The P-mag writers were having a discussion about the power of music in movies and on television. Spurred by this A/V Club article, which reminded me of how much I love the song “Tusk” as well as what an amazing job The Americans with said song in the pilot.
The best available recording on YouTube doesn’t allow embedding, so click right here to hear it.
We brainstormed an entire list of examples of the best and worst of music in pop culture, including songs that have lost their edge because of overuse. (Must every stripper dance to Goldfapp?) Rather than c/p it here, I’m going to be a good editor and make all the writers come share in the comments. Jump in with your favorites, too!