The selected songs laced into a TV Show have the immense power of making or breaking the show. It is so important that not only do these songs match the mood of the scene but are good songs that you might even listen to on the regular. Let’s be honest, we have all been watching a show with our friends and this horrendous song comes on, deterring from the plot, the characters and the mood, leaving you either in awkward silence or hysterical laughter.
So to help you keep in touch with the good shows, with spectacular soundtracks, here are a few ideas!
1. “Ginny and Georgia”
Personally, “Ginny and Georgia” is one of my favorite shows following the unique and nonetheless entertaining journeys of a mother and daughter relationship. Ginny (Antonia Gentry) embarks on a journey of self-discovery and romance with next door neighbor, bad boy Marcus (Felix Mallard). On the other hand, young mom Georgia (Brianne Howey) is hustling, as usual, to maintain her family’s financial well-being. Soon you come to realize that Georgia’s life may not be as easy as we think when her past seems to be coming back full circle. But throughout these exciting events, “Ginny and Georgia” has an amazing soundtrack that matches every emotion that is being portrayed — mostly pop that makes you feel confident, mysterious, and untouchable. If you want some direction on where to begin in the soundtrack, I recommend “Trampoline” by SHAED, “America’s Sweetheart” by Elle King, or “Class President” by Dai Burger.
“Ginny and Georgia” is available to stream on Netflix.
Crazy things happen in whatever high school you attend, but in “Euphoria,” things get really crazy. As high school teenagers try to figure out their lives, they have to navigate through the webs of drugs, sex and violence. Unfortunately, their paths intertwine with one another — people hurt people and friends hurt friends. This series stars Zendaya as narrator Rue Bennet, Sydney Sweeney as Cassie Howard, Alexa Demie as Maddy Perez and Jacob Elordi as Nate Jacobs. Yet despite the chaos and devastation, the soundtrack for Euphoria has become quite popular and rightly so. Labrinth and Zendaya have collaborated on creating powerful songs that can be used for almost any occasion! You can work out to “Mount Everest,” jam in the halls to “All For Us” or sing “Still Don’t Know My Name” in the shower.
“Euphoria” is available to stream on HBO Max.
3. “Stranger Things”
The adventure never ends! Set in the 1980s, a group of friends run into the mystery of the supernatural world, uncovering secrets and discovering new friends, with its fair share of enemies. Curious and determined, the group sets out to figure out what happened to the missing Will Byers (Noah Schnapp). Things get even weirder when a strange girl appears, known as Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown. Having four, soon-to-be five seasons of “Stranger Things” provides us with a wide assortment of song choices. The show actually does a fantastic job in matching the 80s time period with upbeat songs including Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” Madonna’s “Material Girl,” and Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night.” So if you’re looking for some throwbacks or having an 80s-themed party, be sure to hit up the “Stranger Things” soundtrack!
“Stranger Things” is available to stream on Netflix.
Oh, the magical world of romance in the early 1800s! In this historically based show, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) is in her prime and given the title of the season’s most desirable young lady or the “Diamond.” Yet, things get a little rocky for the beautiful woman when her path collides with the attractive Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page). In a charade of lovers, their chemistry builds and the sexual tension cannot be measured! The show is accompanied by beautifully instrumental covers of modern-day music. Many of which you may recognize like Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” So if you’re looking for some music to listen to while reading, be sure to add some tracks from “Bridgerton!”
“Bridgerton” is available to stream on Netflix.
5. “13 Reasons Why”
Although “13 Reasons Why” premiered in 2017, it is hard to forget about the integrated musical talent of many famous artists such as Selena Gomez and Billie Eilish. This dark show follows the death of student Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who committed suicide. Leaving behind a trail of reasons, Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) discovers more about the behind scenes in his past love interest’s life. The intensity and depth of this show expose the haunting realities of life. What aids such a powerful response from the audience is the accompanying music. For the fall of events, “13 Reasons Why” does a tremendous job of matching the pitch to the viewer’s mood. Its melancholy music can be used for a variety of occasions including going for a walk while in your feels or studying within the library. You might already recognize some of the songs like Lord Huron’s “The Night We Met” or Selena Gomez’s “Only You.”
“13 Reasons Why” is available to stream on Netflix.
Can you think of a better way to start off a show than with Snoop Dogg and Tupac’s “California Love”? This universal song gives off those good chill vibes as it introduces the narrator and protagonist, Josh Wheeler (Colin Ford). After the world suddenly falls victim to a weaponized, biological bomb that only kills the adults or turns them into zombies, Josh and his peers are now on a mission of survival. But that is not Josh’s only mission: he is determined to find his girlfriend…but where is she? On this darkly humorous quest, Netflix spared no expense to throw in some great rock songs like “Teenagers” by Chemical Romance and “Remove Your Mask” by Wolfmother. These rock and roll songs truly add to the adventures within “Daybreak.” Tune into the series to bop some more!
“Daybreak” is available to stream on Netflix.
Hopefully, with this list, you are able to find more music that is your style — whether it is rock and roll, instrumental, or the newest pop! Maybe you have yet to watch one of these shows. If so, take this as a sign to watch it now. They are some great shows with amazing soundtracks!