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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:

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:

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

Travis Scott album cover

  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj

    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg

    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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