The bats have left the belltower; the victims have been bled.
November 20, 2008 7:46 AM   Subscribe

What are the awesomest songs about vampires?

So far I've got: Bela Lugosi's Dead, Concrete Blonde's Bloodletting, Mazzy Star's Taste of Blood, The Misfits' Vampira, The Birthday Party's Release the Bats, Outkast's Dracula's Wedding, and My Dying Bride's Kiss to Remember. Genre isn't really important, so long as they're rad.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot to Media & Arts (52 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Dracula's Lament" by Jason Segel
From the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
posted by Grither at 7:51 AM on November 20, 2008


Transylvanian Concubine by Rasputina.
posted by yellowbinder at 7:53 AM on November 20, 2008




"Vampires" by Umbrellas.
posted by millipede at 7:57 AM on November 20, 2008


Pixies: "I Bleed"
posted by mr_roboto at 8:00 AM on November 20, 2008


anything on Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
posted by banshee at 8:02 AM on November 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Vampires from Godsmack's Awake
Dracula from Gorillaz's eponymous debut album
Dracula from Iced Earth's Horror Show
Transylvania from Iron Maiden's eponymous debut album, although it's an instrumental so that might not count for you.
posted by theichibun at 8:02 AM on November 20, 2008


Faith No More, The Morning After
posted by jozxyqk at 8:05 AM on November 20, 2008


Vampire Girl by Jonathan Richman is probably the only vampire-themed song that has a Little Richard-style "Wooo" in the chorus.

Dracula Mountain by Lightning Bolt is awesome, although the lyrics are nearly incomprehensible.
posted by burnmp3s at 8:07 AM on November 20, 2008


I heard a song on the radio the other day by Paramore called Decode that was written specifically for the Twilight soundtrack.
posted by radioamy at 8:08 AM on November 20, 2008


Love Song for a Vampire Annie Lennox
posted by Constant Reader at 8:08 AM on November 20, 2008


Two lists.
posted by mandal at 8:09 AM on November 20, 2008


Gordon Downie - Chancellor, if you like your vampires dogged and full of loss.
posted by oulipian at 8:11 AM on November 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sting's "Moon Over Bourbon Street," inspired by Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:16 AM on November 20, 2008


Vampyre Erotica by Inkubus Sukkubus
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:19 AM on November 20, 2008


Roky Erickson - Night of the Vampire

And I love the music from Vampyros Lesbos.
posted by box at 8:20 AM on November 20, 2008


Walcott by Vampire Weekend
posted by mattbucher at 8:21 AM on November 20, 2008


She's My Vampire Girl, by the Groovie Ghoulies.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:38 AM on November 20, 2008


Atreyu - The Curse, an entire album about vampires.
posted by nbSean at 8:39 AM on November 20, 2008


Most definitely Vampire by Antsy Pants
posted by bradly at 8:42 AM on November 20, 2008




"These Fangs" and "Blah Blah Blah" by Say Hi to Your Mom. (That album is full of songs about vampires, FWIW.)
posted by silentbicycle at 8:59 AM on November 20, 2008


"Thirsty" from the Blade soundtrack, featuring ODB & I think the RZA. Nothing says awesome like ODB slurring on the track. I'm joking, but it's definitely kind of hilariously cool.
posted by cashman at 9:01 AM on November 20, 2008


"The Vampire" and "Reynardine" by Buffy Sainte Marie.
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup at 9:12 AM on November 20, 2008


Die, Vampire! Die! from the musical [Title of Show], which uses vampires as the metaphor to describe our struggle against the forces that suck the creative energy out of us.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:32 AM on November 20, 2008


Do The Vampire by Superdrag
posted by The World Famous at 9:33 AM on November 20, 2008


Helium's first two songs of their best album, the Pirate Prude EP: "Baby Vampire Made Me" and "Wanna Be A Vampire Too, Baby."
posted by ifjuly at 9:33 AM on November 20, 2008


The Toadies insist that Possum Kingdom is not actually about vampires. But it certainly sounds like it could be.
posted by equalpants at 9:38 AM on November 20, 2008


I always thought that the Toadies Possum Kingdom was about a vampire, but apparently, this has been debated before and I am 100% WRONG.
posted by rmless at 9:38 AM on November 20, 2008


Vampire Victim by Old Time Relijun.

(The song is so awesome, it's going on my Mefi Swap CD)
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:41 AM on November 20, 2008


Most of my faves are already listed here, so I asked a friend.

She suggested Gothic Surfarama by Vampire Beach Babes.

It sounds intriguing.
posted by sandraregina at 10:47 AM on November 20, 2008


"Si Vous Connaissez Quelque Chose De Pire Qu'Un Vampire, Parlez M'En Toujours Ça Pourra Peut-Être Me Faire Sourire" by French sixties pop star Stella, later covered by Stereo Total as "Film D'Horreur".
posted by galaksit at 11:06 AM on November 20, 2008


Dinner with Drac
Dracula's Daughter
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:07 AM on November 20, 2008


Captain Beefheart - Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on my Knee
posted by dfan at 12:11 PM on November 20, 2008


Devil Town - Daniel Johnston (also covered by the Groovie Ghoulies and Bright Eyes)

And all my friends were vampires
Didn't know they were vampires
Turns out I was a vampire myself
In the Devil Town

posted by Aznable at 12:31 PM on November 20, 2008




Oops.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:43 PM on November 20, 2008


The Pixies Is She Weird?
posted by otolith at 1:03 PM on November 20, 2008


Voltaire. The Vampire Club is silly, but explicitly vampiric. The Night is a bit mroe serious, but not necessarily about vampires.
posted by valadil at 1:05 PM on November 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Radiohead's We Suck Young Blood is a song about metaphorical vampires.
posted by otolith at 1:06 PM on November 20, 2008


The Doors (post Jim Morrison's death) wrote Verdilac which, by the lyrics, certainly appears to be a vampire song. I've actually never heard it and I'm at work where I can't watch youtube videos, so I can't vouch for the radness of the song, but I'm looking forward to hearing this for the first time tonight!
posted by otolith at 1:18 PM on November 20, 2008


The Charm of the Highway Strip by The Magnetic Fields is a synth-driven country concept album about vampires, which is superb. Crowd of Drifters and I Have the Moon are probably the most obvious, but neither of them are readily accessible. This is a passable cover, though.
posted by chairmanroflmao at 1:54 PM on November 20, 2008


Another song called "Dracula's Daughter," from the album Colin Meloy Sings Live!, which the dude claims is the worst song he ever wrote.
posted by Sfving at 2:27 PM on November 20, 2008


Blue in the Face by Alkaline Trio. Subtle, beautiful love song between vampires, has the best ending: "What do you say, your coffin or mine?"
posted by Ghidorah at 2:46 PM on November 20, 2008


Ah! How could we forget our own Dracula Man X2 Alpha Turbo!!!!
posted by otolith at 6:17 PM on November 20, 2008


Vampiring Again by Califone:

a clean line
moonlight bends a collarbone drink
strung tight, strung tight
wheel along the artery
the streetlights drift, the eye-beams collide
slow dissolve
the car-chase draining gasoline shines a skin across the water
barely touching now
sad eyes when you're vampiring again
carry your violence light
carry the moonlight seed
the sleep in your eye
posted by scody at 7:25 PM on November 20, 2008


The only thing better than vampires are ye-ye vampires! The first song I thought of was Si Vous Connaissez Quelque Chose De Pire Qu'un Vampire, Parlez M'en Toujours, Ca Pourra Peut-etre Me Faire Sourire ('If you know of something worse than a vampire, tell me, it will make me smile' .. That just makes those marathon Fallout Boy titles look lightweight by comparison) performed by either Stella or Manon. According to Spiked Candy, it was covered by Stereo Total in 1999 as Film d'Horreur. Also, Spiked Candy has Jany L.'s Mon Joli Vampire and Christine Pilzer's Dracula (and Lio's Bébé Vampire, though that's not ye-ye).
posted by Mael Oui at 10:06 PM on November 20, 2008


Are you kidding me?! I never thought some one would actually come up with my answer first, so I.. didn't check ahead of time. Oh well, I named a few other songs.
posted by Mael Oui at 10:15 PM on November 20, 2008


Moontrekkers: Night Of The Vampire. It's an (to my ears awesome) instrumental Joe Meek production.
The Pearlfishers: The Vampires of Camelon. Also an instrumental and it hasn't got a vampire vibe, to say the least. Gorgeous, tho.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:10 AM on November 21, 2008


Long, long beaten to Concrete Blonde's "Bloodletting" album. I picked it up again recently, put on the headphones, and was instantly transported back to 1993-1995 (college and my goth phase).
posted by mrbill at 10:52 AM on November 21, 2008


The Misfits - We Bite
posted by Jawn at 2:18 AM on November 22, 2008


Oh, you need "Date With a Vampire" by the Screaming Tribesmen. And seconding Roky Erickson's "Night of the Vampire."
posted by Scram at 9:24 AM on November 23, 2008


« Older Why isn't Lori Drew being charged as a sexual...   |   Gifts for Peace Corps Volunteer? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.