Top Streaming TV Shows of 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.

With streaming services creating so much new, original content, we had to expand our lists to feature these shows. While Netflix and Hulu are still the leaders this year, we wonder how things will change as AppleTV+, Disney+ and more streaming options enter the market and provide even more original television content.

No matter how those streaming wars shake out, the real winner are viewers, who have access to so much great content at the push of a button. And with travel and holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to download/watch one of Tunefind’s most popular streaming shows from this past year. You’ll get entertaining stories and discover some great new music in the process.

 

Top Streaming/Web Shows of 2019

Most popular shows on Tunefind by web or streaming providers (original content, not redistribution) during 2019.

Music Supervisor: Season Kent

From the very first season through season 3, Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been a hit for music discovery. Songs from Lord Huron in season 1, Billie Eilish in season 2 and The Decemberists in season 3, 13 Reasons fans continually push the teen drama onto the charts. With an executive producer like Selena Gomez, original music by Eskmo and music supervision by Season Kent, we’re not surprised.

 


Music Supervisors: Jamie Dooner, Ben Hochstein

Popular songs featured artists like 070 Shake, Nao and Black Atlass. The variety of artists help tell the coming-of-age story of the predominately Hispanic and black adolescents in South Central L.A. and make it a knockout for our charts.

 


Music Supervisor: Bruce Gilbert

Orange is the New Black has been a long running fan favorite, even up to the end. The final season saw incredible song placements by Young Ejecta, Trills and Verite. (Even songs by cast members too.) It truly is the end of an era for OITNB.


Music Supervisor: Maggie Phillips

The Handmaid’s Tale has featured popular songs by Kate Bush, Mazzy Star and series composer Adam Taylor. Fans have consistently had interest in the original score by Adam Taylor, with songs featuring lead actress Elizabeth Moss.


Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge

The cult hit show Letterkenny has put Canadian artists in the spotlight, featuring multiple songs from Death From Above 1979 and introducing fans to countless others.



Music Supervisor: Nora Felder

Between 80s classics from artists like Peter Gabriel and Corey Hart, as well as original score from composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, Stranger Things has some killer music. However, the theme song from cult classic film The Neverending Story took over last season when sung by Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Suzie (Gabrielle Pizzolo). We’re sure you’ve heard of the #NeverEndingChallenge, thanks Millie Bobbie Brown.


Music Supervisor: Matt Biffa

Sex Education was an instant hit, immediately jumping to the top of Tunefind’s charts and even breaking records. The series featured popular songs from Ezra Furman as well as some still unreleased tracks. Thank goodness for the previously released songs and top song from Billy Ocean.


Music Supervisor: Maggie Phillips

The Umbrella Academy was a huge hit for nostalgic music. The series is based on the award-winning Dark Horse Comics graphic novels of the same name, created by Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Ba. ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ by Tiffany was featured for an incredible scene, as well as ‘Istanbul’ by They Might Be Giants. And we can’t forget the top song medley by Lindsey Stirling.


Music Supervisors: Amelia Hartley, Pete Saville, Zoë Ellen Bryant

Peaky Blinders has featured popular songs by Black Strobe, Cabbage and Richard Hawley. Many fans have hunted after the songs by singer/songwriter Anna Calvi and thankfully some compositions have been released. And, of course, there’s the iconic ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, which spikes back up the trending music charts every season of Peaky Blinders.

 


Music Supervisors: Alexandra Patsavas, Justin Kamps

Lucifer was saved by fans and brought to back on Netflix this past summer. The series is known for star Tom Ellis (Lucifer Morningstar) breaking into song, as well as a top song by Old Caltone and another popular song by AG and Claire Wyndham.


Old Favorites

While the list above features shows that aired new episodes in the past year, part of the joy of streaming services is that you have literally thousands of hours of entertainment from past years at your fingertips. There are probably tons of older shows that you missed the first time around, but sometimes it’s impossible to know where to start. Here’s a handy list of the most popular off-air shows on Tunefind.

 

Music Supervisor: NA

Nostalgic Music Moment:

World Falls Apart (Club Mix) [feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn]

by Dash Berlin

from Sense8 Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Limbic Resonance

(0:09:42) Will wakes up, washes his face and se…

 


Music Supervisor: John McCullough

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Bad Blood

by Neil Sedaka

from That '70s Show Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 18 · The Career Day

Kitty and Eric sing in the car


Music Supervisor: Jenée DeAngelis

Nostalgic Music Moment:

More Than a Feeling

by Boston

from Cold Case Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Look Again

Melanie and Jill head to the party (opening sce…


Music Supervisor: Kerri Drootin

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Sing

by Travis

from The Office (US) Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 7 · The Client

Jim and Pam sway to this song, but do not dance…


Music Supervisor: Alex Hancock

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Right Thurr

by Chingy

from Skins (UK) Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Tony

Tony wakes up and begins his morning routine: w…


Music Supervisors: Kevin J. Edelman, Billy Gottleib

Nostalgic Music Moment:

How Bad We Need Each Other

by Marc Scibilia

from Bones Soundtrack · Season 7 · Episode 7 · Prisoner in the Pipe

Final Scene when Bones and Booth bring the baby…


Music Supervisor: Madonna Wade Reed

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Scotland

by The Lumineers

from Reign Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

Theme song. Opening scene when Mary plays footb…


Music Supervisors: Madonna Wade Reed, Jennifer Pyken

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Everything

by Lifehouse

from Smallville Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

At the end, Clark imagines dancing with Lana in…


Music Supervisor: NA

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Evidently Chickentown

by John Cooper Clarke

from The Sopranos Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 14 · Stage 5

At Billy's birthday party, Phil has an awakenin…


Music Supervisor: Lindsay Wolfington

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Drift

by Forty Foot Echo

from One Tree Hill Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

Beginning of the episode; Peyton is driving and…


Music Supervisor: Laura Webb

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Turn It Off

by Phantogram

from Teen Wolf Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

Scott and Allison spot each other in the hallwa…


Music Supervisor: Thomas Golubic

Nostalgic Music Moment:

DLZ

by TV On The Radio

from Breaking Bad Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 10 · Over

Very end of the episode when Walt walks out of …


Music Supervisors: Gary Calamar, Lynn Grossman

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Baba O'Riley

by The Who

from House, M.D. Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 14 · Control

House plays air-piano, Vogler walks to House's …


Music Supervisor: Michelle Silverman

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Hard Row

by The Black Keys

from Sons of Anarchy Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

Opening scene with Jax riding into Charming.  P…


Music Supervisor: Chris Mollere

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Bartholomew

by The Silent Comedy

from The Originals Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 8 · The River in Reverse

Vampires attack Klaus in the quarter and chain …


Music Supervisor: Greg Sill

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Sky Blue and Black

by Jackson Browne

from Friends Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · The One Where Monica Gets A Roommate

Ross and Rachel each deal with their new feelin…


Music Supervisor: Chris Mollere

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Secret

by The Pierces

from Pretty Little Liars Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

The pretty little liars Theme song …….


Music Supervisor: Alexandra Patsavas

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Young Folks

by Peter, Bjorn and John

from Gossip Girl Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

Serena at the Grand Central Station


Music Supervisor: Andrew Gowan

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Voices

by Cheap Trick

from How I Met Your Mother Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 10 · The Pineapple Incident

Ted drunk dials Robin while the song is playing…


Music Supervisor: Chris Mollere

Nostalgic Music Moment:

Say (All I Need)

by OneRepublic

from The Vampire Diaries Soundtrack · Season 1 · Episode 1 · Pilot

(0:10) Elena enters the cemetery.


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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