Top TV Songs of 2016

Where do you find the cool music? Westeros. The federal prison in Litchfield. A courtroom in Manhattan. And TuneFind, the go-to destination for TV-related music discovery.

Want to know what songs captured viewers’ imaginations this year? We’ve put together our top ten most-discovered tracks for 2016. After all, key sync placements on tv shows have helped launch artists and bands like The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Mat Kearney, Ingrid Michaelson, Snow Patrol, and many more.

TuneFind emerged over 10 years ago to help viewers find what they heard. The platform crowdsources information from viewers, artists, labels and the Music Supervisors who select music appearing on shows, then tracks what’s hot. As music placement has become more sophisticated and compelling, along with TV shows, music fans have gotten increasingly excited by the prospect of finding their next new favorite band or track on the site.

This discovery process is about more than searches and clicks, of course. It yields real response in the form of streams and sales for artists, many of them coming from outside the mainstream commercial music sphere.

For example, “Light of the Seven” by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi reached over 325,000 streams following the Finale episode in which it aired. Meanwhile, R&B up-and-comer Andra Day’s song “Rise Up” saw an uptick of over 35,000 streams after airing on Grey’s Anatomy even with the track having been available for nine months prior.

Congratulations to all of the artists and Music Supervisors who worked on these shows!

Find out more about the most popular songs on TV and in movies in TuneFind’s Trending Music section, tracking the hottest songs right now, plus over the last week and month.