[On the Record](http://www.rhapsody.com/blog/on-the-record/) is a video series where rock stars gush about their favorite records -- in exactly 45 seconds. Click above to watch [Jon McLaughlin](http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=art.13412515) give it up for [Ben Folds Five](http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=art.61892).
Born in 1982, Jon McLaughlin received musical training at Anderson University (in his hometown of Anderson, Ind.) and inked a major-label deal in 2006, but it was the placement of a song in the NBC hospital comedy Scrubs that broke open a career for the piano-playing songwriter. McLaughlin's work as a soundtrack artist continued to define him with subsequent placements in a string of films in the late 2000s, including "So Close," which was in Disney's live-action family movie Enchanted and got an Oscar nomination. His first major-label LP, OK Now, followed in 2008, a set of streamlined, piano-driven, soul-inflected pop.