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10/2 Spotify Playlist: Fictional Bands

There are times when fiction is better than reality. Most of these bands were created for films, often having the film revolving around them or being a highlight. Even though these bands aren’t real and have actual concerts that can be attended, their merchandise can be bought and their songs can be listened to in the real world. Here are songs by some bands people wish were real.

  • “Threshold” // Sex Bob-Omb
    • Featured in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”
  • “Scotty Doesn’t Know” // Lustra
    • Scotty Thomas finds out that his girlfriend has been cheating on him with Donny, played by Matt Damon, through this song in “Eurotrip.”
  • “Drive It Like You Stole It” // Sing Street
    • Featured in “Sing Street.”
  • “Magic Works” // The Weird Sisters
    • Featuring members from British bands Radiohead and Pulp, this band played at the Yule Ball in “Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire.”
  • “First World Tragedy” // Sunrise Skater Kids
    • Created by YouTube comedian Jarrod Alonge, Sunrise Skater Kids is a fictional pop punk band from Baltimore.
  • “Cantina Band” // Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes
    • One of the most iconic fictional bands can be seen playing at the Mos Eisley Cantina in “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
  • “Earth Angel” // The Penguins
    • This song was made by a real band, but was famously covered by Marvin Berry and The Starlighters at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in “Back to the Future.”
  • “Nazi Punks, F*** Off” // The Ain’t Rights
    • Another cover from an actual band, The Ain’t Rights covers Dead Kennedys’ famous track in a room full of Nazi skinheads in “Green Room.”
  • “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” // Spinal Tap
    • Featured in “This Is Spinal Tap.”
  • “Everything Is AWESOME!!!” // Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island
    • “The Lego Movie” produced one of the catchiest songs in film this decade.
  • “I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad” and “We Hate You Please Die” // Crash and the Boys
    • Sex Bob-Omb’s rival band in “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.” These tracks go hand-in-hand.
  • “Ultimate” // Lindsay Lohan
    • “Freaky Friday (2003)” had a great soundtrack and this original track was part of the reason.
  • “Your Validation” // Canadian Softball
    • Another of Jarrod Alonge’s fictional bands, this emo band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin heavily resembles Philadelphia emo/pop punk band Modern Baseball.
  • “Sweet Victory” // David Glen Eisley
    • Famously covered by The Bikini Bottom Marching Band at The Bubble Bowl halftime show.