Tara Gilesbie, author of My Immortal, is a fan of what she calls "goffic" music, consisting almost entirely of My Chemical Romance and Good Charlotte (who also play at Hogsmede often), and occasionally Evanescence, 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 (with Gerard Way's sexy ethnic voice) Edit

  • I'm Not Okay (title of Chapter 19, the lyrics are also a spell)
  • 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 (although Tara calls it Fang u 4 da Venom)
  • Demolition Lovers (Desolation Livers, so to speak.)
  • Vampires Will Never Hurt You (the title of Chapter 27, also this song totally existed in the eighties.)
  • I Don't Love You Like I Did Yesterday (or, in Taraese, I don't 3 u lyk I did yesterday. Yes, 3.)
  • Teenagers
  • The Ghost of You (or 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 (or as Tara puts it, 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

  • I Just Wanna Live (so 80's)
  • 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... You gonna throw out those "Joel" boots Enoby?)

Evanescence Edit

  • My Immortal (Poor, poor Amy Lee, with her poor song forced to associate itself with this...)
  • Going Under (Gong Under?)
  • Bring Me To Life (title of Chapter 7)

Marilyn Manson Edit

  • 1996 ("jeus christ superstar")

Green Day (Grun Day?) Edit

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

Other Bands Edit

More apparently "Goffic" artists Edit

  • 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.)

Prep Bands/Artists Edit

  • 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)
  • Hilary Duff (Ebony "fucking hates that little bitch' since she's going out with Joel Madden and has an 'ugly blonde face'")