Top Blog Posts 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.
We’ll kick things off with the most popular articles on the Tunefind blog, a spot featuring behind-the-scenes stories about those big music moments, Q&A’s with leading Music Supervisors, soundtrack releases, industry news, popular syncs and more.
Here are your favorites stories from 2019:
10. Amanda Krieg Thomas Helps You Get In Sync With Music Supervisors, Part 1
Music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas shares invaluable intel for anyone hoping for a career as a music supervisor, and anyone hoping to pitch their music for sync. Part 1 of our interview with Thomas dives into the true role of a music supervisor and how artists can improve their chances in the world of sync. In Part II, Thomas shares more about the importance of mentors and ways to make sure your pitch emails aren’t ignored.
9. Composer Gabriel Mann on A Million Little Things
Composer Gabriel Mann discusses the original music and nostalgic covers featured on ABC’s A Million Little Things. We dive deep into his process, and discuss his collaboration with showrunner D.J. Nash and music supervisor Billy Gottlieb creating the sound of the breakout hit drama.
8. A Bittersweet Farewell: Favorite Music Moments from Shadowhunters
Music supervisor Lindsay Wolfington walks us through her favorite music moments as Freeform’s Shadowhunters comes to an end. Wonfington makes note of series key artist Ruelle, as well as original music from cast members like Alberto Rosende and all the nostalgic feelings as the show’s passionate fans say goodbye to the series.
7. The Umbrella Academy‘s Soundtrack Taps Nostalgia and Fun
Music supervisor Maggie Phillips shares some insights on the nostalgic soundscape of Netflix mega-hit series, The Umbrella Academy. We dive into the vision for the graphic novel soundscape, and discuss her collaboration with Executive Producer Steve Blackman and composer Jeff Russo.
6. Nostalgic Farewell: Music Favorites from The Big Bang Theory
We take a look back at the fan favorite songs from the 12-season series run of The Big Bang Theory. Plus we talk about show creators Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady calling on The Barenaked Ladies for what would become an iconic theme song.
5. Cult Hit Show Letterkenny Puts Canadian Indie Artists in the Spotlight
Originally a web series turned Canadian television show with a distinctly Canadian indie soundtrack, Letterkenny began streaming on Hulu and introduced US fans to the Canadian bands and artists featured in the show. Music supervisor Cody Patridge of Supergroup Sonic Branding Co. gave us the inside scoop on the soundtrack, local artists and working with show creator/star Jared Keeso.
4. Fan Favorites: Most Popular Songs from Euphoria
Euphoria was a huge deal this year, not only for fans but for music as well. Music supervisor Jen Malone and show composer Labrinth incorporated over 100 licensed and original songs and score across the 8-episode season. Labrinth’s score–at the time unreleased–included some of the most sought after tracks on Tunefind for the entire year. This post lists the top 20 fan favorite songs from Euphoria.
3. Popular Songs from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
We list the top songs from Part 1 and Part 2 of the dark reimagining of the classic teen witch tale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas discusses the vintage sound including tracks from composer Adam Taylor and cast performances. After the first season, fans were eager for a soundtrack album. Asked and answered, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 1 album was released on the same day as the season 2 premiere on Netflix.
2. Sex Education Will School You in Music, Too
The Netflix original series from the UK broke Tunefind records for traffic on a new show premiere. With an eclectic soundtrack under the music supervision of Matt Biffa and Ciara Elwis and original score by Oli Julian, we run through the fan favorites from Sex Education. Numerous songs by American rocker Ezra Furman – some previously released, some covers, and some still unreleased – had fans going wild, so you’ll see more about Sex Education as we continue Tunefind’s Best of 2019 coverage.
1. The Music of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Choose your own adventure, and choose your own soundtrack? With over a trillion combinations of this 1980s-set story, viewers make decisions that impact the direction and potential outcome. One of those course-altering decisions: what song should the main character listen to on the bus? Options: Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins or Here Comes the Rain Again by Eurythmics. Which did you choose?
While not technically from 2019, these articles still have huge traffic as interest lives on through this past year.
The Vampire Diaries: Best Music Moments, Part I
Our three-part series about the music of The Vampire Diaries continues to draw excitement from a LOT of fans of the show, making it one of our top visited articles this year. Music supervisor Chris Mollere walks us through his favorite music moments from each season of the show, plus you can enjoy the Spotify playlist of his favorites.
The Lumineers Release Scotland, Iconic Reign Theme Song
After literally years of being one of the most popular unreleased songs on Tunefind, The Lumineers finally released ‘Scotland.’ Tunefind helped announce the release. And wow, are fans happy to finally be able to get this one!
Top 10 Songs Featured in The Leftovers
Acclaimed series The Leftovers had a cult following for not only the powerful storytelling, but also for a killer soundtrack curated by music supervisor Liza Richardson. With the series finale, Tunefind looked back at the most popular songs from the show.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s Soundtrack Success Story
Based on the interest Tunefind still sees – well over a year later – for the soundtrack for TATBILB, some of y’all must be doing a monthly rewatch party. Don’t worry, we’ll have the soundtrack for To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (the sequel) all ready for you come February 2020.
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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