Lena Dunham, after her Golden Globe win (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
During the 70th Golden Globe Awards, we saw “Girls” creator Lena Dunham walk away a winner in the categories of Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of Hannah Horvath.
But it wasn't just Dunham who benefited from her win. Swedish electro-pop star Robyn, whose infectious song "Dancing On My Own" played on speaker each time "Girls" won an award, saw a huge spike in sales.
According to Billboard, the “Body Talk Pt. 1” album tune tripled in sales and sold approximately 7,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday. The song is also featured in the series’ episode “All Adventurous Women Do” and appears on the show’s official soundtrack.
Choosing music for a television show can be a tricky task and “Girls’” music supervisor Manish Raval seems to keep the fans in mind when picking tunes.
"Sometimes I struggle with what fans want to hear," Raval told The Hollywood Reporter. "…I felt a responsibility to find cool music. That's a reason people reacted to the show, but what's right for the show is what's right for the moment, and you'll see a lot of different stylistic choices."
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Raval revealed that part of the process in choosing songs comes from sorting through a conglomeration of “mixtapes, YouTube clips and MP3s circulated among the team making the music decisions."
"I don't think [HBO] anticipated there would be such a reaction to the music," he said. "If we post a link to a song on YouTube, I would see 15 pages of comments related to the song's use on ‘Girls.’ It has captivated [an audience] in a completely different way [than other shows]."
We’ve certainly been “captivated” by the diverse selection of music that enhances this show and below we have listed the five best songs from past episodes.
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1. Feist’s “I Feel It All” from Season One, Episode One, “Pilot”
2. The Pretenders’ “Message Of Love” from Season One, Episode Two, “Vagina Panic”
3. Scissor Sisters’ “Take Your Mama” from Season One, Episode Five, “Hard Being Easy”
4. Dragonette’s “Fixin' To Thrill” from Season One, Episode Seven, “Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a the Crackcident”
5. Solange’s “Losing You” from Season Two, Episode One, “It’s About Time”