The Bard's Songs

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Fantasy games, especially D&D, have inspired many songs over the years.

Here are some of my favorites in no particular order...

  1. Always the First to Die - A song about a player who gets stuck playing the mage and is always the first to die. The song references Keep on the Borderlands and is generally hilarious and awesome!
  2. Raistlin and the Rose - A song about Raistlin Majere, probably Dragonlance's most popular character (certainly my favorite).
  3. The D&D Song - A song by Stephen Lynch that pokes fun of many gamers stereotypes.
  4. The Bard's Song - Not a D&D song per say being more inspired by Tolkien, but one that fits so well I put it on the list anyway.
  5. Wanderlust - A song by Nightwish inspired by the Dragonlance setting
  6. The Song of Faerun - A song from the Pool of Radiance Game Soundtrack. I like the song better than the game.

There are a bunch of other songs that are about D&D or have references to the game.

  • A Cloak of Elvenkind - A song by Marcy Playground rife with D&D references.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "White & Nerdy"
  • The Weezer song, In the Garage, starts with the lyrics, "I've got a Dungeon Master's Guide/I've got a twelve-sided die," both references to Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Flashlight Brown's song "Ready to Roll.
  • Nerdcore rapper MC Chris has a CD called Dungeon Master of Ceremonies, which contain numerous references to the game, including a sketch where a heckler threatens to make MC "12-sided die".
  • Seminal stoner rock band Kyuss was formed in 1989 under the name "Sons of Kyuss", in reference to the deity Kyuss
  • Deaf Pedestrians's song "Hail to the Geek".
  • Owen Pallett's album, He Poos Clouds is roughly based around the concept of the eight schools of magic from Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Mindflayer's identity and albums are based upon obscure Dungeons and Dragons references.
  • The song "D and D" by 3OH!3 is about Dungeons and Dragons.

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