"Love Stories" + "I Love You Baby" (air date: 4/17/2016) @girlshbo
  1. "Ain't No Love (In The Heart of the City" - Bobby Bland
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    Ray Ploshansky is the kind of guy who loves this classic Bobby Bland recording and has absolutely no idea that Jay Z sampled it. Another throwback track (1974) for the desolate interior of Ray's Coffee shop. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aint-no-love-in-heart-city/id38575?i=38552
  2. "Confidence" - Motion Man feat. KutMasta Kurt
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    Pulled from a from a Motion Man / Kool Keith split EP released in 2005, this song plays in the background when Elijah goes shopping for an outfit to impress Dill. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/confidence/id76221996?i=76221812
  3. "Hitchin' a Ride" - Vanity Fair
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    A wink and a nod to the 1995 coming-of-age film "Now and Then" (starring Girls' own Gaby Hoffmann, no less) this breezy song plays during Hannah and Tally's bike ride through the city. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hitchin-a-ride/id468099870?i=468099883
  4. "They Don't Know" - Kirsty MacColl
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    After her original version failed to chart, Kirsty wound up singing background vocals on Tracey Ullman's recording which went to #2. Fitting that it plays under the meeting of two friends/competitors, Hannah and Tally, as they sit on the bed and chat. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/they-dont-know/id662988826?i=662989080
  5. "Feeling Myself" - Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé
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    Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, SZA and Hit-Boy teamed up on this track, a centerpiece of The Pinkprint LP. Plays when Hannah and Tally dance and smoke (in slow motion, of course). iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feeling-myself-feat.-beyonce/id947648607?i=947648622
  6. "You Are Not Alone" - Mavis Staples
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    An amazing collaboration between the legendary Mavis Staples and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Plays in the background of Ray's apartment when Marnie drops by. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/you-are-not-alone/id386004870?i=386004892
  7. "Black Hole" - She & Him
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    As we all know, Marnie and Desi are "nothing like She and Him" (ep. 406) but since this episode is all about unexpected partnerships, it ends with a song from Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-hole/id315251745?i=315251842
  8. "Bombastic" - Bonnie McKee
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    Watch the 80s-workout-inspired video for this track and everything will start to come into focus. Plays at the beginning of the season 5 finale when Hannah runs/stretches/procrastinates. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bombastic/id997774104?i=997774107
  9. "I Want That" - Good Graeff
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    From cello and guitar-wielding twin sisters Brittany and Brooke comes this track from their 2015 EP, "Good Job Go." Plays in the background of the re-branded Ray's Coffee, where man-buns are now verboten. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-want-that/id1009573555?i=1009573558
  10. "Open Your Eyes" - School of Seven Bells
    Sadly this is likely the last new music we'll hear from SVIIB, as Benjamin Curtis tragically passed away in 2013. This song plays in the background of the Moth reading event, with a chorus that speaks directly to Hannah: "you'll fall in love again." iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/open-your-eyes/id1056489306?i=1056489750
  11. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - Frankie Valli
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    The impact of this song is hard to overstate. A hit when it was released in 1967, a nostalgic heartbreaker when it appeared in The Deer Hunter (1978), swoon-worthy when sung by Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and now cathartic over the final scenes of season 5 of GIRLS. iTUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cant-take-my-eyes-off-you/id40454248?i=40454283