So I have a little hobby of making up Spotify playlist for fictional characters from comics and movies. You’d be surprised by the number of folks that have curated collections of songs inspired by the likes of Spider-Man or Game of Thrones. I first heard the new Ice Cube song Good Cop, Bad Cop on a playlist dedicated to the Night King.
It’s fun for me when I get wrapped up in a story line or something to think what music a particular character would be listening to on the daily. My first playlist was for My Hero Academia teacher Shota Aizawa. I just heard songs that reminded me of his story and characterization. He somewhat disapproves of All-Mights bravado so the Kendrick Lamar track Humble was perfect.
I’m a huge fan of Marvel’s Ant-Man so I built one for him full of some cheesey moments, songs with a nod to science too.
If you type almost anything into Spotify search you’re gonna probably get a hit. I found a Castlevania playlist with almost 8 hours of music from the classic video game franchise, including 8-bit renditions and heavy metal versions of the iconic music as well.
My favorite that I’ve been working on is dedicated to Jean Grey and her recent story line from then Phoenix Returns Saga. Issue 11 of the Young Jean Grey and the new launch of X-Men Red was just exciting and I wanted some tunes to capture the new directions for the classic Marvel Comics character.
So checkout some of this stuff on your Spotify or streaming service and build your own based on Fox Mulder or Garfield or whatever. Let me know and I’ll check it out. I even got the rest of the Mid-American-Culture staff on board for our weekly waves as we figure out what would be on Captain America’s iPod so watch out for that. Happy Saturday!