"Bloodstream" by Stateless (Season 01, Episode 22, "Founder's Day")
This was actually a very hard choice for me. Originally, I was flat-out going to cheat and pick a song per season ("Bloodstream" from season one, and "I Was Wrong" from season two), however, I've tried really, really hard to not go for ties and what-not here and so I made the hard decision. As much as I adore "I Was Wrong" and its place in the series (playing over Damon telling Elena he loves her, with the lyrics, I was wrong playing between the lines "I don't deserve you" and "but my brother does" no less), as a whole, "Bloodstream" is just simply utter perfection. Even if it's not Elena, but rather Katherine, in that moment, from Damon's point of view, it *was* Elena he was baring his soul to, it *was* Elena he was kissing, and it *was* Elena who'd gotten into his bloodstream. But here's where the beauty of the song comes into play, while it works perfectly as a metaphor for the Damon/Elena relationship -- taking on a more romantic, albeit slightly florid note, it works just as well for the Damon/Katherine relationship, taking the song at a more literal and possessive bent.
I wrote this about the song in an earlier post and it very much still stands: Has there ever been a more perfect song accompanying a kiss than "Bloodstream" for the Damon/"Elena" kiss? I do not think so. It's not just the beat, the melody, but also how it builds and wraps itself around their words and the moment, ratcheting up the tension between them. Finally, it's the lyrics and how they so perfectly encapsulate not just what Elena does to Damon, but also what Katherine did/does to him ... and so it does fit that particular reaction they both arouse in Damon.
I can never not hear those opening notes and not react. Amazing.
Day 01 - Your favorite character?
Day 02 - Your least favorite character?
Day 03 - Your favorite guest star?
Day 04 - Your least favorite guest star?
Day 05 - Your favorite episode?
Day 06 - Your least favorite episode?
Day 07 - Your favorite Damon scene?
Day 08 - Your favorite Stefan scene?
Day 09 - Your favorite Elena scene?
Day 10 - Your favorite Caroline Scene?
Day 11 - Your favorite Damon one-liner?
Day 12 - Your favorite quote?
Day 13 - Your favorite funny scene?
Day 14 - A scene that makes you sad/cry?
Day 15 - A scene that makes you happy?
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Day 17 - An episode that pissed you off?
Day 18 - Your favorite TVD friendship?
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And I am officially caught up (until next week, when I will no doubt fall behind again).