Boston (song)

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Single by Augustana
from the album All the Stars and Boulevards
Released 2005
Format CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:06
Label Epic
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien, Jon King
Certification Platinum (RIAA)[1]
Augustana singles chronology
"Stars and Boulevards"
"Sweet and Low"

"Boston" is a song by American rock band Augustana, from their 2005 album All the Stars and Boulevards. It was originally produced in 2003 by Jon King for Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays and was later re-recorded with producer Brendan O'Brien for All the Stars and Boulevards.[2] David Park who went to high school with Dan Layus and left for Gordon College was the inspiration for this song.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video starts with the lead singer (Dan Layus) playing a piano on a beach with the sea at low tide initially, later showing numerous other abandoned pianos on the beach. As the video progresses, other band members appear. Soon after, high tide comes up and the entire band continues to play as they are submerged in water over and over. Band members have been shown to be struggling to keep up with their musical instruments, but they do not seem to give up playing even in such adverse conditions. The video ends showing all musical instruments left shattered by the sea waves.

Use in popular media[edit]

In the third episode of the first season of The Big Bang Theory, "The Fuzzy Boots Corollary", Leonard walks into his apartment singing the song, remarking "God, that's a good song," to which his roommate Sheldon replies, "If you're compiling a mix CD for a double suicide." "Boston" was used in the third season finale of One Tree Hill, "The Show Must Go On", when Brooke Davis and Lucas Scott have their last dance as a couple.[4] It was also featured in Scrubs, in the 19th episode of the fifth season, "His Story 3" and in "Here Comes the Judge", the 15th episode of season one of Shark.[5] It's also heard in the film A Warrior's Heart.


Chart (2006–07) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 34
US Billboard Pop Songs 24
US Billboard Adult Pop Songs 10

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Augustana, Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  2. ^ "Artist Consultation + Production + Management". Ping Pong Music. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  3. ^ Drop Outs Augustana reveal "Boston"'s secret
  4. ^ Default. "One Tree Hill Music". Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Shark Music - Season 1: "Here Comes The Judge"". TuneFind. 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 

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