11 Songs That Would Make WAY Better TV Shows Than 'Hey There Delilah'

8 August 2018, 17:11

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

'Hey There Delilah' is becoming a TV show and there are a few other tunes we'd like to see on the small screen.

The persistence of Hollywood's obsession with reboots and remakes has left fans asking begging for new and original TV and film concepts.

It may not be a totally original idea, but the fact that The Plain White T's mega hit 'Hey There Delilah' is being made into a TV show has inspired others to wonder what other songs are worthy of their own programmes.

'Hey There, Delilah' is a narrative driven song about a guy wanting to try out a long distance relationship with a girl, so what other songs tell strong enough stories to inspire TV shows?

1) "Mr Brightside" - The Killers

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Possibly the strongest candidate for songs that need to be made into TV shows is The Killers' classic, "Mr.Brightside". The song's plot is easy enough to follow along to.

"Now I'm falling asleep/And she's calling a cab/While he's having a smoke/And she's taking a drag " sounds like the makings of a perfect opening scene for season 1 episode 1, no?

2) "Teenagers" - My Chemical Romance

A group of teenage misfits endure life in a small suburban town. Generally misunderstood by their parents, teachers, and peers, our teenage protagonists come of age as they embark on complicated emotional journeys.

Think Freaks And Geeks meets Skins meets Skam.

3) "Lucky" - Britney Spears

Legitimately, 'Lucky' went OFF when we were kids and a TV adaptation of this would be iconic. "This Is a story about a girl named Lucky" is the perfect tagline. In fact, if TV shows being made out of songs becomes A Thing, we can go ahead and start with this 18-year-old jam.

4) "The Boys Are Back In Town" - Thin Lizzy

Where did the boys go? Why did they leave town in the first place? Did they learn anything while they were out of town? Just a few ideas for season 1 of "Back In Town", a half hour comedy that I plan on pitching to Netflix. Nobody steal my idea.

5) "1985" - Bowling For Soup

Hour long drama at AMC about a woman finding herself again after leaving her CPA husband and heading west to Hollywood. Bruce Springsteen makes an early season 1 cameo.

6) "Dangerous Woman" - Ariana Grande

Arguably, "Dangerous Woman" has already been made into a show called "Killing Eve" but we could probably get something green lit that's closer to the source material.

A prolific female spy falls for her mark, a french businessman with a family and a double life as a criminal . 5 episode limited series at BBC America. 2 seasons only.

7) "All Star" - Smash Mouth

If anyone knows what "All Star" is actually about, please get in touch.

Meanwhile, please watch "All Star," a sitcom about a couple of slacker ne'er do wells who always manage to come out on top despite being under-qualified and goofy.

Alternatively, a Shrek TV show but Shrek and Donkey are a buddy cop duo who always manage to solve the crime in the end.

8) "Year 3000" - The Jonas Brothers

A sci-fi drama about three brothers who travel 1,000 years forward in time to an era where white button downs and silver neck ties are considered "futuristic" fashion. Paging The CW.

9) "Strangers" - Halsey, Lauren Jauregui

A pair of ex-girlfriends re-unite to get closure on their failed relationship. In the 8-part series told in vignettes, the two women learn more about each other and themselves, as they relive crucial flash points in their time spent together.

10) "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen

I would 100% watch a show about a sexy and flirtatious demon woman!

11) The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band

The whole season is expressly laid out in the lyrics of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia". A talented musician who wagers his soul for a golden instrument from SATAN HIMSELF? Sign my ass up.

The Devil went down to Georgia,
He was looking for a soul to steal
He was in a bind, 'cause he was way behind,
He was willing to make a deal

What songs would you guys turn into TV shows?