A Brief Post Outlining My Most Recent Problems With Today’s TV Soundtrack Hipness

First, listen to this.

Sound familiar?

That’s probably because just about one-third of all new network and cable television shows have used this “extremely popular” no-longer-new song by Peter Bjorn and John and placed it in the soundtracks of their pilot or 2nd episodes of their new shows in an attempt to add some awesome street cred to their productions. Whether you’re Gossip Girl, Big Shots or a slew of others…they’re all getting their Bjorns on.

It’s just too bad none of these music producers are talking to any of the other music producers or else they’d all suddenly realize they’re pulling the same songs, from the same list, from the same popularity scales.

And it’s driving me crazy.