#SOUNDTRACK FOR THE WEEKEND: Music from HBO’s GIRLS

We probably might have a hard time convincing you how great the show GIRLS is. For one, if you really haven’t seen an episode,  you might have heard–or read (a lot) about it being redundant with the four-girls-trying-to-make-it-in-NYC formula that HBO had already tried, tested, and won. But if you just watch the show, it’s hardly ever about THAT show and the city, aside from the early reference and mentioning of Sex and The City in the pilot. (Ed: though we totally love SATC, seriously…We grew up watching and loving Carrie and the girls).

Giving Girls a chance, we admit that it took us a while (approximately 45 minutes) for the show to grow on us. Then we got hooked.

This post is neither a review nor a thesis about Girls. We have other blogs to do that for us. This weekend, we’re #soundtracking the awesome music featured on it: a mix of the old and new, from the classic 70’s, 80’s and the current club hits, which makes, for us, Girls a good source of music, without being too commercially-driven. After all, it’s from HBO.

Here are our top tunes from GIRLS Season 1 that made our #soundtrack for the weekend list. Postscript: You gotta watch the show to know why.

20. HOUSSE DE RACKET: Roman

19. MGMT: Time To Pretend

18. YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE’S DEAD: Sunday Best

17. DRAGONETTE: Fixin To Thrill

16. SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: Hong Kong Garden

15. THE TROGGS: With A Girl Like You

14. KERI HILSON: Pretty Girls Rock

13.  LEN: Steal My Sunshine

12.  THE KNIFE: Heartbeats

11. MARK RONSON and THE BUSINESS INT’L: Bang Bang Bang

10. J.LO: On The Floor

9. JEWEL: Hands

8. BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: I Don’t Love Anyone

7. GANG GANG DANCE: MindKilla

6. OH LAND: White Nights

5. BEYONCE: Halo

4.  LIA ICES: Love Is Won

3. GENERATIONALS: Yours Forever

2. MICHAEL PENN: On Your Way

AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST:

1. ROBYN: Dancing On My Own

And good news: Lena Dunham, the mind and soul of the show and the woman who portrays Hannah Horvath, is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress, Writing and Directing; The show is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series in the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards. Boom.

So. Again: Who Run The World?

 

UPDATE: Check out MUSIC FROM HBO’S GIRLS Season 2 HERE.

 

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