‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Which Song Plays Over Meredith and Nick’s Love Scene and What Does It Mean?

Grey’s Anatomy fans have watched Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) go through a lot. So it’s not surprising that it’s taking time for her to try to find love again. She’s dating Nick Marsh (Scott Speedman) and has been taking it slow. They had a scene where they took a big step. This is the song that played and what the latest Grey’s Anatomy song means.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from the Grey’s Anatomy episode “Everyday is a Holiday (With You).”]

Meredith and Nick’s love scene on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey stands in scrubs on 'Grey's Anatomy'
Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Bonnie Osborne/ABC via Getty Images

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Meredith and Nick have been dating since she made it to Minnesota in season 18. But she has made it clear that she isn’t ready to have sex.

In “Everyday is a Holiday (With You),” Nick drives Meredith to the airport, but her flight is canceled. Sadly, this means she won’t be home for Thanksgiving. Thankfully Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Link (Chris Carmack) will be taking care of her kids. Meredith heads back to her hotel, and she thinks Nick is still driving to his cabin. But he turns around to join her.

They talk, and Meredith says she’s getting better at being in the moment since she recovered from coronavirus (COVID-19). Nick said once he was released from the hospital, his niece, Charlotte, and surgery were his only priorities. This comment stood out to Meredith.

“You said ‘were,'” Meredith later said to him. “What do you mean?” Nick asks. “You said Charlotte and surgery were your priorities,” Meredith says. “Right, I mean priorities can change,” he tells her.

Which song plays over Meredith and Nick’s Thanksgiving love scene?

A song starts playing while they kiss. The song from Grey’s Anatomy is “Elevate Me” by Burns with Biz Colletti, and the lyrics are about loving someone who has been wounded from the past. It’s also about someone making it through the dark times and pushing their partner to do the same.

The lyrics go on to say someone is pulling her out of disaster. It certainly paints a picture of someone finding happiness after a dark time.

This perfectly represents what’s going on with Nick and Meredith. The season started with Meredith scared of dating again, but she has slowly made steps to let him in. She was also afraid to fail by taking the job in Minnesota to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. But Nick encouraged her to do it. Derek (Patrick Dempsey) dying and surviving getting sick are two dark things on Meredith’s mind that have made it hard to be happy.

It’s still unclear if this relationship will last. However, it’s clear Nick is right for Meredith at this moment when she’s willing to try new things in a new place. 

The ABC show ends with Meredith and Nick happily looking at each other in bed. Fans will have to wait to see what happens next between them.

Artists behind the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ song reacted to the show

Songs from Grey’s Anatomy have been one of the show’s hallmarks over the past 18 seasons. Fans don’t have to look much further than “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol for an example of how the medical drama can elevate a song’s popularity and make it synonymous with the characters.

That fact wasn’t lost on Burns and Biz Colletti. Both artists reacted to “Elevate Me” appearing in Grey’s Anatomy Season 18. On Instagram, Burns revealed that she discussed getting a song on the show with Colletti while the pair collaborated. Colletti also took to Instagram to admit she’s “obsessed” with Grey’s Anatomy before providing more context about the song’s meaning.

It’s possible that “Elevate Me” will receive the same bump in popularity as some of the past best Grey’s Anatomy songs. Meanwhile, fans can see and hear what happens next when new episodes air Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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