3 Songs ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Fans Can’t Listen to Without Bursting Into Tears

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen Pompeo as Ellen Pompeo in "How to Save a Life" - Grey

It’s a good looking day to cry over Grey’s Anatomy, and what higher method to try this than with probably the most heartbreaking songs from the hit Shondaland collection? We’ll wait.

For years, the ABC medical drama served gut-wrenching storylines on a silver platter, and oftentimes, they had been accompanied by the proper tune to set the temper. But now, after over 15 years of following Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) life, Grey’s Anatomy followers can’t pay attention to those tracks with out breaking down.

“Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

Ellen Pompeo as Ellen Pompeo in "How to Save a Life" - Grey's Anatomy Season 11
Ellen Pompeo as Ellen Pompeo on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Kelsey McNeal/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

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At this level, Grey’s Anatomy followers know they’re in peril when “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol begins taking part in. The music has popped up just a few occasions to point one thing main. In season 2, followers mentioned goodbye to Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) held onto him in her promenade costume. 

Later, Grey’s Anatomy introduced again “Chasing Cars” within the season 7 musical episode — titled “Song Beneath the Song.” Fans had been terrified when Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) suffered a automobile accident and the workers all of the sudden began singing. But whether or not viewers had been in shock by everybody’s skills or apprehensive over Callie, it was actually an emotional journey.

Finally, Grey’s Anatomy dropped “Chasing Cars” on viewers one final time when Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) died with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) by his aspect. Then as Meredith let go of her husband and the observe performed gently within the background, followers weren’t positive if they might ever expertise happiness once more.

“How to Save a Life” by The Fray

Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins on 'Grey's Anatomy' - Season 7, "Song Beneath the Song"Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins on 'Grey's Anatomy' - Season 7, "Song Beneath the Song"
Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres and Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Ron Tom/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

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Grey’s Anatomy followers didn’t perceive the affect of The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” when it first performed within the second season. The music set the tone for a montage sequence as our favourite Seattle Grace surgeons tried to save lots of their sufferers. But the musical episode turned “How to Save a Life” into a lot extra.

As talked about, Callie acquired into an accident in “Song Beneath the Song,” and it turned her right into a affected person. The character was additionally pregnant along with her daughter, Sophia, on the time. And whereas “Chasing Cars” opened the Grey’s Anatomy episode, “How to Save a Life” closed. 

Every main physician at Seattle Grace Mercy West got here collectively and sang the tune as they operated on one in every of their very own. The sequence reminded Grey’s Anatomy followers why they cherished the present whereas concurrently breaking their hearts over Callie and Sophia. Luckily, each had been saved in the long run. But viewers had been left in a puddle of tears, perpetually scarred by “How to Save a Life.”

“Where Does the Good Go” by Tegan and Sara

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The Grey’s Anatomy Season 10 finale — titled “Fear (of the Unknown)” — was actually the tip of an period. In the episode’s remaining moments, followers bid farewell to Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh). And whereas the character wasn’t killed off by the Shondaland gods, Cristina’s exit was worse than a serious loss of life to some viewers.

Nevertheless, Cristina nonetheless obtained probably the greatest sendoffs of the collection to this point. Before leaving for a life in Switzerland, Cristina and her particular person, Meredith, acquired to bounce it out to Tegan and Sara’s “Where Does the Good Go.” Of course, we all know now that Pompeo and Oh didn’t dance to the music whereas filming the scene. But “Where Does the Good Go” nonetheless marks the ultimate goodbye to a decade-long friendship — and Grey’s Anatomy followers will always remember it.

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