Music and television often go hand-in-hand.
If you're a music fanatic as well as a TV Fanatic, then you know that some of the best songs that you add to your playlist are probably first introduced to you via some of your favorite television shows.
If it's a particularly good or catchy song, then you've probably heard it countless of times on multiple shows across a diverse spectrum. Not to mention there are some shows that are known for their incredible soundtracks and bolster quite the impressive playlist. Grey's Anatomy, Suits, and Riverdale come to mind.
There are a plethora of songs that had us moving, grooving, and humming along. So, which songs were so popular that they made the rounds on multiple TV shows over the past year or so? Check out the slideshow below to find out!
Way Down We Go - Kaleo
This Icelandic band's catchy tunes have been making their way around the television for years, making their music a top contender for songs that have dominated the TV forum in 2017. But nothing is quite like this catchy little earworm that added an extra layer of intensity to so many dramatic and/or badass scenes.
This is sort of a cheat, because technically, "Way Down We Go" was generously utilized throughout 2016, but the song was way too good to lose momentum and spilled over into 2017 as well.
Where You've Heard It: Grey's Anatomy, Teen Wolf, The Blacklist, Underground, Riverdale, Training Day. Also, Suits, Lucifer, Empire, The Vampire Diaries, Supergirl, Orange is the New Black, and The Night Shift.
Honorary Mention:Hot Blood.
It's another of the band's hits that popped up frequently on some of the aforementioned shows as well as Animal Kingdom.
Natalie - Milk & Bone
This Canadian electro-pop duo creates music that can best be described as weird but enchanting. That's precisely what some of our favorite shows are often looking for, right? Natalie, with its simplistic beat and the duo's breathy vocals with a Gaelic tinge, has been a go-to track for retrospective character moments or intimate scenes.
Where You've Heard It: Wynonna Earp, Saving Hope, and Riverdale.
Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man
One of the best earworms of the year, and I'm not just saying that because it has been stuck in my head for the better part of a month. This Alaskan Indie/Alternative band has been around for ages, but this funky hit has turned them into crossover mainstream artists.
Understandably so, it's a combination of the hints of "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, the ridiculous falsetto of the lead, and the quirky, carelessness that makes it not just a song, but a Mood, that makes it a catchy song that made music supervisors and viewers take notice.
Where You've Heard It: Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Siesta Key, The Brave, MacGyver, Grey's Anatomy, and Riverdale.
I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
This Billboard Hot 100 song was a hit that had people wanting to move. it's also not the Weeknd's first song that you found yourself hearing EVERYWHERE, Earned It and Can't Feel My Face were media sensations too.
There is something refreshing about the electro sounds, the catchy lyrics, and the happy, carefree feeling it invokes. If there was a happy, fun, or casual scene and/or moment, you may have heard this playing in the background.
Where You've Heard It: 13 Reasons Why, Being Mary Jane, Skam, Empire, Superstore
Mess Around - Cage the Elephant
This American Indie/Alternative Rock band has been around for a bit and can be found on many of playlists. Their album Tell Me I'm Pretty has produced a couple of gems that made their way around the airwaves and added something special to different types of scenes. It's fun to see how one (or two) songs can be used in so many different ways.
Where You've Heard (Them): Famous In Love, The Bold Type, Lethal Weapon, The Vampire Diaries, Lucifer, Quantico, Timeless, Santa Clarita Diet, Riverdale, and Bull.
Wild Horses - Bishop Briggs
This British musician/songstress has a very distinctive voice and unusual songs that you won't be able to get out of your head. She dominated the TV world in 2016 and it carried right on over into 2017 too. Everything from powerful scenes to liberating moments, her unmistakable voice and sound can be found in the background on some of your favorite shows.
Where You've Heard (Them): Short Answer is everywhere. Good Behavior, Grace and Frankie, The Challenge, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, The Voice, World of Dance, Party People, also, former shows Notorious and Scream.