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: Haerts, “Heart”
After an episode of revealed secrets and earth shattering truths, besties Jenna and Tamara forgive each other for harsh words to the tune of “Heart” by Haerts. Haerts are a Brooklyn based rock band, but its members hail from all over, including Germany. Their eclectic membership creates a sound that takes a page out of the book of many genres creating a bit of an 80’s nostalgia vibe complete with Nini Fabi’s fabulous vocals that are a bit reminiscent of Rumours era Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks. Haerts’ self-titled debut is out now. Check out their breakthrough track “Wings” above.
Faking It: Simple Minds, “Don’t You Forget About Me”
Falling in with our whole nostalgia vibe this week, consider the next two entries an early #tbt. As our gang leaves detention on Saturday, they walk through the court yard reinvigorated and reunited to the tune of 80’s classic “Don’t You Forget About Me” from Brit invasion Simple Minds. The scene and the song are lifted in homage to the 80’s classic teen film Breakfast Club from the legendary John Hughes. Though you may or may not know it as the song that Becca and Jesse bond over in Pitch Perfect. Either way you know it, jam out again and again to this classic!
Scream Queens: Backstreet Boys, “Backstreet’s Back”
In the montage of all-in-white fratties letting loose on an abandoned street (compare video to top pic), the images playfully conjure up the video of this blast from the past, so naturally, Ryan Murphy went ahead and threw this former banger in there to accompany it. As the clueless fellas of The Dick Dollars Scholars follow their fearlessly dumb leader into riot mode in order to summon the Red Devil they believe to have killed their bro, we get an earful of the former boy band and their second biggest hit. Soundtracking could not possibly have been better chosen to correspond with story. We laugh, they cry…and die.