Tuesday, 02 January 2018 13:39

Tunefind: 2017's Top Songs Featured on TV

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Which songs got the royal treatment from TV in 2017? Tunefind knows.

The ever­-growing index of songs used in TV shows and movies compiled last year’s top tracks, and have released them for all to see. In the charts below, songs, artists, shows, and the music supervisors who made it happen all get credit. The famed Alexandra Patsavas continues to lead the way with her work on "Grey's Anatomy," but there are many other star MS's who get their due, including Oliver Hild, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy, Ann Kline, Carly van Skalik, and Justin Kamps in the Top Five "Top Active Shows of 2017."

For a look and listen to what's powering TV music supervision right now, tune in to the shows below. Many thanks, Tunefind!  

TOP SONGS 2017: Most popular songs on Tunefind by user demand and activity

RANK

SONG

ARTIST

SHOW

EPISODE

1

The Night We Met

Lord Huron

13 Reasons Why

S1E5 · "Tape 3, Side A"

2

The World Is Unraveling

MILCK

Lucifer

S2E18 · "The Good, the Bad and the Crispy"

3

How Do We Get Back to Love

Julia Michaels

Girls

S6E9 · "Goodbye Tour"

4

Fragile World

Alberto Rosende

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments

S2E13 · "Those of Demon Blood"

5

Trudy

Aston Merrygold

Grey's Anatomy

S13E19 · "What's Inside"

6

Boy Like You

WESLEE

Grey's Anatomy

S13E21 · "Don't Stop Me Now"

7

Take on the World

You Me At Six

The Vampire Diaries

S8E16 · "I Was Feeling Epic"

8

I Won't Let You Down

Erin McCarley

The Good Doctor

S1E6 · "Not Fake"

9

Start a War

Klergy & Valerie Broussard

Riverdale

S2E1 · "Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"

10

February 3rd

Jorja Smith

Insecure

S2E1 · "Hella Great"

 

Top Active Shows of 2017: Most popular shows on Tunefind that are active/airing new episodes

RANK

SHOW

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

1

Grey's Anatomy

Alexandra Patsavas

2

Suits

Oliver Hild, Stacy Wallen-McCarthy

3

Shameless

Ann Kline, Carly van Skaik

4

Lucifer

Alexandra Patsavas, Justin Kamps

5

Skam

N/A

6

Riverdale

Alexandra Patsavas

7

Pretty Little Liars

Chris Mollere

8

Supernatural

Alexandra Patsavas

9

Teen Wolf

Laura Webb

10

Rick and Morty

N/A

11

13 Reasons Why

Season Kent

12

Sense8

N/A

13

The Originals

Chris Mollere

14

Power

Jennifer Ross

15

The Walking Dead

Gabe Hilfer, Season Kent

16

The Blacklist

John Bissell

17

This Is Us

Jennifer Pyken

18

Orange Is The New Black

Bruce Gilbert

19

Insecure

Kier Lehman

20

American Horror Story

Amanda Krieg Thomas

 

Top Streaming/Web Shows of 2017: Most popular shows on Tunefind by web or streaming providers (original, not redistribution)

RANK

SHOW

DISTRIBUTOR

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

1

Skam

web

N/A

2

13 Reasons Why

Netflix

Season Kent

3

Sense8

Netflix

N/A

4

Orange Is The New Black

Netflix

Bruce Gilbert

5

Stranger Things

Netflix

Nora Felder

6

Master of None

Netflix

Zach Cowie, Kerri Drootin

7

The OA

Netflix

Nora Felder

8

The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu

Michael Perlmutter, Mikaila Simmons

9

The Ranch

Netflix

Frankie Pine, Mandi Collier

10

Grace and Frankie

Netflix

Thomas Golubic

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