25 Best 'Mad Men' Musical Moments

From Sinatra to Stones, Bowie to 'Zou Bisou Bisou' — the show's choicest song selections

The Rolling Stones, '(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction' (Season 4, Episode 8)

Matthew Weiner doesn't always go for the obvious when it comes to choosing Mad Men's soundtrack, often preferring to use songs that are semi-obscure or quirky to make a point. But when he does go for the low-hanging fruit music-wise, he makes it work. This episode takes place in the summer of 1965, when "Satisfaction" had just been released as a single and spent several weeks on the top of the Billboard charts. So when Don hears it blasting out of somebody's radio, it makes total sense for the time — and for emphasizing how his type of Madison Ave. man in the grey suit will soon become irrelevant. (We can forgive Weiner for making sure that the song's most dismissive lyrics about ad men are juxtaposed with Don in his clean white shirt — obvious, yes, but also kind of perfect.)

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