Monday, April 17, 2017

Favorite songs from 'GIRLS'

One thing I love most about GIRLS is their songs. They're never pretentious, and they feature a variety of genre, from the most mainstream pop and RNB songs of Ariana Grande, Kanye, Rihanna and Beyonce, to classics of Brenda Lee, Frankie Valli and Joni Mitchell, to songs I've never heard of before. Now that GIRLS has wrapped up, I look back to some of my favorite songs from this terrific show.

"Dancing On My Own" - Robyn
Season 1, Episode 3 - All Adventurous Women Do
Definitely the most memorable song in GIRLS. This started playing when Hannah tweeted "All adventurous women do", and her and Marnie started dancing in their room. It's not on top of my favorites but you can't make a playlist for this show without this song.

"I Don't Love Anyone" - Belle and Sebastian
Season 1, Episode 5 - Hard Being Easy
End credits after we see Marnie have sex with Charlie, and while Hannah watches Adam jerk off. It's a good song!

"Montezuma" - Fleet Foxes
Season 1, Episode 6 - The Return
Played when Hannah returned to her hometown in Michigan. I remember this vividly being nostalgic and sad. It basically has the sound of being at home.

"Don't Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)" - Regina Spektor
Season 2, Episode 4 - It's a Shame About Ray
Fun song played in a fun scene where Hannah prepared a mini soiree party in their small unit in NYC. The shady conversation between Marnie and Charlie's gf then was hilarious!

"Bobby, King of Boys Town" - Cass McCombs
Season 2, Episode 9 - On All Fours
It's basically a song in the background while Hannah and Adam were talking outside a party. Its sweet melody caught my ear.

"Sight of the Sun" - Fun.
Season 2, Episode 10 - Together
One of my favorite songs from GIRLS. It played during the montage of the girls in season 2 finale. Girls is, most of the time, dark, so I didn't find it corny or cliche when it took a different turn by being romcom-ish. I found this rather refreshing, sweet and uplifting.

"Completely Not Me" - Jenny Lewis
Season 3, Episode 2 - Truth or Dare
The lyrics for this song is like the epitome of what the girls are in this series. Iconic.

"Good Times" - Matt Costa
Season 3, Episode 5 - Only Child
Only Child ended with Adam and Hannah fighting because of Caroline. After Adam shut the door on Hannah, there's a few seconds of silence, end credits rolled with this song in the background. So distinct and perfect.

"Blue Moon" - Beck
Season 3, Episode 10 - Role-play
Beck is amazing, and so is Blue Moon, and so is this episode.

"We Belong" - RAC Ft. Katie Herzig
Season 4, Episode 4 - Cubbies
This is one of those songs that's so in-sync with the scene and it's also probably because of its climactic nature. Desi tells Marnie he loves her, and they begin to have sex and then Hannah, with a smile, returns from Iowa to her apartment in Manhattan only to be welcomed by a stranger who turns out be Adam's new girlfriend.

"Fool for Love" - Lord Huron
Season 5, Episode 1 - Wedding Day
Also one of my favorite songs. I thank this show for introducing me to Lord Huron. Their songs are amazing! Listen to 'Time to Run'. Also, it's a perfect song to cap Manie's wedding.

"No The End is Not Near" - Benny Hester
Season 5, Episode 1 - Wedding Day
This song was playing when Marnie was having a meltdown over her make-up. lol

"Roll Up Your Sleeves" - Meg Mac
Season 5, Episode 2 - Good Man
Like Completely Not Me, this is also one of the most iconic Girls songs for me, mainly for its lyrics.  These girls must roll up their sleeves and face their neverending issues.

"Tied Up" - Casey Veggies Ft. DeJ Loaf
Season 5, Episode 6 - The Panic in Central Park
First of, The Panic in Central Park is my favorite Girls episode ever and I personally have an affection to this song because of Marnie and Charlie. It's great seeing them back together having fun despite being way more mature than the last time we saw Charlie. And this song gives a carefree, romantic vibe which highlights Marnie and Charlie's party scene together.

"Little Marriage" - Lia Ices
Season 5, Episode 6 - The Panic in Central Park
This played in the scene where we're already deep into Marnie and Charlie's escapade in Central Park, that we start to think that it's too good to be true. This song creates a dreamy and eery vibe which again lifts the scene's mood higher.

"Curse" - Viktor Taiwo
Season 5, Episode 7 - Hello Kitty
A heartbreaking song after a heartbreaking episode. Hannah and Fran see Jessa and Adam walking away together after a play. This song is so good, though.

"Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - Frankie Valli
Season 5, Episode 10 - I Love You Baby
Now this is one of those songs that I actually knew before hearing in Girls but it was so perfectly used that I repeated this for hours. I think I even played this on loop while working out.

"Amsterdam" - Gregory Alan Isakov
Season 6, Episode 1 - All I Ever Wanted
This song is so light which perfectly captured Hannah in the beach. The whole Season 6 premiere was so lighthearted that it's scary.

"Weathered" - Jack Garratt
Season 6, Episode 4 - Painful Evacuation
The choir at the beginning of the song is a great background when we find out that Hermie's dead. It's emotional and amazing.

"Crowded Places" - Banks
Season 6, Episode 9 - Goodbye Tour
;_; Played in one of the most tearjerking scenes of Girls. :( We find out that Hannah is leaving the city away from her friends, and she was being mature, and it's sad because we're actually going to miss  the trainwreck that we love to hate.

THANK YOU LENA DUNHAM! THANK YOU MANISH RAVAL! We love your songs as much as we love your show.