Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: TV Score/Theme Song

 

This week's TV theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is focusing on score/theme song. I already touched on a lot of songs I loved in the opening credits post last month, because music plays such a big part of it. So today I'm breaking a rule I normally set to myself not to talk about the same show more than once a year, and I'm focusing on the music in Game of Thrones because I love it so much. Composer Ramin Djawadi wrote so many beautiful pieces of music. But these stick out as my favorite.


1) House Stark Theme
- The Starks were my favorites and just hearing this theme song makes me think of so many significant moments for each of the characters.



2) The Rains of Castamere - Is there any other song that fills you with dread like this one does? The Rains of Castamere's lyrics were in the books, and the song played at a very important and heartbreaking moment in A Storm of Swords and the episode devoted to it in season 3. Even though we had heard the theme before this, hearing it in this moment was almost scary knowing what was about to happen.



3) Light of the Seven - This is one of my favorite pieces written for the show. It plays during the final episode of season 6 and perfectly accompanies Cersei's mad plan to regain control. It's a beautiful piece of music. 

Bonus - Jenny of Oldstones - From the only good episode of season 8, I love that Podrick got to sing this song. It perfectly summed up this episode. Click the link, I made sure it started at the song.

Comments

  1. Interesting way to go with this. I've spoken before of my indifference to Thrones but I know there are many who love it. The music is all very effective at setting a proper mood though.

    I went with three enormous hits from the seventies, all with instantly recognizable openings.

    Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983)-Two wacky single gals work in a brewery and look for love in Milwaukee.

    Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!
    (Just an FYI according to an old Yiddish saying “A schlemiel is somebody who often spills his soup, and a schlimazel is the person it lands on.” Hasenpfeffer is a German stew.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTQhK6ZxoaI

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)-Spunky, independent single woman moves to Minneapolis to start a new life. Lands as Associate Producer of the news at tiny WJM station. Spends the next seven years surrounded by classic characters.

    Who can turn the world on with her smile?
    Who can take a nothing day
    And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_FwGZQsr78

    The Jeffersons (1975-1985)-Prosperous dry cleaner George Jefferson & his often exasperated wife Louise move into a ritzy apartment on Manhattan’s East Side. Thanks to George’s cocky brashness endless humorous troubles befall the pair.

    Well, we're moving on upppp
    To the East side
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky-y-y
    Moving on up to the East side
    We finally got a piece of the pie!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB1nSdnFTEk

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  2. Aww I love all these picks! I watched a lot of Laverne and Shirley on Nick and Nite. I didn't fully realize it was a spin off of Happy Days until Fonz and Richie showed up in an episode.

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  3. I don't watch Game of Thrones but yet I LOVE the score and would listen to them on Youtube. Composer Ramin Djawadi is amazing, love his work for Westworld as well, and Pacific Rim movie!

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    1. I love what he did with Westworld too. It's so beautiful and very different from what he did with GoT.

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  4. Oh, I like this. A theme within a theme. Totally inspiring.

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  5. Interesting list! I really need to watch the Game of Thrones series!

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    1. I love it, but the ending is beyond disappointing.

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  6. GoT was such a great show...for about seven seasons. I think the concluding episode of Season Six is one of the greatest hours of television I've ever seen.

    Great choices here. I love that song that Pod sings. A nice moment for him, one of the better characters in the entire series.

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    1. Oh yes, Episodes 9 and 10 of season 6 were some of the best they've ever done. Stunning television.

      I'm glad Pod got to sing. I don't know if you read the novels but when season 5 was being filmed there was a lot of speculation if Brienne and Pod would kind of take on Mance Rader's story line where he pretends to be a singer because Daniel can sing...and it went nowhere.

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  7. I like the way you went with this! I had many issues with the series but I always loved the music.

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    1. I do too lol. But I'm glad the music is universally loved.

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  8. Not going to lie, I really can't blame you for only using Game of Thrones titles, because their music was so good! There's concerts with orchestras playing those songs for a reason <3

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    1. I know! When the plague is over I'd love to go to one.

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  9. Awesome picks! Ramin Djawadi's music was practically cinematic. I'll never forget watching the Rains of Castamere for the first time. Poor Pornstache Madden. And love that you picked my girl Cersei's reign of terror theme. I hear that song and can just see her evilly sipping her wine.

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    1. Madden is so beautiful, and to be murdered in such a way.

      God, I'll forever love that scene of Cersei smugly drinking her wine. Goddess.

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