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List of music used in The X-Files, taken from outside sources.

  • Season 1:
    • "Conduit" - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major [Mvt. I: Allegro] by Johann Sebastian Bach
    • "Beyond the Sea" - "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin
    • "Beyond the Sea" - "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix
    • "Beyond the Sea" - "Hotel California" by The Eagles
    • "Gender Bender" - "Radar Love" by Golden Earring
    • "Gender Bender" - In the Line of Duty: Street War theme music by Mark Snow
  • Season 2:
    • "Little Green Men" - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major [Mvt. I: Allegro] by Johann Sebastian Bach
    • "Little Green Men" - "Come Out and Play" by Offspring
    • "Ascension" - "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    • "3" - "The Unheard Music" by X
    • "Irresistible" - Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie
    • "Die Hand Die Verletzt" - "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace
    • "Humbug" - "Frenzy" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • Season 3:
    • "D.P.O." - "Ring the Bells" by James
    • "D.P.O." - "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by Filter
    • "D.P.O." - "Live Fast, Diarrhea" by The Vandals
    • "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" - "Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper
    • "Oubliette" - "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister
    • "Syzygy" - "Sabre Dance" by Aram Khachaturian
    • "Syzygy" - "Deep" by Danzig
    • "Syzygy" - "All Over You" by Live
    • "Apocrypha" - The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss
    • "Apocrypha" - Cortège du Sage from The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
    • "Pusher" - "Misty" by Johnny Mathis
    • "Teso Dos Bichos" - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 by Ludwig van Beethoven
    • "Quagmire" - "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper
  • Season 4:
    • "Home" - "Wonderful! Wonderful!" by Johnny Mathis
    • "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams
    • "Kaddish" - "Little" Fugue in G minor by J.S. Bach
    • "Never Again" - "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" by The Partridge Family
    • "Never Again" - "Tattooed Love Boys" by The Pretenders
    • "Leonard Betts" - Piano Concerto No. 4 (Mvt. II: Andante con moto) by Ludwig van Beethoven
    • "Max" - "Unmarked Helicopters" by Soul Coughing
    • "Small Potatoes" - "Funny How Time Slips Away" by Al Green and Lyle Lovett
    • "Small Potatoes" - "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" by Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper
  • Season 5:
    • "Detour" - "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night (sung by Gillian Anderson)
    • "The Post-Modern Prometheus" - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" by Cher
    • "The Post-Modern Prometheus" - "Half-Breed" by Cher
    • "The Post-Modern Prometheus" - "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" by Cher
    • "The Post-Modern Prometheus" - "Walking in Memphis" by Cher
    • "Schizogeny" - "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" by Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper
    • "Schizogeny" - "Deep" by Danzig
    • "Chinga" - Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 89 by Hummel
    • "Chinga" - "The Hokey Pokey" by Ray Anthony
    • "Kill Switch" - "Twilight Time" by The Platters
    • "Bad Blood" - "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes (sung by David Duchovny)
    • "Bad Blood" - Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Sa'ns
    • "Bad Blood" - Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
    • "Travelers" - "Lili Marlene" by Lale Andersen
    • "All Souls" - Opening (oboe solo) of Symphony No. 4 (Mvt. II: Andantino in modo di canzona) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, quoted by strings at 10:50, and again, on piano, at 13:42
  • Season 6:
    • "The Beginning" - "Put on a Happy Face" by Bye Bye Birdie
    • "Triangle" - "Sing, Sing, Sing In Swing" by Louis Prima (for Benny Goodman)
    • "Triangle" - "Jeepers Creepers" by Sally Stevens
    • "Triangle" - "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön" by The Andrews Sisters
    • "Triangle" - "Hot Liquorice" by Dick Walters
    • "Dreamland" - "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
    • "Terms of Endearment" - "Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage
    • "The Rain King" - "Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland
    • "The Rain King" - "The Things We Do for Love" by 10cc
    • "The Rain King" - "Rainy Days and Mondays" by The Carpenters
    • "The Rain King" - "Rock the Boat" by The Hues Corporation
    • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Bing Crosby
    • "The Unnatural" - "Come and Go With Me to That Land" by Bernice Johnson Reagon
    • "Biogenesis" - Requiem (Dies Irae) by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Season 7:
    • "Hungry" - "Silence and the Mirror" by Unearthed
    • "The Goldberg Variation" - Goldberg Variations (Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima) by J.S. Bach
    • "Millennium" - "Auld Lang Syne"
    • "Orison" - "Don't Look Any Further" by John Hiatt (recorded specifically for this episode)
    • "Orison" - "Sheep Go to Heaven" by Cake (not played in episode, but quoted lyrics)
    • "Sein Und Zeit" - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
    • "Closure" - "My Weakness" by Moby
    • "X-Cops" - "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle
    • "X-Cops" - "If I Didn't Care" by The Ink Spots
    • "all things" - "The Sky Is Broken" by Moby
    • "Hollywood A.D." - "I Am the Walrus" by The Beatles
    • "Hollywood A.D." - "Pueblo Nuevo" by Ry Cooder and the Buena Vista Social Club
    • "Fight Club" - "Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison
    • "Je Souhaite" - "Jeannie", theme from I Dream of Jeannie
    • "Je Souhaite" - I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins
  • Season 8:
    • "Invocation" - "All the Pretty Little Horses"
    • "Salvage" - Piano Concerto in A Minor by Edvard Grieg
    • "Vienen" - "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner
  • Season 9:
    • "Lord of the Flies" - "It's No Good Trying" by Syd Barrett
    • "Lord of the Flies" - "Terrapin" by Syd Barrett
    • "Lord of the Flies" - "Opel" by Syd Barrett
    • "John Doe" - "La Calentura" by Roberto Ruiz y su Maquina Tropical
    • "John Doe" - "Juana La Cubana" by Fito Olivares
    • "Trust No 1" - The Seasons: Barcarolle ("June"), Op. 37, No. 6 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged and performed by Richard Grayson
    • "Improbable" - "Ca Va Ca Va" by Karl Zero (remix by Le Tone)
    • "Improbable" - "Ca Va Ca Va" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "Poinciana" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "La Panse" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "Inouis" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "Torero" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "El Bodeguero" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons" by Karl Zero
    • "Improbable" - "Io Mammate E Tu" by Karl Zero and Eric Laugerias
    • "Jump the Shark" - "Cross the Line" by Cuba featuring Mau
    • "Release" - "Hit Girl" by Deborah Poppink
    • "William" - "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night (sung by Gillian Anderson, just like in "Detour")
    • "William" - "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" (traditional)


  • "More Secrets of The X-Files":
    • "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" by Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper
    • "The X-Files" theme music by Mark Snow (remixed by P.M. Dawn)
    • "My Dark Life" by Elvis Costello with Brian Eno
  • Movie trailer for The X-Files: Fight the Future:
    • Escape To Mantua (featuring Mundy) from Romeo and Juliet (Volume 2)
    • O Verona from Romeo and Juliet
    • O Verona (Reprise) from Romeo and Juliet
  • The X-Files Game:
    • "Flying" by Moon
    • "UFO Soul Control" by Moon
    • "Rain, Rain" by Moon

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