TVLine Mixtape

TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs From Chasing Life, Suits, Gracepoint, Under the Dome and More

I’m searching for a song tonight, I’m changing all the stations… Just in time for an all new TVLine Mixtape!

What follows is a collection of tunes showcased recently on 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, then hit the comments with your favorite TV jams. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @NiveaSerrao.

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SERIES AND EPISODE | Chasing Life, “Unplanned Parenthood”
TITLE | “Sounds Like Somewhere”
ARTIST | Lily & Madeleine
ALBUM | Lily & Madeleine (2013)
WHY IT ROCKED | As Lily & Madeleine softly sing in the background, April and Dominic spend their last night before his four-month European road trip taking in a Boston sunrise, reluctant to say goodbye. Elsewhere, Brenna comes to terms with her feelings for a certain blonde, showing up on Greer’s doorstep and falling straight into her… lips.

SERIES AND EPISODE | Suits, “Litt the Hell Up” Mixtape_Suits_DW
TITLE | “Crazy”
ARTIST |Daniel Andrade
ALBUM | Single (2014)
WHY IT ROCKED | The slow, soulful strains of this Gnarls Barkley cover not only highlights the sexual tension between Rachel and Logan in the past, but the lyrics also question her decision to visit him in the present — so when the not-so-single Rachel does turn up at Logan’s apartment, we’re left to wonder, “Does that make her craaazy?”

SERIES AND EPISODE | Gracepoint trailer Gracepoint Season 1 Preview
TITLE | “Mad World”
ARTIST | Susan Boyle
ALBUM | Someone to Watch Over Me (2011)
WHY IT ROCKED | All around the detectives are familiar faces… any of whom could be Danny’s killer — and Susan Boyle’s stripped down cover the of the Tears for Fears classic perfectly conveys this, while also capturing the despair the young boy’s friends and family must feel after his loss.

Switched at Birth, “It Isn’t What You Think”Mixtape_SAB_DW
TITLE | “I Am an Animal”
ARTIST |Campfire
ALBUM | Single available on iTunes (2014)
WHY IT ROCKED | Since losing Angelo, Daphne’s been a bowl of stewing rage. But while we’ve heard her hurl barbed comments and angry remarks at her mother, she hasn’t had a chance to physically let it all out… That is, until she and Nacho work out their feelings by vandalising the construction site for Regina’s East Riverside project.

SERIES AND EPISODE | Under the Dome, “Reconciliation”
TITLE | “Act Right”Mixtape_UnderTheDome_DW
ARTIST |Wynona Carr
ALBUM | Jump Jack Jump! (1955)
WHY IT ROCKED | Carr could not have said it better: It’s been soooo long since Barbie has held Julia in his hands “real tight.” (Seriously it’s been weeks.) But as this couple takes their cue from this song and locks lips, Norrie heeds its words — or rather, lyrics — and tells Joe that even though he loves her, he didn’t “treat her right” when he kissed Melanie.

SERIES AND EPISODE | The Fosters, “The Longest Day” Mixtape_TheFosters_DW
TITLE | “Burning Gold”
ARTIST | Christina Perry
ALBUM | Head or Heart (2014)
WHY IT ROCKED | Tia is right when she says that the only thing holding back Mariana’s dancing us herself. The more “Miss Thing” frets about getting kicked off the dance team, the more she looks for back-up plans, rather than simply putting in the practice. Finally, Mariana faces her own insecurities, mustering up the courage to ask Tia to help her work on her dance moves and in the process, making a new friend.

SERIES AND EPISODE | Finding Carter, “The Heat” Mixtape_FindingCarter_DW
TITLE | “What You Do to My Soul”
ARTIST | Air Traffic Controllers
WHY IT ROCKED | In a rare moment of (verbal) ceasefire, Elizabeth and Carter find common ground as they indulged in a paintball fight, finally connecting as mother and daughter. And while their shared camaraderie does not last long, we at least know (much like Elizabeth) that they’re both capable of putting their differences aside. But until then, we’re just going to keep listening to this upbeat tune.

So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Top 14SERIES AND EPISODE | So You Think You Can Dance, “Top 14 Perform”
TITLE | “Like Real People Do”
ARTIST | Hozier
ALBUM | Other Voices: Series 12 (Live), (2014)
WHY IT ROCKED | Did the song make the performance or did the performance make the song? Either way, the track’s lush vocals and gentle rhythm seep their way into this Travis Wall-choreographed routine, adding an extra layer of grace to Jessica and Casey’s leaps and extensions and granting the pair effortless chemistry — especially during that kiss!

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  1. Coal says:

    Suits episodes this season have left me frustrated rather than enthralled, but man the soundtrack has been fantastic. The song that captured my attention in this week’s episode was by The Heavy-Short Change Hero, it was when Louis was conversing with the Eric Roberts character. It was a brilliant tone.

    • lechatnoir says:

      what is frustrating is Mike and Rachel’s meaningless love story. Do we really have to sit thru this nonsense ? SMH ! We need more Jessica

    • Alichat says:

      I have to agree with you about the episodes this season. I have not been a fan of Mike and Harvey going at each other, but to go the Rachel-strays route was disappointing and cliched. There are just so many other characters on that show they could have mined for emotional, character growth moments. Donna’s past. Harvey’s relationship with this father. Harvey’s childhood. Jessica’s past. Explore more with Louis and Sheila. If they wanted to focus it on Rachel, then really show how working, going to school, and working on her relationship with Mike is taking it’s toll and changing her. More with her father….is he helping with school? How does he feel about her living with Mike….or Mike’s job change? There’s a wealth of character development that could have been fleshed out this season.

      • M3rc Nate says:

        100% agree with this. Not only disappointing but character ruining, especially the flashbacks which show her to have been (only a year or two before mike got the job so she was like 24-25 not 19) seducing a married man, having an affair with him, wanting him to leave his wife, and when he tells his wife she says he did that so it would blow up so they could be together….im not sorry to say that is some sociopathic stuff.

        Also agree about how much content they had that was un touched in favor of ruining Rachel, breaking up Rachel and Mike and on that Dbag of a ex. IMO they should have given Mike and Rachel MUCH more time newly living together to be happy and having fun. The show went dark from every angle which made the show depressing when in the past 3 seasons the show has been so loved cause it was fun and flirty and witty and had heart.

        IMO if they were gonna do the Rachel ex thing they should have waited at least a season. Let the friction in their relationship be his new job, her amount of time working/schooling, them working against each other…thats enough to add SOME friction…but the soap level of drama by bringing in the ex she had an affair with? Gross and just plain dumb. Personally something you didnt bring up but i would like to see is more of Louis’s associate (the blonde). I enjoy her and i loved when she worked with Mike.

        Something i just thought of…what if they plan on getting her together with Mike? Mike is now back working at the firm, she and him had great chemistry, shes single i believe as is he, and who knows how much Mike will be working with Harvey considering Rachel is Harvey’s associate now.

        My favorite music from Suits? When i put Rachel crying on loop cause she is admitting what a horrible GF/Person she is to Mike and hes disgusted. Its a classic.

  2. Zachary Sheblosky says:

    “Mad World” in the Gracepoint trailer was the remake by REM