Danse Macabre Fever
July 23, 2010 7:11 AM Subscribe
What songs would Death put on a mix tape?
posted by itstheclamsname to Media & Arts (96 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for songs that you might hear if the incarnation of Death were strolling around town playing his boombox. Ideally, the songs should take mundane lyrics and fill them with macabre double meaning. Bonus points if it's danceable, but all genres are great.
The first examples that came to my mind were "Why Waste Your Time/You Know You're Gonna Be Mine" by Bizarre Inc and "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult, but I feel I've only scratched the surface of the possibilities.
about songs about dying is also yielding some possibilities, but I'm not necessarily looking for tunes that are about death, merely ones upon which Death would groove, to the dismay of mortals.