Farewell: Top TV Shows for Music Discovery that Ended in 2022

Here at Tunefind we’re looking back at some of the highlights from 2022, 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 2022.

We have a lot of fun stories as we look back at highlights of film and TV music during 2022. But this is one sad note: A look back at some TV music powerhouse shows that aired their final episode this year. These shows are Tunefind fan favorites that have helped us discover thousands of new songs and artists over the past seventeen years.


Music Supervisors: Matt Biffa

After Life is a British dark comedy-drama that brought with it a soundscape designed to tug on your heartstrings. This playlist features classic emotional hits from artists such as Elton John, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan. The episodes are not lacking in relaxed alternative tracks from artists such as Death Cab For Cutie, Iron & Wine, and Daughter. After Life aired for three seasons and all three seasons are currently available to stream on Netflix. This emotional series’ playlist has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Back to the Beginning

by Aaron Espe

from After Life Soundtrack · Season 3 · Episode 1

(0:23) At the end, Tony crosses the street; Ton…

Music Supervisor: Catherine Grieves

Modern spy thriller Killing Eve burst onto the scene with a killer soundtrack in 2018 and has since become somewhat of a cult hit. This smooth soundtrack features placements from artists such as Cigarettes After Sex, Skylar Grey, and Anna Karina. The series composer David Holmes frequently taps his electronic-noir band Unloved, throughout the series. As with any good thriller, Killing Eve had many surprises, not only in the series plot, but its soundtrack too. In 2020 the series topped Tunefind’s trending charts with a haunting cover version of Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club. 

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Bite Marks

by The Mistys

from Killing Eve Soundtrack · Season 4 · Episode 8 · Hello, Losers

Villanelle and Eve kiss on the road.

Music Supervisor: Pete Saville (s2-3), Zoë Ellen Bryant (s2-3), Ciara Elwis (s1)

Derry Girls follows the lives of teens growing up in 90’s Northern Ireland during The Troubles, all set to an authentic and deliciously nostalgic ’90s soundtrack. The series had a three season run beginning with the series premiere arriving in 2018 to the third and final season airing this year. The soundtrack features popular music of the era by acts including, Ace of Base, Salt-N-Pepa, Enya, and The Cranberries.

Final Season Fan Favorite:


by Dario G

from Derry Girls Soundtrack · Season 3 · Episode 7 · The Agreement

Orla dancing in the street.

Music Supervisor: Chris Mollere

The youngest addition to The Vampire Diaries universe tells the story of the descendants of the prominent characters featured in both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Legacies aired on The CW from 2018-2022 and featured a soundtrack full of fresh artists, notable covers, and trending songs. Artists such as Billie Eilish, Tommee Profitt, and Cage The Elephant were featured during the series’ four seasons. Although the cancellation felt a little too abrupt for fans of the series, the series soundtrack is here to stay.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

It's Time (feat. Jean-Paul Barjon)

by Jordan Frye

from Legacies Soundtrack · Season 4 · Episode 20 · Just Don't Be a Stranger, Okay?

[Original song by Imagine Dragons] End voiceove…

Music Supervisor: Gabe Hilfer, Season Kent

The Walking Dead was a genre and decade defining show that will likely be one of the most popular TV shows of our time. The eleven season series aired from 2010 to 2022 with the series finale airing on November 20, 2022. The Walking Dead features an iconic score by Bear McCreary, as well as plenty of moody and hypnotic sync placements. With artists such as Hozier, Johnny Cash, and Nick Cave & Warren Ellis all being featured throughout the series, the soundtrack is just as epic as the action packed post-apocalyptic zombie-drama show.

Final Season Fan Favorite:


by Fleetwood Mac

from The Walking Dead Soundtrack · Season 11 · Episode 24 · Rest in Peace

The gang gathers for a feast to honor Luke; Dar…

Music Supervisor: Jen Malone

Atlanta is an American comedy-drama television series that acquired somewhat of a cult following during its four season airing. Running from 2016-2022 this series created a one of kind soundscape. Outkast, Rihanna, and A$AP Rocky, were all among the diverse list of artists featured on the show.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Music Supervisor: Thomas Golubić

Better Call Saul has featured so many memorable music moments across its six successful seasons. The series has introduced viewers to an abundance of talented artists across genres and decades. Better Call Saul is well-known for its interesting combination of visuals and music. Artists such as The Ink Spots, Lola Marsh, and Deep Purple can be heard in addition to the series original score by composer Dave Porter.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

In Stiller Nacht

by Pink Martini, The Von Trapps

from Better Call Saul Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 5 · Black and Blue

Opening montage; A technician constructing a tr…

Music Supervisors: Manish Raval (s3-6), Tom Wolfe (s3-6), Jen Pyken (s1-2)

Fans watched the Pearson family evolve and grow during the This is Us’ six seasons since 2016 when the series premiered on NBC. The show was often musically inclined through the on-screen performances and many poignant sync placements, This is Us knew how to use music to make audiences feel the emotion of the plot. The Cinematic Orchestra, Billy Joel, and Gregory Alan Isakov were amongst the many artists heard throughout the series. With a decade spanning plot full of flashbacks and time jumps, This is Us features a truly eclectic soundscape. 

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Music Supervisors: Gabe Hilfer

Ozark was viewed for 78.4 million hours the week after the second half of its final season was released in May of 2022.  Moments of music discovery and well-placed songs saw fans gravitating to the series on Tunefind since it first aired on Netflix in 2017. A dark and mysterious show from the beginning, Ozark’s soundtrack never felt predictable. Radiohead, The Notorious B.I.G., and Johnny Cash all contributed to the unique and varied soundscape of Ozark.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Ça plane pour moi (Original 1977 Version)

by Plastic Bertrand

from Ozark Soundtrack · Season 4 · Episode 4 · Ace Deuce

P.I. Sattem's driving and interviewing sequence.

Music Supervisors: Amelia Hartley (s1-6), Zoë Ellen Bryant (s5), Pete Saville (s5)

Peaky Blinders is a British period crime drama series that follows the exploits of the Peaky Blinders crime gang in the direct aftermath of the World War I. With such an atmospheric setting and plot, the show also delivered a soundtrack that was equally as potent and captivating. Peaky Blinders was of high interest on Tunefind as fans would go searching for compelling songs they heard while watching the ambitious and cunning Tommy Shelby and his gang’s antics. The series often featured original songs in addition to its iconic use of a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds track for a theme song. The series may have ended this year with it’s sixth and final season, but something tells us that the soundtrack will remain as equally timeless.

Final Season Fan Favorite:

Stone Towers

by Dol Ikara

from Peaky Blinders Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 4 · Sapphire

Tommy and Arthur are sitting on the floor talking.


While these shows may have ended, die-hard fans can still relive the memories for most of them by rewatching on the various streaming services. And, of course, you can always take a trip down memory lane using Tunefind to make a playlist of your favorite songs.

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 2022.

Find a movie, TV show, video game or artist