Archive for February 8, 2009

Musical TV Memories

Music has always been an essential part of my life; I’d say it’s up there with sleeping, breathing and eating. It’s also connected to many of my memories. I hear certain songs, and they take me right back to a specific moment.
The same is true for my TV memories. I hear some tunes, and I think of a specific scene in one of my fave shows.

Here are five of my musical TV memories, songs that I cannot hear without remembering the scene in which it was played”

1) Family Ties, 1985 – Billy Vera and the Beaters’ “At This Moment” – a scene where a very jealous me watched my dream boy at the time, Alex P. Keaton, kiss Ellen for the first time at a Leland College dance.

2) Beverly Hills, 90210, 1991 – REM’s “Losing My Religion” plays in the background as Brenda and Dylan break up at the start of Season Two.

3) Scrubs, 2002 – Men at Work’s Colin Hay follows JD around singing “Overkill” in the Season Two premiere.

4) Smallville, 2001 – Stabbing Westward’s “What Do I Have to Do?” in the Season One finale. It’s the opening scene when Lionel Luthor sweeps in on his chipper and announces the closure of the Smallville LuthorCorp plant, much to Lex’s shock.

5) Six Feet Under, 2005 – Sia’s “Breathe Me” plays in the series finale as Claire drives off to New York in what is arguably the finest closing scene of any series, ever!

Do you have any favourite musical TV memories? Was there a song that you fell in love with after hearing it on a TV show? Or is there a song that will forever be connected to a TV scene in your memory? Share your picks below.


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