The Walking Dead is AMC’s popular post-apocalyptic horror television series. Rick Grimes wakes up from his coma and finds out that the world as he knows it no longer exists. Here are 10 songs you might know from The Walking Dead! *This article may contain spoilers *
#10. Hozier – Arsonist’s Lullabye
In the season six finale, Rick’s group attacks the Saviors, but it does not end well. In one iconic scene Negan, the leader of the Saviors, kills one of Rick’s group members with ‘Lucille’, a barbed-wire laced baseball bat.
#9. Nicky Lucas – Tip Toe Through The Tulips
Jessie, Rick’s love interest in season 6, and her son Ron and Sam live in a house in Alexandria. As we see Sam playing with his toys, we can hear a vinyl player play ‘Tip Toe Through The Tulips’.
#8. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right (A cappella version)
You can hear the choir of The Kingdom singing Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right’ when Carol decides to leave The Kingdom and goes out on her own.
#7. A.C. Newman – Be Not So Fearful
After weeks of walking around and trying to find a safe place, the group arrives at a place called Terminus. But Terminus turns out to be yet another trap.
#6. The Mountain Goats – Up The Wolves
After the last and brutal attack by the Governor, all the inhabitants of the now destroyed prison flee into the woods. Daryl and Beth end up together and need to cooperate in order to survive.
#5. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Saturday Night Special
The Walking Dead sure loves old school rock and country songs! ‘Saturday Night Special’ is used in episode 7 of season 3, when the walkers are fighting each other.
#4. Tom Waits – Hold On
Rick Grimes and his group narrowly survive an attack on their prison from the Governor. Beth starts singing Tom Waits’ ‘Hold On’ while everybody else is licking their wounds.
#3. Black Strobe – I’m a Man
In season 1, episode 2 Glenn drives away from Atlanta with ‘I’m A Man’ blasting through the speakers of his new car to lead the herd of zombies away.
#2. The Collapsable Hearts Club – Easy Street (ft. Jim Bianco & Petra Haden)
It’s quite unusual for The Walking Dead to feature such an upbeat and catchy song. The song sounds like it comes straight from an episode of Sesame Street. Negan, the leader of a brutal group called The Saviors, has imprisoned Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus). Daryl refuses to tell Negan anything and Negan decides to torture Dixon in his cell by playing ‘Easy Street’ on repeat for hours.
#1. Wang Chung – Space Junk
You can hear ‘Space Junk’ in the pilot episode of The Walking Dead when Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) is trapped in a tank in Atlanta, while the zombies devour his horse.