Farewell: Top TV Shows for Music Discovery that Ended in 2019

Here at Tunefind we’re looking back at some of the highlights from 2019, including the top movie soundtracks, top new TV shows driving music discovery, top tv syncs, and most popular artists on Tunefind. Check out our handy compilation of all our year-end coverage at Round Up: Tunefind’s Best of 2019.  

We have a lot of fun stuff to cover as we look back at highlights of film and TV music during 2019. But this is one sad note: A look back at some TV music powerhouse shows that aired their final episode this year. These shows are Tunefind fan favorites that have helped us discover thousands of new songs and artists over the past decade.

 

Music Supervisors: Jason Alexander, Rudy Chung

Over the past six season, HBO series Silicon Valley has been known for its bass-heavy rap or electronic end credits tracks. The series released an album with Mass Appeal Records, curated by  Silicon Valley executive producers Mike Judge and Alec Berg and music supervisors Jason Alexander and Rudy Chung. It featured exclusive songs from season 4 as well as some tracks from previous seasons.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Comin' Thru

by Chali 2na

from Silicon Valley Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 3 · Hooli Smokes!

Monica and Richard take in Gavin’s trashed offi…


Music Supervisor: Kevin J. Edelman

The CW series ran for 100 episodes and featured numerous musical guests including Britney Spears, Paulina Rubio and Gloria Estefan. Jane the Virgin featured original music by Emmy award nominated Kevin Kiner.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Touch

by Mattia Cupelli

from Jane the Virgin Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 9 · Chapter Ninety

She writes about her dad.


Music Supervisor: Jonathan Christiansen

The Freeform superhero series follows two teens who become unlikely friends. The multitalented lead actors, Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, both had the chance to show off their singing talents with songs featured on the series. The soundtrack also featured The Siege, Ruelle, Milck and many others. Showrunner Joe Pokaski and music supervisor Jonathan Christiansen shared how composer Mark Isham helped kick off a music experiment to feature 17 versions of the same song, ‘In The Sweet By And By,’ in an episode from the final season.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Music Supervisors: Maggie Phillips (S4); Jonathan Leahy, Manish Raval, & Tom Wolfe (S3); Amie Bond & Charlie Haggard (S1 & S2)

Cult hit Mr. Robot stars Emmy and Oscar-winner Rami Malek and brought viewers on a trippy tour through the underbelly of secret hacker society, with a heavy dose of delusion to keep fans guessing. The mysterious world of hackers has been scored by composer Mac Quayle, who has released seven volumes of his popular score from the series. The USA series, Mr. Robot has also featured music from Grimes, Van She and OK Go, just to name a few.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Flesh without Blood

by Grimes

from Mr. Robot Soundtrack · Season 4 · Episode 3 · 403 Forbidden

Elliot follows Olivia out of the bar and kisses…


Music Supervisor: Scott Vener

HBO’s sports drama Ballers has had some big music moments over the past 5 season, including one top song from Australian music group RÜFÜS DU SOL. With a cult following for the big end credits music moments, Ballers features a mix of established names and new artists you need to know.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

You Were Right

by RÜFÜS DU SOL

from Ballers Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 4 · Municipal

After Spencer calls Ricky on air; Spencer voice…


Music Supervisor: NA

Marvel’s The Punisher from Netflix featured intense and emotional songs to underscore this dark superhero story. Despite only lasting two seasons, the show had a loyal following on Tunefind, where fans loved to ID the music featured. One of the most popular tracks appeared in the final season of the series.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

The Woods

by The White Buffalo

from Marvel's The Punisher Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 8 · My Brother's Keeper

Frank visits his dead family's graves, while Di…


Music Supervisor: Lindsay Wolfington

Freeform’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments featured nearly 300 songs over its 3 season run. At Tunefind, we were lucky enough to hear from music supervisor Lindsay Wolfington about her favorite music moments from the series.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Music Supervisor: Evyen Klean

HBO’s Game of Thrones was a huge deal for fans in the final season. The series claimed two top songs of Tunefind and two Emmy wins for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Music Composition. GoT fan favorite songs were so meaningful over the years that we had to compile them to say goodbye as our watch ended.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

The Night King

by Ramin Djawadi

from Game of Thrones Soundtrack · Season 8 · Episode 3 · The Long Night

Scenes leading up to Arya killing the Night King


Music Supervisor: Bruce Gilbert

Over 7 years, Orange is the New Black has been a hot spot for music discovery. Of all the killer music in OITNB, fans had some particular favorites.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Music Supervisors: Oliver Hild, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy

Nine years later and we have to say goodbye to USA’s Suits, but fans will never forget all the incredible music from the legal drama. Consistently one of the most popular shows on Tunefind throughout the last decade, this show has helped fans discover new artists like Charles Bradley, Angus Stone, Fink, Kaleo and – of course – Ima Robot, and their earworm theme song, ‘Greenback Boogie.’

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Apocalypse

by Cigarettes After Sex

from Suits Soundtrack · Season 9 · Episode 1 · Everything's Changed

The opening scene with Harvey and Donna in bed.


Honorable Mention

Music Supervisors: Michael Hill (S2-S4), Liza Richardson (S1)

Closing out strong this final season, Showtime series The Affair featured music by The Waterboys, Mason Jennings, Neil Finn and Dar Williams. The show released two score albums by series composer Marcelo Zarvos.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

The Whole of the Moon

by The Waterboys

from The Affair Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 11

The family rehearsing a choreography; again at …


Music Supervisor: Matt FX Feldman

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s characters got into some wild activities on Comedy Central’s Broad City, a scripted series created and written by the lead stars. All their shenanigans featured fun, upbeat music from artists on the rise, like ‘Deceptacon’ by Le Tigre and ‘Crush on U’ by Bored Lord.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Go To Town

by Doja Cat

from Broad City Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 1 · Stories

Abbi and Ilana finally make it to the end of Ma…

 

For full details on this year’s most popular songs, artists, television shows, and movies in sync and more, check out our Round Up: Tunefind’s Best of 2019.

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