Welcome to TV Tunes where YE tells you all about the sweet jams you hear on your favorite shows every week. Hear something you like, but can never figure out the title or artist? We’ve got you covered! Check out our breakdown of the best TV Tunes this week featuring songs from Awkward, Faking It, and Scream Queens.
Awkward: Alvvays, “Ones Who Love You”
The best thing to come out of Canada since Ryan Gosling was a Mouseketeer, Alvvays are a stupendous shoegaze outfit from Nova Scotia with a sound that makes known their 90’s alt-rock idols. Clear influences are Pavement, The Pixies, and Belly. With mercilessly witty and profound lyrics and dreamy but jangly guitar riffs that dare you not to bob your head, Alvvays’s breakthrough hit has been “Marry Me, Archie,” but it’s “Ones Who Love You” that accentuates the drama in episode of MTV’s Awkward, fittingly popping up in a scene where Jenna goes out on a limb extending a “prom-posal.”
Faking It: Years & Years, “Real”
With hormones, tempers, and jealousies flying, the Hester High gang reluctantly attend their mandatory prom, and “Real” from Years & Years is the jam we hear soundtracking this crazy dramatic Texas prom. Years & Years (pictured above) are a Brit synth pop electro trio featuring vocals from actor Olly Alexander. Their sophomore full-length Communion is out now featuring “Real.”
Scream Queens: Chumbawumba, “Tubthumping”
This throwback one hit wonder could be the theme song for all our stalker-struggling misfits at Kappa, in that they “get knocked down (or stabbed or run over by a lawnmower), but they get up again.” This drinking classic plays over Chad Radwell’s dance party in the sequestered Kappa house after some awkward games of Truth Or Dare and Seven Minutes In Heaven.