Top TV Shows of 2022 Driving Music Discovery

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 cover over 2,000 television shows from around the world here at Tunefind. At any given time throughout the year some 250 or so of those are putting out new episodes – and featuring new music. But only some television shows use music in a way that drives fans to the ends of the internet to hunt down that song. That new artist you haven’t heard before. A cover that puts a new twist on an old favorite. That ear worm you can’t get out of your head. An unreleased mystery track…

These are the television shows that consistently send fans searching out the music and artists featured each episode. The viewers are super engaged with the music, following the soundtrack as closely as they follow the plot lines.

And, while television show production ramped up this year, the masses continued to lean on the nostalgic and well-loved series of old. The streaming services were happy to oblige, and fans started digging through past seasons of old favorites at a rapid pace. Whether it was lighthearted sitcoms like Gilmore Girls, or classic dramas like Suits, the archives are full of great television that provided widespread entertainment this year.

But first we kick things off with the active shows, airing new episodes this past year. These were the most popular shows whose soundtracks were driving music discovery during 2022.


Music Supervisor: NA

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Music Supervisor: Paulina Marquez

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

You And I (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix)

by Owl Eyes

from Élite Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 1 · Ansiedad

Isdora having anxiety attack

Music Supervisor: Brittany Whyte

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

The Chain

by Kerala Dust

from The Handmaid's Tale Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 4 · Dear Offred

[feat. Brooke Bentham] June and Luke start kiss…

Music Supervisor: Michelle Johnson

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

My Way

by Paul Anka

from Cobra Kai Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 10 · Head of the Snake

Opening montage; (repeats) End montage.

Music Supervisors: Brittany Whyte

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Ride the Storm

by Goldford

from Station 19 Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 5 · Pick Up the Pieces

Maya's running on the treadmill; Carina's calli…

Music Supervisor: Amanda Krieg Thomas

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by The Cure

from American Horror Story Soundtrack · Season 11 · Episode 1 · Something's Coming

Charlie enters Theo’s studio

Music Supervisors: Jon Ernst

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Music Supervisors: Madonna Wade-Reed

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Love Can Be Lonely

by Jeremy Lister

from All American Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 1 · Ludacrismas

Spencer and Olivia break-up

Music Supervisors: Derryck Thornton

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

I Lied (Part 1)

by Scribz Riley

from Power Book II: Ghost Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 9 · A Fair Fight?

(0:57) At the end; End credits.

Music Supervisor: Ann Kline

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by Moncrieff

from The Good Doctor Soundtrack · Season 6 · Episode 1 · Afterparty

Near the end, Cady is happily reunited with her…

Music Supervisor: Justin Kamps

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by Askjell

from Bridgerton Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 4 · Victory

During the storm, Kate and Anthony are in their…

Music Supervisor: Michelle Johnson, Yvette Metoyer

Fan Favorite Music Moment:


by Jane Air, Smike, Пойманные Муравьеды

from The Boys Soundtrack · Season 3 · Episode 4 · Glorious Five Year Plan

The Boys arrive in Moscow; (repeats) End credits.

Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Music Supervisor: NA

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

There It Is (Whoomp)

by The Vega Brothers

from Love Island (UK) Soundtrack · Season 8 · Episode 1

Beginning of the episode

Music Supervisor: Jen Malone

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Music Supervisors: John Bissell

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by Ruelle

from The Blacklist Soundtrack · Season 9 · Episode 2 · The Skinner (No. 45): Conclusion

Donald and Dembe talk in Elizabeth’s former off…

Music Supervisors: Andrea Von Foerster

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

The Good I'll Do

by Zach Bryan

from Yellowstone Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 4 · Horses in Heaven

Yellowstone cowboys help the Poison Creek cowbo…

Music Supervisor: Nora Felder

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Music Supervisor: Jen Malone

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Music Supervisor: Justin Kamps

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Stronger (Grey's Anatomy Version)

by Thunderstorm Artis

from Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack · Season 19 · Episode 1 · Everything has Changed

Sarah receives the organs; Sarah’s family waits…

Honorable Mention

While these series did not have episodes airing in 2022, the anticipation of upcoming seasons and powerful music discovery puts these three shows into Tunefind’s Honorable Mentions for Top TV Shows.

Music Supervisor: Tony Von Pervieux, Christa Miller

Fan Favorite Music Moment:


by Martin Solveig, Dragonette

from Ted Lasso Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 9 · Beard After Hours

Coach Beard at the club.

Music Supervisor: Brienne Rose

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Mon Soleil (from "Emily in Paris" Soundtrack)

by Ashley Park

from Emily in Paris Soundtrack · Season 2 · Episode 10 · French Revolution

(0:15) Mindy and the band perform at a Chinese …

Music Supervisors: Matt Biffa, Ciara Elwis

Fan Favorite Music Moment:

Your Young Voice

by Jonny Muir

from Sex Education Soundtrack · Season 3 · Episode 5

Adam texts Eric and waits for a reply; End cred…


From the Streaming Vaults

Some of these shows haven’t aired a new episode in over a decade, but they still drew in audiences this year – and had those fans seeking out the soundtrack. Whether you’re motivated by the series finale of Better Call Saul to re-watch spin-off’s original series Breaking Bad, or the premiere of How I Met Your Father had you wanting to dive back into the story of How I Met Your Mother, everything old is new again.

These are the shows that kept us distracted through 2022, with hours upon hours of episodes ready for your bingeing pleasure. And amazing soundtracks to fill up those playlists.

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.

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