This month’s Evan & Juliana Day installation is a continuation of the “as heard on the screen” theme from last month, except this time we shrink the screen down to a television size and have a look, and listen, at what Juliana and Evan have contributed via a televised soundtrack. Music heard on TV has become such a thing that there are countless websites, and even a series of Spotify playlists entitled TV Jukebox, put together by Entertainment Weekly, celebrating the non-theme song tunes taken from current, and past, television episodes.
After taking a listen to Evan & Juliana from the small screen, don’t forget to head on over to see what Susan is spinning for E&J day over at At the Library, where she helps answer the question of what it’s like to be a human, musically speaking, that is.
In 1994 we were introduced to a adolescent girl and her circle of friends that were so relatable and real that the show is still talked about today as one of the most quintessential teenage depictions in television history. Angela Chase had a little bit of all of us in her, even the cringe worthy bits, and though we only got one season out of the deal, it was enough to live in our memories, and to return to, when we need that dose of mid-90’s teenage life, love, friendship, and music.
Scene from My So-Called Life with Juliana Hatfield singing Make It Home
Juliana not only contributed a song to the show, but guest starred as a homeless ghost/angel in the holiday themed So-Called Angels episode, one that was the real tear-jerker of the series.
Here’s the song in its entirety
Make It Home :: Juliana Hatfield
In episode 11 of My So-Called Life, entitled Life of Brian, we hear The Lemonheads song Dawn Can’t Decide kick off the “World Happiness Dance“, a dance that is less than happy for pretty much everyone in attendance mostly because they are all wishing they were with someone else. I can vividly remember a few of my own high school dances, going with friends or with the wrong date, wishing my crush had been the one I was walking in with.
Dawn Can’t Decide :: The Lemonheads
Do you have any favorite Evan or Juliana songs you’ve heard on TV?