How do you measure the popularity of a TV show? Well, if you’re still talking about its characters, breaking down the blurred lines of blockbuster scenes, finding new story angles, easter eggs, and mind-blowing fan theories almost a full decade after the last episode aired then, yeah, that’s a classic. Might want to hold on to that. So, yeah, The Sopranos has a following with a mob like mentality. But, one element of the show we hope never gets lost in time is the music.
The music on The Sopranos has been lauded by multiple outlets – from NJ.com to Salon to Today to Entertainment Weekly. From those articles, you discover that how crucial the music was to the show. “Series creator David Chase personally selected all the show’s music, with the producer Martin Bruestle and music editor Kathryn Dayak—sometimes also consulting Steven Van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante and is a guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. They often selected music after completing an episode’s production and editing, but occasionally filmed sequences to match pre-selected pieces of music.”
So, this video went in-depth on the key musical moments that defined Tony Soprano as a character and fed the reward center in your brain that likes to learn. But, you ever notice how ironic it is that the titular family in a male-centric, testosterone-heavy series was named “soprano”, a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types?
If you’ve got the itch to dive in to more music on the Sopranos, check out this Wikipedia entry.