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    Feb 16, 2020

    27 Songs That Instantly Remind Us Of These Iconic "Vampire Diaries" Moments

    "Once this song starts playing, I burst into tears for the rest of the episode."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which songs used in The Vampire Diaries are the best. Here are some of our favorite responses:

    🚨Warning: There are some massive spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. First, when Damon and Elena danced in the street to "Hunger" by Ross Copperman before she was put in a coma.

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    "This moment never fails to make me cry."

    aditigrace13

    2. When Elena called Stefan, but he couldn't talk because he was with Klaus, and "A Drop In The Ocean" by Ron Pope played.

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    "There are so many great ones, but one of my personal favorites is this Ron Pope song. I’m a hardcore #Delena fan, but this gets me every time."

    emmaloveschocolate

    3. When Elena and Stefan kissed for the first time to "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles.

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    "This song will always make me think of the first time Elena and Stefan kissed for the first time. It makes me smile every time I hear it because it was the beginning of their epic love story."

    xorach27

    4. When everyone said goodbye to Alaric and it was set to "Be Still" by The Fray.

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    "My heart breaks just thinking about this one. The music was heart-wrenching."

    kaitlynb4a5f2aac5

    5. When Damon was trapped on the Other Side and said goodbye to Elena, all while "Alright" by Lucy Rose and then "Wings" by Birdy played.

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    "Just rip my heart out why don't you. This was one of the greatest music choices on TVD. It causes me immense pain even thinking about this whole episode."

    brookelynnm3

    6. When Klaus slaughtering his army of hybrids was set to a cover of "O Holy Night" by Cary Brothers.

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    "I actually got chills watching this unfold. It’s an amazing cover and it’s so well suited to the scene."

    elleh5

    7. When Damon and Elena kissed at a motel while "Never Let Me Go" by Florence + The Machine played.

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    "The entire use of this song is great, but when the chorus hits and Damon and Elena share a forbidden kiss, it's epic. It’s the perfect song for the scene and takes my breath away each time."

    humboldthoney

    8. When Caroline sang "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles for Matt at karaoke.

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    "Such a memorable Caroline moment."

    sarahc4074042ea

    9. When "Dauðalogn" by Sigur Rós underscored Matt and Elena sinking to the bottom of the river after they crashed.

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    "Elena and Matt falling to the bottom of the lake is sad and all, but once this song starts playing, I burst into tears for the rest of the episode."

    tchaised

    10. When "Ungodly Hour" by The Fray played while Damon talked to Alaric's grave.

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    "This song just fit so beautifully in this moment."

    ferglish

    11. When Damon stepped in for Stefan at the Miss Mystic Falls pageant and he danced with Elena to "All I Need" by Within Temptation.

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    "One of the first Damon and Elena moments. This song is iconic."

    taylork33

    12. When Elena and Stefan's breakup was set to "Wires" by Athlete.

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    "This was such a traumatic scene but the song choice was perfect."

    kiah-jadem

    13. When Elena was recalling the first time she knew she loved Damon before Alaric compelled her to forget their relationship, all while a cover of "All Through the Night" by Sleeping At Last played.

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    "Sleeping At Last's cover really did it for me during this scene."

    zophiacarter

    14. When Jo walked down the aisle at her wedding to a cover of "Dance Me to the End of Love" by The Civil Wars.

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    "It's a beautiful moment, but also heartbreaking when you know what happens next."

    kellys4833580a2

    15. When Alaric finally got to say a proper goodbye to Jo and it was set to "Let It All Go" by Birdy + Rhodes.

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    "Finally something I am an expert in. TVD is basically how I developed my current music taste. This moment between Alaric and Jo was one of my favorite music moments on the show."

    sammydoodle97

    16. When Kai sang "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan while he was trapped in a prison world.

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    "Basically, who wouldn’t love to hear Chris Wood singing?"

    chesapeakegrrl

    17. When "Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson underscored Stefan telling Caroline that her mom was dying.

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    "The way the song begins right as Caroline realizes that she is losing her mom and Stefan comforts her gets me every single time. I listened to this song on repeat for like a month after watching this scene, and it’s still one of my favorite songs."

    arianam4d2d345d9

    18. When Damon and Elena fed on humans and danced at a college party to "Feel So Close" by Calvin Harris.

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    "This song always makes me think of TVD, especially Elena and Damon. When they’re dancing and have blood running down their faces and are just feeling the moment. I always think of this as an important Elena and Damon song."

    abri3l

    19. When Caroline and Stefan's first kiss was set to "Yours" by Ella Henderson.

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    "After this song played during Caroline and Stefan’s first kiss it has been on my playlist ever since."

    michief15

    20. When "I Was Wrong" by Sleeperstar played while Damon told Elena he loved her and then compelled her to forget.

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    "Okay, nothing compares to 'I Was Wrong.' I’ve rewatched this scene so many times because SO MANY FEELINGS! Just thinking about this song and scene is giving me emotions."

    katiel4bfc6dbde

    21. When Damon was bitten by a werewolf and "I Should Go" by Levi Kreis played.

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    "To this day, this song makes me emotional all because of this scene."

    hollyrob92

    22. When Elena and Damon compelled Jeremy to forget Vicki's death and "The Weight of Us" by Sanders Bohlke played.

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    "The show is incredible and there are so many good music moments, but I always think of 'The Weight of Us' playing when Damon compels Jeremy to forget Vicki."

    sonjau

    23. When Stefan and Katherine danced to "Head Over Heels" by Digital Daggers at the masquerade ball.

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    "Their relationship was always so wild, but this scene is perfect."

    angelinab414818100

    24. When "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads played while Damon had his humanity turned off in NYC during the '70s.

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    "Just an epic use of music for the series."

    teiganb

    25. When "Oblivion" by Bastille played while Stefan learned that Elena and Damon were sleeping together.

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    "The song that breaks me is when 'Oblivion' plays when Stefan finds out Damon and Elena are sleeping together."

    izzygirl58

    26. When Elena and Damon reunited with their families in the afterlife and "Take On the World" by You Me At Six played.

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    "I never considered myself a massive fan of the series, but hearing this song at the end of the series finale made me tear up."

    elyonrinaldi06

    27. And finally, when Stefan reunited with Lexi after he sacrificed himself and "Never Say Never" by The Fray played.

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    "'Never Say Never' playing when Stefan and Lexi reunited after it played in the pilot was beautiful and heartbreaking all at once."

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