So…I have a lot of soundtracks in my library, especially from tv shows and movies I love. I can’t help it, I’m a music nerd.
The first song that came up in the shuffle was “There’s That Smile”, a song from the Series 8 soundtrack from Doctor Who, and somehow I felt that it was incredibly appropriate for Nate. It’s incredibly romantic, but just a touch off-kilter to let you know that things aren’t quite normal. It tricks you into thinking it’s a waltz when it’s not, and there’s an underlying touch of danger that I feel could be implicit of his connection to Stan, whose life is full of it. This was definitely a surprising find!
Fun fact 1: I did check and the next two songs after this one in the shuffle were love-related xD
Fun fact 2: for any music theory nerds, I think this song is in 8/8 time. Idk i get really excited about music theory xD
Have I mentioned how much I love this meme? cuz I really really do
Only two songs into the shuffle and I ended up on “No Way” by Darren Criss from A Very Potter Sequel. It’s a high-energy group number between Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco, full of determination to fight the battle and win it. I imagine this is the attitude Stan has going into a mission.
I found Zepheera’s pretty quickly, in John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter. If you don’t know, Cole Porter was a famous composer and songwriter in the early 1900s, when Zepheera would have been growing up. This is another heartbreaking one, whether you’re thinking of her and the Doctor or her and Orrick, her former husband. This is “After You, Who”.
I had a bit of fun with Stan, who’s an energetic yet focused and determined spitfire of an agent who will fight like hell for what he loves and believes in. His song is “The Arena” by Lindsey Stirling (music video in the link). The violin definitely fits in with the Sherlock theme!
Moriarty is hard to find a serious one for. Then again, the meme is for “songs I associate with the character” so… I picked Burn from Hamilton xD All from that one line, it really has no association otherwise