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Alexandra Patsavas picks 11 Scandal songs

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As EW celebrates all things Shondaland throughout September, we asked Alexandra Patsavas, Shonda Rhimes’ longtime music supervisor, to take fans through some of the most iconic music moments from Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. Ahead, Patsavas looks back on her 11 favorite music moments from Scandal, so far.

“Another unforgettable trip through the Shondaland song archives for me,” Patsavas says of picking these tracks. “Shonda had already decided during the pilot’s development that timeless R&B, soul and disco tracks would be Scandal’s musical signature. And it has been such a great honor to license some of the most significant copyrights ever written.” That list includes songs from legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, and Stevie Wonder. “Winnowing these essential tunes down to a handful proved a formidable task, but here are some of my favorites.”

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