Thanks to shows like “Nashville” and “Empire,” made-for-television music has seen an upswing in recent years. The songwriting for those shows is done by actual, real-life songwriters, which means they end up being really catchy and well-written. But, what about those other songs? You know, the ones from Uncle Jesse. I think these songs could have been could’ve (and should’ve) been major hits.
6 Fake Songs from TV Shows That Should’ve Been Mega-Hits:
1. “Let’s Go To The Mall” // “How I Met Your Mother”
Robin Sparkles was a Canadian sensation on “How I Met Your Mother.” She was so big even Alan Thicke was a fan.
2. “Friends Forever” // “Saved By The Bell”
Those Bayside Tigers were super talented and this song has been stuck in my head for over 20 years now.
3. “5000 Candles In The Wind” // “Parks and Rec”
This song was so good it got two features on “Parks and Rec,” with one version featuring Ginuwine, the Decemberists, Letters to Cleo, and Land Ho.
4. “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” // “30 Rock”
The world needed more Halloween tunes and this is a good one.
5. “Forever” // “Full House”
Should I be embarrassed to say that I didn’t know this wasn’t a real song until I was in my early 20s? It’s that good.
6. “Beautiful Like My Mom (Support The Troops)” // “Parks and Rec”
Bo Burnham loves raggin’ on country music and this song does it perfectly.