I LOVE music..and I am totally addicted to exploring new music on Spotify. I make at least 4 -6 new playlists a year. I usually create them seasonally, but this time I decided to mix it up and build a themed list. My theme?
MUSIC FROM TELEVISION. *specifically shows I have streamed & sometimes re-stream on Netflix & other services*
First, I made a list of shows I specifically remembered the music from. Then I searched for curated playlists other users on Spotify that had already culled the songs from those shows. After that I started building “Sounds from Streaming”, my list, comprised from my favorites from each collection. Then as a final step, I listened to the whole thing sequentially and removed any songs that didn’t sound like a good fit. The whole process took about two weeks – adding and subtracting songs in spare time, or late before bed.
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I realized that the shows I pulled from fell into four basic categories:
Good Music, BETTER SHOWS
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- True Blood
- The Walking Dead
- American Horror Story
- Top of the Lake
- Breaking Bad
EXCELLENT Music AND Shows
Shows Where the Music is WAY COOLER than I Normally Listen to
Glorious THROWBACK Soundtracks
- Stranger Things
- The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- The Goldbergs
- The Americans
- The Office (U.S.)
- Parks & Rec
- Arrested Development
This was a fun playlist to build. Not only are the songs great to listen to on their own, they conjure up lots of memories and mental images from the shows. Just the right blend of nostalgia and newness.
I’m already planning my next playlist for winter. I want to enjoy this one for a couple of months first. I hope you listen in & follow my Spotify profile for more music recommendations!