Tara Gilesbie, author of My Immortal, is a fan of what she calls "goffic" music, consisting almost entirely of My Chemical Romance andGood Charlotte (who also play at Hogsmede often), and occasionallyEvanescence, Linkin Park, and Marilyn "Marlin" Manson. The following is a record of songs mentioned or referenced by Tara as she was "writing" My Immortal. If you would like to make such a playlist, you're a poser.

My Chemical Romance [edit | edit source]

a.k.a. MCR

  • Helena (also check out the Bloody Gothic Rose 666 cover. Apparently the song that inspired Tara to not kill herself.)
  • Thank You for the Venom (Fang u 4 da Venom)
  • Demolition Lovers (Desolation Livers)
  • Vampires Will Never Hurt You (the title of Chapter 27, played, but did not exist in the 80s.)
  • I Don't Love You Like I Did Yesterday (I don't 3 u lyk I did yesterday)
  • Teenagers
  • The Ghost of You (Gost of U, which is the title for Chapter 35. The song played in Chapter 25. Also the name of the last collaboration fic between Tara and Raven.)
  • Welcome to the Black Parade (Welcum 2 da Blak Prade. She acknowledges the fact that this song didn't exist in the 80's but tells the reader to just pretend it did.)
  • The Black Parade (title of Chapter 42)

Good Charlotte[edit | edit source]

a.k.a. GC

  • I Just Wanna Live (played in but did not exist in the 80s)
  • The Chronicles of Life and Death (the song played in Chapter 3)
  • The World is Black (not a single)
  • The River (which is about the band discovering Christianity.)

Evanescence[edit | edit source]

  • My Immortal
  • Going Under (Gong Under)
  • Bring Me To Life (title of Chapter 7)

Marilyn Manson[edit | edit source]


  • 1996 ("jeus christ superstar")

Green Day (Grun Day?)[edit | edit source]

  • The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Billie Joe Armstrong says you can keep the lyrics to "The Bolevrad of Borken Dremz".)

Other Bands[edit | edit source]

  • Linkin Park (When they don't have you-know-what to a MCR song, Draco and Ebondy have you-know-what to Linkin Park songs.)
  • Slipknot
  • Simple Plan
  • HIM
  • Panic! At the Disco (or panic?! at da dizcko, Ebony at least accurately points out that Marilyn Manson is older than them, in a feeble attempt to justify Marilyn being around in the 1980's)

More apparently "Goffic" artists[edit | edit source]

  • The Beatles (who wore eyeliner in 1980)
  • 50 Cent (Goffik versions of his songs exist. A favorite of Hargrid's.)
  • Billy Joel (who apparently recorded with Green Day in the '80's and had blonde hair. Tara probably meant "Billie Joe Armstrong", the frontman of Green Day, but still. Maybe Billie Joe Armstrong + Joel Madden = Billy Joel? Tara logic.)
  • Cute Is What We Aim For (Ebony apparently has a 'blak Kute is What we Aim 4 cideo ipod that I could take videos wif'. (that can later become a time machine) At the time that chapter was written, however, there were no iPods capable of recording video, the first was the 5th generation iPod Nano in 2009. Whether or not the band actually did have a licensed iPod is unknown)

Prep Bands/Artists[edit | edit source]

  • Ashlee Simpson (a poser band, apparently)
  • The Backstreet Boys
  • Britney Spears (this is never directly said but implied via Britney the Prep.)
  • Avril Lavigne (owning an Avril Lavigne robe a good way of scaring Volxemort and reminding people you're a poser. Ebony's iPod apparently has Avril's music on it, since when Dumbledore confiscates it in the past, he listens to one of her songs)
  • Hilary Duff (Ebony "fucking hates that little bitch' since she's going out with Joel Madden and has an 'ugly blonde face'")
  • Paris Hillton (who Snape thinks is goffik for some reason)
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