The use of the song ‘You’ve Got The Love’ in the final scene of ‘Gossip Girl’s’ series finale reminded me of the final scene of ‘Sex and the City’ because they used the very same song!
Not only did Gossip Girl feel like a continuation of Sex and the City in the respect that both series told a romantic story in New York City, but the series finale on Dec. 17 paid homage to the more grown-up series that came before it!
As the final scene of Gossip Girl started rolling, I couldn’t help but feel like I was being transported back into the mindset I had when I first watched Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) reunite with her girlfriends after a failed trip to Paris on the series finale of Sex and the City! I quickly realized it was because GG used the same song that SatC used during its finale scene.
Two Different Series, But One In The Same
While some may say it’s copying, I say it’s the perfect form of flattery! Sure, both series were directed towards a different demographic — one young teens, the other was more adult driven, but both catered to a viewer who loves fashion, romance and most of all, New York City!
As a big fan of both series, I felt that each show ended in the best way possible and the use of “You’ve Got The Love” — Gossip Girl used Florence + The Machine’s rendition while Sex and the City used Candi Staton’s — was the icing on the cake.
Paying Respects To ‘Sex and the City’
Obviously, the creators behind Gossip Girl decided to use the same song (a more updated version, albeit) on purpose. In the retrospective hour that preceded the series finale on Dec. 17, co-creator Stephanie Savage mentioned how when Sex and the City ended in 2004, there was a void left on television of a real magical romance story centered in New York City. She felt that Gossip Girl was the perfect continuation of that type of storytelling. I couldn’t agree more.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love that Gossip Girl played homage to Sex and the City? Did you notice they used the same song (performed by different artists) for their final scenes? Watch both below and see the comparison!
WATCH GOSSIP GIRL’S FINAL SCENE:
WATCH SEX AND THE CITY’S FINAL SCENE:
— Chris Rogers
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