Most likely because these kind of covers fit the format of the show:
The right music can take a scene from good to
great, making it more exciting, heartbreaking or unnerving. Music can
have a real emotional impact on the audience, as it has clearly done
Stalker is a show full of suspense, cue lots of tension building and
chilling music throughout the episodes. However what really makes
Stalker stand out is the songs played at the end of each episode.
At the end of the pilot we saw the main antagonist of the series
standing outside the main protagonist’s house watching her. The song
‘Creep’, covered by Michelle Branch, began to play, so perfectly
describing the character and hinting at how this ongoing storyline
would unfold. It was so fitting; it sent shivers down my spine. It was
the perfect way to end the first episode.
But it didn’t just end with the pilot. Instead it was decided that
these haunting songs would conclude every episode. Hailed as the
anthems of Stalker, these songs have become a staple of the show.
Every song is a cover, arranged in such a way to keep up the sinister
and scary vibe of the show right until the credits roll. The lyrics of
each song are also a great match to the show’s title, usually alluding
to some creepy or obsessive behaviour. Each song fits not only to the
show but also to the episode that it goes with.
Stalker has actually made me see these songs in a different light.
Tunes like ‘One Way Or Another’ and ‘I Want You To Want Me’ have
always seemed like fun classic 80’s hits but when broken down into a
softer melody as in Stalker a much darker tone is suggested.