Thursday, June 16, 2011

Supernatural Soundtracks

A thought popped into my mind a few months ago, and I've tried to pass it off to others to blog about to no avail. So, I'll take a stab at it myself.

The thought is this: What type(s) of music do you associate with various supernatural/paranormal creatures? I don't read or watch a whole lot of supernatural/paranormal, but from my limited experience, this is what I've come up with.

Zombies - The only thing that readily comes to mind is Michael Jackson's "Thriller". (Haha - I know, cheap shot but I couldn't pass that one up.)

Vampires - I associate vampires with two things; classical music and whatever was popular when and where each was turned. I can see a 1920s-turned vampire continuing his/her interest in jazz, a Fifteenth Century vampire that still digs Gregorian chants, or an early 1990s vampire with a burning love for Nirvana & Pearl Jam.

Were-wolves - Despite the long lifespans were-wolves seem capable of, I see were-wolves as completely classic rock/ heavy metal guys (and girls). It's really all there in the song titles:
Bad Company - "Running with the pack"
Ozzy Osborne - "Bark at the moon"
Guns 'n' Roses - "Welcome to the jungle"
Duran Duran - "Hungry like the wolf"

Agree? Disagree? Think I'm out of my mind? What music do you associate with the things that go bump in the night? Let's here your ideas.


  1. From the awesome Torideaux via twitter:
    Werewolves - Bad Moon on the rise
    Vampires - Anything from the Lost Boys soundtrack
    Zombies - RamaLamaBangBang

  2. Funny! By the way, absolutely LOVE Guns n Roses and Bad Company. Typically, for anything paranormal it would be metal or alternative music to me. Haunting melodies like Evanescence probably!

  3. Okay, I have to comment on this one.

    Zombies - Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

    Vampires - The Toadies' "Possum Kingdom"

    And surprisingly, I don't yet have a song for werewolves, which is funny, considering I claim to be one with my lupus. LOL

  4. *squick* You DIDN'T just lump Duran Duran with heavy metal, did you?

    Sorry, my brain just wobbled for a moment.

    For some reason, I associate Enya, Clannad and Loreena McKennit with elves and faye people.

  5. My soon-to-be released zombie bride story is the only book I've ever created a soundtrack for. It had a lot of Oingo Boingo, a little Nirvana, and Olivia Newton-John's "Magic."