I am obsessed with "Scandal" on ABC. Last week's season finale left me tapping my foot restlessly waiting for the season premiere in the fall. One of the (many) things that makes this series so tantalizing (in addition to the brilliant storytellin)g is the matchmaking of music to the scene. Music supervisor, Alexandra Patsavas, deftly lights a scene with her musical choices, often using R&B, a favorite of "Scandal" creator Shonda Rimes.
In the May 2nd episode, "A Woman Scorned," Fitz (The President of the United States) proved his love to Olivia (his lover) by waiting out Mellie's (his wife) game. A song accompanied this scene that conveyed the mood perfectly. I thought "I need this song on my iPod" but I was so wrapped up in the scene that I forgot what the song was. Then I mistakenly deleted the show from our DVR. Yesterday, I remembered how much I loved that song so I did a search on Scandal + ABC + Music. I came up with TuneFind, a site that compiles music featured in TV & Movies. The site itself is simple. Type in a TV series or a film. Click on a season or an episode. You'll see a list of songs as well as what scene the songs were played in. Click to hear the song and click again to buy the song on iTunes or Amazon. Simple.
The song that was so perfect? "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
That's when I fell down the rabbit hole.
I started with "Gossip Girl." I loved the music for this series. It was genius. I always felt like the music supervisors on this set were turning me on to music I never would have considered before.
Then it was "Swingers," the 1996 film followed by "Mad Men" and "Veronica Mars." After spending a few hours on the site, my "Run Hard" playlist has been refueled with music that will keep me entertained while I'm working out. Our "Chill" playlist has also been bulked up thanks to TuneFind.
If you like a series, then most likely you'll like the music played in the series. It's kind of like having a DJ choose music for you and TuneFind organizes it all for you. Brilliant.
the song Megan performs at Don's birthday party was "Zou bisou bisou"