Playlist: Shane McCutcheon

Recently a formspring question-asker asked, “Is it too soon to request a Shane playlist?” and the answer is that I can’t believe that this wasn’t our idea, that we didn’t think to create a Shane McCutcheon playlist years ago.

What kind of music do you think Shane McCutcheon listens to? Were her music preferences explored on The L Word? I can’t recall. Does everyone remember that time when the gang utilized the lesbian phone tree to book P!nk for the grand opening of The Planet and the crowd appeared genuinely super psyched when BETTY showed up to play instead, as if they were a totally acceptable substitute, AND THEN Shane kissed EZ Girl instead of Carmen, causing Carmen to make out with Jenny “Dead Meat” Schecter? I’ll never forget.

The L Word - Season 4

Shane McCutcheon Playlist


Bad Reputation – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Phenomena – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Boys Wanna Be Her – Peaches
Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar
Twentieth Century Fox – The Doors
Androgynous (The Replacements cover) – Joan Jett
Nancy Boy – Placebo
Womanizer – Britney Spears
Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn
Crush – Sleigh Bells
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Shutterbug – Veruca Salt
I Cut Like A Buffalo – The Dead Weather
Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
Gloria – Patti Smith
Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers

What songs remind you of Shane? What do you think Shane’s favorite band is?

Want to suggest a playlist theme? Hit me up on Formspring and someone of the team will make it for you.

Crystal is a 33-year-old Australian living in Chicago. Founding member, does HR stuff, writes now and then.

Crystal has written 329 articles for us.


  1. I loved EZ Girl’s use of ‘Just Like Heaven’ for Jenny and Niki’s Pink Ride. And ‘Skin to Skin’ by Standfast was a great follow up song, too.

    2 more to add to the Shane list:
    Darling Nikki – Prince
    Life in the Fast Lane – The Eagles

  2. Aaaaah I love it!! I must mention that scene where Shane is driving recklessly after partying because she’s distraught about leaving Carmen… and I do believe Le Disko by Shiny Toy Guns is playing? Let’s add that to the playlist : )

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