Girls Season 5 Music - Chrstine & the Queens, AURORA

4/25/2016 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments

Even though Girls Season 5 has concluded, I am here to give you the music that soundtracked its most depressing moments. Sure, there were plenty of upbeat numbers, but everyone knows that the most affecting songs on a TV show usually accompany scenes of doom and gloom. Does anyone remember what was playing when Meredith and Derek (of Grey's Anatomy, in case you have been in a coma for the last decade) had fun, crazy sex for the first time? NO, you remember that Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol was stuck in your head for 3 years after it appeared in the Denny death scene. Long story short, the two songs below have wormed their way into my brain because of their positioning in melancholy episode endings, but also because they are dope.

Christine & the Queens -IT
Best tranny anthem this year. I mean this with the highest compliments. Her voice is haunting in a way that American vocals really can't be (she's French). Shout-out to the electric key riff right before the chorus.

AURORA - Life on Mars (David Bowie Cover)
I am ashamed to say I didn't know the original (I know, I am destined for music blogger hell), but this cover brought an unexpected delicacy to the table. The held note and subsequent crescendo of "sailoorrrrrsssss fighting in the dance hall" makes my arm hairs stand up straight.