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The Fanboy Playlist Contest!

Update: It’s 2008, so the contests are over! The final winners for December 2007 will be announced soon. Feel free to keep leaving suggestions if you want!

Hey, gang! We’re celebrating the fact that The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl has been optioned for a movie!

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What music do you think works as a soundtrack for the movie? Well, we want to know! We want your Fanboy Playlist!

How do you enter? It couldn’t be easier — just use the comment box below list the songs you think are perfect for Fanboy! You can do this however you like — maybe give us songs that Fanboy would listen to, or songs that Kyra would like, or songs you listen to while you read the book… OR songs that you think should be in the movie!

And hey — if your comment doesn’t show up right away, be patient and give it a little bit of time. Sometimes comments get delayed, so don’t fear. If after a day, you don’t see your comment, go ahead and try again.

The prizes will be selected AT RANDOM at the end of each month from the comments posted between the first and last days of a month. Your e-mail address is the only way we have to get in touch with you, so PLEASE MAKE SURE IT’S CORRECT!

As a prize, the winner will receive ONE of the following…

backsack.jpg<---a rare Fanboy and Goth Girl backsack! the Australian edition of the book! --->Fanboy_aussie_lg.jpg
12433664.jpg<---the audiobook!

And hey, a quick note — this contest is just for FUN and in no way will affect the music in the final movie. By entering, you agree that your entry becomes the property of FanboyandGothGirl.com.

Good luck!

69 Responses to “The Fanboy Playlist Contest!”

  1. Lon S. Cohen says:

    Tori Amos should definately do a track for Gothgirl.

    I want to see at least one Ministry song and one of the NIN mixes of Closer.

    Then if you really want to bring it home I suggest that Clint Mansell do the score because he did the score for The Fountain which is phenomenal.

  2. Amanda Tugen says:

    Kyra seems like she’d listen to Jack Off Jill, Dresden Dolls, and Cradle Of Filth. Possibly some Avenged Sevenfold or Slipknot.
    JOJ – When I Am Queen is pretty much an amazing song, by the way.

    fanboy…I don’t really know. Maybe some indie like Death Cab For Cutie or something? I’ve no idea…

    You should definately have some Good Charlotte in there though, ’cause they’re amazing.

  3. Garrett says:

    I’d have to say for fanboy: Yeah ,something maybe indie-ish, obscurer stuff that deviates from the mainstream and all that. This could possibly serve as exposure for talented but under appreciated bands.
    And possibly some slightly older stuff, not just today’s pop.

  4. Gabriel says:

    I would kinda agree with Garrett.
    The music WOULD be indie-ish.
    but also for my opinion, I would say the kind of music I pick would be:
    rock, indie, alternative.
    something like that, with artists like nada surf or death cab for cutie.

  5. Gabriel says:

    For kyra (sorry, acciently pressed comment w/o realizing it).
    it’d be like fanboy’s music but edgier and more…darker.
    Weezer, Aiden, Franz Ferdinand, and possibly Panic! at the Disco would be an example of her taste of music.

  6. Holly Fipps says:

    ‘Teenagers’ by My Chemical Romance should definitely be in the movie. The lyrics are perfect!

  7. Matthew Smith says:

    Here are some choices:

    For Kyra:
    Outkast (mentioned in the book)
    My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
    Voltaire
    The Cure
    The Cruxshadows
    Siouxsie & The Banshees

    For Donnie:
    Silversun Pickups
    Flickerstick
    The Killers
    No Knife

    For the party scene where Donnie gets the kiss:
    Polyphonic Spree’s cover of “Love My Way”

  8. Travis says:

    Goth girl
    I really think that nothing suits Kyra more than My Chemical Romance! It’s the band and music for her. Check out MCR’s Helena.

    Fanboy, he listening to music? Can’t imagine but i made a list for him :Adam’s song by Blink 182, The Young & Hopeless by Good Charlotte and Paper dolls by Marcy playground

    I’ve been listening to “Let Me Go” by 3 doors down while reading the book. It makes me feel so damn emotional.

  9. Willgina McPucci says:

    Okay, my ideas are that the film would be very appropriately combined with the song Teenagers by My Chemical Romance because of its themes of teenage angst would make it perfect to go in the scenes where fanboy is being beaten up in the Dead Zone and even possibly for his fantasy scenes involving the terrorist hostage situation.

    I’m Not Okay by My Chemical Romance would also be quite a pertinent song choice, owing strongly to its themes of loneliness, the breakdown of relationships and losing respect for someone.

    All That I’ve Got by The Used would be highly relevant due to the fact that after Kyra and Fanboy fight, they realise that each other is all that they’ve got because it’s suddenly not there, so early in their relationship. They see that they need and like each other, no matter how unwilling either of them may be to express it. They now know that once they are apart, they needed each other all along.

  10. Abby says:

    Kyra:
    -Souxsie and the Banshees
    -Future Bible Heroes (specifically “I’m A Vampire”)
    -Lola Ray
    -Ozomatli
    -Rancid
    -Soft Cell
    -Alien Ant Farm
    -Silverchair
    -tHrOnE

    Fanboy:
    -the Cure
    -Steriogram
    -Bon Jovi
    -MxPx
    -The Hush Sound
    -Maroon5
    -Jack’s Mannequin
    -Something Corporate
    -Young Love

  11. Seth says:

    Kyra’s taste of music would be:
    Weezer
    Aiden
    AFI
    Outkast (mention in the book, obviously)
    Fall Out Boy
    Taking Back Sunday
    New Found Glory
    Panic! at the Disco
    Rilo Kiley

    Fanboy is more of a soft rock type of guy such as….
    Bright Eyes
    The Shins
    Big Japan
    Death Cab
    Dashboard Confessional
    Trading Yesterday
    Modest Mouse
    Morrissey
    just think of his taste of music the exact same as Adam Brody.

  12. Seth says:

    The song “Lover’s Spit” performed by Broken Social Scene would be a recommendation during the kissing scene towards the end.

  13. Anabelinda says:

    While reading the book I pictured fanboy being a Beatle fan because most “geeks” are into the 60’s and the such(that dosen’t mean that you are a nerd if you dig that era of music…).
    Also Because he gives a lot of reference to the Beatles( Helter Skelter).Most of these go great with big scenes in the book and their own personalities. Kyra: dark and misundertood Donnie: geeky, awkward, shelterd,intelligent, and never been kissed…
    So here is the following list
    for Fanboy(Donnie)and Kyra:

    Weezer- Pink Triangle,Buddy Holly,Perfect Situation,and the such…(for Fanboy)
    The Beatles- Helter Skelter, Across the universe, Hey Jude,
    and the like…(Fanboy and Goth Girl)
    The Fray- How To Save A Life
    Blondie- Rip Her To Shreds, Heart Of Glass,Call Me…
    Tommy James And The Shondells-
    I Think We’re Alone Now, Crimson and Clover…
    Plain White T’s- Hey There Delilah
    AFI
    Kiss
    Jet
    Led Zeppelin-Black Dog, Stairway to heaven…
    The Cars
    The Foo Fighters-One By One
    Taking Back Sunday
    Jimmy Eat World-The Middle
    No Doubt-(for Kyra)
    The Ramones
    The Hives
    Tsunami Bomb
    Dashboard Confessionals
    Bright Eyes- Bowl of Oranges
    Howie Day-Collide
    The Used
    Maroon5
    Death Cab For A Cutie
    30 Seconds To Mars-Attack
    Hot hot Heat
    The Ataris
    My Chemical Romance
    Rufio
    Armor for sleep
    Franz Ferdinand
    The Cure
    James Blunt
    Jack’s Mannequin-Mix Tape
    Agustana- Boston
    The Pink Spiders
    The Offspring
    Flogging Molly
    Motley Crue
    Nirvana-Smells Like Teen Spirit…
    Rancid
    Yellowcard-Way Away
    Korn- Freak On A Leash
    Papa Roach-Scars(about Kyra)
    Fergie- Glamorous (for the prep scenes)

    The Geek-Rock really works For Donnie and the Heavy Rock, angsty, metal and Goth for Kyra

    With Love,
    Anabelinda
    cherriesblueberries@yahoo.com
    For any comments.

  14. Adriana says:

    I think that “Teenagers” or “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” or anything by My Chemical Romance would be great for the soundtrack. Also, “Welcome To My Life” or “I’m Just A Kid” by Simple Plan would be good too.

  15. Gabriel says:

    my song choices would be:
    “The Sound Of Settling”
    and
    “Your Heart is an Empty Room”
    by Death Cab For Cutie
    “Forever Young”
    by Youth Group
    “Rock and Roll Queen”
    by The Subways
    “We Used To be Friends”
    by The Dandy Warhols

  16. Tyler wojtowicz says:

    I think wezzer’s “im a teenage dirtbag” should be included in there for fan boy

  17. Matthew Smith says:

    “Teenage Dirtbag” is by Wheatus, not Weezer. 🙂

  18. Wally West says:

    hmm…I think maybe some U2 stuff for fanboy, like “Pride(in the name of love)” and also “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. and “Superman” by R.E.M.

    for Kyra… possibly “Believe Me” by Fort Minor…I can’t really think of much else, except maybe “Where the Streets have No Name” also by U2

  19. Chris says:

    Just some genral ideas
    Modest Mouse- mostly old stuff like “Black Cadillacs”
    Streetlight Manifesto-“Moment of Silence” is just amazing for this
    Three Doors Down- writes real feeling in it
    Story of a Girl is the best song EVER to use for Kyra
    Rock n’ Roll Queen by the Sub ways will work to.
    Relient K-lots of great song for any ocation, just take your pick

  20. Chris says:

    Just some genral ideas
    Modest Mouse- mostly old stuff like “Black Cadillacs”
    Streetlight Manifesto-“Moment of Silence” is just amazing for this
    Three Doors Down- writes real feeling in it
    Story of a Girl is the best song EVER to use for Kyra
    Rock n’ Roll Queen by the Sub ways will work to.
    Relient K-lots of great song for any ocation, just take your pick

  21. Pechols says:

    Flouresein – Abandoned Pools
    All on Black – Alkaline trio
    Teenager – Deftones
    No Feeling – Kill Cheerleader
    Casualty – Lovehammers
    Call of Distress – Lovehammers
    Penguins and Polar bears – Millencolin
    Ain’t No Reason – Brett Dennen
    The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring

  22. Edd says:

    my choice of songs, simple enough ok? 🙂
    all the same-sick puppies, we used to be friends-the dandy warhols, and never too late by three days grace.

  23. johnny says:

    hero/heroine by boys like girls, here (in your arms) by hellogoodbye, na na na na nahh by kaiser cheifs and party like a rockstar should be played during the party scene

  24. Tannee says:

    for no reason, I think “Do You Believe in Love?” by Huey Lewis and the News is a good song suggestion for when fanboy and dina kiss.

  25. Sequoia says:

    dude!!! (yeah I said dude, what now?) Face Down by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus would be an awesome song for the soundtrack!

  26. Riley says:

    um… i have to agree with chris, old modest mouse would be perfect for this, although more like stuff from The Moon and Antartica, such as “Alone Down there” and “Perfect Disguise”. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the stones is an obvious and yet good one for the story. “living Hell” by the misfits describes fanboys position perfectly. “Paint It Black” by the Rolling stones is perfect for Kyra. PERFECT! Also “People are Strange” by the doors is good. Johnny Cash in general is good.

  27. ella says:

    chasing cars by snow patrol, thks fr th mmrs by fall out boy, and possibly your heart is an empty room by death cab.

  28. ella says:

    chasing cars by snow patrol, thks fr th mmrs by fall out boy, and possibly your heart is an empty room by death cab. and speeding cars by imogen heap as well as phantom limbs by the shins.

  29. duke says:

    i have too many song choices so here it is:
    Gorillaz- Kids With Guns, Youth Group- Forever Young, Shiny Toy Guns- Don’t Cry Out, Imogen Heap- Hide and Seek, The Walkmen- Little House of Savages, and The Blow- Hey Boy

  30. Traci says:

    I know a million people before me have mentioned this song, but I think ‘Teenagers’ by My Chemical Romance would be a great song to play when we are first introduced to Kyra’s homocidal driving style. It just seems appropriate. =)

    As for Fanboy, I’m at a loss as to what he would listen to..no music particularly reminds me of him to be honest. Maybe some Incubus. Beats me.

  31. Grace says:

    I think The Used should do a track on the soundtrack. My chemical romance should also be apart of the playlist. Silverstein or Queens of the Stone Age, would also be a good choice.

  32. There should definitely be some songs by Mastodon (Capillarian Crest, Megalodon, Aqua Dimentia) and Deicide or Cradle of Filth for Kira. Also, for the movie soundtrack there should be some Bloodhound Gang, a little Smashing Pumpkins, one or two tracks from Queens of the Stone Age, some In Flames, and maybe some System of a Down (Aerials, for when Fanboy is working on Schemata. The intro is just epic.) Also, there should definitely be some Led Zeppelin (Stairway to Heaven) for when Kira and Fanboy get into a fight in the basement.

  33. Don’t forget to add Morbid Angel, Gorgoroth, Testament, Iced Earth, Disturbed, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Strapping Young Lad, the Gorillaz, Motorhead, Megadeth, Slayer, Emperor, King Diamond,
    Marilyn Manson, Queen, Rammstein, Children of Bodom, Borknagar, Rob/White Zombie, Lamb of God, Death, Candlemass, Kyuss, Pink Floyd, Celtic Frost, GWAR, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Danzig, Twisted Sister, David Bowie, Crowbar, and Amon Amarth. That’s just naming a few from my library.

  34. David Van Cleve says:

    Here goes . . .

    For Donnie:
    The Beach Boys, Camper Van Beethoven, The Descendents, Strawberry Switchblade, Patience and Prudence, PJ Proby

    For Kyra:
    Om, High on Fire, Lee Hazelwood, Leonard Cohen
    The Carrie Nations, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Public Enemy, Spell

    Not ‘theme music’ to fit each character, more like music to act as interstitials and background, theme music.

  35. Wally West says:

    i think that the fort minor song “Believe Me” seems almost like it goes with the events of the book.

  36. jennifer says:

    Back in Your Head by Tegan and Sara is sung by girls but the lyrics seem like a fit for fanboy when he realizes he may like Kyra

  37. lyndsey says:

    i can deffenitly see kyra listening to Evanescence beacuse its really dark and alot of there songs fit her to perfection.I also can see her listening to Hawthorne Hights,or some Korn, mabie some godsmack or finger 11, she could also listen to chevelle.

    For fanboy, he could listen to weezer, or HIM, i can also see him listening to hoobastank and plain white t’s.

    i think they should put some seether in there just beacuse its really good music that wold work well with both characters.

  38. melanlynn says:

    Any Songs by Tegan and Sara. Especially on their latest album, “The Con” and the soundtrack sound also feature Saosin’s “You’re Not Alone” and Sick Puppies “All The Same”

  39. melanlynn says:

    should, not sound. my mistake

  40. yolanda says:

    I think the following bands would a great option of music for the film (mostly indie rock):
    Interpol
    Ben Folds Five
    The Walkmen
    The Thrills
    Death Cab For Cutie
    BRIGHT EYES!!!!!!
    Modest Mouse
    Tegan and Sara
    Plain White T’s
    The White Stripes
    Hellogoodbye
    The Subways
    Shiny Toy Guns
    Phantom Planet
    Fall Out Boy
    Panic! At The Disco
    Outkast
    Rooney
    Rock kills Kid
    The Shins
    Matt Pond PA
    Mates of State
    Pinback
    The Futureheads
    Goldspot
    The Killers
    The Hush Puppies
    Kasabian
    Shout Out Louds
    Youth Group
    The Ataris
    LCD Soundsystem
    Nada Surf
    Muse
    Of Montreal
    Broken Social Scene
    Spoon
    Super furry Animals
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Peter Bjork and John
    The Blow
    Rilo Kiley
    and many many more

  41. shaunn says:

    i think some 69eyes cradle of filth avenged sevenfold misfits and nekromatics….

  42. Kayluhh says:

    Alright lets try this :]

    I think for Kyra, she would listen to some music that people expect of her, the metal “goth” music category, but she is also known to do the UNexpected. Most of the bands she listend to are probably unheard of, grungy metal or indie bands with strong leads and a lot of bass

    With that said, I tried to put together a good Kyra playlist, even though I doubt I’ve ever heard of the music Kyra Porbably listens to:

    •Nymphetamine- Cradle of Filth
    •Needles- System of a Down
    •Ghost Flowers- OTEP
    •Metro- The Vincent Black Shadow
    •Jaded- Walls of Jericho
    •Personal Jesus- Marilyn Manson
    •Fat Lip- Sum 41
    •Headstrong- Trapt

    I chose some of these for a reason
    Like Walls of Jericho and OTEP– they both have female lead vocals, yet they are metal growl/scream bands. The fact that they have FEMALE growlers sorta defies the stereotype.

    And then the song Headstrong by Trapt- it really just reminds me a of Kyra’s character, headstrong and persistent.

    I also made a playlist for Fanboy:
    •Blackbird- The Beatles
    •Riot Girl- Good Charlotte
    •Soul Meets Body- Death Cab for Cutie

  43. Kayluhh says:

    Alright lets try this :]

    I think for Kyra, she would listen to some music that people expect of her, the metal “goth” music category, but she is also known to do the UNexpected. Most of the bands she listend to are probably unheard of, grungy metal or indie bands with strong leads and a lot of bass

    With that said, I tried to put together a good Kyra playlist, even though I doubt I’ve ever heard of the music Kyra Porbably listens to:

    •Nymphetamine- Cradle of Filth
    •Needles- System of a Down
    •Ghost Flowers- OTEP
    •Metro- The Vincent Black Shadow
    •Jaded- Walls of Jericho
    •Personal Jesus- Marilyn Manson
    •Fat Lip- Sum 41
    •Headstrong- Trapt

    I chose some of these for a reason
    Like Walls of Jericho and OTEP– they both have female lead vocals, yet they are metal growl/scream bands. The fact that they have FEMALE growlers sorta defies the stereotype.

    And then the song Headstrong by Trapt- it really just reminds me a of Kyra’s character, headstrong and persistent.

    I also made a playlist for Fanboy:
    •Blackbird- The Beatles
    •Riot Girl- Good Charlotte
    •Soul Meets Body- Death Cab for Cutie
    •Perfect Situation- Weezer
    •Scar Tissue- Red Hot Chili Peppers
    •Word Disassociation- Lemon Demon

    AND *insert drumroll here*
    •The Mighty Mouse Theme Song

    I chose these because, even though Fanboy’s music library is probably strongly influenced by Cal, he probably listens to pretty mellow but fun music. “Riot Girl” reminds him of Kyra- even though I doubt its a song she would actually listen to. Word Disassociation is by a sillier, more internet oriented band, Lemon Demon, and The Mighty mouse Theme song just reminds me of Fanboy in a weird way. Like, Fanboy is a meek, mouse-like kind of kid (at least in the beginning) but he’s also into superhero comics and I’m sure hed love to be the one to “save the day” when “Mr. trouble comes around.”

    Ta-daaa! :]

  44. Kayluhh says:

    Pardon the double post thing D:

  45. Chris says:

    LONG LIST coming up here, just bands though
    1.Red Hot Chili Pepers
    2.Modest Mouse
    3.Streetlight Manifesto
    4.blink182
    5.the Queers
    6.Three Doors Down
    5.Queen
    6.Godsmack
    7.Evanescene
    8.Wolfmother
    9.Goo Goo Dolls
    10.Guns and Roses
    11.Billy Joel
    12.Joen Jett
    13.Inkubus/Sukkubus, tad dark but may work
    14.Relient K
    15.Pillar
    16.The Who work with anything
    17.The Clash
    18.The White Strips
    19.Valencia, The Space Between is PERFECT!!!
    20.Seether
    21.Three Days Grace
    22.The Rolling Stones
    23.The Subways
    24.We Are SCIENTISTS, If nothing else this

    Use things that are less popular, indie or underground, it fits their personalitys

  46. Carly Cohen says:

    Teenagers- My Chemical Romance
    I’m Not Okay (I Promise)- My Chemical Romance.

  47. Dan Davis says:

    I think that for a slice of life type of movie such as this, the music needs to be suited to scenes, not just there to fill in sound. I’m thinking the Talking Heads, the Kinks, and the Grateful Dead for fanboy scenes, and for Kyra some Voltaire, Type-O-Negative (the less hardcore stuff), and the Cure. Maybe throw in a little Luciano Pavarotti for the chaotic comic convention scene.

  48. kayla and Halie says:

    Anything by Nerf Herder would be awsome…i think Kyra would listen to Lamb of God, Cradle of Filth, or Job for a Cowboy.

  49. kayla and Halie says:

    Oops..im sorry! i accidently hit submit…we also think kyra would listen to disturbed

  50. Avery meyers says:

    For Kyra: My chemical Romance, Finger Eleven, Coldplay, Disturebed, Panic! at the disco (Espeicaly I wright sins not tradgedies), Blink182, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park. and for Donnie, A.K.A. Fanboy: 12 stones, AFI, Goldfinger, The Frey, Foo Fighters. And that is my Opinion.

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