Saying goodbye to ‘Parenthood’ with our own Luncheonette mixtape

Am I the only one who’s not ready for Parenthood to go? The show is about to end (the series finale is tonight!) and I’m already a mess. Why do all good things have to come to an end? One of the best casts on television, amazing story-lines—grabbing at all our emotions, and oh the soundtrack could probably be the soundtrack to our own lives.

I’ll miss the stories—the heartwarming, heartbreaking, tear-jerking scenes that give us a roller-coaster of emotions that feel true to real life. Dating inappropriate people (your daughter’s teacher, your nephew’s therapist), finding love where you least expect it, moving out of a childhood home, starting a new journey in college.

But most all, I’ll miss The Luncheonette, where great music was recorded and goofy dance parties were had by all.

There were signature Braverman boogies to Naughty By Nature’s “OPP” and Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love.” There was Adam teaching Drew how to dance to Run DMC’s “It’s Tricky.” And how about Amber performing “Graveyard Song” at open mic night? And lest we forget, Drew said his first “I love you” while The Lennings’ cover of “You’re The One That I Want” played in the background.

A variety of artists have recorded at The Luncheonette—from the cat commercial girls to some big-time artists like CeeLo Green, Glen Hansard, Landon Pigg, and Tyson Ritter (of The All-American Rejects) playing in the fictional band, Ashes of Rome.

As a going away gift, I put together a playlist of musicians I would’ve loved to see perform at The Luncheonette or in the background of an amazing scene.

I could see the sweet, smooth vocals of Gabrielle Aplin, Ingrid Michaelson, and Monica Martin of PHOX echoing through The Luncheonette. Echosmith, Milo Greene, and Wild Party could’ve recorded their albums with Crosby’s help. The Bravermans would totally have a goofy dance party to Charli XCX or a classic by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. If Taylor Swift was on Spotify, “Wildest Dreams” would be added to this playlist because 1. She’s awesome and 2. Mae Whitman, Sarah Ramos, and Miles Heizer are all HUGE fans. (Seriously, look at their instagrams and you will see.)

Fun fact: I chose Bleachers’ “Who I Want You To Love” because Mae Whitman sings background vocals on the song! Amber could’ve totally joined in a Luncheonette jam session with lead singer Jack Antonoff.

Some shows leave a mark on our hearts and Parenthood is one of those shows. Grab your tissues (make sure the box is full!) and your dancing shoes and lets get ready together for the last of Parenthood.

Featured Image via Parenthood’s website. Other photos and gifs via Parenthood’s tumblr and Facebook here, here, here, here, here, & here

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