'Girls' Music: Hannah Turns 25 with Help from Lou Reed, LMFAO

(Radio.com) Whether or not you believe Lena Dunham is the voice of her generation, after three seasons, her HBO show 'Girls' has proved it's the go-to series for fans looking to discover new and old music alike. Every week throughout season three, Radio.com will speak with the show's Music Supervisor Manish Raval to get the scoop on the music—expect more exclusives this time around—that helps make 'Girls' what it is.

On the latest episode of Girls it was Hannah's 25th birthday party, but, surprisingly, the night did not end with any tears à la Lesley Gore, just a drunken fist fight and a somewhat well-intentioned Rent sing-along.

Let's begin with that fist fight, shall we, which was started by Ray after the bar's DJ cut his request of Smashing Pumpkins "Today" a little short. Unfortunately, it was to play LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It." A party foul if there ever was one.

After berating the female DJ for breach of contract—in his opinion a DJ can not stop one request in the middle to play another request—Ray decides to speak directly with the one who made the dated request, which just so happens to be Hannah's editor, David Pressler-Goings, or as Ray refers to him "a poor man's Anderson Cooper." The two don't see eye to eye on song request etiquette, which leads to punches being thrown and a drunken Ray lying bloodied on the floor.

Yes, Ray got punched out by a 40-something e-book editor who thinks LMFAO is the perfect song to entice the guys on Grindr. But before we judge David's taste, let's remember that he—wearing a ripped-up Keith Haring t-shirt, none the less—walks into the bar to Velvet Underground's "Rock & Roll," a song written by the late Lou Reed and featured on the band's 1970 album, Loaded.

"When we began editing this episode, it took us a second to realize that we had never used a Velvet Underground song in the show yet," Manish Raval wrote in an email to Radio.com. "They are the perfect sound and band for this show in so many ways. We had this song in and cleared before Reed passed away, which made it all more important for us to keep it in." more on this story

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