How Important Is The Music?

Most shows have music playing in the background in almost all kinds of scenes. Does this music make the moments better? Most of the times they do, but if I ever hear Hallelujah again in a show I'm going to make a petition to ban the song from ever being used again. But then there are shows whose existence depends partially or wholly on music. And many of the shows wholly dependent on music are not even related to music.



Take The Hills, if it's presented in The Office documentary style without the music it wouldn't be the phenomenon it is. That, and because of the fact that the show is completely..........Continue Reading!










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Dec 23, 2008 2:45PM EST

I think Grey's Anatomy does a good job with featuring the music, but it doesn't take over. There are so many moments like throughout the Izzie and Denny scenes (the good ones from when he was actually alive, but dying) that would still have been emotional, but wouldn't have been as touching without the music along with them. I have to agree, though, that The Hills would be nothing without the music, and that's not particularly a good thing! My shows for fav music are probably Dawson's Creek, Grey's, and The O.C.

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Dec 23, 2008 3:57PM EST

Its really important, it really helps the scene but saying that the scene its self has to be good. like in scrubs the music goes perfectly and gives it that little extra to make it great and yea the O.C is also brilliant for doing the same thing along with smallville.

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Dec 23, 2008 6:13PM EST

in England a lot of our shows feature very little music, which i kind of prefer, it gives a more raw atmosphere sometimes

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Dec 23, 2008 6:19PM EST

one tree hill also uses music really well! and it definately wouldn't be the same without the music since peyton's character is all about music and every episode is named after a song or an album!

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Dec 23, 2008 7:46PM EST

The OC and One Tree Hill wouldn't be the same without their music. The first time Hallelujah was on the OC it was brilliant, but since then it's been abused.. It's Christmas No.1 (Alexandra Burke), No.2 (Jeff Buckley) and No.36 (Leonard Cohen) in the UK!

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Dec 24, 2008 5:56AM EST

I think music is great in shows if it is done for the right reasons, if it is there to better the show that is one thing, but done as a marketing tool like with the OC and One tree hill is when it starts to get shady. The OC selling cds, or with them an one tree hill having big name music guests come one and perform(cause yeah, thats pausible) is just telling there viewers that they are going to use cheap tricks to get them to watch and buy more mercahndise, I dont like that process of music being in tv. However, done the right way, like Zach Braff with Scrubs he picks music that fit the scene with no other agenda than it fits the scene. He has always been accused of having great musical taste, and with the Garden State soundtrack and being almost personally responsible for launching the careers of Joshua Radin and Cary Brothers I have to agree, but other shows see the success then take the concept over the line, and completely corporatize it. And muffinman, it goes No.1 Jeff Buckely, Nos. 2-1000000 Dont matter. I know Cohen wrote it, but it truely has become Buckley's song.

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Dec 25, 2008 2:54PM EST

"And muffinman, it goes No.1 Jeff Buckely, Nos. 2-1000000 Dont matter. I know Cohen wrote it, but it truely has become Buckley's song."
No, I mean in the actual UK music charts right now.. The winner of The X Factor (Like American Idol) released Hallelujah (Simon Cowell's idea, of course), whoever wins is always guaranteed no.1 spot at Christmas, but people launched a campaign to get Buckley's version ahead of hers... So now 3 different versions of the same song are in the charts (with Cohen making money from them all).. I agree with you, though.. Buckley's version is by far the best

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Jan 6, 2009 6:51AM EST

The song Hallelujah was used by scrubs in the 1st season and was copied by so many shows after that episode=P Scrubs is a trend setter=]

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