49. michaela
    July 19, 2010 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    for anyone wondering what the music is when stacey, nessa, gwen and bryn are driving down to essex the first time the two families meet (episode 4 i think) its Intermission by The Webb Brotehrs :)

  50. Andy G
    July 28, 2010 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    What’s the song playing when the lads are dancing at the foam party (can’t remember which episode) when G & S are temporarily separated?

  51. nathan
    July 28, 2010 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    i spent ages looking for the series one nightclub song people seemed to be struggling to find : U Sure Do by Strike :)

  52. nathan
    July 28, 2010 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    What You Do To Me I Could Write A Book Or Three Ripples Run Around Your Thumb

  53. simon stenems
    July 30, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    what is the song in the extras chtistmas special where ruch is saying what a great actor smithy is?? driving me crazy!!

  54. asha
    August 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    what is the music played when dawn walks up the aisle when she renews her vows to pete?? i love it!

  55. Rossi
    August 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Is there a Gavin and Stacey soundtrack?

  56. August 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    What is that song when nessa bowls a strike in series 2 episode 4

    please help need to know :)

  57. daz mccarthy
    September 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    in series 3 episode 5, what is the song playing when smithy and bryn are playing with the bat and ball?

  58. nick
    September 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    wats the song when gavin stacey nesse and smithy are in a pub in the 1st episode ever

  59. EGG
    September 21, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Jackie it’s Florence and the machine – you’ve got the love.

  60. andy stephney
    December 15, 2010 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    x-mas special 2008 – need to know the music played after gavin n smithy sitting outside in the dark , smoking , gavin saying shes my wife ” stunning guitar intro – please help fan club

  61. Becky
    December 23, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks For This Ive Been Waiting To Find Out What Song Was Playing where gavin realises he loves stacey and drives all the way up to Barry For Her From When They Went On A night out to London now i know its you and me life house Thank so so much! 😀

  62. garagepunk66
    January 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if anyone knows what the song was that was played in season 1 episode 2, when Stacey awakes with the giant zit on her face. I have read the previous posts, but none are correct on the song. It is a great instrumental with lots of punk attitude.

  63. Irene
    May 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    anybody know the song being played by the dj just before they take ther first song?

  64. Jennifer
    September 30, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Hi, Please, please, please can someone tell me what music and artist is playing directly after Nessa gives birth?? It has the lyrics ‘….and I can’t let go’ Many thanks!

  65. Claire
    October 12, 2011 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Can someone help has the goo goo dolls ever featured in Gavin and stacey

  66. January 24, 2013 at 5:35 am | Permalink



    :O) Robby B –

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  67. January 24, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    ################################################################################ For the first time i watched half an episode last night… the wedding ! :o)
    # That 80s song that kicks in just as the scene cuts to the hall where they
    # are all seated BEFORE the wedding – i knew it but couldnt remeber who or
    # when. i checked movie databases & off course !! It was —
    # Beautiful song. Also i think i wight be a new, hooked, Gavin & Stacey
    # fan :o)
    # Robby B of ‘Film-Net’ Indi Movie / docu makers club

  68. phil
    February 22, 2013 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    whats the music to when nessa stacey are in caravan nxt to the welsh nationalists and gavin turns up to get them,its guitar intro!

  69. March 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Nice answer back in return of this matter with real arguments and explaining
    all about that.

  70. sean mc g
    July 9, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    anybody no the tune wen der in the nytclub an its a foam party serious 2’episode 6

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  1. […] I’m not the biggest fan of “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol (see our full post on Gavin & Stacey music for other songs used in the show), but I like that the wedding relied on something […]

  2. […] Now that we’re about halfway through series 2, we want to take a moment and reflect on the songs thus far. Our similar post for all of series 1 continues to get high traffic – if you haven’t found it yet, check out “Music from Gavin & Stacey.“ […]

  3. […] & Stacey Series 2 Music – Part 1” for music from the first 4 episodes, plus, “Music from Gavin & Stacey” for series 1 […]

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