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TV Playlist: Orphan Black

TV Playlist: Orphan Black

When the lovely sestras of Orphan Black have a momentary break from their chaotic lives, it’s been made clear that they definitely love to dance. But what kind of music would the characters in the show enjoy in their spare time? I took a guess and rounded up some songs that are sure to inspire all of our Clone Club members. Check out the list below.

First Aid Kit – Master Pretender

What’s more appropriate than three sisters singing about overcoming challenges and fooling the world. “Master Pretender” by First Aid Kit hits at the heart of Orphan Black on several levels. They’re tough sisters not letting the world see their weakness and when it comes down to it, “[they’ll] be your master defender.”

Justin Timberlake – Mirrors

Justin Timberlake’s anthem “Mirrors” is meant to be a romantic ballad, but in Orphan Black terms, our clones are actually mirrors of each other (ha!). Not only do they reflect back at one another, they also fill holes in each other’s hearts that they didn’t even know they had (aww!). Family mushiness and stuff!

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

If our clones have taught us anything, it’s that they can survive. After every potentially life-threatening moment, they’ve come back stronger than ever. They overcome again and again because “what doesn’t kill you makes a fighter.” And these sisters are the most persistent fighters I’ve ever seen!

The Killers – Human

The quest for answers is what drives the sisters of Orphan Black. The truth is their guiding force and where they come from is an important part of that. The Killers’ “Human” confronts one of the most human questions, which is about our origin as a species and where we belong as small pieces in the galaxy and beyond. “I’m on my knees looking for the answer!”

Lord Huron – Time to Run

Throughout Orphan Black, there’s a lot of running and dodging from various potential bad guys. Whether they’re running from each other or DYAD or someone else, our clones seem to constantly be on the move. Of course, Sarah’s motivation is always Kira, making it understandable why running sometimes seems like the safest option. Lord Huron’s “Time to Run” is about the sacrifice of running when it’s best for the person you love, so it seemed pretty applicable!

Lorde – Team

Clone Club is the most awesome team of all. Sometimes they disagree and fight, but ultimately they’re all on the same “Team” of sisterly love. Plus they “sure know how to run things”…ish.

Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

Despite the fact that they’re created artificially, our clones are not robots. They have feels and emotions just like the rest of us. Marina and the Diamonds reminds us of our humanity and the vulnerability that comes with it in “I Am Not A Robot.”

Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop

Everyone on Orphan Black pretty much does what they want and they “can’t stop” and “won’t stop” until they get answers or revenge. Much like Miley Cyrus, they “run things, things don’t run [them].”

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

No matter what, the show always seems to come back to family. They haven’t known each other long but each sister feels a responsibility to the others, along with their other family members. Sister Sledge couldn’t have said it any better.

Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

These sisters don’t take any crap from anyone. Their loyalty and dedication to the cause and each other fuels their hate fire. They’re bad-ass and this anthem from Twisted Sister plays as they march into battle.

Enjoy the entire playlist on Spotify and make sure to listen one your way to kick some ass.

Featured Image Credit: BBC America

What songs should be added to our Orphan Black playlist?

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