10 Songs That Should Be In ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

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It’s been known for a bit now that the fourth season of American Horror Story would take place at a carnival. However, it was only yesterday that we found out that the official title of the upcoming season is American Horror Story: Freak Show. The second that name came forth, something in my head clicked and I was suddenly inspired to whip up this list for you!

So, head on down for 10 Songs That Should Be In American Horror Story: Freak Show!

KISS – Psycho Circus

“Welcome To The Show” indeed! This series has been wildly popular as well as critically acclaimed, so a new season, while anticipated, has been met with a lot of joy. But if people think things are going to be smooth sailing, they clearly haven’t seen the previous seasons. I guess you could say things are going to get a little psycho?

Avatar – Smells Like A Freakshow

If KISS are going to welcome us to the show, Avatar are going to be the ones who take things on a much darker path! The group already has a weird circus feel to them, so they fit right in. Plus, how perfect is their song title?

Mr. Bungle – Quote Unquote

If ever there was a band that could encompass the feel of AHS, Mr. Bungle would be at the top of the list. Absolutely insane yet undeniably fascinating, their insanity is as appealing as it is disturbing. Bring it on!

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  • Darkness69

    Cool list you whipped up for us here! If they really put Rob Zombie and Emilie Autumn in the soundtrack, that would be amazing. They could even have someone make a song especially for an episode, like “Let’s Boot And Rally” – Iggy Pop/Bethany Cosentino collaboration for True Blood. Maybe even have someone guest star à la Stevie Nicks – hey, there’s a sublist waiting to be written there – who would you like to see appear on AHS: Freak Show? Total fantasy pick: David Bowie!

  • schuby2013

    This is a great list. In regards to Mr Bungle, I would also throw in Carousel.

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  • WineandWatch

    Ok I know I’m going to get shit for this, but why not use the song “Freakshow” by Britney Spears? It was my favorite song from that album!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YycbQjFLf-M

    • ThunderDragoon

      You’re not gonna get any shit from me. I love me some Britney and I’m not afraid to admit it lol. That song would fit perfectly with a montage of some sort.

  • Mr.Mirage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ItJAom81nU

    This sounds like what I would hear at a sideshow.

  • Melissa

    NO on all of them. It’s not that I don’t like the songs but it’s supposed to be the 1950′s. The music should be kept with that time and previous music that came out. Classical is always nice because it gives a movie tone. One thing I can not stand is movies using music that is after when the movie takes place or music that will date it years from now. All of these songs would heavily date it in 5 to 10 years and kind of ruin re-watchabilty if the season is any good. I won’t ever watch the Great Gatsby remake for this very reason.

    • Mr.Mirage

      I had forgotten that I made a comment already, and thought better on the Waits track, primarily because I agree with you, Melissa. In fact, in Asylum, the track Dominique was used to massive effect. Also, watching the (IMHO) best episode of The X-Files (Home), a re-recorded cover of Wonderful, Wonderful originally done by Johnny Mathis totally creeps an already dark sequence… and as one last, great example… well, pretty much the entire movie Blue Velvet.

      So here is hoping that the music selection committee takes a few ganders at the time period. Brilliant instrumentals (Santo & Johnny doing Sleepwalk, Pete Drake doing Forever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm77Xck34GE), early Johnny Cash, the list goes on…