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Tunefind’s Top TV/Film Syncs of 2019: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ On Top for Third Year, Billie Eilish Rules Artists List

For the year in a row, no series had a bigger year when it came to TV music syncs than Grey's Anatomy.

For the year in a row, no series had a bigger year when it came to TV music syncs than Grey’s Anatomy.

Tunefind, a music discovery website that partners with The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard to present the Top TV Songs chart each month (ranking songs that appear in TV shows each month using a combination of metrics from Tunefind and Nielsen Music), has revealed its 2019 year-end data, sorting the top songs, shows, movies and more based on traffic and interaction on the Tunefind website.

After reigning in 2017 and 2018, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy rules the top shows list yet again, maintaining its reputation as a tastemaker for music discovery on television. In 2019, the series premiered its 16th season. Expect to see the show gracing this list in 2020, as well, as the drama, whose music supervisor is Alexandra Patsavas, has already been renewed for season 17.


Programs supervised either solely or in part by Patsavas take the top two spots on the year-end top shows tally, as Lucifer, co-supervised by Patsavas with Justin Kamps, ranks at No. 2. That’s a three-spot jump for Lucifer in 2019 and is two positions higher than its previous year-end best, No. 4, in 2017.

Suits, Peaky Blinders and The Blacklist round out the top five, while the top new show of 2019, Euphoria, ranks at No. 6.

While Grey’s Anatomy is the year’s top show overall, runner-up Lucifer contains the year’s top song, “My Love Will Never Die,” performed by AG and Claire Wyndham, from the season four finale, the show’s first season on Netflix after FOX initially canceled the series in May 2018.


“My Love Will Never Die” is followed by a fully instrumental track: “The Night King,” from the pivotal third episode of Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season. The song was scored, like the show’s entire run, by Ramin Djawadi.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse reigns as the top movie of 2019 with a budget of $25 million or more, a fitting rule given its soundtrack’s No. 2 peak on the Billboard 200 dated Jan. 26 (and seven weeks in all within the chart’s top 10). Its most prominent song, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, crowned the Billboard Hot 100 for a week in January.

After rules the list of top movies with a budget of less than $25 million, while Netflix’s Someone Great wraps as the year’s top streaming movie.


As for artists, Ruelle continues her hot streak, as she’s never ranked outside the top two of the top artists of each year, ruling 2018’s list and ranking at No. 2 in 2017. In 2019, she’s No. 2 again, below Billie Eilish, who crowns the top artists of 2019 ranking. Eilish was everywhere in 2019, and television was no exception, with her music appearing in Dickinson, Hawaii Five-O, Veronica Mars, Riverdale and more.

The top composer of 2019 is Ezra Furman, who helmed the soundtrack to the 2019 Netflix film Sex Education, followed by Labrinth, who did the same for Euphoria.

Check out the full ranking for 2019 below, via Tunefind.

Top Songs
1. “My Love Will Never Die,” AG & Claire Wyndham, Lucifer
2. “The Night King,” Ramin Djawadi, Game of Thrones
3. “When I R.I.P.,” Labrinth, Euphoria
4. “Phantom of the Opera Medley,” Lindsey Stirling, The Umbrella Academy
5. “Mannish Boy,” Muddy Waters, Sex Education
6. “Lost Without You,” Freya Ridings, Grey’s Anatomy
7. “In Every Dream Home a Heartache,” Roxy Music, Mindhunter
8. “Got It in You (Acoustic),” Banners, The Good Doctor
9. “The Woods,” The White Buffalo, Marvel’s The Punisher
10. “Hard Times (feat. Congratulation),” Vision Vision, The Blacklist

Top TV Shows
1. Grey’s Anatomy (supervisor: Alexandra Patsavas)
2. Lucifer (Alexandra Patsavas & Justin Kamps)
3. Suits (Oliver Hild & Stacy Wallen-McCarthy)
4. Peaky Blinders (Amelia Hartley, Pete Saville & Zoe Ellen Bryant)
5. The Blacklist (John Bissell)
6. Euphoria (Jen Malone)
7. Riverdale (Alexandra Patsavas)
8. The Umbrella Academy (Maggie Phillips)
9. Sex Education (Matt Biffa)
10. Power (Jennifer Ross)

Top New Shows
1. Euphoria (Jen Malone)
2. The Umbrella Academy (Maggie Phillips)
3. Sex Education (Matt Biffa)
4. Russian Doll (Brienne Rose)
5. YOU (Season Kent & Alexandra Patsavas) 

Top Movies (Budget Over $25 Million)
1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
2. Joker
3. Aquaman
4. Creed II
5. Avengers Endgame

Top Movies (Budget Under $25 Million)
1. After
2. Five Feet Apart
3. Booksmart
4. Green Book
5. Good Boys

Top Streaming Movies
1. Someone Great
2. The Last Summer
3. Tall Girl
4. The Perfect Date
5. The Kissing Booth

Top Artists
1. Billie Eilish
2. Ruelle
3. Jessie Reyez
4. Sleeping At Last
5. Bishop Briggs
6. Freya Ridings
7. Michael Kiwanuka
8. Imagine Dragons
9. The White Buffalo
10. Leonard Cohen & Queen (tie)

Top Composers
1. Ezra Furman
2. Labrinth
3. Ramin Djawadi
4. Alan Silvestri
5. David Holmes & Unloved
6. Daniel Pemberton & Frederic Magnon (tie)
8. Blake Neely
9. Adam Taylor
10. Jeff Russo