10 Songs That Can't Be Used on TV Again
Certain songs are so closely associated with a specific show and moment in television that it feels like blasphemy when another series dare use it for its own soundtrack. Here are 10 songs that shows need to avoid from here on out:
"Make Your Own Kind of Music," Mama Cass
Best known from Lost: Eight years ago, the world held its breath as we awaited the Season 2 premiere of Lost. Thankfully, our patience was rewarded with a rockin' montage set to Mama Cass while we finally learned what was in the hatch. (Remember how important that was back then?) The song immediately became as ensnared in Lost's mythology and fandom as the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42. That's why it was so jarring when Dexter stole the song in a recent episode. Okay, "stole" might be a little harsh, but seriously, Dex. Back off.
"Wicked Game," Chris Isaak
Best known from Friends: In Season 2, after years of unrequited love, bad timing (and Paulo), Ross and Rachel finally did it! And though things didn't go quite according to plan, Ross made the best of a bad situation and set up a romantic picnic in the museum planetarium. We'll never think of juice boxes the same again.
"Hide and Seek," Imogen Heap
Best known from The O.C.: Neither Trey nor Caleb were much loved O.C. characters, but their deaths will never be forgotten thanks to Josh Schwartz's decision to use "Hide and Seek" as accompaniment to their passings. Trey's death in particular took on a life of its own when The Lonely Island spoofed the scene, making it arguably the most iconic musical moment in the soundtrack-savvy show.
"Chasing Cars," Snow Patrol
Best known from Grey's Anatomy: "If I lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world." Every time we hear these words, tear-stained images of Izzie laying in the arms of her dead fiancé, Denny, flood our minds. And it still hurts just as much as it did in 2007.