Music on Television

I’ve been thinking of the role of television in introducing me to new music, and took a moment to jot down a few memorable songs that I’ve come to appreciate over the years. Here’s a playlist to listen to them all together.

1. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You

Heard on: Awkward Black Girl

2. Fiona Apple – Limp

Heard on: Daria

3. Ana Tijoux – 1977

Heard on: Breaking Bad

4. Ari Lennox – La La La La

Heard on: Black and Sexy TV

5. Gwen Bunn – Epitome

Heard on: Black and Sexy TV

6. Massive Attack – Teardrop

Heard on:  House

7. La Roux – Bulletproof

Heard on: Misfits

8. Bells Atlas – Incessant Noise

Heard on: Fashion Fair presents Say Yes by Ava DuVernay

Honorable Mention – Insecure

Honorable mention goes to Issa Rae’s Insecure because while I didn’t discover new music on the show I was continually impressed and surprised by the music featured. Check out the playlist here!

ISSARAE Insecure
Source: HBO via Shadow and Act

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim probably warrants its own post. Also Black and Sexy TV introduced me to many new artists through their shows so that’s a perfect excuse to plug the GOAT web series That Guy. I’m sure I’ll write a post devoted solely to that show eventually. That’s eight songs I love that I discovered from TV, along with solid TV recommendations in case you need something to keep you busy this weekend. Enjoy!


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