The 10 Best Songs from Legacies

If you know me, you know I love The Vampire Diaries, and even two years after it ended, I am still obsessed with the series—the combination of fantasy, romance, and drama makes it the perfect television show. The spinoff of the show, Legacies, has been airing for the past two years, and, while I don’t think it will ever come close to replacing The Vampire Diaries, it has had many heart-wrenching, omg-so-cute moments that remind me of the original series.

A huge part of why I love both shows are the soundtracks; the perfectly picked songs playing in the background of the most pivotal scenes can turn a speech from cringey to jaw-dropping. For the past few years, I’ve been compiling my favorite songs from the series in a Spotify playlist (which now has over 350 followers), and here are some of my favorites from Legacies, in order of their appearance on the show.

  1. 1. “Fireworks” by First Aid Kit

    This song, which played during the pilot episode of the show, was in the first scene in Legacies that made my heart melt. It reminded me that the best part of a show taking place in a fictional universe filled with magic—you can dance under the moonlight while locked in a dungeon, certain you’ll be compelled by a vampire to forget about the whole thing in the morning.

  2. 2. “Feels Like This” by Maisie Peters

    Maisie Peters was my top artist on Spotify for 2019, and the amount of time I listened to this song, which played in the background of Hope and Landon’s reunion in Season 1 Episode 8, is probably why. Her soft vocals combined with the slow piano and sweet lyrics were the perfect accompaniment to the sweet scene.

  3. 3. “Make Believe” by The Faim

    This song played during Season 1 Episode 8, and it stands out from the others on this list because it was not a slow scene, but rather an exciting return to the Salvatore School. It is at the top of my “drive home” playlist and makes me feel like I’m heading off on a grand adventure every time I get into my car.

  4. 4. “Girl” by SYML

    SYML is one of the many bands on this list that I had never heard of before they were featured on Legacies, but this sweet and airy romantic ballad from Season 1 Episode 15 brings a smile to my face every time I hear it.

  5. 5. “you were good to me” by Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler

    Just like “Fireworks” in Season 1, this song in the second season premiere episode reminded me of just what I loved about the magical Vampire Diaries universe.

  6. 6. “Take Me Home” by Chord Overstreet

    Ever found yourself erased from everyone’s memory? Me neither (obviously). However, this song playing in the background of Hope talking with her forgotten friends contributed to the heartbreaking dramatic irony of Season 2 Episode 2.

  7. 7. “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle

    Lauren Daigle has always been one of my favorites, and this gorgeous song played at the end of Season 2 Episode 6 when Hope reunited with her aunt Freya. I am not ashamed to say I bawled crying both happy and sad tears after this scene.

  8. 8. “Run to You” by Ocie Elliot

    This song was featured in Season 2 Episode 7, and Elliot’s haunting vocals made the scenes all the more eerie and sad as the fake-Landon came to grips with his impending death.

  9. 9. “Move Together” by James Bay

    I am probably one of the few Gen Z kids who still watches shows live instead of binging them at the end of each season, so when this song played in the background of Hope and Landon’s reunion in Season 2 Episode 8 after eight long weeks of waiting, I was so excited I nearly jumped for joy in my dorm room.

  10. 10. “Run Through Walls” by The Script

    This song, which was featured in the 11th episode of Season 2, has quickly turned into one of my favorites. The lyrics talk about doing anything for your friends, and I always want to hug my besties afterward.

There are so many other beautiful songs from Legacies and The Vampire Diaries universe, and the combination of gorgeous lyrics, chords, and acting has helped me find many of my favorite tunes. Check out my playlist here and cry your hearts out with me.


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