Tunes On The Tube: August 7 – September 24

You guys.  I suck at blogging.  Or at least blogging consistently.  I think about posting all the time (seriously, everything I do I think “this is so fun/interesting/educational!  I should post about this!” and then I get home and turn on the TV and cannot be bothered to lug my computer from the bedroom to the living room to write a blog post whilst watching said TV.  I know laptops aren’t generally “lugged” around, but in my case, that’s exactly what I have to do, because my computer is old and has no battery (that’s right – there’s a big empty space where the battery should be) and has to be plugged in in order to use it.  So the computer stays plugged in to the outlet next to my bed, and rests next to my pillow ready for use.  But only when I’m in bed.  Not when I’m in the living room thinking about blogging.  And thus, I think about it constantly but hardly ever do it.

Sorry about that.

Since I haven’t given you a new Tunes on the Tube in quite a while, today is a special Friday deluxe edition encompassing 6 weeks of TV music, just in time for weekend listening.

Tuesday, August 14th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “No Such Thing As Time” by Elenowen

Tuesday, August 28th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “In My Veins” by Andrew Belle (feat. Erin McCarley)

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “The Backpack Song” by Bear Attack! (from the album Shapes)

Wednesday, August 29th

SYTYCD: “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid

Tuesday, September 4th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Blower’s Daughter” (Damien Rice cover) by Scala & Kolacny Brothers (from the album It All Led To This)

Monday, September 10th

SWITCHED AT BIRTH: “Shake, Shake, Shake” by Bronze Radio Return (from the album Shake! Shake! Shake!)

Tuesday, September 11th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Cutty Love” by Milo Greene (from their self-titled debut album)

Tuesday, September 18th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Silent Machine” by Cat Power (from the album Sun)


xx Hannah


Tunes On The Tube: July 17-23

Hello all!

Tuesdays have really become one of my favorite nights of television (especially now that Mondays no longer hold the allure and intrigue of THE BACHELORETTE… team Jem forever!!), and that’s due in large part to USA Network’s awesome spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS.

Piper Perabo (you might know her from a little movie called COYOTE UGLY) plays Annie, a young, beautiful CIA operative who is incredibly gifted when it comes to picking up foreign languages and convincing operatives from other countries that she is little more than a pretty blonde American tourist (albeit an incredibly intelligent one).  Annie’s best friend at The Agency is Auggie, a blind ex-military hottie who lost his sight in the armed forces and was recruited by the CIA for his ridiculous tech skills.  He’s like “Marshall” from ALIAS but with some serious sex appeal.  Annie and Auggie have been besties since he showed her around her new work digs, but now of course she has developed feelings for him, and he of course is off to propose to his girlfriend who’s in the peace corps and also happens to be the sister of one of his fallen military buddies.

In addition to being extremely addicting, COVERT AFFAIRS consistently has amazing music.  They used Florence And The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” in the pilot episode, before anyone knew who Florence Welch was, and since then they have continuously used up and coming artists to great dramatic effect.  I have loved The Lumineers for a while and was excited to hear their song “Stubborn Love,” which is one of my favorites, used in last week’s episode (as Auggie goes off to propose to his girl and Annie stands by and watches him go, realizing she may have just lost her only chance at the love of her life).  It’s a good scene, y’all.  And “Stubborn Love” only makes it better.

Joining COVERT AFFAIRS in today’s lineup are PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (those ABC Family shows really know how to pick ’em) and my favorite song/dance from last week’s SYTYCD.  Even if you hate dance (in which case I would ask, are you possibly The Evil Queen?), I urge you to watch Sonya Tayeh’s beautiful routine below – it really is breathtaking.

Tuesday, July 17th

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “A Night Like This” by Caro Emerald (from Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor)

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers (from their self-titled debut album)

Wednesday, July 18th

SYTYCD: “3326” by Olafur Arnalds

Until next time!

xx Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: July 10-16

New Tunes!  New Tunes!  Check it out:

Tuesday, July 10th

COVERT AFFAIRS: “Long Live The Fallen World” by Young Galaxy (from the album Invisible Republic)

Wednesday, July 11th

SYTYCD: “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last (from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack)

SYTYCD: “The Lovecats” by The Cure

SYTYCD: “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers


– Hannah

Tunes On The Tube: June 10-30

Welcome back to Tunes on the Tube!  Now that So You Think You Can Dance (which shall henceforth be referred to as SYTYCD) is back with live performances, the Tunes on the Tube format is going to change a bit.  In addition to providing you with my favorite songs from the past week of television, I will also include videos of the dances that my favorite SYTYCD songs come from.  The reasons for this are twofold – first, because the songs are great and all, but the dances really elevate them, and second, because I aim to convert as many of you as possible into rabid SYTYCD fans like myself.  And I’m pretty sure that seeing a few great dances from each week will accomplish that fairly quickly!

Now on to the song and dance!

Tuesday, June 12th

JANE BY DESIGN: “Tonight” by The Shakespeares (from their self-titled debut EP)

Sunday, June 17th

THE BIG C: “Birds Fly Away” by Theresa Andersson (from the album Hummingbird, Go!)

Tuesday, June 19th

JANE BY DESIGN: “Sunday Smile” by Jake Troth

Wednesday, June 27th

SYTYCD: “Modern Drift” by Efterklang (from the album Magic Chairs)

SYTYCD: “Sail” by AWOLNATION (from the album Megalithic Symphony)

SYTYCD: “Resolve” by Nathan Lanier

SYTYCD: “Where The Light Gets In” by Sennen (from the album Where The Light Gets In)

SYTYCD: “Eyes (Coachella Live 2012)” by Kaskade


– Hannah