Favorite TV Syncs – Enjoy the Silence, Vampire Diaries

The other day I began posting about some of my favorite songs used in film and today we start with favorite songs used in TV…

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The Vampire Diaries is one of my new favorite shows this season. Besides having the obvious Vampires (of the non sparkling variety) and lots of hot bods they choose some fab music to help tell their story each week. And this scene sticks out as one of my favorite syncs from the season. What better song to accompany a teenage drug addict from the wrong side of the tracks who just wants to be loved than a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.” Though this scene uses a cover by Anberlin which isn’t nearly as dark as the original, it fits Vicki’s teenage rebellion without being too brooding or overwhelming for the scene. I mean they are dancing in their underoos after all.

Music Supervisor: Chris Mollere

Other favorite songs from The Vampire Diaries or your favorite TV shows? Share in the comments…

You’ve got a Sweet Disposition

Yesterday I was catching up on the So You Think You Can Dance finale and during one of their “look back at the season” montages they used The Temper Traps “Sweet Disposition.” That made me quite happy. While a lot of shows leave me unimpressed with their music selections this got me really excited. They seem to really nail it about 75% of the time when they pair the music with the choreography… and especially on the preroll packages like this one.

Check out The Temper Traps album “Conditions” if you have already…

Used on: the So You Think You Can Dance finale
Credit: IMDB is a bit iffy on this music dept folks, sorry!

Any other SYTYCD music favorites?

In the beginning

Hello and welcome to the blog I’ve been wanting to start for forever. Like for. ever. I finally bit the bullet and chose this name from a list about a mile long in my idea book to just get it started and because well, I enjoy plaid.  I’ll explain more in upcoming posts about the reasoning behind all this but I really just wanted to talk about music and how it’s used in film, television and commercials and how I someday I hope to be apart of that kind of decision making.

Welcome to this wild ride!
XO
nikki