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Recent Alternative Music from TV Shows & Movies

I wanted to make a playlist for you of Alternative that I have been finding on TV shows and movies. These are the songs that stood out to me, but most I couldn’t add to the station. Some are new, and some are old. And some are barely alternative, but ALL of these songs are bops.

Everyone Looks Like Everyone – The Pack a.d.

Found on Letterkenny, this song popped up at the end of the first episode right after Wayne decided to start fighting again. This song has fighting energy to it. Definitely my favorite song from the show.

Cold War – Cautious Clay

Booksmart is an amazing movie with even better music. It is the Superbad for Gen Z. This is the first of many songs I feel in love with from this movie.

Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure

The TV Show Sex Education is an addictive show, so be warned: you will not be able to stop watching. But at least, you will get a bunch of awesome music to add to your playlists. They mainly have 80s and Alternative.

Opaul – Freddie Dredd

I know it’s a song from Tik Tok. I know Tik Tok isn’t a show or a movie. You know what though? It’s got such a cool sound and instrumentation through the entirety of the song I had to put it on a playlist. I also didn’t want to write a music blog about good Tik Tok songs. 

Slip Away – Perfume Genius

Another song from the incredible Booksmart. This song fits it’s scene more than any song in any movie ever. I’m not sorry about that observation, but the way that it starts to fly off the rails at the end of the song fits the famous pool scene perfectly.

Collide – Tiana Major9 and Earthgang

This song came from the Queen and Slim Soundtrack. I added this song a couple months back to the station and couldn’t be more satisfied. It still after a few months holds up and doesn’t feel overplayed.

Silly Boy – The Blue Van

Shameless is such a popular show that I wouldn’t be surprised if you already knew all the good music from it, but this song has always stood out to me. Sometimes if I am desperate for new music I will listen to playlists of all the music from Shameless.

Threshold – Sex Bob-Omb

Scott Pilgrim v.s the World has some of the best garage rock, but “Threshold” takes the cake. The music dragons are my favorite part of the whole movie.

Something for Your M.I.N.D. – Superorganism

I wanted to add this song to the station, but it wasn’t popular enough when it first came out. Then Tik Tok got ahold of it, and now I happily can’t escape it. 

I Can Change – Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman did most of the music for Sex Education, and there is an album with all of his songs from the show. All of it is very good, but this song stood out to me.

Written by Haley Isom

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