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Essential Goth/post punk/alternative bands
Hello weirdos! A lot of folks seem to be a little lost when first setting foot into the goth subculture and don’t know where to go for band recommendations. Here’s a list of important, influential bands that contributed to the goth subculture - along with several favs - I put together with Dean (angry punk pictured above).
In order to avoid classification issues, they’re categorized by sound rather than specific genre. Keep in mind that this list is personal, and most importantly, ever growing! If you would like to add a band, submit your recommendations to the list here. I would love to have your contributions. So, here we go:
Sounds dead or undead:
Bauhaus (1978-2008) “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a national anthem. Lead singer Peter Murphy has really pointy cheek bones.
Peter Murphy (1983-present) his solo work, not as angular as his facial features.
Love and Rockets (1985-present) Peter Murphy got stuck hanging upside down on stage and the Bauhaus members formed a band without him.
Joy Division (1976-1980) Ian Curtis was an energetic dancer, to say the least. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Transmission” are famous songs.
The Sisters of Mercy (1980-present) Andrew Eldritch is not goth, he swears.
The Cure (1976-present) lead singer Robert Smith is a giant cat with red lipstick. He cries on stage and his tears cure cancer.
Cocteau Twins (1979-1997)
Sex Gang Children (1991-present)
Wire (1976-1980) seriously underrated. Would recommend the album “Pink Flag”.
Lydia Lunch amazing female singer. Try the album “13.13”.
Clan of Xymox (1983-present) are you kidding no one’s voice is this deep.
The Chameleons (1981-2003) has the ability to sound woeful yet jolly.
The Mission (1986-present) “Into the Blue” is a good start.
Depeche Mode (1980-present) dark and gloomy synths. Known for “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy the Silence”, “Never let Me Down Again” and a billion others.
Fields of the Nephilim (1984-present) vocalist Carl McCoy is a desert cowboy.
The March Violets (1981-present) listen to “The Botanic Verses”.
The Bolshoi (1983-1988) start with the album “Friends”.
The Danse Society (1980-present) try the album “Heaven is Waiting”.
The Southern Death Cult (1981-1983) has a song called “Fatman”. Ian Astbury teamed up with Billy Duffy from Theatre of Hate to create Death Cult which later became The Cult, another band worth checking out.
Play Dead (1981-1985) doesn’t like being called goth. Musicians that don’t like being labeled? Unheard of.
Corpus Delicti (1993-1998) name means “body of crime”. Just saying.
Nosferatu (1988-present) actual vampires making music.
Big Electric Cat
Mephisto Walz (1985-present)
The Wake pretty sure Eldritch’s cousin is in the video “Christine”.
Echo & the Bunnymen (1978-present) known for “The Killing Moon” which you might remember from the movie Donnie Darko.
The Jesus & Mary Chain (1983-present) known for “Just Like Honey”.
Children on Stun (1991-present) would recommend the song “Whiskey a Go-Go”, you’ll be…*lowers sun glasses* stunned.
Dead Can Dance (1981-present)
And Also the Trees (1979-present) the dictionary definition of “dark and brooding”.
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (1981-present)
Magazine (1977-2011) listen to the album “Real Life”.
Concrete Blonde (1986-present)
Gene Loves Jezebel (1980-present)
Tones on Tail (1982-1984) Daniel Ash’s (Bauhaus) illegitimate child side project.
Curve (1990-2005) Toni Haliday’s seductive alto voice against a backdrop of layered guitars and drum loops; fans of Curve generally regard Garbage as having stole their shtick and made it pop-friendly.
Bella Morte (1996-present)
Leæther Strip (1988-present) with forays into industrial/ebm; Highly Recommend “Serenade For The Dead” and “Self-Inflicted”.
Love Like Blood (1989-2011) the Sisters of Mercy and Type O Negative’s German child.
The Merry Thoughts (1983-1998) another German band that sounds like the Sisters of Mercy.
A Pale Horse Named Death (2011-present) another Type O Negative offshoot, this band has the original drummer on vocals and their drummer on drums. Very dark and devoid of Type O’s black humor, but still a great listen.
The Cruxshadows (1992-present) an alternative musical start for many. The important thing: spiky hair.
Deathrockers and undead punks:
Christian Death (1979-present) founded by Rozz Williams, but faced several line up issues (a second Christian Death featured Valor Kand rather than Rozz Williams). Known for “Romeo’s Distress”. Start with “Only Theatre of Pain” then “Catastrophe Ballet”.
Specimen (1980-present) features the cofounder of the Batcave. Best known for “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and Johnny Slut being awesome.
Cinema Strange (1994-present) listen to the album of the same name. Known for their acts on stage.
The Deadfly Ensemble similar in feel to Cinema Strange with the same “story telling” aspect.
Voodoo Church (1982-present)
Misfits (1977-present) 1950s horror told by crazy guys with guitars and muscles. Personal favorite album: “Static Age”. Singer Glenn Danzig went on to create Danzig. Also make your day better by listening to the “Monster Mash” cover.
The Cramps (1976-2009) originators of “psychobilly”. Highly original and sleazy with class.
Alien Sex Fiend (1982-present) husband and wife that sound like legit extra-terrestrials. Proof that there is no such thing as taking yourself seriously.
The Damned (1976-present) lead singer, Dave Vanian, is a vampire.
Blood and Roses underrated. Listen to “Your Sin is Your Salvation”.
The Birthday Party (1977-1983) pretty jazzy. Nick Cave, vocalist, likes to wear suits and release bats from caves.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984-present) this guys is so interesting he is set apart from the Bad Seeds and he has a movie.
Virgin Prunes (1977-1986) known for “Baby Turns Blue”.
The Psychedelic Furs (1977-present) remember the movie “Pretty in Pink”? Well there. Try the album “Psychedelic Furs”!
Anorexic Dread (1983-1985) short lived but worth knowing.
Flesh for Lulu (1982-present)
UK Decay (1978-present)
Lene Lovich “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Skeletal Family (1982-present)
Klaus Nomi (1977-1983) the late artist sounded like he looked: surprised and hauntingly original.
The Morgans (mid 1990s-1996) try “Half Girl Half Jesus”.
Xmal Deutschland (1980-1990)
Angry about something:
Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976-2002) pronounced “Suzy”. I know you know, but I didn’t at first. “Spellbound, “Happy House”, “Cities in Dust”, plenty to listen to. And, Siouxsie Sioux rocks.
Killing Joke (1978-present) where do I begin? Do I begin at all? You know what, it doesn’t matter if you skip this entire list and just listen to this one band. I’ll spare you the essay and recommend the album of the same name, “Laugh? I nearly bought one!”, “Democracy”, “Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions” and “Pandemonium”. More than the sound are the lyrics, the members and the message.
1919 (1980-present) underrated to the extreme. Similar to Killing Joke in sound and vibe.
Nina Hagen (1971-present) she’s wicked cool, in sound and style. And also she’s German.
Type O Negative (1990-2010) American metal band with widely respected singer/bassist, the late Peter Steele.
45 Grave (1979-present)
The Stranglers (1974-present)
New Model Army (1980-present)
Public Image Limited aka PIL (1978-present) John Lydon’s [aka Jonny Rotten of Sex Pistols] post-punk band that created gems like “The Order of Death” and “Rise”.
Life of Agony (1989-present) Alternative metal band from Brooklyn. Had Type O Negative’s original drummer after he left. Slightly thrashy, but sludgy and dark as well.
Witchy, “psycho-delic” or heavily historical:
Switchblade Symphony (1989-1999) would recommend the album “Serpentine Gallery”.
Strawberry Switchblade (1981-1985) listen to earlier works.
Faith and the Muse (1993-present)
Soap & Skin (2008-present)
The Velvet Underground & Nico the album is known for the songs “Venus in Furs” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties”. Check out Nico, another wicked German artist.
Chelsea Wolf (2009-present)
Stevie Nicks (1981-present)
The Legendary Pink Dots (1980-present)
Black Tape for a Blue Girl (1986-present)
Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows (1989-present) taken straight from the Grim Reaper’s playlist.
Inkubus Sukkubus (1989-present) check out “Call Out My Name,” “Vampyra,” and “Belladonna And Aconite.”
Rasputina (1992-present) historical influences with a storytelling twist.
Emilie Autumn somewhat controversial with fans, but excellent violinist.
Discombobulated former construction workers:
Skinny Puppy (1982-present) très important industrial band.
OhGr by Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy. ReCcoMeNd tHe AlbUm “wELt”?
Einsturzende Neubauten (1980-present) post Throbbing Gristle -PS try them out as well- industrial.
Ministry (1981-present) famous for “Every Day is Halloween”. Recommend earlier work and the album “Twitch”. Their newer albums are more metal oriented.
KMFDM (1984-present) perverse, angry and awesome.
Front Line Assembly (1986-present)
Thrill Kill Kult (1987-present)
Nitzer Ebb (1982-present) English guy shouts over drum machines.
Front 242 (1981-present) Belgian guy kinda sings over drum machines.
Nine Inch Nails (1988-present) American guy screams over drum machines [early NIN], sings over distorted synths and guitars [later NIN].
Everything off of the Wax Trax! label circa 1990
Presumably angry punks:
Dead Kennedys (1978-1986) featured living people and some unforgettable tunes, notably from the album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables”.
Sex Pistols (1975-2008) So punk, much anarchy.
Bad Brains (1977-present) a mix of punk and reggae, a genre within itself that redefined the scene.
Black Flag (1976-present)
Minor Threat (1980-1983) accidentally slipped and gave birth to straight edgers.
Fugazi (1987-2002) with vocalist Ian MacKaye from Minor Threat.
Adolescents (1980-present) pfff, these guys are totally adults.
The Clash (1976-1985) “London Calling” is trying to reach you.
Joan Jett a fine lady that doesn’t give an inkling of care about her unfavorable reputation.
X-Ray Spex (1976-present) featuring the ever so awesome and PVC’s opposite, Poly Styrene.
Bad Religion (1979-present) - note: skip “Into The Unknown”, everything else is golden
Halloween Town escapees:
Voltaire evil top hat wearer that was featured in an episode of Billy and Mandy’s Grim Adventures.
Creature Feature did you know? Edward Gorey and Danny Elfman had kids.
Nox Arcana creepy soundtrack for your life…or afterlife.
More freaky people:
Tom Waits (1949-present) the essence of a Western.
David Bowie (1964-present) commonly referred to as “God”.
Leonard Cohen (1967-present) he’s Canadian.
John Cale (1965-present)
Culture Club (1982-1986) just, Boy George.
Nico former Velvet Underground member, German ex-model singing songs titled things like “Janitor of Lunacy” off-key.
The Smiths (1982-1987) Morrissey is like the Charlie Brown of British pop music: he’ll never win, and therefore is One Of Us.
POCs in Goth/post punk/alternative bands masterpost
Here’s a list of bands featuring members of color. Most are influential, others new discoveries or future freak gods. Thanks to research and helpful readers, here’s a bit of sick sound suitable for all taste buds:
Goth, dark or industrial:
Creature Feature - Erik X is an evil composer and organ player with a special gift for raising the dead.
Plastique Noir -the Brazilian band that made the song “Empty Streets” that’s just too dark to handle.
O. Children - contrary to popular belief, Tobi O’Kandi is not, in fact, a black reincarnation of Ian Curtis.
Thrill Kill Kult - sick industrial band with several poc members.
Android Lust - Shikhee is Bangladeshi, and she makes some of the best industrial music ever heard.
She Past Away
Malice Mizer and Moi Dix Mois
Corrupted - awesome japanese doom/sludge band that are considered super influential in the scene.
Light Asylum - heavy dark synth primarily. It’s really fun and the front singer HAS A MIGHTY POWER.
Punk, hardcore or post-hardcore:
Bad Brains - why most of the bands on this list even exist.
Death - not to be confused with the metal band of the same way. Not that you could confuse the members in any way.
Rough Francis - founded by the sons of David Hackney of Death.
Pure Hell - afropunk taken literally.
X-Ray Spex - Poly Styrene was the energy and feel of the band. Actually, she was just energy and feel period. Fun fact: she was also bipolar.
Radkey - Rad.
TMGE - Japanese band named “Thee Michelle Gun Elephant” or as they prefer: JAPANESE BAND NAMED “THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT”.
Tamar Kali - powerful musician, especially known for “Boot”.
The Objex - Feloney Melony’s got a wicked hawk and voice.
Stiffed - Santi White now performs solo as Santigold.
Midori - great jazz-punk fusion band.
Le Butcherettes - Mexican garage punk band.
Atari Teenage Riot
Dev Hynes - a British musician who started out in a punk band Test Icicles then went solo as a folk/indie musician as Lightspeed Champion and now is doing an electronic/R&B thing as Blood Orange.
L’Arc-en-Ciel - Okay, so these guys are Japan’s other most famous export. These guys got known outside of japan for doing some major anime theme songs (Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam 00, NANA live action movie, etc) and were the first Japanese act to headline Madison Square Garden (Japanese rock bands really like New York for some reason). Their bassist tetsuya (formally known as tetsu) gets bonus points for being one of Japan’s only out LGBT celebrities (he’s Bi).
Gogol Bordello - self described as “gypsy punk”. Singer Eugene Hütz is Russian-Ukranian with Romani heritage and born with a ‘stache. Nearly crazier than Little Big and Korpiklaani combined.
The Bots - punk duo made of two brothers.
Bow Wow Wow - IIIIIII Waaaant Caaandy!!!
Love Equals Death
Ritualization - blackened death metal from Orléans, France
Martin Sorrondeguy - spoke out about US based Latino issues in many of his lyrics and was involved in bands Los Crudos, Limp Wrist and Needles.
Metal, funk/rap/reggae metal fusion or core:
Blasphemy - Black metal, the biggest irony on earth as Caller of the Storms remains one of the rare black musicians within the genre.
Babymetal - this Japanese trio is more metal than a viking woman on her period in the middle of a battlefield drinking the blood of her enemies to the sound of Immortal…for some at least.
Wicked Wisdom - Will Smith’s wife get a band?? Yes she Will.
Unlocking the Truth - these 13 year olds played in the streets of NYC before they opened for Living Colour.
Absolace - amazing metal from Dubai.
Living Colour - better than Dead Monochrome.
King’s X - more hard rock, but hey.
Bionic Jive - one of the better hip-hop/metal fusions.
Skindred - check out the album “Roots Rock Riot”.
Ego Fall - a Chinese folk metal band and also Corbac’s fave. Mixing tradition with heavier sounds.
Static X - Japanese guitarist Koichi Fukuda & Mexican-American bassist Tony Campos.
Sepultura - the founding members are all Brazilian, currently their lead singer (Derrick Green) is black. “Arise” is a massive album of pure metal awesomeness.
Straight Line Stitch
Blood Stain Child
Tenger Cavalry - a folk metal band based out of Bejing who describe their style as “Mongolian folk metal”. Like this and you’d probably enjoy Ego Fall.
Cthonic - Taiwanese metal band who’s lead singer is also the president for the Taiwanese branch of Amnesty International.Most of their music deals with their goal of an independent Taiwan and they’re really REALLY great.
Invasion - a stoner/psych-metal band fronted by a valkyrie space wizard out of London.
Vodun - like invasion, marries punk, psychedelic, and doom metal influenced instrumentals with soul influenced vocals to create a unique and original takes on doom metal.
Animals as Leaders - most suggested band on this list and for good reason.
Veil of Maya
Body Count - Ice T’s metal band rules. It would be a little tastier with ice cubes though.
Hirax - pioneering thrash/speed metal band (with hardcore influences). Katon De Pena is one of the most distinctive vocalists of the then-burgeoning California metal scene. Though they never achieved the success of some of their contemporaries like Metallica or Slayer, they have long been an insiders’ favorite and cited as an influence by bands ranging from Napalm Death to Cannibal Corpse to Darkthrone.
Melechesh - an Assyrian black metal band originating from Jerusalem whose lyrical themes include Mesopotamian mythology and occultism.
Iron Man - American doom metal band with PoC members.
Sex Machineguns - Japanese speed metal band.
Hibria - Brazilian power metal band.
Metallica - their first lead guitarist was Lloyd Grant. Here he is in their first recording.
Gevolt - Yiddish band from Israel.
The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
X Japan - Probably Japan’s most famous metal export. These guys are the reason Visual Kei (basically Japan’s gothic metal scene) exists. All those flashy JRock bands wouldn’t exist without X Japan. They also recently just played a huge show at Madison Square Garden.
Maximum the Hormone - Also known as “the guys that did that weird opening and ending to death note”, MTH do a fantastic combination of metal, punk, and even pop. The best part about MTH is that their lyrics don’t make sense even when translated so you can just have mindless fun listening to them even if you understand Japanese.
Suffocation - one of the most influential death metal acts of all time. Terrance Hobbs’ incredible mastery of the guitar allowed the band to blend complex technicality into the genre without sacrificing raw brutality.
Versailles Philharmonic Quintet
The Crimson Armada
Heaven in Her Arms
Here comes the Kraken
System of a Down
Fear Nuttin Band
Year of the Dragon - founder was a member of Fishbone.
Dir En Grey
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in Dilapidation (FID) - Formed in Tokyo. Rad ladies playing some super hard grindcore.
Sarcofago - Brazilian band
Acrassicauda - Iraqi heavy metal. There is a film called “Heavy Metal in Baghdad”, about the band. Another documentary called Global Metal, which is by the same director as Heavy Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, is highly recommended.
Sigh - one of the first japanese black mack metal bands led by a fierce lady.
Sabbat - Japanese black/thrash.
Blood Stain Child - rather epic sounding Japanese metal band with contrasting vocals and instrumentals.
Gallhammer - female Japanese extreme metal band of doom. The wickedest chicks, definitely recommend.
Avulsed - Spanish death metal band.
Necramynth - Korean black metal.
Crossfaith - japanese metalcore.
As they Burn - deathcore band from Paris, France.
Wolves and Jackals - blackened thrash/death metal from Atlanta, GA.
Infernal Revulsion - brutal death metal from Tokyo, Japan
Orange Sky - from Trinidad and Tobago.
Monuments - it’s got saxophone and it’s awesome.
Peelander-Z - watch the videos, you’ll be happy you did.
For Today - if you’re into Christian metal.
Dream Theater - John Myung plays in the influential prog metal band with the aid of his majestic hair.
Alternative or too cool to label:
Bat for Lashes - Natasha Khan’s songs are ethereal.
Skunk Anansie - Skin is a fierce woman with a fierce voice. Also, her eyes will pierce through your soul.
Dub War - often likened to Skindred. Not because the singer has dreads or anything. Or because it’s the same guy.
The Slack Republic - fairly new (2005), looking forward to more.
Pierce the Veil - they’re really more “Punk Pop” than anything else. All members are Mexican.
Coheed and Cambria
Alice in Chains
Boris - japanese experimental metal band highly influential in the doom, stoner, noise rock scene.
Bleed the Pigs - great band with a singer who has an awesome colorful fro.
Jimi Hendrix - duh.
Asian Dub Foundation
BIS (Brand-New Idol Society) - considered “alternative Japanese idols”, and have done some amazing things including recruiting a new member who was rumored to be a high school girl and turned out to be Junko Koshino, a famous fashion designer who is 74 yrs old. Their song + video for MURA-MURA is excellent.
Go Betty Go - chicano rock, “pop punk”. Several of their songs are in Spanish.
Melt-Banana - Japanese noise rock band.
Rage Against the Machine
TV on the Radio
Bloc Party - singer is gay and black.
The Go! Team
The English Beat
One Ok Rock
ELLEGARDEN - JAPAN’S BEST 90s/EARLY 2000s POP PUNK ROCK EXPORT I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING. Part of what contributes to this is Takeshi Hosomi (singer/rhythm guitarist) writing ¾ of the band’s discography in perfect english. Unfortunately they went on hiatus in 2006, but that spawned two more fantastic bands: Takeshi does experimental progressive indie in the HIATUS (its the same guy I swear), and guitarist Shinichi Ubukata formedNothing’s Carved In Stone which is basically a Japanese alt. rock supergroup.
Nothing’s Carved in Stone
Shonen Knife - you can’t talk about japanese girl rock without the literal originators of the movement/popularity. Because Kurt Cobain said he listened them, a HUGE surge of all girl bands started popping up over Japan.
The Pillows - alt rock band from Hokkaido.
Set it Off
Shiva En Exil
Guns N’ Roses - Slash.
(Hed) PE - (or Planet Earth) original sound described as “G-Punk”, a fusion of punk rock and gangsta rap.
She Wants Revenge
Skip the Use - with influence from various genres and a black lead.
Elsiane - Formed in Montreal. Fronted by Elsieanne Caplette. Trip-hop/downtempo.
Fall Out Boy’s bassist Pete Wentz English/German and Afro-Jamaican.
Sonic Boom Six
Cibo Matto - real cool duo.
Wormrot - grindcore from Singapour.
Toe - post rock from Japan.
Guitar Wolf - “Jet Rock n’ roll”.
The Coup - Yesssss.
Street Sweeper Social Club
Merchant Ships - post hardcore.
The Skints - reggae/dub/punk fusion.
White Town - bzangy deserves WAY more recognition! You’ve probably already heard “I Could Never be Your Woman.”
The Mars Volta
Drill Queen - Born Depressed is just the greatest song.
Death Grips - experimental rap.
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Robert Smith is secure at his villa in France Any child knows how to do the spiderweb dance Siouxsie has enough hits to keep the bills paid Every New Year’s in Los Angeles, you can still see Richard Blade
But the world forgot about Gene Loves Jezebel Yes the world forgot about Gene Loves Jezebel
They charted once or twice They were on a major label When the singer went solo He left money on the table The two main guys are related They’re at war with each other Now there’s two Genes loving Jezebel One for each brother
But the world came to agree What you see is what you get and what you get is what you see Whether you’re The March Violets or The Bolshoi Bands who had to leave the darkness for the sun Red Lorry Yellow Lorry were on Cherry Red I think They’ve been playing clubs since 1981 To be fair to Gene Loves Jezebel Billy Corgan brought them onstage It was in 2011 It’s on their Wikipedia page But for the most part However big that chorused bass may throb You and me and all of us Are going to have to find a job
Because the world will never know or understand The suffocated splendor Of the once and future goth band
from Goths (2017)
I would just like to point out somebody actually added this to the Gene Loves Jezebel Wikipedia page.
Female Fronted Goth Bands (+some extra not-so-goth ones)
45 Grave (Horrorpunk, Deathrock, Goth rock) Alice Moving Under Skies (electrogoth) All My Faith Lost (neofolk, neoclassical, darkwave, gothic) All About Eve (goth rock) Ana Curra (post punk, synthpop, new wave) Antiworld (deathrock, horror punk, punk rock) Asrai (goth rock, goth metal) Asphyxia (ebm, dark electro) Aural Vampire (electronic, darkwave, industrial, synthpop) Autumn (goth rock) Ayria (futurepop, synthpop, electro-industrial) Aythis (dark ambient, neoclassical, ethereal, gothic) Belaboris (new wave, post punk) Belgrado (post punk, deathrock, punk rock) Bella Lune (darkwave, electronic, synthpop, gothic) Bestial Mouths (post punk, deathrock, no wave) Birdeatsbaby (dark cabaret, punk cabaret) Black Ice (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Black Tape For A Blue Girl (darkwave, ethereal, gothic, dark ambient) Blood And Roses (post punk, goth rock, deathrock) Castration Squad (deathrock, punk, horror punk) Catholic Spit (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Cauda Pavonis (goth rock, glam goth, gothic) Chiasm (industrial) Christ vs Warhol (deathrock, post punk) Cindergarden (darkwave, electronic, synthpop, gothic) Claire Voyant (indie pop, downtempo) Closterkeller (goth rock, goth metal) Cocteau Twins (dream pop, post punk, ethereal) Collide (darkwave, industrial, gothic, electronic) Crimson Scarlet (death rock, post punk, goth rock) Dance Macabre (post punk, goth rock, new wave, deathrock) Danielle Dax (experimental) Dark Orange (post punk, gothic, ambient) Darling Violetta (goth, dark pop) Dead Souls Rising (darkwave, goth rock) Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society (steampunk, darkwave, goth) Devilish Presley (punk rock, goth rock, gothabilly) Die Laughing (goth rock) Diva Destruction (darkwave, goth rock) Dreamgaze (shoegaze, dream pop, gothic, post punk) Ego Likeness (darkwave, industrial rock) Elvira And The Bats (deathrock, deathrock revival) Esben and the Witch (electronic, post punk, indie) Escarlatina Obsessiva (deathrock, post punk) Esoterik (darkwave synth) Ethereum (electro, industrial, gothic) Eva O (deathrock, punk rock, goth rock) Faith And Disease (darkwave, goth, deathrock) Faith And The Muse (darkwave, goth rock) Fangs On Fur (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Fear Of Dolls (goth rock, post punk) Fever Ray (electronic, experimental, ambient) Geisha (finnish 80’s synthpop, post punk) Ghost Dance (goth rock, post punk) Gitane Demone (goth rock, deathrock) Guilty Strangers (post punk, goth, no wave) Hannah Fury (dark cabaret, ethereal) Hate In The Box (alternative rock, horror rock, goth) I:Scintilla (indistrial, electronic, industrial rock) Inkubus Sukkubus (goth rock, darkwave, pagan rock) Jack Off Jill (goth rock, punk rock) Johnny Hollow (electronic, darkwave) Kanon Wakeshima (neoclassical darkwave, dark ambient, baroque pop) Kitchen And The Plastic Spoons (post punk, new wave, deathrock) Kristen Lawrence (halloween carols) La Peste Negra (deathrock, goth rock) Lesbian Bed Death (gothic rock) Light Asylum (post punk, synthpop, darkwave) Love Spirals Downward (ethereal, ambient, shoegaze, dreampop, darkwave) Lucyfix (goth rock) Lydia Lunch (post punk, no wave, spoken word) Masquerade (post punk, goth rock) Mechanical Moth (gothic, darkwave, ebm) Mina Harker (darkwave, gothic, industrial) Miranda Sex Garden (goth rock, darkwave, ethereal wave) Mors Syphilitica (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) Naughty Zombies (death rock, horror punk, goth punk, psychobilly) New Days Delay (deathrock, goth rock, post punk) Novocaine Mausoleum (deathrock, goth rock) Ophelia’s Dream (neoclassical, darkwave, ethereal) Patricia Morrison (punk rock, goth rock, punk blues) Penis Flytrap (deathrock, horror punk) Persephone (darkwave, goth, ethereal) Purple Fog Side (darkwave, electronic, synthgoth) Qntal (electro medieval, ethereal, gothic) Quidam (goth, deathrock) Rasputina (cello rock) Rats Kill Bats (deathrock, punk, post punk) RazorBladeKisses (goth rock) Reliquary (darkwave, goth rock) Requiem In White (deathrock, goth rock, ethereal) Rhea’s Obsession (darkwave, ethereal, gothic) Rita Lynch (goth rock, alternative rock) Rouge Fonce (dark cabaret. alternative rock) Rubella Ballet (punk rock, anarcho punk, goth rock) Rule Of Thirds (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Scarlet’s Remains (deathrock, goth rock) Scarling (alternative rock) Scary Bitches (deathrock, goth rock) Silene (goth rock) Siouxsie And The Banshees (alternative rock, post punk, goth rock, new wave, punk rock) Skeletal Family (goth rock) Sopor Aeternus (neoclassical darkwave, dark folk, neo medieval, goth rock) Strange Boutique (goth rock) Strawberry Switchblade (pop rock, new wave) Subtonix (post punk, deathrock, goth rock) Sunshine Blind (goth rock, darkwave) Super Heroines (death rock, goth rock, punk rock) Swann Danger (goth rock, deathrock, post punk, new wave) Switchblade Symphony (goth rock, darkwave, alternative rock, symphonic rock) Tapping The Vein (industrial, goth rock, goth metal) The Birthday Massacre (synthrock) The Clockwork Dolls (steampunk, neo victorian, symphonic) The Creatures (more Siouxsie) (alternative rock, experimental) The Divine Madness (alternative rock, dance punk, goth rock) The Eden House (goth rock, darkwave) The March Violets (post punk) The Plague (goth, deathrock) The Readership Hostile (deathrock, pst punk, goth rock) The Shroud (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) The Spiritual Bat (goth rock) The Vanishing (deathrock, death disco, electronic) This Ascension (ethereal, darkwave, goth rock) This Mortal Coil (dream pop, goth rock, ethereal wave) Toys Went Berserk (post punk, alternative rock, goth rock) TyLean (dark cello) Unter Null (industrial, ebm, dark electro) Unto Ashes (neofolk, gothic, ethereal, darkwave) Unwoman (cello, ethereal, gothic, electronic) Valentine Wolfe (neovictorian) Vampyre Heart (goth rock, goth metal) Veronica Lipgloss and the Evil Eyes (deathrock, post punk, no wave, synthpunk, avantgarde) Voodoo Church (deathrock, goth rock) Xmal Deutschland (Neue Deutsche Welle, goth rock, new wave) Zadera (deathrock, post punk, goth rock) Zeitgeist Zero (gothic, alternative, girly goth)
The Ultimate 80s Movie Soundtrack Playlist: TRACK LIST
i’m alright – kenny loggins [caddyshack] magic – olivia newton-john [xanadu] fame – irene cara [fame] soul man – the blues brothers [the blues brothers] 9 to 5 – dolly parton [9 to 5] lookin’ for love – johnny lee [urban cowboy] let’s do something cheap and superficial – burt reynolds [smokey and the bandit 2] xanadu – olivia newton-john and elo [xanadu] everybody needs somebody – the blues brothers [the blues brothers] out here on my own – irene cara [fame] flash’s theme – queen [flash gordon] for your eyes only – sheena easton [for your eyes only] america – neil diamond [the jazz singer] arthur’s theme (best that you can do) – christopher cross [arthur] love on the rocks – neil diamond [the jazz singer] blue lamp – stevie nicks [heavy metal] open arms – journey [heavy metal and the last american virgin] somebody’s baby – jackson browne [fast times at ridgemont high] boys are back in town – the bus boys [48 hrs.] eye of the tiger – survivor [rocky 3 and 4] themes from e.t. the extra terrestrial – walter murphy [e.t. the extra terrestrial] theme from tron – wendy carlos [tron] long live the new flesh – howard shore [videodrome] push it to the limit – paul engemann [scarface] a million miles away – the plimsouls [valley girl] love my way – the psychedelic furs [valley girl] girls like me – bonnie hayes with the wild combo [valley girl] i la la la love you – pat travers [valley girl] get a job – the silhouettes [trading places, stand by me, joey and good morning, vietnam] ain’t too proud to beg – the temptations [the big chill] i heard it through the grapevine – marvin gaye [the big chill] d.c. cab – peabo bryson [d.c. cab] twist of fate – olivia newton-john [two of a kind] the dream – irene cara [d.c. cab] dr. detroit – devo [doctor detroit] wild sex (in the working class) – oingo boingo [sixteen candles] you’re the best around – joe esposito [the karate kid] if you were here – thompson twins [sixteen candles] almost paradise – mike reno and ann wilson [footloose] together in electric dreams – philip oakey and giorgio moroder [electric dreams] love light in flight – stevie wonder [the woman in red] cleanin’ up the town – the bus boys [ghostbusters] electric dreams – p.p. arnold [electric dreams] body rock – maria vidal [body rock] i just called to say i love you – stevie wonder [the woman in red] one foot in front of the other – bone symphony [revenge of the nerds] big bottom – spinal tap [this is spinal tap] little bitch – the specials [sixteen candles] beat street breakdown – grandmaster melle mel and the furious five [beat street] if i ruled the world – kurtis blow [krush groove] love theme from st. elmo’s fire – david foster [st. elmo’s fire] separate lives – phil collins and marilyn martin [white nights] only the young – journey [vision quest] to live and die in l.a. – wang chung [to live and die in l.a.] burning heart – survivor [rocky 4] say you, say me – lionel richie [white nights] hearts on fire – john cafferty [rocky 4] fire in the twilight – wang chung [the breakfast club] back in time – huey lewis and the news [back to the future] gambler – madonna [vision quest] no secrets – van stephenson [secret admirer] the glow (extended version) – willie hutch [the last dragon] eight arms to hold you – goon squad [the goonies] dancing in heaven (orbital be-bop) – q-feel [girls just wanna have fun] hard way – brock & davis [just one of the guys] heart too hot to hold – jesse johnson and stephanie spruill [the breakfast club] we don’t need another hero (thunderdome) – tina turner [mad max beyond thunderdome] young & innocent – elefante [st. elmo’s fire] good enough (dance remix) – cyndi lauper [the goonies] dancing in the streets – animotion [girls just wanna have fun] the last dragon theme – dwight david [the last dragon] stand by me – ben e. king [stand by me] you’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’ – the righteous brothers [top gun] if you leave – omd [pretty in pink] absolute beginners – david bowie [absolute beginners] take my breath away – berlin [top gun] lollipop – the chordettes [stand by me] come go with me – the del vikings [stand by me] please, please, please let me get what i want – the smiths [pretty in pink] beat city – the flowerpot men [ferris bueller’s day off] do wot you do – inxs [pretty in pink] pretty in pink ‘86 – the psychedelic furs [pretty in pink] but not tonight (robert margouleff extended remix) – depeche mode [modern girls] magic dance – david bowie [labyrinth] danger zone – kenny loggins [top gun] feel the heat – jean beauvoir [cobra] no promises – icehouse [modern girls] cry little sister – gerard mcmann [the lost boys] lost in the shadows – lou gramm [the lost boys] slice of heaven – dave dobbyn and herbs [footrot flats: the dog’s tale] i go crazy – flesh for lulu [some kind of wonderful] miss amanda jones – the march violets [some kind of wonderful] people are strange – echo and the bunnymen [the lost boys] she’s like the wind ft. wendy frazer – patrick swayze [dirty dancing] hypnotize me (innerspace mix) – wang chung [innerspace] turn to the sky – the march violets [some kind of wonderful] hungry eyes – eric carmen [dirty dancing] i get around – the beach boys [good morning, vietnam and look who’s talking] nowhere to run – martha reeves and the vandellas [good morning vietnam] do you love me – the contours [dirty dancing] i still believe – tim cappello [the lost boys] meet me half way – kenny loggins [over the top] colors – ice t [colors] coming to america – the system [coming to america] get outta my dreams, get into my car – billy ocean [license to drive] cult of personality – living colour [say anything…] in your eyes – peter gabriel [say anything…] after all – peter cetera and cher [chances are] birthday suit – johnny kemp [sing]
duration: over 7 hours if played nonstop.
*ghostbusters by ray parker jr., i’ve had the time of my life by bill medley and jennifer warnes, (don’t you) forget about me by simple minds and the power of love by huey lewis and the news are in DIFFERENT PLAYLISTS. I didn’t add them because I I wanted to add songs that I didn’t have in other playlists. You would have to go to my past ones to look out for them. *also, all things considered, there should be EXACTLY 110 songs in this playlist, which is also one of my ultimate playlists. If you experience any problems or hiccups of any kind, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. I will take care of them accordingly.
request: hello love could you do a head cannon prefrence thing with all of Evans characters and possibly violet of how they are chill with you or how they comfort you when your sad
tate would definitely cuddle with you and ask what it is that made you sad. whatever the thing was he would say that he hated that thing and that you are so amazing and it’s just that the world can’t comprehend that. if you cried, he’d definitely cry too, as he is incredibly attached to you. ultimately it would probably end in you watching a movie and him running his fingers through your hair as you fall asleep.
kit is an absolute sweetheart. he would listen so intently to everything you have to say. he would always know just what to say. he’d validate all of your feelings at the same time making sure that you know that you know how wonderful you are and that no matter what anyone says about you the world is wrong. he’d rub your back and have you sit on the couch with a blanket, then he’d get you tea/coffee/hot chocolate, and sit with you as long as you want listening to your favorite records with him singing them softly in your ear.
kyle would do his best to listen and understand. he wouldn’t always be able to say the right thing but his heart is always in the right place. he’d stare at you with his wide eyes and do his best to repeat what you say so you know he’s listening, “s-sad, hu-hurt”. he may not be able to talk but he’d be amazing at comforting you. he’d grab you and cradle you against his chest protectively. “love” he’d kiss you “per-perfect”
jimmy would be very protective. he’d initially be very angry at whatever/whoever hurt you, then when he saw that you were so genuinely hurt he’d forget that and tend to you. telling you how you are the best damn woman he’s ever met. he’d get you whatever you wanted, even if it meant going into town to get you french fries, and he’d sit with you and listen, trying to give you the best support he can
when james saw how distraught you looked he’d immediately feel bad, thinking he caused it, “dearest, have- have i done something?” when you explain that you are hurt james would become furious and kill whoever made you so sad. he’d come back and tell you he has eliminated the issue and he’d hold you as you cry telling you how you mean the world to him and he wants to give you everything you could wish for
violet would pick up on your sadness immediately, “what happened? tell me please” you’d tell her about how some kid at school picked on you or something and she’d tell you flat out that they are idiots and it’s just because you are so special that they are mean to you. she’d trash talk whoever you wanted to rant about and she’d play your favorite music and cuddle you, as the big spoon, and stroke your hair soothingly