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Being Human Playlist – Updated 
11th-Apr-2011 01:01 pm

It was a while ago that I was knocking about on Google Analytics,  and noticed that I was getting a number of hits from Google search term “Being Human Playlist”, whch was, understandably, hitting this livejournal post. The BBC show Being Human had and continues to have, an outstanding soundtrack in the very best American Werewolf in London tradition ; for any given scene, the soundtrack gives us an accompaniment of the most appropriate song ever. This includes Johnny Cash’s Hurt, in case we weren’t sure that Mitchell’s condition was an analogy of addiction; and even less subtle offerings like Hungry like the Wolf and Smack my Bitch Up. It’s the soundtrack that the Watchmen soundtrack wants to be when it grows up (in other words, it’s not nearly as hilariously illusion shattering as Zac Snyder’s soundtracking, and actually works.)

The soundtrack is hosted on Spotify, which is a brilliant platform that I strongly recommend to anyone from a British or European IP address, but sadly not available in other countries, unnless you are able to pay for a subscription  using a British credit card / British based PayPal account, which I’ve finally caved and submitted to, because I missed Spotify that much.

Anyway, here we go:

Being Human

Includes tracks by: Alabama 3, Baha Men, Cheryl Cole, Death in Vegas, Eels, Florence + The Machine, , George Thorogood, Herman’s Hermits, Ivor Novello, Johnny Cash, Kasabian, Ladyhawke, Michael Crawford, Nico and the Velvet Underground, Prodigy, Roachford, Soft Cell, The Coral, The Killers, Willy Mason and Young Marble Giants
Http Link | Spotify URI

Beyond the jump is the complete track listing.

Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Supergrass – St. Petersburg
Dirty Pretty Things – Wondering
Arctic Monkeys – When The Sun Goes Down
Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
Eels – Friendly Ghost
The Pigeon Detectives – Take Her Back
The Killers – Human
Maxïmo Park – Books From Boxes
Johnny Cash – Hurt
The Coral – Shadows Fall
Roachford – Cuddly Toy
The Coral – Something Inside Of Me
The Futureheads – Hounds of Love – new mix
Muse – Showbizz
The Coral – Secret Kiss
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
The Fall – High Tension Line
The Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma
The Specials – Ghost Town (Extended Version)
Marc – In My Room
Fun Boy Three – The Tunnel Of Love
Born Ruffians – Litle Garçon
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Soft Cell – Torch – Original / 7″ Single Version
Echo And The Bunnymen – A Promise
The Teardrop Explodes – Reward
Alabama 3 – To Sick To Pray (dont call the doctor)
Alabama 3 – Sad Eyes Lady Of The Low Life
Aqua – Barbie Girl
RTE Concert Orchestra – Ghost Of Frankenstein (Orch. J. Morgan): Dr. Kettering’s Death
Aaliyah – More Than a Woman
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Ivor Novello – Love Is My Reason
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Michael Crawford – Spirit Of The Living God
Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
Bombay Bicycle Club – Open House
Duffy – Mercy
Bloc Party – Where Is Home?
Elvis Costello – Baby Plays Around
Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around
Michael Crawford – The Holy City
The Cure – Lullaby
Feist – Mushaboom
Willy Mason – Simple Town
The Frequency – Sanity Overture
The Accidental – Time And Space
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
Kasabian – Where Did All The Love Go?
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Benny Goodman – Stars Fell On Alabama
Al Bowlly – I Love You Truly
Loner – Farewell My Friend
Aqualung – Strange & Beautiful
The Anomalies – Employee Of The Month
Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
The Pretty Things – Rosalyn
George Thorogood – Bad To The Bone
Nico – Venus In Furs
Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good
Gounod – Funeral March of a Marionette )
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody To Love
Bat For Lashes – Sleep Alone
Rebekka Karijord – The Noble Art Of Letting Go
The Unwinding Hours – Peaceful Liquid Shell
Genaro – Anyone Home
Fever Ray – Now’s The Only Time I Know
Amon Tobin – Foley Room
Felix Mendelssohn – Lieder Ohne Worte (Songs Without Words), Book 6, Op. 67: No. 6 In G Minor, Op. 19/6, Gondolier’s Song
Sigur Ros – Heysátan
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – Trouble
Peters & Lee – Welcome Home
Colourmusic – Yes!
Gregorio Allegri – Miserere
David Holmes – No Man’s Land
The Jam – A Town Called Malice
Dinah Washington – Mad About The Boy
Ivor Novello – Keep The Home Fires Burning
Kasabian – Reason Is Treason
Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out
Death In Vegas – Aisha
The Stranglers – Peaches
The Human League – Human
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Tempo 116.7 (Reaching For Dangerous Levels Of Sobriety)
Radiohead – No Surprises
Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor (Album Version)
Platinum Hip Hop DJs – Won’t Go Quietly (Made Famous by Example)
Professor Green – I Need You Tonight (feat. Ed Drewett)
Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman
Ladyhawke – Dusk Till Dawn
Stephen Wheel – Lulu Mae
Ernest Ranglin – Surfin’
John Leyton – Johnny Remember Me
Death In Vegas – Dirge
Sidney Bechet – What Is This Thing Called Love?
Young Marble Giants – Posed By Models – Taken From The Final Day Single
Ernest Ranglin – Ball Of Fire
Girls Aloud – The Promise
Cheryl Cole – Fight For This Love
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf

This post can also be found at Thagomizer.net. Feel free to join in the conversation wherever you feel most comfortable.

11th-Apr-2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
This playlist is so beautiful. *cries*
11th-Apr-2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just? The show has amazing musical direction.
11th-Apr-2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
11th-Apr-2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
D: What error message are you getting if any?
11th-Apr-2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
I wasn't. Spotify was coming up but the playlist wasn't appearing.

It seems to be a Firefox problem though as it opens from IE fine so I'm listening to it now :)
11th-Apr-2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Good to know :)
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