Video: Is Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’ the Most Overused Song in Film and TV?

Maybe you don’t recognize Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” by name, but it’ll almost certainly ring a bell once you hear it. Why’s that? Because for some reason, the early nineties alt-rock ballad has become ubiquitous in movies and television. It was never a huge hit on its own, but it’s had a two-decade legacy in everything from Gilmore Girls to CSI, The Following to Starship Troopers (!). Mazzy Star just came out with its first album since 1996 and, in honor of that, we put together this video to prove the song’s hidden cultural significance. Prepare yourself for it to get stuck in your head.

Is ‘Fade Into You’ the TV’s Most Overused Song?