Top 10 Goth(ish) Songs By Non-Goth Artists
3. Jimmy Swaggart, "Where the Roses Never Fade"
Close your eyes listening to that song and tell me that you can't picture Nick Cave from the Let Love In era doing that exact same song in the exact same way. Then again, Swaggart himself has had the kind of life experiences that would make even Cave blush.
2. ICP, "Echo Side"
I maintain that one and only one purely gothic rap song has ever been written, and it was done by ICP. Their bleak look at the wastelands outside the realm of hell populated by headless children is some straight up Sopor Æternus shit. "Echo Side" could be a template for a whole new genre. It's that good.
1. Taylor Swift, "Haunted"
No one embodies the premise of this article like Taylor Swift. I've always noticed tiny bits of goth peeking through her good girl pop country façade, and when she released "Haunted" I knew I was right. This girl is itching to be the next Chibi somewhere down in the cockles of her heart, and when she goes full-on Chris Gaines I will be there with a bouquet of black roses.