As 2022 draws to a close and the holiday season approaches, we reflect on some of our favourite syncs of Q3 and Q4 this year:
“Bewildered and Blue”, Laurel Aitken – Industry
Season 2 episode 1 of HBO drama series Industry used the song “Bewildered and Blue”, written and recorded by Ska artist Laurel Aitken.
“Hambone”, Red Saunders & His Orchestra – Funny Pages
1952 song “Hambone”, performed by Red Saunders & His Orchestra and written by Saunders and Leon Washington, was synced in the coming-of-age comedy Funny Pages, receiving a five-star review in The Guardian.
“Bagdad in Dub”, Clive Hunt – Brother
Canadian drama film Brother, an adaptation of David Chariandy’s award-winning novel of the same name, licensed “Bagdad in Dub”, written by Clive Hunt.
“My Heart Goes (La Di Da) (feat. Topic)”, Becky Hill – Fate: The Winx Saga
Co-written by Charlotte Haining, Becky Hill’s “My Heart Goes (La Di Da) (feat. Topic)” was placed in season 2 episode 4 of Netflix’s Fate: The Winx Saga.
“Somersault Sunrise”, Blow-Up, “Hold On”, 14 Iced Bears and “Heaven Must Have Sent You Back To Me”, Cicero – Karen Pirie
Blow-Up’s “Somersault Sunrise”, 14 Iced Bears’ “Hold On” and Cicero’s “Heaven Must Have Sent You Back To Me” are featured in series 1 episode 2 of ITV crime drama Karen Pirie.
“I Gotta Move”, The Kinks – Alaska Daily
“I Gotta Move” by The Kinks, written by Sir Ray Davies, was used in season 1 episode 2 of ABC’s Alaska Daily, starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank.
“Stelle Cadenti”, Ermal Meta – Gangs of London
Written by Andrea Bonomo and Ermal Meta, “Stelle Cadenti”, performed by Ermal Meta, was licensed in season 2 episode 5 of Sky Atlantic series Gangs of London.
“Too Close” (Xin Tiao Pu Tong), Gemma Wu – Hi, Come In
Gemma Wu’s “Too Close” (Xin Tiao Pu Tong), co-written by Claire Rodrigues-Lee, was the opening theme for season 2 of Taiwanese reality TV show Hi, Come In, on Netflix.