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Towards the end of Season 7, Episode 3 of Hawaii Five-O, Kono and Rosey (a former competitor of Kono's who was injured in Iraq) go surfing together. The background music is "Touch the Sky" by Hillsong United. Is it known who chose that song and why? Why do they use an explicitly religious song on a show with no discernable religious themes?

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    to answer Who , probably the producing/writing crew.. and Why could be because that song suited for the situation.
    – Vishwa
    Jul 23, 2018 at 5:15
  • @Vishwa The song in question is explicitly religious, which seems odd for a show with no discernable religious themes. Why? Aug 1, 2018 at 4:03
  • It depends, while as a whole, show may not carry out a religious aspects, but it generally supports and appreciates hawaiian culture along with everything including beliefs, tradition and customs.. So as I've said earlier, it depends on the scene.. On the scene that song was playing, It should have some connection with the incidents/activities being carried out. I don't remember everything in the scene, but song may've been used to illustrate hope and belief in god for Rosey
    – Vishwa
    Aug 1, 2018 at 4:08
  • @Vishwa As far as I know, though, the main reason you would even know about Hillsong United would be if you follow Contemporary Christian Music... I'm just curious how they even came to be familiar with that material in the first place. Aug 1, 2018 at 4:13
  • You ain't getting anything I'm saying.. It depends on the scene. If the scene needed to inspire some religious expression, they use music in that category, if scene needed suspense, they use suspense music.. I don't get how your obsession with the band become an issue here..
    – Vishwa
    Aug 1, 2018 at 5:50

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In brief...

It depends on the scene/situation.

To answer Who , probably the producing/writing crew..

and Why,

because that song suited for the situation.


Answering with bit of a details for your question Why do they use an explicitly religious song on a show with no discernable religious themes,

It depends, while as a whole, show may not carry out a religious aspects, but it generally supports and appreciates hawaiian culture along with everything including beliefs, tradition and customs..

So as I've said earlier, it depends on the scene..

On the scene that song was playing, It should have some connection with the incidents/activities being carried out. I don't remember everything in the scene, but song may've been used to illustrate hope and belief in god for Rosey.

P.S If your question is how they even knew about the band in the first place?, then it's probably falling into off-topic category. We don't know for the moment. Cannot find any official statements regarding this

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