What's Playing on TV? 5 of the Week's Top Tunes
Ever wonder what song played on your favorite television show? Every week, The Hollywood Reporter compiles the top songs featured on the small screen in the past seven days.
The Vampire Diaries, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (Season 5, Episode 1)
Track: "Run Away" by Cary Brothers
Album: Let Me Be EP (2013)
Off the singer-songwriter's April release, the emotional ballad serves as the backdrop for Caroline and Tyler's breakup in the The CW drama's return. The song perfectly encapsulates Caroline's heartbreak, as she tearfully listens to Tyler's voicemail that officially ends their long-distance romance.
The Good Wife, "Everything Is Ending" (Season 5, Episode 1)
Track: "Daydreaming" by Groenland
Album: The Chase (2013)
Montreal-based indie outfit Groenland's light, ukelele-heavy song featuring airy vocals by Sabrina Halde is the soundtrack to one of the final scenes of the season-five opener of CBS' legal drama. The firm of Lockhart/Gardner has just successfully pulled its client off death row with mere minutes to spare, but the impending defection of fourth-years Alicia Florrick and Cary Agos brings even more weight to the scene. As it begins to sink in that Alicia will commit the ultimate betrayal, she mutters under her breath as firm partner Will continues his celebration: "Don't end up hating me ..." Little do they know.
The Blacklist, "The Freelancer (No. 145)" (Season 1, Episode 2)
Track: "Citizens" by Alice Russell
Album: To Dust (2013)
FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Keen, recruited by one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives, has a choice to make. After learning her husband may not be the man she thought he was -- she discovers a hidden compartment with multiple passports and a gun stowed away -- Elizabeth decides to sweep her husband's secret under the rug. For now. English soul singer Russell provides the anthem for her internal dilemma. (Performance begins at the 0:06 mark.)