My intention behind this visual playlist is one of emotional rollercoasters as the second season of Grey’s Anatomy was. This is probably one of the most memorable seasons because the infamous Denny Duquette was one of the main focuses of the season. Denny Duquette was a patient that needed a heart transplant and fellow intern Izzie Stevens fell in love with him. She cut his LVAD wire in order for him to get a heart. This is when the song “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol because known as Grey’s Anatomy’s death song. This season was all about hearts as fellow interns George and Alex got stuck in an elevator and had to repair a heart while stuck in the elevator. Alex is this macho guy but he couldn’t operate in this elevator. George is this geeky guy who stepped up to the plate and fixed this heart in the elevator which showed real courage. The season finale was the prom episode where Denny’s death is featured.
Hip Hop music is a genre of music that reaches a wide array of people. And people who dance to this kind of music also are of various different races, ages and genders. An issue that is underreported is that how the back-up dancers aren’t given enough credit for what they do. These dancers are really talented and can have various forms of higher education. Some might have even gone to a prestigious college and majored in dance and are really truly talented but aren’t given the credit because they are just a back-up dancer. These dancers are only given recognition if they have a scandal within the band or if they sleep with the head performer. For example, Casper Smart was a back-up dancer for Jennifer Lopez and he wasn’t given any recognition for his dancing skills but as soon as he started sleeping and dating Jennifer Lopez he was given all this attention from the press about his relationship and how it started and if he was just in it to advance his career.
Glee is probably one of the most common television shows thought of when you say music and television. Not only did it start a movement of making chorus cool again. But it was a very diverse show. Anything went in Glee and anything and everything was accepted in Glee. Which I believe this notion of accepting everyone for who they are and not judging them is something we truly need in today’s world. You had Santana and Brittany the uber popular cheerleaders who were also lesbians. Later on in the series there were two transgender characters named Unique Adams and the football coach Shannon Beiste. This may be a little far fetched but I think seeing how accepting all the characters were of each other really helped today’s youth to be more accepting of everyone instead of shaming or criticizing these individuals.
Apart from all this in every episode there were live performances. It seemed like this cast performed a song or two from every era of music. They preformed multiple Journey songs the most popular being “Don’t Stop Believing” that was performed in the pilot episode among multiple other times. This cast also performed Rhianna, Earth Wind and Fire, Beyonce, Madonna, Coldplay, Olivia Newton John amongst many more. Each one of these songs had a meaning as to why it was in that particular episode. For example, Kurt performed the song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles in a episode where he was struggling to come to terms with his feelings for this guy and wasn’t sure what to do. Another example is in the pilot the first real performance of the show was “Don’t Stop Believing” this performance has now become an icon of the show. As you had Finn Hudson this super popular football player singing in the Glee Club which was at the complete opposite spectrum of the popular scale. But, he did it anyway because he loved to sing. And in the performance you see him and Rachel Barry sing this song together and it didn’t matter that the rest of the school thought it was not cool he did it anyway.