This Is The Song Hannah And Clay Dance To In 13 Reasons Why

4 June 2018, 12:13

13 Reasons Why Winter Formal Hannah Clay Dancing
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

You're going to need tissues to listen to this one.

If you've finished 13 Reasons Why season two, you're probably wondering about the song in the season finale in the scene at the dance. Well, you've definitely heard it before if you watched the first season. 

If you cast your mind back to episode 5 of season one, you'll remember the other emotional scene involving Hannah and Clay at the Winter Formal. After some hesitation, Clay and Hannah meet on the dance floor. At first they try to shake off their nervousness by throwing their dorkiest dance moves but then a slower song comes on and they move in closer together. And just as it looks like they're about to kiss, Hannah notices Jessica is drunk and being taken advantage of by Justin and his friends. She goes to rescue her, sacrificing her chance to finally kiss Clay. 

It's a great scene and the song choice is literally perfect. So what's the name of the track? It's called 'The Night We Met' by Lord Huron. And it's the same song that plays in the dance scene in the finale for season two too.  

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Thanks to the success of the show, Lord Huron scored their first Billboard 100 hit with the song.

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The song peak at no.84 on the charts. That might not seem that high on the charts but considering it's an album track from a record they put out two years ago prior to the first season of 13RW, it's actually quite impressive. It goes to show how much influence Netflix could have on the future of music sales and streaming. 

Lord Huron, for those that don't know, are an American indie folk/rock band based in Los Angeles, compromised of band members Ben Schneider, Mark Barry, Miguel Briseño and Tom Renaud. 'The Night We Met' is taken from their second album Strange Trails which which was released back in 2015.

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If you think you've heard the band before then that's because you probably have. The band's music have been used several times on TV and movie soundtracks.

The band's track "Fool for Love" is used in the end credits of Season 5 Episode 1 of HBO's Girls and "Louisa" was used during the country western dance scene in the movie Freeheld. They're music also featured on TV series such as Shameless, Man Seeking Woman, Community as well as the soundtracks for Endless Love and Walking With Dinosaurs.

Listen to 'The Night We Met' below: