10 TV Shows That Have Fire Soundtracks That Almost Rival The Show Itself

10 TV Shows That Have Fire Soundtracks That Almost Rival The Show Itself

Do you watch for the drama or the music?


Sometimes the best music can be found while watching a TV show.

1. "Grey's Anatomy"

"Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol is one of the best sad doctor TV show songs of all time. It's frequent use on Grey's Anatomy is well known, but it isn't the only great song featured in the series. Some of my favorite songs from the show include; "How to Save a Life" by The Fray (which the cast sang on in episode in which Callie under goes surgery and everything becomes a musical), "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane, "Breathe (2AM)" by Anna Nalick, and Christina and Meredith's personal favorite to dance to, "Where Does the Good Go" by Tegan and Sara.

2. "90210"


90210 was a show about rich, trendy kids in Beverly Hills, so it makes sense that the music in the show would be trendy and cool. Some cool tunes that were featured include; "Sierra's Song" by All-American Rejects, "Many Shades of Black" by Adele, "One Small Step" by Parachute, and "Sunburn" by Owl City. Chances are if a song or artist was popular between 2008-2013 it was featured in some way.

3. "Gossip Girl"


Much like 90210, the characters on Gossip Girl are wealthy, come from elite families, and are on top of current trends, which is why the music on this show absolutely kills it. When Serena van der Woodsen arrives back on the Upper East Side, "What Goes Around. . . Comes Around" by Justin Timberlake is playing, so the show already starts with an all time banger. Other brilliant songs from the show include; "Do You Wanna" by The Kooks, "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga, "Whatcha Say" by Jason Durelo, and "Video Games" By Lana Del Rey (a true queen and icon).

4. "The O.C."


Okay, so clearly I have a thing for TV shows about rich kids, but this show started the trend for music to be in the background of pivotal moments between characters. The O.C's music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas, was "involved the selecting, mixing and supervising of all the tracks that featured in the show, as well as on the six soundtracks that followed.[5] Her work was also substantially made up of approaching bands and artists about recording covers and requesting licensing permission to include songs on the show and in the mixes.[6] Because her ongoing search for suitable songs often leads to unsigned or non-mainstream performers,[7] she is partially responsible for re-surfacing the trend of music promotion through television" according to her Wikipedia page, which is incredibly cool. She also has done work for Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl, no wonder they have such great soundtracks!

Some of my favorite songs featured on The O.C. include; "California" by Phantom Planet, "The Sound of Settling" and "A Movie Script Ending" by Death Cab for Cutie (Seth's obsession with Death Cab for Cutie lives on in me, okay), "If You Leave" by Nada Surf, "Mr. Brightside" and"Smile Like You Mean It" by The Killers, "Fix You" by Coldplay, "Wonderwall" by Ryan Adams

5. "13 Reasons Why"


There are A LOT of problems with this show, but if I can say one good thing about it, it is that the music is terrific. My favorite songs from the show are; "The Night We Met" by Lord Huron, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division, "Back to You" and "Only You"Selena Gomez, "Start Again" by OneRepublic, "Fascination Street" by The Cure, and "Bored" by Billie Eilish.

6. "The Night Shift"


The Night Shift is one of my favorite TV shows, but I didn't expect it to introduce me to new music. But while binge watching episode after episode, I found myself reaching for my phone to look up the songs I was hearing. A few of my favorites are; "Stubborn Love" and "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers, "Tush" by Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, "Beautiful War" by Kings of Leon, "Shed a Little Light" by Foy Vance, "There's A Rumor" by The August Empire, "I Of The Storm" Of Monsters and Men, and "Mercy" by Shawn Mendes (aka the love of my life).

7. "Glee"

Glee has music for everyone. Literally they have covered almost every song I have ever heard, and it is all amazing. This is one of my favorite covers they did because it was so fun and cute and I love Finn, RIP Cory Montieth.

8. "The Ranch"

If you don't like country music, my next two picks for great soundtracks probably won't be up your alley. But I absolutely love every song featured in The Ranch. Each season's episodes are song titles from specific artists. For example, season one's episodes are all named after Kenny Chesney songs. Some of my favorite songs from the show include; "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Family Is Family" by Kacey Musgraves, "Rain Is A Good Thing" by Luke Bryan, "Drinkin' Town With A Football Problem" by Billy Currington, "Whiskey On My Breath" by Love and Theft, "Got A Little Crazy" by Kenny Chesney, "Crash and Burn" and "Star Of The Show" by Thomas Rhett, "It's A Great Day To Be Alive" by Travis Tritt, "Greatest Love Story" by LANCO, "Stay" by Sugarland, "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert, "Watching You" by Rodney Atkins, "Ray Bans" by JT Hodges, "Hey Pretty Girl" by Kip Moore, and "Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band.

This list got much longer than I intended it to, but I really do love every song on this show. If you are a country music fan or a fan of The Ranch I recommend checking out this playlist:https://open.spotify.com/user/excelsiorrecordings/...

9. "Hart of Dixie"

Hart of Dixie often included live performances from bands and up and coming country performers. This performance from Gloriana is one of my favorites! Other songs from the show that I love include; "Best Love Song" by T-Pain and Chris Brown, "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, "This" by Darius Rucker, "Let Me Down Easy" by Billy Currington, "Long Hot Summer" by Keith Urban, "Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship and Leighton Meester, "The Trouble With Girls" by Scotty McCreery (another one of my favorite guest performers), "Cowboy Casanova" by Carrie Underwood, "Up All Night" by Kip Moore, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" by Blake Shelton, and "Whatcha Got In That Cup" by Thomas Rhett.

10. "One Tree Hill"

First of all, this scene makes me cry every time I watch it. Second of all, every single song from this show is an absolute gem. Some of my favorite songs are; "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional, "Drift" by Forty Foot Echo, "Light Up the Sky" by Yellowcard, "Timshel" by Mumford and Sons "The Good Kind" by The Wreckers, "Kill" and "23" by Jimmy Ear World, "Overdue" by The Get Up Kids, "The Mixed Tape" and "Dark Blue" by Jack's Mannequin, "Always Love" by Nada Surf, "Missing You" by Tyler Hilton, "Here Comes A Regular" by The Replacements, "All In My Head" by Nick Lachey, "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, "Light Outside" and "Dance So Good" by Wakey!Wakey!, "Sweet and Low" and "Stars and Boulevards" by Augustana, "Why Ya Wanna" and "Whiskey" by Jana Kramer, "The Girl" and "Northern Wind" by City and Colour, "Dare You to Move" by Switchfoot, "No Light, No Light" by Florence + The Machine, "Us Against the World" by Coldplay, and "One Tree Hill" by U2

But if you really want to hear an amazing playlist, this playlist has every single song from the show: https://open.spotify.com/user/sophia.ra/playlist/5...

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

Cover Image Credit: Nicki Minaj

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Artist Spotlight: Lil Skies

This is not another "Lil" rapper.


If you have not heard of Lil Skies then go on to Spotify and Apple Music and listen to his music. On the surface, he might look like your regular clout rapper. He has face tattoos, smoked weed, and raps about parties and girls, BUT his other tracks talk about his constant hustle and his dedication to his mom who constantly worked to pay their bills. In his interview with Montreality, he discusses his idol a man who was extremely tatted, but walked around like nothing and did not care about the stares he received. On the topic of the law of attraction, Lil Skies stated: "I definitely do believe in this sh-t, if you think positive about something and I feel like it will happen." He mentions manifestation and how he would speak it to the universe and it happened for him. As someone who believes in manifestation and intentions, it was nice to hear that one of my favorite rappers also believes in that and is accomplishing his goals.

Another thing that sets Lil Skies apart is that he keeps to himself on social media. He lets his actions speak for himself and he usually does not start beef with other rappers or talent. Instead, he keeps being consistent with his music by releasing music videos and collaborating with other artists like Wiz Khalifa.

In the same interview, he discusses how he is a very romantic person with significant others, but he is also trying to spoil the other women in his life like his mom, who he gave a present to on stage at one of his concerts. His fans can see how silly he is on funny moment videos about him. But he is also serious about drugs and says that he only smokes weed and does not want to fall victim like other artists.

For Lil Skies it really is all about his music and really showcasing his talent.

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