- HBO’s Girls
From New Order, Oasis to Solange, the Girls’ soundtrack is definitely one worth a listen. It’s quixotic, crazy and fits hilariously and perfectly into just about every single scene whether it is of Hannah and Jessa singing “Wonderwall” melancholically in a bathtub, or of Marnie miserably ruining Kanye West’s “Stronger” at an office party at an attempt to regain her lover, the show’s soundtrack manages to make every moment memorable.
- Breaking Bad
Diverse and vibrant, Breaking Bad by far features some of the best music on TV. From Yellowman to Gnarls Barkley and Thee Oh Sees, this show covers just about every genre (as well as in a few different languages).
- Gossip Girl
A mix of lively indie and alternative hits, Gossip Girl brought the likes of The Naked and Famous, Band of Horses, Beach House and Vampire Weekend into the TV show mainstream. From the whistles of Peter Bjorn and John announcing Serena’s arrival to the Upper East side to Nate and Serena’s make out session to the tune of Cold War Kids’ hit, “Take Me Out to Dry,” the sounds of modern popular indie music make up the majority of the show and give it just the right kind of appeal to attract audiences who normally wouldn’t go for the show centering around a bunch of rich, snobby prep kids.
Okay as much as people agree to disagree on the qualities and downturns to this show, there have been some covers that have made it the Emmy nominated jewel it is today. From the cast’s Firework cover of Katy Perry’s hit song to Lea Michele’s tear jerking cover of Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts”- the fantastic and ridiculously talented cast has made some pretty unforgettable renditions of some of America’s most coveted songs.