This Is Their Jam: Playlists for 10 Iconic Fictional Characters

09/20/2013 10:00 AM |

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The Misfit from Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”: Listen here.

Charlie Feathers – “That Certain Female”
This rockabilly/country singer’s tunes are just as good as Presley’s and Orbison’s but remain generally unknown except to rockabilly enthusiasts. The boisterous yelps mixed with the lusty sighs all make The Misfit that much more sinister.

The Huntsmen – “Fever”
The simple, jazz-inflected percussion highlights The Huntmen’s extremely lusty and creepy “love” song. It’s just that, you know, The Misfit has a fever for, uh, murder. And judgment.

The Davis Sisters – “Take My Hand Precious Lord”
You might know this gospel song’s through The King’s version, but this sibling duo’s rendition is slow, sad, and desperate for salvation. You can really hear them surrender in this song.

Pulp – “Help the Aged”
This is self-explanatory, but Jarvis Cocker’s plea to help the elderly fits perfectly with the Grandmother. “No big deal/So give us all a feel/Funny how it all falls away.” Sorry, ‘ma.

Neil Young – “Oh, Lonesome Me”
You know, it must be pretty fucking lonely being the one guy in the mid-South who takes it upon himself to do God’s work of making sure somebody shoots the sinful every minute of their lives.

– Ryan Chang