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Best Songs from TV Series that Are Part of My Life

When a TV Series and a song combine to create something magical, that song stays with us. It has a special place in our hearts forever, and will remind us of that moment that we heard it and what we felt.

Here are some of those Best Songs from Tv Series that are still part of my life.

Adham Shaikh (Matt the Alien Remix) – Water Prayer

Orphan Black – 2×10 – By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried

This is probably the one I love the most. Specially  the moment in the episode it is used, with all the Tatiana Maslany clones having a break from their troubled life. There is a very special video featuring this particular momento on YouTube and I may say it is my favorite one.

Daniel Portman – Jenny of Oldstones

Game of Thrones – 8×02 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Yeah, we know, this season of Game of Thrones sucks big time, but there is one particular moment, where I’ll give a thumbs up to those shitty writers and this one is it. Daniel Portman‘s beautiful voice perfectly balances a goodbye song to (not-so-dead) characters that are preparing themselves for the great battle against the white walkers.

Andra Day – Rise Up

The Blacklist – 3×10 – The Director: Conclusion

The Blacklist is a well filled with amazing songs. And some of them show up in the very best parts of the episodes, being Andra Day‘s rendition of Rise Up one of those heartful songs. A very pleasant surprise with a very powerful message.

Radical Face – Always Gold

The Blacklist – 2×16 – Tom Keen

Sadness breaks loose after watching one the most shocking and dramatic episodes of The Blacklist and having such a powerful ballad following those events really hits us right in the heart. Just listen!

The Handsome Family – Far From Any Road

True Detective (Credits Song)

True Detective has a strong touch selecting its theme songs. Despite all of them being extremely good, this one was sure to be a surprise. And one that embodies perfectly the spirit, ambiguity and dramatic essence of the show.

Lord Huron – The Night We Met

13 Reasons Why – 1×05 – Tape 3, Side A

The first season of 13 Reasons Why made us loathe high school all over again. But some very special moments were created to remind us that some can actually be good, like prom. This song is absolutely endearing and captures the very essence of passionate closure with someone you love.

Chromatics – Into the Black

13 Reasons Why – 1×03 – Tape 2, Side A

Yeah, like I said above: high school is a terrible phase, but some songs from 13 Reasons Why are absolutely gut wrenching in the good sense of it. This song from CHROMATICS is as beautiful as it is deeply powerful.

She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart

American Horror Story: Hotel – 5×01 – Checking In

I’m a huge fan of American Horror Story‘s season five, which brought for the first time Lady Gaga to the small screen as an actress. And the way she was presented in the series was as a true queen should be presented, with a bold, sexy theme from She Wants Revenge.

Fiona Apple – Criminal

American Horror Story: Freak Show – 4×02 – Massacres and Matinees

Like the other one above, this song was unknown to me back then and among American Horror Story‘s most twisted moments this one really stands up for itself. Fiona Apple delicate voices hides a kinky message and it suits perfectly to our eyes and ears.

Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart

Big Little Lies (Credits Song)

Turu rururururu… it’s so clingy that we can’t take it out of our heads! And thank God it sticks! This is one of my personal favorites! A theme so sweet it makes us fall in love directly with Big Little Lies. A song that camouflages the powerful (and deadly) significance of secrets.

The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You

Friends (Credits Song)

Of course we couldn’t let this one be forgotten! Probably the best credits song ever created (with lyrics) for a series that has found a place in the hearts of millions of people. No need for further explanations…

Nostalghia – Homeostasis

How to Get Away with Murder – 1×12 – She’s a Murderer

This creepy tune may be very different from all the ones presented until now, but there is something weirdly addictive to it, specially after watching this episode. And How to Get Away with Murder is an expert at providing weirdly shocking scenes to its fans.

Jussie Smollett ft. Yazz – You’re So Beautiful

Empire – 1×08 – The Lyon’s Roar

Empire has seen better days, but when the series premiered not so long ago, the songs were really catchy! And this one, performed by “troublemaker” Jussie Smollett and his Empire family, really stood out back then. It really sticks to your ears and you can’t stop singing it. Really catchy… I must say.

Rodrigo Amarante – Tuyo

Narcos (Credits Song)

Narcos was a big surprise when it premiered and we sure didn’t expect such a great theme song. And, with the Spanish touch of Rodrigo Amarante, the song makes perfect sense with its delicate melody concealing its higher purpose.

Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time

Orange is the New Black (Credits Song)

Orange is the New Black‘s credits song is as great as it is poignant. And it illustrates the reality of show and the message it wants to provide to its fans.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand

Peaky Blinders (Credits Song)

Peaky Blinders is a great piece of television, no doubt about that. And with Nick Cave‘s gorgeously dark theme covering it, it becomes even better.

Lykke Li – Get Some

Sense8 – 1×04 – What’s Going On?

Oh Sense8, how we miss you! Everyone must be thinking: “Where da Hell is What’s Going On?”, but the thing is, every song on this list, I never heard of until I saw the episodes mentioned. And Lykke Li‘s bold Get Some was one I shall never forget because it brings the most beautiful aspect of Sense8: be bold, be shameless about who you are.

Cook Classics (feat. Outasight) – The Real Thing

Shameless – 9×12 – You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It

I first heard this on Shameless and I was completely hooked and, to my surprise, it also was featured in Shazam! Well… two on one in the same week so this must mean something and the fact is that this song is so catchy and cool that one simply can’t stop dancing to its rhythm.

Curtis Stigers – This Life

Sons of Anarchy (Credits Song)

Sons of Anarchy‘s theme song is also one of my favorites and it made me NEVER to skip the credits while I was watching it. It talks about the freedom of the road, one that suits perfectly within the main theme of the series.

Curtis Stigers & The Forest Rangers – John The Revelator

Sons of Anarchy – 1×13 – The Revelator

This cover of John the Revelator was also one of the show’s best songs. Not only did it fit magically in the moment it appeared, but also because John has a very significant role in the main character’s life.

Kansas – Carry on My Wayward Son

Supernatural (Credits Song)

Yeah guys… of course this one needed to be here. It’s Supernatural‘s hymn! And such a cool and amazing one. The show has a tendency of presenting great songs, but none was as great as Kansas‘ tribute to the Winchester brothers.

Tom Waits – Hold On

The Walking Dead – 3×11 – I Ain’t a Judas

The Walking Dead may not be having the best of days, nor have the greatest soundtrack ever created, but Tom Wait‘s theme worked beautifully on the episode. It is a dark, deep tune and makes us get attached to the show’s ex-main character.

Jace Everett – I Wanna Do Bad Things With You

 True Blood (Credits Song)

Yeah, it’s sexy, it’s bold, it’s kinky. Jace Everett‘s song for True Blood embodies the necessary sex appeal of the show in such a cool way. And it really makes sense since vampires and werewolves lurk with hungry fangs for blood… and sex!

Fever Ray – If I Had a Heart

Vikings (Credits Song)

Vikings has a theme song that is as mysterious and it is beautifully whimsical. It may not be for everyone, but it has a nordic aura that suits perfectly within the show’s theme tribe.

Ofi La Melodia – Boom

La Casa de Papel – 1×05 – El día de la Marmota

I can’t say I’m particularly fan of this song… but I can say that I had such a great time watching the scene it was presented in Spanish hit series La Casa de Papel. And the funniest aspect is that it makes me laugh everytime I remember it…

What are your favorite TV songs? Which ones are part of your life? Let us know in the comments section!

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