10 Memorable Songs That Transformed TV

In addition to theme songs, TV features the greatest music. Sometimes the music can move you even more than the the story and its characters. What’s even better is when that one song, combined with the story and actors, moves you to tears, puts a smile on your face, makes you laugh and/or gives you chills. Can you think of a favorite TV scene that does just that? Here are 10 songs that made TV scenes even more amazing, and made viewers want to download that song as soon as possible.

1. Snow Patrol - “Chasing Cars”
Denny and Izzie on Grey's Anatomy
In my opinion, Grey’s Anatomy put Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” on the map. Every time I hear this song I think of Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). At the end of Season 2, this song played in the background as the audience discovered Denny died. Of course, Izzie was devastated. After some consoling, Izzie made a dramatic exit from the hospital and told the staff she quit. Watch Here

2. The Fray - “Be Still”
Alaric and Jeremy on The Vampire Diaries
“The Vampire Diaries” is music central. Whoever selects the music for this show, is pretty much amazing. In each episode, there is at least one song I fall in love with. One of those songs is The Fray’s “Be Still.” This song played near the end of Season 3, when the Mystic Falls gang bid Alaric (Matthew Davis) “farewell.” If you’re a fan of TVD, then you know just how great this scene is. If you’re not, it’s a must see. It’s one of those moments where no talking is needed, and only music plays. It still makes me cry and gives me chills. Watch Here

3. Florence + The Machine - “Seven Devils”
Victoria Grayson on Revenge
ABC’s “Revenge” is one kickass show, with so many kickass moments. One in particular is in the Season 1 finale. Though, what makes the final scene is Florence + The Machine’s “Seven Devils.” Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) is shown boarding an airplane that eventually explodes. Then, Charlotte Grayson (Christa B. Allen) overdoses. The audience is left hanging as to who died and who lived. I’m not gonna lie. I downloaded this song the next morning. Watch Here

4. Coldplay - “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face”
Sydney and Vaughn on Alias
In high school, “Alias” was my show. I never missed an episode. I thrived off of Sydney (Jennifer Garner) and Vaughn’s (Michael Vartan) relationship. They were absolutely perfect for one another. From the beginning of Season 1, viewers rooted for the two to get together. Well, our wish was granted in Season 2 when they slept together. What made it that much better was Coldplay’s “God Put a Smile Upon Your Face.” Watch Here

5. INXS - “Never Tear Us Apart”
Lindsey and Lucas on One Tree Hill
If you indulged in “One Tree Hill,” then I assume you were Team Peyton (Hilarie Burton) and Lucas (Chad Michael Murray). How sick were you when Lucas proposed to Lindsey (Michaela McManus)? In the drama’s 100th episode, Lindsey walked down the aisle, but before saying “I do” she realized Lucas still loved Peyton. What hit the scene out of the park was INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.” Oh, and how can we forget when Crazy Nanny Carrie (Torrey DeVitto) kidnapped Jamie (Jackson Brundage)?! Watch Here

6. Lo Fidelity Allstars - “Battle Flag”
Lucy gets stabbed on ER
How can you forget this “ER” scene? In the Season 6 Valentine’s Day episode titled “Be Still My Heart, Lucy (Kellie Martin) and Carter (Noah Wyle) get stabbed. The hospital staff is partying, while Lo Fidelity Allstars “Battle Flag” is blaring. Carter goes off; enters a room; gets stabbed; falls to the ground; and bam discovers Lucy is stabbed too. The episode ends.Talk about chills. Watch Here

7. Don Henley - “Taking You Home”
Doug and Carol reunite on ER
For a moment, let’s stay in the “ER." At the end of Season 6, Carol (Julianna Margulies) and Doug (George Clooney) are finally reunited. In addition to the heartwarming moment that fans waited for - for far too long - Don Henley’s “Taking You Home” hits the mark as we see Carol arrive in Seattle and embraces Doug with a hug and a kiss. Watch Here

8. Yael Meyer - “Shed Their Fear”
Peter and Kristina on Parenthood
If you’re not watching “Parenthood,” then there’s something wrong with you. OK, I’m kidding, but not really. In this past season, Monica Potter proved just how amazing of an actress she is, when she, as Kristina Braverman, battled breast cancer. In one episode, she finally tells the Braverman clan about her illness. The best part is we see Kristina’s heartbreaking reveal, and the reactions of the family, but no words are heard. Yael Meyer’s “Shed Their Fear” plays over Kristina’s words, and it totally makes the moment. Watch Here

9. Jason Derulo - “Whatcha Say”
Blake Lively and Aaron Tveit on Gossip Girl
Jason Derulo’s “Whatcha Say” might not be the most amazing song, but it was amazing in the Season 3 “Gossip Girl” Thanksgiving episode. If you can recall, the song plays as the camera pans down the table, and we see just how pissed off everyone is at one another. It’s definitely not the happiest of holidays. From Serena (Blake Lively) hooking up with a married man - the beautiful Aaron Tveit - to Blair (Leighton Meester) accusing her mother of being pregnant to Lily (Kelly Rutherford) guzzling alcohol, it’s a pretty great scene. Watch Here

10. Ricky Ricardo - “We’re Having a Baby”
Lucy and Ricky on I Love Lucy
This is a different type of song on the list, since one of the characters actually sings it. In Season 2 of “I Love Lucy,” Lucy (Lucille Ball) is pregnant. She tries the entire episode to tell Ricky (Desi Arnaz), but keeps getting interrupted. Eventually she tells him at the club, and then he sings “We’re Having a Baby.” It’s truly a sweet moment. Fun fact: the episode is titled “Lucy is Enceinte,” because back then CBS would not allow the word “pregnant” to be uttered on TV. Watch Here


Message Posted On Mar 5th, 2013, 6:34 pm
Veronica Mars, Season 1, episode 18. Veronica's and Logan's first kiss. The song is "Momentary Thing" by 'Something Happens.'