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One of the strong points of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ was its music, and this is demonstrated by these songs that were played throughout the series.
If we talk about series that marked an entire generation, it would definitely have to be on the list
. Without fear of making mistakes, How I Met Your Mother This is one of the best sitcoms in history – and one of the most successful of all time –, which for nine seasons and almost a decade on the air, had us hooked on television.
If the story of the group of friends made up of Ted Mosby, Robin Scherbatsky, Barney Stinson, Marshall Eriksen and Lily Aldrin not only gave us a good laugh and he lifted our spirits when we needed it most, he also gave us advice about life and sometimes, They even made us cry our eyes out with heartbreaking moments.
‘How I Met Your Mother’ is one of the best sitcoms of recent years/Photo: CBS
Although in addition to all this,
another of the points that make , with roles by very great artists that completely elevated the plot. That is why on this occasion, How I Met Your Mother Something incredible is the music they decided to use in key scenes or moments. We will review 10 incredible songs that were played in this series. They are ready? There goes the count.
Let’s remember 10 great songs that appeared on ‘How I Met Your Mother’
10. “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn & John
Let’s start this list of songs that we listen to on . In episode 14 of the second season, the group attends a funeral that coincides with Super Bowl Sunday, which is why they promise to avoid hearing the result and watch the game together on Monday. How I Met Your Mother with a real great song, a classic of alternative music from the 2000s
However, things get complicated because everyone is talking about what happened in the biggest game in the NFL. That’s why to try not to hear anything,
Ted decides to create a device called . The Sensory Deprivation 5000 and right in the scene where he shows us how he made this “device”, nothing more nor less than “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn & John plays in the background, a groovy
9. “Better” by Regina Spektor
Many have an opinion regarding Ted Mosby, but one thing that is clear to us is that
in . One of the clear examples in the sixth episode of the fourth season, How I Met Your Mother taught us many things where he let go of his anger towards Stella for abandoning him before their wedding.
Before the final minutes, Ted imagined himself attacking Stella for betraying him, but
After seeing her with her family, he realizes that they were not meant to be together.. And it is at this moment that “Better” by Regina Spektor plays, which perfectly musicalizes the situation of the protagonist of this story, realizing that leaving her courage behind, he could seek a better future.
8. “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” by George Harrison
If we could summarize the sixth season of
How I Met Your Mother with just one role, it would definitely have to be “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” by George Harrison. The song appeared from the first seconds of the season and even until the last momentsas it was used in some key moments.
However, that was not its only use, since
the song was also heard when Ted pressed the button to destroy the Arcadian, the old and historic hotel that he and Zoey tried to save for a long time, his new flirt/partner. However, in the end our protagonist realizes that You need to move on to bigger and better things, no matter how much you want to cling to the past. (or people like Zoey).
7. “Downtown Train” by Everything But The Girl
It is no secret to anyone that the end of
How I Met Your Mother It was controversial, some liked it and others flat out hated it (there is no other word to describe the fans’ feeling about it). However, we cannot deny that The meeting between Ted and “the mother” (Tracy) was something that melted our hearts, because it was a romantic, sweet and wonderful moment that united their entire love story..
What made this scene so beautiful was “Dowtown Train”, as this song from Everything But The Girl perfectly accompanied all the moments that the couple lived since they met for the first time in 2013 and during their marriage. This great song would have been perfect to close the series, but no, they had to change the ending. However, this does not mean that the British duo’s song made us believe in love and happy endings for a few minutes.
6. “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine
Throughout the nine seasons of . However, things between them changed forever in episode 17 of the seventh season, because after a lot of turbulent things, How I Met Your Mother, we watched Ted and Robin come and go Ted realizes his mistake, as Robin confesses that she didn’t love him after all..
However, despite it being a sad moment,
our protagonist goes out into the street while “Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine plays in the background, which is full of women with yellow umbrellas. This scene served to remind us that Robin was just one of the people Ted had to go through before finally meeting “the mother of his children.”
5. “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf
“La Vie en Rose” is a true timeless classic that has transcended generations. And without a doubt, the fact that it is used in series and movies has made the youngest people aware of this great song. As the case of
How I Met Your Motherwho gave us a moving version of Édith Piaf’s signature song.
During the last season of the series,
We know the tragic story of Tracy (the mother of Ted’s children), who reveals her heart and leaves us with the feeling of feeling alone and insecure about the future singing this hymn with her ukulele. (and it did not go unnoticed, as Ted heard her performing the song and was instantly captivated by it. It can be interpreted as a heartbreaking ballad, But we believe that the series version gives us some hope that better days would come for “the mother.”
4. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers
In addition to making us laugh, cry and reflect on life,
How I Met Your Mother He left us with a ton of highly prized musical moments with epic original songs (cough cough, “Let’s Go To The Mall”). However, Few songs by well-known artists can compete with the moments that “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers gave us with Marshall and Ted’s bromance.
Although they had to listen to it to death during a trip with friends because the cassette was stuck in Marshall’s car stereo,
The song became a true anthem for these great characters and a symbol of their friendship. (so much so that even us fans end up loving it like they do). This is definitely one of the most iconic themes of the series.
3. “The Funeral” by Band of Horses
The start of the eighth season of , because in 2012, the entire group (except for Marshall and Lily) break up with their partners. And that’s where How I Met Your Mother It was pretty intense with Barney and Robin’s wedding. This is where Ted remembers the so-called “autumn of breakups.” Our protagonist remembers when he broke up with Victoria, after trying to escape together, leaving Klaus at the altar..
At the end of the chapter we see how hours after Barney and Robin’s wedding,
Ted leaves and waits for a train in Farhampton to return to the city, when we see “the mother” with a yellow umbrella. And they set that moment to music with “The Funeral” by Band of Horses, an ideal song to remind us that the story was going to be long but we were already close to meeting Ted’s true love.
2. “This Modern Love” by Bloc Party
The end of the first season of Yes, Ted achieves a true miracle by making it rain in New York to prevent Robin from leaving with a hookup. However, How I Met Your Mother It left us with a bittersweet taste: In the last episode of this installment it ended with Marshall quite sad, after Lily left him to go to an art course in San Francisco.
Throughout the chapter they show us the doubts that Lily had about her relationship and what she wanted to achieve professionally, which is why she decided to leave to prove that she had a talent for art. And although this meant something good for her, we are not going to lie that
It broke our hearts to see Marshall upset and getting wet with the engagement ring he was going to give to Lily while “This Modern Love” by Bloc Party played in the background, contrasting with Ted’s happiness. A sad but top musical moment in the series.
1. “Heaven” by The Walkmen
Of course we had to close this list with neither more nor less than with the song that ends
How I Met Your Mother. That’s right, we talk about “Heaven” by The Walkmen, which we heard at the controversial closing of this serieswhen, after finishing telling his children the story of how he met their mother (and having them open his eyes that this was never about his mother), Ted goes out to find Robin.
We know that many did not like the end of the series, but we must accept that for the outcome of the plot,
They chose a song that perfectly describes Ted and Robin’s relationshipwho despite preferring to be friends and not having similar points of view and even perspectives on life (which is why they could never be a stable couple), they were always there for each other. Although it was not the closing we expected, they cannot deny that this great song made us cry (even with the final credits) –
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