TVLine Mixtape

TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs From Girls, Grimm, Switched at Birth, Trophy Wife and More

Two Weddings and a Detox?

Nope, that’s not another movie-to-TV-show adaptation, but it could be the subtitle for our latest TVLine Mixtape!

What follows is a collection of tunes used recently in your favorite shows, 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 @classyjgalassi.

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TITLE | “Bad Girl”
ARTIST | Lee Moses
ALBUM | Time and Place (1971)
WHY IT ROCKED | Most people attend N.A. meetings or hire life coaches to get clean, but not Jessa. Instead, she chooses to dance her way to sobriety with the help of this Lee Moses tune. Even when Jessa is a mess-a (teehee), we love watching her.

mixtape-grimmSERIES AND EPISODE | Grimm, “The Show Must Go On”
TITLE | “Werewolves of London”
ARTIST | Warren Zevon
ALBUM | Excitable Boy (1978)
WHY IT ROCKED | Drunk and sick, Sam Witwer’s Blutbad-on-the-verge makes the bad decision to go home with a couple of carnival patrons. Zevon howls in the background, the ladies get handsy and Max wolfs out — y’know, just another evening at home in Portland.

vampire-diaries-mixtapeSERIES AND EPISODE | The Vampire Diaries, “While You Were Sleeping”
TITLE | “Fire Breather”
ARTIST | Laurel
ALBUM | New Moons: Volume 1 (2014)
WHY IT ROCKED | Damon and Elena may be “terrible for one another” (their words, not ours), but there was nothing terrible about this sexy tune that played during their romp in the sheets. It was equal parts scorching and passionate — we’re pretty sure we just burned ourselves listening to it.

HIMYM-MixtapeSERIES AND EPISODE | How I Met Your Mother, “End of the Aisle”
TITLE | “Future Days”
ARTIST | Pearl Jam
ALBUM | Lightning Bolt (2013)
WHY IT ROCKED | Barney and Robin get married and it is legen — wait for it — dary and emotional. Cue “Future Days” playing, along with the camera panning to show some familiar faces in the audience, as we sob our faces off.

switched-at-birth-mixtapeSERIES AND EPISODE | Switched at Birth, “Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, and Remorse Follows”
TITLE | “Battle Cry”
ARTIST | Kyler England
ALBUM | Electric Hum (2011)
WHY IT ROCKED | In one of the spring finale’s most touching scenes, Bay and Emmett finally let their guards down, and admit they still love each other. They share a passionate kiss, before getting down in the park. While the sex scene may read rather raunchy, it was actually tender and sweet, especially with this gem playing over it.

supernatural-mixtapeSERIES AND EPISODE | Supernatural, “Blade Runners”
TITLE | “Heroin”
ARTIST | The Velvet Underground
ALBUM | The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
WHY IT ROCKED | We could not think of a better song for Supernatural‘s Crowley than “Heroin.” Only, instead of heroin, Crowley’s drug of choice seems to be blood. He’s even willing to kill for it (R.I.P. Lola). This aggressive song does a great job at showcasing just how far the man has fallen.

trophy-wife-mixtapeSERIES AND EPISODE | Trophy Wife, “The Wedding, Part 2
TITLE | “He’ll Make Me Happy”
ARTIST | Kermit and Piggy, The Muppets
ALBUM | The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, and More! (2002)
WHY IT ROCKED | Screw Kimye! We’re alllll about Kete, or er, Pete and Kate. In TV’s most adorable wedding in recent memory, Kate fulfills a lifelong dream and walks down the aisle (of an airplane!) with help from Kermit and Piggy’s animated voices. “You make me happy each time I see you,” The Muppets song boats – a sentiment with which we’re sure Kate agrees as she makes her way toward Pete. (Also, why are more people not watching this show?! Just watch this scene.)


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  1. c-mo says:

    I agree with you, why aren’t more people watching Trophy Wife, i’ts hilarious and sweet all at the same time!

    • Mandie says:

      I, too, stand in agreement on that. It’s hilarious!!

    • King says:

      I love the show but think it’s the show’s title that makes people not want to watch it. It sounds like a show that is patterned with those trashy reality shows about housewives. Trophy Wife is hilarious that I think people will stick around to watch every episode. But when only few people are willing to give it a try then no matter then how funny it is it wouldn’t matter.

  2. Mary says:

    I wish you did this column more often. I think this and set side stories are my favorite TVline features. Thanks for including Supernatural and Heroin among your choices. I still miss Lou Reed. Seriously, I wish the show would play more of the classic rock that they did in the past but I know the copyright fees are probably exorbitant. And as for Trophy Wife, I hate to admit it but I know I partly wrote this show off because of the title. Having watched that clip, all I have to say is if they’re able to cram that much heart and humor into such a short segment, I should rectify that mistake.

  3. RS says:

    Didn’t start off watching Trophy Wife–I had preconceived notions about it. One night I just flipped it on and was hooked. Agree about the wedding–it ranks high on the list of TV weddings ever–and yes, so very sweet.

  4. jac says:

    You left out “IN YOUR VEINS” from CASTLE!