Top 10 Goth(ish) Songs By Non-Goth Artists
7. Divinyls, "If Love Was a Gun"
If all you know about the Divinyls is "I Touch Mysself" then you missed out on some really great Australian pop music. Hidden on diVINYLS is this hopeless little heartbreaker that also has some wonderful suicide imagery.
6. Patsy Cline, "Walking After Midnight"
If there is any country song that every goth loves, it is "Walking After Midnight." That's not conjecture, by the way. I've asked them. Loneliness, night time, sad trees, "Walking After Midnight" is like a template for half of Faith and the Muse's catalogue.
5. TV on the Radio, "Wolf Like Me"
Personally, I feel that any band that has collaborated with Peter Murphy should be disqualified from this list as they are either goth or working towards it, but it's been suggested to me a lot. There's not doubt that the group was listening to Bauhaus records when they wrote "Wolf Like Me."
4. Jars of Clay, "Flood"
Now, plenty of goths are Christians, and there is even a genre of music called Christian Goth. (Yes, it is absolutely hysterical) None of those bands, though, will ever do what Jars of Clay managed to do with this amazing combination of Robert Smith guitar lines and Ian Curtis lyrics. It still gives me shivers years later.