Here is the list for the 4th and final season.
An Explosive Affair, part 1:
Greg Kihn Band: Can’t Stop Hurting Myself
Arthur Conley: Sweet Soul Music
The Tubes: Talk To Ya Later
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Could You Be Loved
An Explosive Affair, part 2:
Kool & The Gang: Celebration
The Pointer Sisters: Slow Hand
Carl Carlton: She’s A Bad Mamma Jamma
Johnny signs a brief parody of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song). Another wait and see moment.
Pat Benatar: Promises In The Dark
The Rolling Stones: Start Me Up
Johnny, Bailey and Venus all sing Look For The Union Label. More wait and see.
In the scene between Carlson and his mother there is a piece of music playing. It’s instrumental. It sounds like just a bit of easy listening fluff or some generic Muzak stuff. Considering Mama Carlson’s love of Gershwin, I guess it could be some Gershwin. Either way I guess we wait and see if it gets changed.
Jennifer is serenaded by a Mariachi Band. Should be there but again, we’ll have to wait and see.
Finally, there is more instrumental music (it sounds like the same piece) in the scene between Andy and Mama Carlson.
The Go-Gos: Our Lips Are Sealed
There’s a song right at the beginning of this episode that is by the Ian Thomas Band, but for the life of me I couldn’t identify it. I tried my very best and unless you really know music from the Ian Thomas Band, there isn’t many places to look to try and figure it out.
There are four other instances where there is music, but there is so much dialogue over the songs, and they are at a very low volume that I just couldn’t make them out.
Straight From The Heart:
There is a song at the beginning of this episode just after Les’s news report but it isn’t introduced by Venus and I am unable to tell what it is due to the dialogue.
The second bit of music happens during a conversation between Bailey, Venus, and Johnny. Again, the dialogue covers up most of the song so I was unable to figure out what it was.
Who’s On First:
Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign
Three Days Of The Condo:
Jerry Lee Lewis: Rockin’ My Life Away
The Theme from Gone With The Wind is also used during the establishing shot of Johnny’s condo.
Venus also sings a bit of song, it sounds like an old standard but I don’t recognize it. Thus, we’ll just have to wait and see if this gets cut or changed.
Jennifer And The Will:
Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine
The violin music at the very beginning of this episode I don’t recognize so we’ll have to wait and see about that.
I also don’t recognize the song Venus is playing while he and Johnny and Bailey are talking in the booth.
James Brown: Papa Got A Brand New Bag
Bailey also sings the Nestle Chocolate jingle. I hope that this is on the set. It’s a really funny moment.
Love, Exciting And New:
No licensed music is used in this episode.
You Can’t Go Out Of Town Again:
The Rolling Stones: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The beginning of this episode has two songs that Venus plays but I don’t recognize them. Nor do I recognize the song Venus has playing during the second act.
There is a song playing on the juke box during the bar scene between Arthur and Carmen. I don’t recognize the song.
Ray Charles: What’d I Say
Barry Manilow: The Old Songs
The Police: Spirits In The Material World
Teddy Pendergrass: Keep On Lovin’ Me
There is one more song in this episode, it can be heard just after Herb makes his speech on the air. I can’t identify it, but you can hear the lyrics ‘listen to me children. Talk to me children.’ That’s all I can make out but I can’t place it. The only other clue is that this is played during Venus’s show. Knowing Venus’s mellow tastes, someone might be able to identify this.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Magnolia
Tom Scott with Dr. John: So White And So Funky
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Real Situation
Peabo Bryson: Love Is On The Rise
Jennifer And Johnny’s Charity:
The Beatles: Come Together
Quarterflash: Harden My Heart
We also get the return of Jennifer’s Doorbell (Fly Me To The Moon) in this episode.
I’ll Take Romance:
B.B. King: I Know The Price
Jennifer hums a tune while her and Les practice dancing. Also there is a band playing during the banquet.
There is a song playing during the scene between Jennifer and Herb the day after the banquet (they are in the hall outside the booth). I can’t make it out. It sounds like the Talking Heads but I’m not sure.
Kool & The Gang: Take My Heart
Tom Scott: We Belong Together
There is a song playing in the scene right after the opening credits. I am unable to identify it due to the dialogue between Venus and Johnny.
There is also a Muzak version of High Hopes playing in the elevator.
Luther Vandross: Never Too Much
Johnny sings Over The Rainbow in this episode. Looks like another wait and see moment.
Wilson Pickett: Mustang Sally
The Creation Of Venus:
Ernie Watts: Chariots Of Fire
Ted Nugent: Queen Of The Forest
The Who: Goodbye Sister Disco
A Taste Of Honey: Boogie, Oogie, Oogie (Since this song was on the Fox DVD season 1 set, I really don’t see any reason why it would be missing here. I am going to count this as being on the set. If I’m wrong, fine but the evidence is pretty much in my favor.)
The Impossible Dream:
Stanley Turrentine: Closer
Venus plays another song right after Closer, but I don’t recognize it.
Once again, Jennifer’s Doorbell (Fly Me To The Moon) is heard (Several times).
To Err Is Human:
Huey Lewis & The News: Do You Believe In Love
Junior Walker & The All Stars: Shotgun
Up And Down The Dial:
Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Johnny is playing a song just before Whole Lotta Shakin’ that I can’t identify due to the dialogue.
In the second act, Venus (a little bit drunk) is playing a song that I can’t identify.
Well, there you have it. I did my very best to identify each and every song, or instance where there is music, someone sings or recites lyrics to songs. It turns out that there is a lot more stuff that needs clearing than even I originally thought. I did manage to identify a few more songs that neither one of my sources were able to pick out. It wasn't easy. At times the sound quality on the episodes I was viewing left a bit to be desired, but with some persistence I did prevail. I even surprised myself that I managed to figure out the Teddy Pendergrass song.
Before I close this post, I hope that everyone will keep in mind that just because an artist is on Shout's list, doesn't mean that every song by that artist that was used in the show was cleared. I made a lot of assumptions and guesses that may be wrong so, please do not take this list as 100% gospel truth. We won't know anything for sure until the set has been picked apart piece by piece. And it will. Shout also said that the list they provided was only some of the artists who's music would appear on the set. So, there may be more than what these lists reflect. Also, there are artists on Shout's list that I was unable to match up with a song. If songs for those artists are later identified, that will fill in more of my lists.
Anyway, step one is done. We have what I hope is a fairly accurate guide to go by when viewing the new set.