Canoe dancing, cocaine overdoses, and car crashes were just some of TV’s strange scenarios made momentous by music these past two weeks. As some shows concluded their seasons, and others just got started, we found “show tunes” from past Jukebox favorites A Gifted Man, Parenthood, Cougar Town, Hawaii Five-0, The Lying Game, and New Girl, plus new entries from Eastbound and Down, Justified, Portlandia, Jane By Design, The Walking Dead, Awake, and the British version of Being Human. Check out our picks below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY
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Rainy days and Mondays may have gotten Karen Carpenter down, but the rain washes away old heartbreaks for at least a couple of our favorite characters in this latest TV Jukebox.
A pathetic fallacy of a rainstorm made for a new lease on love in this week’s How I Met Your Mother, and a downpour was key to an impromptu proposal on Parenthood — though, thankfully, not on Cougar Town; otherwise they’d still be cleaning up the wet toilet paper!
Elsewhere, crazy dreams came true on Smash and American Idol, paint went splat for science’s sake on CSI, and sexytimes abounded on Nikita and Being Human. That’s without mentioning the “show tunes” from Glee, House of Lies, Private Practice, Body of Proof, Fringe, and Hart of Dixie. Click through to see our picks. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY
Last week, an initial list of songs slated for the upcoming Hunger Games soundtrack landed online — and it turns out that information was actually incomplete.
But worry not, Mockingjay-pin possessors! EWs’s got the final, for-real tracklisting here, with some very interesting new additions:
The Grammy Awards on Sunday night brought Taylor Swift a pair of victories (Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, both for “Mean”), a memorable performance (on some sort of hillbilly junk-drawer set), and a special seat next to Little Red Riding Hood.
But that was yesterday! Today, Swift moves forward with her next chapter: The video premiere for “Safe & Sound,” her collaboration with Civil Wars that will be appearing on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games. It’s a new dimension for Swift, who seems to have fully embraced the slightly more ragged aesthetic of her collaborators (who also acquitted themselves quite nicely on Grammy night, resulting in a big sales spike for their album Barton Hollow on iTunes today).
Their spare, haunting tune is the kind of song that demands a video full of fireside glow and American Gothic overtones. Luckily, that’s exactly what the clip is: Civil Wars harmonize warmly while Swift wanders a gorgeously-rendered wasteland full of spooky abandoned wells and ungulates who turn to ash. Give it a look below. READ FULL STORY
Even though love songs account for about 90 percent of the market (a statistic I just made up as I listened to Adele and Snow Patrol on repeat), it’s been a while since we had a good line-up of serious heart flutterers here on TV Jukebox. From a rain-soaked reunion (Pretty Little Liars) to a synchronized swimming-themed proposal (Glee), it was a good week for all things gushy and gooey. Some were searching for love (Private Practice, Happy Endings), while others were letting it go (Gossip Girl, The Secret Circle).
Of course, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for a some rumbling (Teen Mom 2), reconciliation (House), revenge (Hell on Wheels), strip club shenanigans (One Tree Hill, CSI), and straight-up struttin’ (House of Lies). All of which is without mentioning the most disturbing use of ’80s soft rock to come down the pipeline is quite some time. Thanks for that, Criminal Minds! See our latest picks below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY
What do Willie Nelson, Devo, and Third Eye Blind have in common?
Other than being giants of their respective musical eras (yeah, we said it; just try not to sing along to this), they all support the Occupy Wall Street movement.
They and many other artists will be contributing music to the benefit compilation Occupy This Album: A Compilation of Music by, for and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%. Proceeds from the wordily titled record will go “directly towards the needs of sustaining this growing movement,” The Wrap reports.
So far, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter are all signed on, and Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play Cosette. More than any of the other casting choices, though, Swift’s inclusion changes the dynamic of Les Mis and begs the question: Will the fan base of a bankable artist like her have any impact on ticket sales? READ FULL STORY
Though we’re still a few months away from the film’s premiere, can we all agree that 2012 is going to be the year of The Hunger Games? The much-buzzed-about adaptation of the hit young adult book series promises to turn a handful of stars into true A-listers (including star Jennifer Lawrence) and also seems ready to fill the young-people-overcoming-the-odds-in-a-fantasy-world void left by the lack of a new Harry Potter movie. Long story short, this thing is going to be bonkers.
Like any huge tentpole movie, it has to have a big soundtrack as accompaniment. Last week, Taylor Swift unveiled the album’s first single “Safe and Sound,” a collaboration with the Civil Wars. Over the weekend, the remainder of the lineup got fleshed out a bit, with Universal announcing that the disc will also include contributions from the Decemberists and Win Butler & Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire. READ FULL STORY
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