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2760 No. 2760
In the interests of music being awesome, TF2 being awesome, and two great tastes usually tasting great together.

Share the songs that soundtrack your TF2 world. Anything you associate with a character, a pairing, a canon (or, hell, a fanfic) event, anything like that.


1. Any song is fine- consider this a sort of musical headcanon- but be prepared to back it up. You want to, for some ungodly reason, associate a Justin Beiber song with Heavy? You better say why.

2. Share the wealth! If the song's on YouTube, link it in your post. If not, upload it so people can give it a listen.

3. Posting all of the lyrics to the song, if any, isn't necessary- if you want to share lyrics, choose the most relevant bits.

Have fun, and may everybody's iPod get a little bit fuller.
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>> No. 4459
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Meat Loaf - Peace On Earth

The style and tone remind me of Scout the most strongly, but I can see this fitting for the team as a whole or any particular individual: the song's point of view is a soldier tired of the war he's fighting with no hope for an end or attention from higher forces, and lines like "I don't wanna be an end/For someone else's dirty hand" are really appropriate given the backstory.
>> No. 4602
  Finally a song that fits my personal Sniper/Spy headcanon perfectly- A hopelessly in love Sniper, a Spy who just will not commit. (And yes, Scootma is the other woman, and therefore the 'her' in the song.)
>> No. 4603
  I still think this is the idea Sniper/Spy song. A little retro, a little funky, very playful and sadistic.
>> No. 4620
  Just made a connection with this one.

Drunken Lullabies by Flogging Molly.

Makes me think of Demoman. I know it's an Irish band, and he's Scottish, but it still makes me think it's the type of song he'd tear up to. Constantly mentions eyes, and death and such.
I really like the bit at the end though "No colour left but black and white." For me, it ties into the RED vs BLU conflict, but it also evokes the notion of skin colour.
...I really need to get out of the English Program.
>> No. 4632
  I find these lyrics fitting to Sniper/Spy after they had a fight, and then from Spy's POV.
>> No. 4694
  This song's all about being a foot-soldier fighting in a never-ending war for reasons nobody's sure of in a place where your death is a matter of 'when' instead of 'if'. It's awesome music to listen to when playing.

Also the fact that it's being backed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra is pretty cool.
>> No. 4774
  "You're the Voice" by John Farnham

A friend of mine found this song and said that the whole feel of it made her think of Sniper. She couldn't explain why when I asked. Then I listened to it. We still can't place it, but it's perfect.
>> No. 4778
  A song about overthetop manliness. 'nuff said.

(Here are the lyrics translated by yours truly because derp, the song is in German)

Die Ärzte
Ein Mann

Petting just ain't my thing
Are we in a zoo or what?
I'm the best at plumbing
And at everything else of course

I'm a man!
I'll wash my socks whenever
Taking over the world
Just because I can
I'm a man!

Charismatic, cultivated
And tattooed on the hip
I'll show it if you bow down before me
You'll go nuts when you see it

I'm a man!
I'll give you an overdose of fun
Got a lot hung on me
Take a look
I'm a man!

Subtle like a tank
Sensitive like a highway

I'm a man!
More dangerous than Jackie Chan
So please, touch me with caution
You're fascinated by me
I got you in my hand
Because I'm so interesting
Even though just by sheer chance
I got more luck than wits
>> No. 4786
UNF. Depeche Mode always wins.

link here since the youtube embedder is being difficult: http://youtu.be/NcmNlu4FX_E

I always loved Rammstein's super extended cover of this song. I thought I was the only one who liked picturing Medic singing along to the song while shirtless
>> No. 4805
  "What A Shame" - Shinedown

Sniper or Spy. They both smoke and seclude themselves.
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if you listen closely @ 0:07 and 1:40 you can hear Soldier laughing, and at 2:04 you can hear Engie howling, imo.

my headcanon says everyone from TF2 plays this song together every weekend. They use gascans and Demopan's head for drums cause they want to be Rastifarians
>> No. 4917
Gosh, I actually have an iTunes playlist with songs I play when I think of TF2. First one is from a celtic folk-rock group named Steeleye Span, and it's for the Spy.

"Following Me" Which appears not to exist on the Web. I has a sad. But here are some of the lyrics-
Look in his eyes, this man, he'll tell you nothing
You'll have to do what he says if you
Look in his eyes, this man, it's no use running
I know I mustn't look back at him

(Somebody's following, following me)
I feel his breath on the back of my hair
(Somebody's following, following me)
And there's fear in the air

Other Spy songs on my list include "Secret Agent Man", "Spy Hard" by Weird Al Yankovic, "Smooth Operator" by Sade, "Mr. Mistoffles" from Cats, "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin and "Words" from the Erotica Album by Madonna.

Songs for the Engineer- "Handy Man" by James Taylor, "Tuff Enuff" by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and "Sweet Baby James" also by James Taylor

Songs for the Pyro "Dicso Inferno" (the chorus of which includes them singing "Burn, baby, burn!", "I'm on Fire" by Bruce Springsteen, "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter, "Light My Fire" by the Doors and "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor

Demoman songs- "The Scotsman" by Brian Bowers, off the Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Album. It's about a scotsman in a kilt who gets blotto at a bar, passes out on the side of the street and is discovered by two young women who peer under his kilt to see what Scotsmen really do wear under there, then leave a blue silk ribbon tied around what they see. The last line "Och, lad, I dunno where you been, but I see you won first prize!" slays me every time I hear it.

Solly Songs- "It Makes a Fellow Proud to be a Soldier" by Tom Lehrer, "The Hunting Song" (Ditto), "Wild Boys" by Duran Duran, "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath and "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne.

Medic- "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" by Tom Lehrer, "Der Komissar" by Falco, "Mad World" the version by Gary John Jules, And "Where I Want to Be" from the play "Chess".

Scout- "Carry On, Wayward Son" by Kansas, "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, "Running Down a Dream" by Tom Petty, "Mungojerry and Rumpleteazer" (about Both Scouts) and the Title Theme from "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis (because it was a movie about running).

Sniper Songs- "Down Under" by Men at Work, "Eye in the Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project, "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen, "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" by Massive Attack, and "Pax Deorum" by Enya, the lyrics of which translate to: Father in Heaven, God bless us..
Father in Heaven, God bless me
Believe that each day which breaks is your last.
Believe that each day which breaks is your last.

Most of the others are not class specific. "Nobody's Side" from Chess, "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, "I Hate Mondays", "I Hold Your Hand in Mine" by Tom Lehrer, for all those hand gibs, "War" by Edwin Starr, "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood, "Cursuum Perficio" and Ebudae" by Enya, "Freak on a Leash" by Korn, "Gimme the Prize" by Queen, "Hey Pachuco" by the Royal Crown Revue, "Master of Puppets" by Metallica, "New Religion" and "Ordinary Day" by Duran Duran, "Song for Adam" by Jackson Browne, and "It's a Mistake" by Men at Work.
>> No. 4922
Christ on a bike, a Span song I haven't heard? I am ashamed. Where do I hand in my Folk Nerd Badge?
On the subject of folk music, I think this is the appropriate thread to mention that I always think of Solly when I listen to any song involving a nameless soldier, which, given what soldiers tend to get up to in folk music, is pretty damn hilarious.
Vid related: Cold Haily Windy Night has a guy known only as "the soldier" who knocks up some girl and buggers off the next morning. Couldn't find the Steeleye Span version, just this very odd yet intriguing... thing that has a sitar and those Indian drums.
>> No. 4923

It's from "Tempted and Tried". The Album art has a fox on the cover.
>> No. 4924
Following Me is on itunes at least.
>> No. 4935
  Oh, jeez. If this isn't a Scout song I don't know what is.
>> No. 4937
  Every time I hear this song I think of Tentaspy with like Engie. IDK I'm not that big on Tentaspy shipping but this is what it reminds me of.
>> No. 4938
  I think of the Administrator when I hear this.
>> No. 4944
  One for Shovel, believe it or not. Imagine it whispering this into Solly's head.

...don't fret, precious, i'm here, step away from the window, go back to sleep, safe from pain and truth and choice and other poison devils, see they don't give a fuck about you like I do...

Yes, I'm creeped out too.
>> No. 4949
  Just recently, I realised how damn Sniper-appropriate this song is. It's Aussie and has wee in it. I mean come on.
>> No. 5418

I can't listen to this without thinking that, as imagined by Valve's brass section, it isn't the perfect theme for Meet the Medic.
>> No. 5421
>> No. 5428
  This song makes me think of crossfaction Sniper/Spy. There was a fic I read recently that I think it really relates to... I think it's called Stolen Kisses? I can't remember, and of course I didn't bookmark it.

The odds are against us right now
And the stakes are getting higher and higher
Still you talk, of dreaming
About all the things we could do
If I placed all my bets on you
And you placed all your bets on me
They're shooting to kill around here
But I know thats not keeping you away from my home
>> No. 5435
Wow, I love this idea.
>> No. 5569
  Yeeeeeah...this is for Snipes.

A lot of Tim Minchin is, actually. For me, anyway.
E.g. Angry (feet)
Rock'n'roll Nerd
>> No. 5783
  Again, a German song, but it just fits way too well!

This one is about general friendship and best bros. Works for the entire team as a whole as much as for specific pairings or friends. Translated the lyrics for your enjoyment!

Freunde by Die Toten Hosen

At the age of 15 we sprayed slogans on the wall
That none of us could quite understand
At 20 we were against it, whatever it was right now
Important was being together and always going head first

Life had its own ways and rarely went as expected
But we never made all those compromises with each other
We'd lie for each other, even in front of God if need be
We've never brought it up but we stick to our word

All because we are friends.
Because we are friends.

Some have died, others left long ago
But we here always survived everything
We are not like the others even if no others exist
We vow that the best lies still ahead
The years have left their marks - You can see them without doubt
We wouldn't put it quite like that because we are friends

We fight and we make up
Because we are still friends.
We're always there, even without reason
Because we are still friends.

And again a year has passed by
And again my glass is empty
And again some more wrinkles
And also a tattoo more
Some love has been worth it sometime
Will we ever change?

When we lose, we support each other - All because we are friends.
The world out there, we don't give a shit - All because we are friends.
We stay, we win - Because we are still friends.
Nothing will ever defeat us - Because we are friends.
>> No. 5801
I'm into Die Toten Hosen now. :3
>> No. 5914

>Medic- "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" by Tom Lehrer

Well, judging from these past couple of weeks, I think we can all agree it fits even better now.
>> No. 9162
(It's still okay to post in this thread, right? Let me know if it's not.)

Don't THINK anyone posted this. Let me know if I've made a gross oversight.

This is so Scout that it hurts. Doesn't help that I can clearly imagine him dancing to it.

>> No. 9164
Beatles-specific edition:

Heavy: "Back In The USSR", "Cry Baby Cry", "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
Medic: "Help!" "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (Maxwell Edision, majoring in medicine...)
Spy: "Michelle"
Engineer: "As My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Entire team: "With A Little Help From My Friends"
>> No. 9199

Spy: "Your Mother Should Know"

Sniper: "I've Just Seen a Face", "The Fool on the Hill"

Aside from Beatles:

Heavy: "Moskau" (YEEEAAAAAH), "Rasputin"

Spy: "Who Are You?"

Sniper: "I Can See For Miles", "Won't Get Fooled Again" ('cause he's always getting shanked by Spy, lulz).

>> No. 9210
DeVotchKa, YES. They might already litter my Spy playlist... just a little...


I hadn't listened to Regina Spektor's Ne Me Quitte Pas before... I was kind of disappointed when it wasn't a Brel cover... but it is cute.

Here's Sting doing the Brel song, since I brought it up:

(PS, do not bother with an English version of this song, the translation is horrible, there's no poetry and it changes the meaning)

And this...:

That's one of the only severed head songs I have, so... It was better than 'With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm', in terms of Fridge Head Spy.

And I don't have a link for it, but Tom Petty's 'Don't Come Around Here No More' is one of my Sniper/Spy songs. (in my mind, I have choreographed a modern dance knife fight to it, but it's unlikely that I'll be involved again with a theatre troup doing a show where something like that would have a place...)
>> No. 9227
  For Spy: "Your Mama" by Kennedy

I started laughing when I heard the opening verse. The rest of the song isn't very related unless you stretch it, but I thought the chorus was quite apt. (Link in case embed doesn't work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHa81UKTamk)
>> No. 9237
I totally have themed playlists, depending on what I'm writing. For example, the latest bit of "Nightmares" over on /fanfic/, I was listening to this. On repeat. Almost the whole time.

But as far as songs specifically for the characters, still working on finding them all. Especially since I've given myself the challenge of trying to find music specifically from around the right decade.
>> No. 9238
Electric Six's "Naked Pictures Of Your Mother" is also a perfect Spy song.

Not just because of the title, but because it's about a government man taking said photographs.
>> No. 9241

embedding won't work for me, but this is my Spy/Scout song. Specifically RED spy and BLU scout.
>> No. 9250
Kriminaltango by The Deadfly Ensemble.


This song reminds me of Medic for some reason.

Also, I want to dance to it.
>> No. 9280
  Let's Kill Tonight by Panic! At The Disco.

I first thought of Scout when I heard this, with the beats at the beginning and especially the part 'may your feet serve you well, and the rest be sent to Hell'. Then I thought about it being a general theme for Harvest as well.
>> No. 9340

This makes me think of Demoknights with the Eyelander.

"Off with your head
Dance 'til you're dead
Heads will roll, heads will roll, heads will roll
On the floor"
>> No. 9444
"The Cave" by Mumford and Sons for Engineer, speaking to either Soldier or Sniper. I guess it could be Engineer narrating about anyone really, but a lot of the lyrics remind me specifically about Solly. Also, Sniper's VA plays the banjo, so I keep seeing this epic acoustic guitair!Engie vs. banjo!Sniper duet in my head.

"I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin is my personal anthem for Soldier.

"Paperthin Hymn" by Anberlin for Medic/Heavy, because it's such a depressing song and reminds me way too much about Cat Bountry's Respawn.

"Fleurs Du Mal" by Sarah Brightman for BLU Scout's Mama/RED Spy. It could be from Scout’s Mother narrating about Spy, and about how absolutely messed up their relationship is.

"Devour" by Shinedown for RED and BLU narrating about the Announcer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ZWeloubAk

“Pretty Handsome Awkward” by The Used for RED Scout vs. BLU Scout. I imagine the two of them having a serious rivalry in my headcanon, and I feel like this song in particular would suit how they feel about one another.

I have an entire playlist for TF2 on my iPod, but this is all I’ll post for now.
>> No. 9498
Marry me for this.
>> No. 10946
I think "Cadence" by Anberlin fits Pyro. The lyrics, "Hold me here til I sleep. If I burn I burn for you." and "Burning, like Joan of Arc. To see you, just to feel you." makes me think about Pyro dying for the team or a team mate.

(Fuu-Embed won't work.)

>> No. 10980
Blu team's theme: 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor- Never Alone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7xSWv56Sik

^The theme for the underdog, together until the last bullet is fired

Red Team's Theme: Fatal Morgana- Attention

^I tend to always think of the singer as the ingame announcer. The song is also rather forboding and eeriee, kind of how I think of Red

Scout's theme: Fist- Muscle Gun (1993 Remix)

^In your face and reeking of "Let's Bust Sum Ass!"

Medic's Theme: Adriano Celentano- Prisencolinensinainciusol

^Despite the song being of Italian origin and the in game character being German, I always found it very amusing picturing Medic in place of Adriano in the music video
>> No. 10993
  This song has eaten into my brain as a medic song. It's sung by a woman and it's geared that it'd someone singing TO medic...so imagine it as a principle thing instead of one of the mercs actually singing it themselves. Can be medic with any character, but I like to imagine my two medics as it's SO them, fulfilling their long since unfulfilled physical (and emotional) needs. Also really catchy if you like dance-pop.
>> No. 10994
Stupid chan, I forget the coded letters and it makes me retype the whole thing.
Sorry for the long post, but I'd like to put my two cents in here...

I struggled to find songs that weren't already suggested for these guys. Most of you have pretty good taste and know what these guys are like. Most of my list is Queen, to counter your Beatles.

Scout: For some reason, most of The Offspring's greatest hits remind me in some way of Scout. I always imagined him to like punk instead of rap.
"Pretty Fly for a White Guy," "Original Prankster," and "You're gonna go far kid" are the most fitting, IMO.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRhXq7loxx0 There's even a TF2 amv for it.

Pyro: Nonsence songs like "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon" and "I am the Walrus"
My headcannon makes Pyro the kind of guy who listems to anything that doesn't make sense, or is at least odd.

Heavy: I agree with most of the Heavy songs, he does strike me as a Beatles fan. I think that the old heavy (John Henry) would have "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" as his song.

Olga Mannlova: "Sweet Transvestite" (I can't beleive no one suggested this yet)

Engineer: "I'm in love with my car" by queen. This song is about the passion of a car affectionado, not an autopheliac, BTW. I imagine Dell has the same passion for his sentrys as John Harris (Subject of the song) has for his cars.

Medic: I always thought he would like the theme of the song "Fat bottomed girls" because you know, he likes Heavy. And Heavy doesn't exactly have an hourglass figure.
Shut up this is my headcannon
I imagine Medic likes anything upbeat but not rock.

Sniper: "Another one bites the dust" by Queen. I really can't beleive no one thought of this one, seriously.
"Sleeping on the sidewalk" also reminds me of Sniper, although he's tecnically not homeless.

Spy: "Clap for the wolfman" Spy as 'the wolf man.' He isn't a disk jockey, but he does get lots of 'that.' Scout could easily be the singer, with all his romantic fails.

I hope all these links are right, I might have mixed one or two up. Bear with me.
>> No. 11148
  AWOLNation- Sail!

Soldier song. Dear lord is it ever a Soldier song.
>> No. 11236
Spy's ladykiller song
>> No. 11242
  This song for Soldier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4cDUp61PNI
>> No. 11256
  This is my official Degroot Keep music. I envision hailstorms of Snipers' arrows and an epic clash of Demoknights to this.
>> No. 11978
This is the Scoutma/Spy song. It fits so well it's almost uncanny.

And this is Spy/Sentry, hahaha. Not even kidding:

This is the perfect song for a Fem!Scout. Well, it's a female vocalist so I like it for Fem!Scout, but I guess it works for Scout generally:

And I suppose you have a right to find a string quartet performing an instrumental version of an Evanescence song objectionable, but it works for Medic, honestly:

"I'm gonna beat ya like a rented mule." I guess some people are into that, right? This song is for all the people who wouldn't mind being Engie's rented mule:

For no good reason in particular, I've been told "Sex Bomb" is a Medic/Heavy song.

(All these songs are shamelessly stolen from my buttface Steam friends.)
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