The Top Ten Songs to Be Eaten By a Shark To in Honor of "Shark Night 3D" Featuring Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Nine Inch Nails, & More
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:08:52
Yes, you read that title right. We officially have a playlist for any situation.
With Shark Night 3D coming out this September 2nd, we here at ARTISTdirect.com have to pay homage to the scariest creatures of the sea. Without further ado, let’s give you your shark-attack playlist (even though you’re not going to be able to enjoy it for long…).
"Maneater" - Hall & Oates
This song has two great reasons to be on our list. For one, its title speaks for itself. And secondly- it’s Hall & Oates! Who doesn’t love some of that magic? Here’s a fun bit of trivia: I once sang this song karaoke with Adam Sandler’s friend and actor Peter Dante on backing vocals. Good times.
"Bite the Hand" - Megadeth
On Megadeth’s twelfth studio album, they host this typical cruncher. It’s not only a raucous good time- it’s unintentionally a cautionary tale for surfers.
"Pool Shark" - Sublime
This b-side made (somewhat) famous from Sublime’s collection of rarities, Robbin’ the Hood comes in two versions- acoustic and straight-ahead punk. Both versions have their own charm, but the acoustic version really gets across the despair that Bradley Nowell faced on a daily basis during his shortened life.
"Under and Over It" - Five Finger Death Punch
The brand new single from Five Finger Death Punch not only rips like no other, it’s perfect for fending off sharks. When you see one of these bad sea creatures coming your way- you’ve gotta be sure to swim under OR over it. Be sure to get this bad boy online when you can.
"Midnight Swim" - Incubus
This song was from Incubus’s Greatest Hits album as a new track. In related news, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week relays sharks’ greatest hits in eating seals and whatnot. Definitely make sure you don’t take a midnight swim wherever those kids in Shark Night 3D hang out.
"Black Water" - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe & Co. have an epic, historical sound about them. With billowing vocals and good old American guitars, these guys evoke a trip down the Oregon Trail- and not just the computer game.
"Bondage of the Sea" - Mermen
This is from an album called Food for Other Fish. The Mermen are a psychedelic-with-a-sea band formed in the late eighties and are perfect for a beach day. Hopefully one without shark attacks, though.
"In The Belly Of A Shark" - Gallows
This is exactly where you don’t want to end up. Gallows play some good ol’ rock and roll with the ferocity of someone trying to escape a shark’s grasp, and it definitely comes across.
"With Teeth" - Nine Inch Nails
The title track of NIN’s comeback album starts out muffled and brooding- then explodes with synthesizers and guitars. Much like a stealth Great White attacking its prey, that is!
"Smoke on the Water" - Deep Purple
We all know and love this classic rock kicker- just by its first three chords, no less. For safety reasons, you should know that smoke on the water is no indication that a shark is nearby.
Last but not least...
Not only is this one of Korn's most visceral and vibrant jams ever, but this is the perfect song to play while hopping out of a shark's mouth. Frontman Jonathan Davis even screams "Shut the fuck up, get up!" Which is what you have to do when confronted by the teeth of a sea predator. Skrillex's dubstep drops could sink a ship, while James "Munky" Shaffer's guitar playing has more teeth than a Great White. Shut the fuck up and get up in theaters to see Shark Night 3D...
Well, we officially jumped the shark. Get it? Either way, you now have the tracks to amp you up for Shark Night 3D. Remember, even though it seems like there are a lot of headlines about shark attacks, you are still much more likely to die in a car accident than from a shark attack. The lesson we should take from that? Never leave the house.
Check out Shark Night: 3D this Labor Day weekend in theatres everywhere!
— Mark Phillips
Also, read our exclusive interview with Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody here!
Dont' forget to check out our exclusive interview with Korn singer Jonathan Davis here!