Our ‘The Gifted’ Soundtrack

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Whether you’re big on music or not, you probably can’t escape relating some songs to your favorite shows or coming up with a soundtrack for it in your mind. It happens to all of us. You’re listening to the radio after a particularly emotional episode, and a song comes on that just describes what happened to a ‘t’ or better yet, one comes on that describes what you wish would happen and you belt it out because you really, really need it to be true.

That’s the beauty of music, after all.

And The Gifted is one of those shows that just keeps hitting you in the feels, over and over again, with it’s message of inclusiveness, with the powerful exploration of what it means to be different, and of course, with it’s tortured romance and family drama. So, of course we’ve got some songs that remind of us of the show.

So, let’s talk about the tunes that would make up our soundtrack:

“All of Me” by John Legend.


‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections

This is Polaris and Eclipse’s love song. FIGHT ME ON THIS. Wait, don’t fight me. I know I’m right.

“We Found Love” by Rhianna.

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

And I’m not even talking romantic love, though the song is, I’m talking about the sense of kinship and belonging all of these people have found with each other.

“Perfect” by Pink.

Made a wrong turn, once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that’s alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss ‘No way, it’s all good’, it didn’t slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing, underestimated
Look, I’m still around

Being different is not easy. Being judged is not easy. Rising above all of that and continuing to live your life? That’s even harder. This should be on the soundtrack for our lives.

“Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson.

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don’t get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

So many parental issues in this show, so little time. But hey, family is not just blood and these people have all found family in each other. And hey, there’s at least ONE set of parents that doesn’t suck!

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie.

The path that I’m walking
I must go alone
I must take the baby steps till I’m full grown, full grown
Fairy tales don’t always have a happy ending, do they?
And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

This song speaks to me about making the hard decision, aka about the ending of Season 2 and about how our favorite characters are currently standing in a crossroads and absolutely no one can see eye to eye.

“Rise Up” by Andra Day.

I’ll rise up
Rise like the day
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we’ll rise up
Rise like the waves
We’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
We’ll rise up
And we’ll do it a thousands times again

Isn’t this just the anthem for everyone who feels like they’ve been knocked down? Just sing it at the top of your lungs, I promise it’ll make you feel better.

“Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith.

I’m never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
‘Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I’m never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt

Yeah, relationships are hard when you’re on the run and all of that. Oh, and when people are prejudiced little shits. There’s also that.

“Rainbow” by Kesha.

Yeah, maybe my head’s fucked up
But I’m falling right back in love with being alive
Dreaming in light, light, lights
This kitty cat lost her mind
Been lookin’ for a star-sent sign that I’ll be alright
Look to the skies

But there’s hope. There always is. So, smile. The world can get better.

Agree? Disagree? Have any other song you think I should add to the list? Share with us in the comments below!

The Gifted premieres September 25th at 8/7c on FOX.


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