The Best Songs on USA's 'Suits': Give Your iPod the Legal Treatment

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Recently renewed for a second season, USA's legal drama "Suits" has won over fans with a blend of razor-sharp writing and great ensemble chemistry. But another reason this freshman series seems to be resonating with fans is that the show features a youthful, hip soundtrack every week.

Tracks from The Generationals, The Black Keys, The Airborne Toxic Event, and Vampire Weekend give the Manhattan-based drama an approachable sonic texture that makes it appealing to viewers in the key 18-34 demographic, and also reflect the inner psychological landscape of one of the main characters, college dropout turned lawyer Mike Ross.

If your iPod needs a fresh injection of good music, the upbeat, alt-rock soundtrack of "Suits" has got you covered. The following list is culled in part from the official USA "Suits" message boards , as well as from Twitter accounts of "Suits" production members, including co-producer Gavin Barclay.

The Title Theme

The music that plays over the opening credits of "Suits" is "Greenback Boogie" by Ima Robot. It is currently available on iTunes.

The Pilot Episode

The extended pilot episode featured a number of songs. Here is the full list, as pulled from co-producer Gavin Barclay's Twitter account and cross-referenced against the "Suits" official message board.

"When They Fight They Fight" by The Generationals

"Howlin For You" by The Black Keys

"Changing" by The Airborne Toxic Event

"Oxford Comma" by Vampire Weekend

"The World Is Going Up In Flames" by Charles Bradley

"Grey Lynn Park" by The Veils

"Not Just a Girl" by She Wants Revenge

Romantic Music

The song that was playing at the end of the third episode ("Inside Track") when Mike and Jenny kissed is "Perfect Day" by the Constellations.

In the scene where Harvey meets up with old flame Scottie at the Harvard Club, the song playing in the background is "I Learned My Lesson" by Willie Davis. Later in the same episode, Harvey and Scottie meet up at his apartment, and the song "Coleen" by The Heavy (feat. The Dap-Kings Horns) plays.

More Info

If you want to learn more about the music on "Suits," another great resource besides producer Twitter accounts and the official USA message boards is the website Tune Find, which pairs up each song used on the show with a description of how the song was used.

What is your favorite song used on an episode of "Suits?" Tell us in the comments below!

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