Top Ten Greatest TV Series Soundtracks


The Top Ten

1 Game of Thrones

While everything about this show is of the highest quality and greatness there's no surprise that the soundtrack is excellent. From the magnificent intro to the beautiful and exciting songs and scores placed perfectly throughout show, Game of Thrones is undeniably a masterpiece with a first-rate soundtrack.

The music is so epic and intense on this show, I can listen to it for hours upon end, it plays a part in making this show great.

I can't imagine any other series topping this one. Never has anything been so epic.


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2 Twin Peaks

Ennio Morricone DID NOT write the theme song for Twin Peaks. Angelo Badalamenti gets full credit here.

Marvelous soundtrack throughout. Twin Peaks is a cult masterpiece!

It is epic sound that will live forever

Best T.V. soundtrack I've heard

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3 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

The way all sorts of different genres are incorporated, from classical to rap to ska and reggae along with Dave Porter's excellent original songs makes the show very special. - maxbastow

They were many great soundtracks included, and the theme soundtrack was great to - MatrixGuy

An incredible blend of the finest songs of various genres, interwoven with the stunning original score truly plays a part in the masterpiece that is Breaking Bad.
I love this show so much!


4 The X Files

Where is the sopranos. Epic fail list

5 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since more.

I grew up with this show and it's incredible soundtrack is a part of my childhood. While I love Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad (not just the music, but those shows in general) they cannot compare to the beauty and magic of the sound of Doctor Who. Words cannot describe it, it's just breathtaking, it's some of the best music I have heard. It's up there with the music to The Lord of the Rings, Jaws, The Empire Strikes Back and 2001: A Space Odyssey. If ever you have some time to spare, use that time to listen to the soundtrack of series/seasons 1-6. It's so, so good. then watch the show if you haven't already. Then rewatch the show. Then listen to the music. Then watch it again.

I'm listening to the music right now. This is my happy place.

One of the best I have heard. Murray Gold is responsible. This orchestral genius produces a range of emotions with his epic arrangements, played expertly by the BBC Wales Orchestra. It's atmospheric and encapsulates the themes of the series perfectly.

Whenever I heard its music, I've got thrills going on all my back! And that happens only to music containing a lot of emotions, which is the case the Doctor's soundtracks.

Bad Wolf
Rose Theme
Vale Decem
I am the Doctor

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6 Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Clearly the person composing this list forgot their hearing aid while watching BSG, or quite simply never got around to it, but either offense is unforgivable given the nature of this top ten endeavor. If the 80-episode series seems too daunting, you are more than welcome to listen to the soundtrack on Youtube without watching the series, but doing either would assure this fantastic composition a place at the top of this list.

A Bob Dylan cover worked into the greatest moment in T.V. history? Battlestar should be number 1.

The soundtrack is amazing. The way they worked the song in to the story is breathtaking.

This should be number one. Game of thrones is inferior to this emotonel masterpiece. Bsg isn't as famous and will never be. That's a shame because If you know anything about composing music you know the amount a work Bear Maccreary must have spent on creating this perfect soundtrack.. All can say its on the same level as lord of the rings and braveheart and that's say a lot=)

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7 Sherlock

One of the best in business, no doubt.

8 True Detective True Detective True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.

Magnificient actors - Vibe and of course music, GOD BLESS THE BLUES. RuSh

9 Supernatural Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious more.

This show has the best soundtrack of all time! I swear, almost every episode, I'm saying; "Hey, I LOVE that song! "

Oh my God! This show has such a kick*** soundtrack! How can it possibly be this low?

This show's soundtrack was a perfect blend of the songs that I already knew and loved, and songs that I fell in love with.

Deserves to be higher on this list

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10 The Vampire Diaries

This show is amazing and one of the reasons for the show to be fantastic is the soundtracks... specially from season 1 _ 4 it had a great songs...And whoever think this is isn't great then u can go to hell because this show will always be my life and no one can Say wrong things about it...THIS SHOW IS GREAT AND FANTASTIC!

Even though the show isn't great, the soundtrack is fantastic.

On my own personal view I love all the sound tracks from season 1 to the last season

I love every single song in this show.

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The Contenders


Easily the best soundtrack of all time. Great at capturing the emotion in the show, especially the slower ones. I think the show gains so much in terms of emotional connection because the soundtrack is so good.

"There are many great soundtracks out there, but the best has to be LOST. This soundtrack defines all the action, death, and mystery of the show. It's part of the reason why the show was so emotional. Without this soundtrack, the show would still be amazing, but not the same. It helps capture the audience, leaving them hungry for more."

If you listen to any of the compositions from this amazing show, whether you love the show or hate it, you know this has to be the number one spot.

I do not tell it BUT my he art does!

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12 La Femme Nikita

Sean Callery and a lots of high quality bands created absolutely precise mood for the best TV series of all times. It went really good with the great characters of Michael (Roy Dupuis) and Nikita (Peta Wilson). - tem

13 One Tree Hill

So great! All songs, all the soundtrack *--*

This show should be top one! Aside from the songs that were selected to play, actual artists performed in the show.

Music is the most essential part of this show, and the lyrics always reflect the feels.

Game over! One tree hill shoulder be number 1

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14 Scrubs Scrubs

Scrubs and Smallville are the top to me. Just going by the songs I heard while watching, not listening to the actual soundtracks.

Best soundtrack ever! It has many songs I liked when I was a child.

Every episode ending is memorable from the choice of music to accompany it

15 Sons of Anarchy Sons of Anarchy

Great covers of classic badass songs - JaxLeppard1

This is easily top 5 for me, maybe top 2

How isn't this at least in the top 3? - BrianScott01

oh my god

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16 Chuck

It has an awesome soundtrack. After each episode I have to look at the list of songs played that day.


17 Pink Panther

Love pink panther cartoons and the theme song - Ajkloth

18 Millenium

Great match with the title's meaning - MatrixGuy

19 Baywatch
20 Star Trek
21 Suits Suits

Deserves to be in top tens. Consists best of songs. A very refreshing album if you ask me.

Suits is one of the best shows ever. But srs? What would Suits be whitout the great soundtracks!?...

BEST MUSIC EVER. Check out the end of S5E15 & 16, then the beginning of S6E1. I mean, seriously...Kaleo is really awesome with Way Down We Go. I can't believe this show isn't in the top 10. Better than most of these on this list, in my humble opinion. It introduces the audience to some great music that they probably have never heard, and suddenly you are searching for the songs on spotify!

Liam bailey-on my mind
Gotye- smoke and mirrors s6e1
Etc etc etc etc good music at good moments
This is to my opinion the best soundtrack leads top ten

22 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

Yoko Kanno's OST for Cowboy Bebop mainly consists of wild jazz and smooth blues pieces which set the perfect tone for an amazing show, yet can still be perfectly enjoyed on their own.
Some of the greatest vocal performances ever to be seen in an OST can be found here.

23 The O.C.
24 Smallville
25 Chicago Hope
26 Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying more.

Best songs! Should be higher up.

The songs are just amazing!

27 Dallas
28 Miami Vice Miami Vice Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC.
29 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
30 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".
31 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese more.

Epic with a fine touch

32 Stranger Things Stranger Things Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror Netflix original television series created, written, directed and co-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross Duffer, as well as co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
33 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

Definitely one of the most underrated scores out there. John Swihart did an amazing job with it.

34 Dexter

Shame,that it isn't in top 5

35 Xena - Warrior Princess
36 Friends Friends F•R•I•E•N•D•S is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. more.
37 Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders is a television crime drama based upon the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang operating in Birmingham, England during the aftermath of World War I.

I was attempting to write a list of songs, but gave up its too long... There are other shows like Mr Robot that have incredible originals, Peaky Blinders on the other hand is made up of a combination of classics. The majority of Americans haven't watched the series so it's no surprise this is so low. Amazing series: great acting, great visuals and directing, the screenplay is mediocre, but the music is incredible.

The soundtrack for this series is fantastic. Some amazing songs that capture the emotions in the scene. More able artists include The Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood.

38 Cold Case

Very evocative and truly in keeping with the theme of the series. Sounds almost ghostly and you can almost feel all the victim spirits crying out for justice. Shame it did not last longer.

39 Vikings Vikings Vikings is a historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the History channel.

One of the best fierce full music.

Amazing use of music here

40 The Wonder Years The Wonder Years The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 until 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. V 1 Comment
41 N.Y.P.D. Blue
42 Sledge Hammer

another good Danny Elfman - Gaspar

43 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

Best soundtrack I've ever heard from any T.V. series

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44 Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show more.

The best cartoons soundtracks! 1

45 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008.

I love this cartoon's soundtrack, even more than Avatar: The Last Airbender. It has driven me to tears plenty of times all by itself.

46 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.
47 Merlin

How is this not number one

48 Berserk Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.
49 Dawson´s Creek
50 Teen Wolf

Damaged by Adrian Lux is amazing.

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