7 Amazing Songs from TV Shows That You've Got to Listen to ...


It's amazing how many great songs from TV shows you can find if you listen closely to the soundtrack.

Some of my favorite songs have come from some of my favorite shows – and my guilty pleasures.

A couple of them are old, a great many are pretty recent, but they're all pretty great and they span several genres.

These are just the songs from TV shows I've fallen in love with, so please be sure to share yours as well!

And don't judge, because I just realized how much this post says about what I watch.

I'd also apologize for all the Sons of Anarchy entries, but that show is awesome and its soundtrack is the best!

1. “Running up That Hill” by Placebo on Bones

On iTunes at: itunes.apple.com

I've been a fan of Placebo since Black Market Music, but the first time I heard this haunting, unbelievably gorgeous Kate Bush cover, I was watching Bones.

It appears in an equally haunting scene during “Judas on a Pole,” and the song makes the scene.

I think Brian Molko's voice is perfectly suited to this song, to the point where I play it at least 10 times a day, still, and have it as a ring tone.

You can also find it on several of their albums, including a bonus disc on Sleeping with Ghosts, their Covers album, and certain releases of Meds.

This was actually my first indication that I could find some truly fantastic songs from TV shows – even the kind of inane ones.

2. “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers on Catfish

On iTunes at: itunes.apple.com

I know, I know.

The Lumineers were hugely popular before Catfish: The TV Show started playing this feel good, whimsical ditty, but that's where I started paying attention to it, during the first season of that really phenomenal trainwreck of a show.

I have no excuses, but I did fall in love, and this is still one of my favorite songs;

it never fails to pick me up.

“Passion for Publication” by Anarbor on Jersey Shore
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