TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs From New Girl, Beauty and the Beast, Walking Dead & More

You may be on your suit and tie stuff, but have you checked out the latest edition of TVLine Mixtape?

We’ve pulled together a collection of songs from recent TV episodes, complete with artist and album information in case you want to add them to your permanent collection. Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked – but we always want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

So peruse our playlist, and then hit the comments with your favorite TV jams! And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @kimroots.

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mixtape9_walkingdeadSERIES AND EPISODE | The Walking Dead, “Clear”
TITLE | “Lead Me Home”
ARTIST | Jamie N Commons
ALBUM | The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack – Vol. 1
WHY IT ROCKED | Rick, having reached a new understanding (and dare we suggest fledgling friendship?) with Michonne, lets her drive him and Carl back to the prison. Commons’ melancholy ballad underscores the sweet moment… the fact that they pull over to scavenge the mauled hitchhiker’s backpack notwithstanding.

mixtape9_batbSERIES AND EPISODE | Beauty and the Beast, “Any Means Possible”
TITLE | “We Are Stars”
ARTIST | The Pierces
ALBUM | You & I (2012)
WHY IT ROCKED | “I just wanna be loved by you,” The Pierces sing, echoing what Cat communicates to a wary Vincent when she shows up at his place. Despite his fears – and the scary, savage sex we saw in his nightmare – the first time Vincent and Cat make love is as perfect as she knew it would be (with just a momentary threat of premature beastification).

VANESSA MARANOSERIES AND EPISODE | Switched at Birth, “Tightrope Walker”
TITLE | “Pull Me Back”
ARTIST | Julia Othmer
ALBUM | Oasis Motel (2006)
WHY IT ROCKED | As Othmer croons, “Pull me back into the fold with you,” it seems like that’s exactly what Regina wants. After all, she apologizes to Bay and then calls her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor – but erases the voicemail before it goes through. Regina should put that song on repeat, because as we now know, her road back to sobriety is a winding one indeed.

mixtape9_new girlSERIES AND EPISODE | New Girl, “TinFinity”
TITLE | “Save Me”
ARTIST | Queen
ALBUM | Queen Greatest Hits (1992)
WHY IT ROCKED | “Uninitiate toast sequence!” Sorry, Schmidt, but the big moment you planned to celebrate 10 years of bro-ship with Nick – complete with Queen accompaniment — is irrevocably hijacked by Shivrang’s proposal to your former boo. At least you’ve still got those streamer cannons… oh wait, nevermind.

mixtape9_mindyprojectSERIES AND EPISODE | The Mindy Project, “The One That Got Away”
TITLE | “Shiny Happy People”
ARTIST | R.E.M.
ALBUM | Out of Time (1991)
WHY IT ROCKED | “If I was going to be away from home for several weeks, my parents only trusted me in the gentle hands of the Jews of the Berkshire Mountains,” Mindy says, teeing up a flashback to meeting her first crush Sam Kleinfeld at Camp Takanac. (And like so many other great ’90s love stories, of course it was accompanied by an R.E.M. tune.)

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30 Comments
  1. Dan says:

    You should mention that the theme song for the extended version of the “Go On” opening is “Moves”, by the New Pornographers. In the rare occasions that that opening is shown, that is…

  2. denavg says:

    Best Beauty and the Beast ending. Song was perfect!

  3. Claudia says:

    Thanks for highlight BATB music, which is one of the many things this show has to give, this is a very under estimated show by many tv sites, but as much as the fanbase is growing people will start to know about the kind of series Beauty and the Beast is not an ordinary series people need to watch this. Thank you TVLINE we beasties appreciate it.

    • dee says:

      Agree 100% – this show is so underestimated. It’s a great series and is getting better and better. I predict it’s going to be one hot series and more people should tune in because they’re missing a wonderful interesting and exciting series. The music is so perfect for each of the episodes. If you watch it, you will get hooked.

  4. Steph says:

    Great song choice for Beauty and the Beast! Loved that episode (and the whole show)

    • lulu says:

      I totally agree! I wanted this song for a long time and I finally just got it. Episode 15 is my favorite episode so far -but I am like 5 episodes behind so ya :p. But just saying that Beauty and the Beast is my current favorite show right now (great mixture, its like CSI meets TVD). Just wonderful. :)

  5. Samson says:

    Beauty and the Beast always has amazing music! One of the many strengths of the show – great chemistry b/w the leads (Kristin and Jay), strong characters, excellent stories and writers! Thanks Michael that was such an amazing, sexy, and romantic scene.

  6. The whole episode of Beauty and the beast (BATB) was spectacular. People should start watching the show cause the episodes that are coming look better than awesome. And the music who appears in the episode is pure perfection for the scenes. :)

  7. Scott123 says:

    That last episode of Beauty and the Beast (BATB) really was something! Kristin Kreuk is already beautiful, but WOW! Shwing! I guess the ladies are diggin’ Jay so that’s cool. The music was spot on! Yep-goin’ on the Ipod!

  8. JulieDawn says:

    That wonderful song ‘Stars’ accompanying that whole last scene in BATB – the Vincent/Catherine lovemaking – will rightly be remembered as one of the best scenes of that ilk EVER on network television.
    A shout out has to to go Instinct Entertainment, who provide all the wonderful music on BATB, and have introduced many of us to untold ‘new’ artists in the last few months.

  9. Lisa says:

    “Lead Me Home” The Walking Dead song was perfect and it is from my favorite episode of the series so far.

  10. Romina says:

    The scenes in Beauty and the Beast are fantastic, but the playlist makes them even more special. The music always suits the atmosphere. The show has a great crew, cast, music, writing, etc. and the good thing is that it keeps getting better

  11. ellebatb says:

    #BATB WAS & IS PERFECTION!

  12. JulieB says:

    Just echoing the BATB thoughts. I love the music choices the show has made, and Stars immediately went on my playlists after this ep. It’s a great song and perfect for Vin/Cat’s love scene :)

  13. Luli M says:

    ” I just wanna loved by you” sums VinCat up in 6 words=perfect! Especially in contrast to the savage sex in the beginning of the episde as interestingly awesome as that was the end scene depics them. BATB has awesome songs!

  14. Hawaa says:

    Love the chemistry between vincent and catherine…they are awesome together! Beauty and the beast rocks :D

  15. Andrea Fernández says:

    #BATB BEASTIES BEST secene ever!

  16. Ohhh boy what an magical ending Beauty & the Beast. Especially Catherine’s talk before the lovescene was just beautiful, it made the lovescene more intense and sensual.

  17. onlyakb says:

    Beauty and The Beast music this week was spot on, loved all the ones played specially Despache Mode- heaven!!

  18. I am just so glad to see some TV journalists acknowledging some of the great things of BATB! so underestimated!

  19. Dan Sorenson says:

    I’ve found the music on Banshee to be perfectly fitting for every scene whether it be something familiar or obscure.

  20. Lipstick Socialism says:

    the switched at birth song is utter perfectioN!

  21. Medard says:

    You guys some one tell me the name of the song at the end of episode 14 of BATB when cat & vince are kissing

  22. Fay Herridge says:

    “We Are Stars” was totally perfect for Vincent and Catherine’s love scene at the end of BATB’s ‘Any Means Possible’ episode.

  23. monica says:

    Loved the song We Are Stars that was played on BATB. It was perfect for that scene.

  24. Dulci says:

    This is a great list. First time I am seeing it. Will be buying at least one new song from itunes and checking out several others. Agree with many-BATB choice perfect.

  25. Zona Isaacs says:

    Thanks for a nice share you have given to us with such a large collection of information. Great work you have done by sharing them to all. Simply superb.

  26. For all the viewers who have not tuned in to watch Beauty and the Beast you don’t know what you’re missing. This series is addictive. It’s well written and the actors are spot on. Brilliant performances by Kristin, Jay and the rest of the cast members. You’ll get hooked and that’s a promise.