Who’s Picking Music for TV?

Today, I will explore how awesome the creative directors on some tv shows are at picking music. Most of the “new” stuff I stumble on is from random shows I watch – all praise to my Shazam app and random fan sites. Please note, I am not including  shows that focus on music, for example Treme, it’s not fair.

Here are some random songs/groups I’ve found while on the couch chillin’:

How We Operate by Gomez – Grey’s Anatomy

Gomez is awesome, I’ve been a fan of all their stuff since. I’m mad that I haven’t seen them in concert yet — but it’ll happen one of these days.

Heart Killer by Gossling – Graceland

It could’ve been someone humming to Daniel Sunjata getting ready for the day and I would’ve been happy. Just being honest, I’ve been in love with him since he was Louis from Louisiana on Sex and the City

Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison – New York Undercover

Yes, I’m taking this WAAAY back, but hey – New York Undercover was THE show to watch for new music back in the day. Whatever played on Thursday night was bumpin’ at the X Center during the wee hours the next weekend. Shout-out to my UMass Amherst peeps!

Promise by Ben Howard —  The Finder

A short-lived show, but it was awesome. I have a ton of music from just one season it was on Fox. I don’t even want to think about my wallet it if  didn’t get cancelled. Too bad that Michael Clarke Duncan passed away, it would still be on. 

Glory Box by Portishead — Soul Food

Took my years, after losing this album, to figure out the music that was used in the scene between Teri and David *patting the sweat off my forehead* I can’t even……

Syrup & Honey by Duffy – Rescue Me

This has to be one of the best opening scenes Ever. Right here:

I had this album and didn’t realize it this song was even on it until I spent an hour looking up information about the scene and saw that it was a Duffy song.

Of course, I’m not saying this is the end all be all of a list — but these are some of my favs, that can, and will be added to when talking to fellow tv/music junkies.


About KJStJ

Proud nerd who loves music, animals and making the world a better place
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