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Original scoring for
American Horror Story is composed by Charlie Clouser (late of Nine Inch Nails). He has created a different main title theme for each season, all incorporating an experimental noise piece from musician Cesar Davila-Irizarry. Along with his incidental music, the soundtrack features borrowed scoring from horror films as well as previously released and newly covered recordings of popular rock and standards.
Episodic Music Edit
This section is incomplete.
These are individual songs, not score compositions.
Music of Murder House
Episode or Theme
" Tonight You Belong To Me" Patience and Prudence Pilot & Afterbirth Troy and Bryan demolish the house/The Ramos family flees
"Blood Gets Thin" Pete and the Pirates Pilot Violet meets Leah
"Special Death" Mirah Tate and Violet Scenes related to Tate and Violet
"Baby, You Ain't Looking Right" PowerSolo Pilot End credits
" Tainted Love" Hannah Peel Promotional Used in Clues videos
Music of Asylum
Episode or Theme
Dominique Soeur Marie Welcome to Briarcliff In the common room of Briarcliff
There Goes My Baby (Re-Recorded) The Drifters Welcome to Briarcliff Kit singing along as he closes shop
Bucket of Blood (Carrie) Pino Donaggio Welcome to Briarcliff Lana Winters Arrives at the Asylum
Pater Noster Richard Eihhorn Welcome to Briarcliff Sister Jude dining with Monsignor Timmothy Howard)
Moon in My Mind Frankie Rose Welcome to Briarcliff Leo and Teresa enter the abandoned asylum
Softly Baby Red Garland Welcome to Briarcliff Lana and Wendy talking
Lovemaker, Lovebreaker Frank Fafara Welcome to Briarcliff Kit and Alma lay in bed after sex
For the Last Time We'll Pray (Carrie) Pino Donaggio Welcome to Briarcliff Sr. Mary escorts Lana
Music of Coven
Episode or Theme
Sugarland Papa Mali Bitchcraft Zoe leaves parents' home
Music of Freak Show
Episode or Theme
Should I The Four Aces Monsters Among Us
Tango Notturno Negri Monsters Among Us
Carnival Of Souls Verne Langdon Monsters Among Us
Kiss Of Fire Georgia Gibbs Monsters Among Us
Thunder Jody Reynolds Monsters Among Us
Wenn Du Mal In Hawaii Bist Orchestra Marek Weber Monsters Among Us
Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart Les Baxter Monsters Among Us
Down At The Beach The Pentagons Monsters Among Us
With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming Patti Page Monsters Among Us
Loneliness Ends With Love Al Lerner & Margaret Whiting Monsters Among Us
Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart Vera Lynn Monsters Among Us
Featured in Murder House Edit
"Tonight You Belong To Me" by Patience and Prudence (When Troy and Bryan demolish the house)
"Special Death" by Mirah (Scenes related to Tate and Violet)
"Twisted Nerve" by Bernard Herrmann (Westfield High Massacre related scenes)
"Blood Gets Thin" by Pete And The Pirates (Violet and Leah fight)
"Flickers" by Son Lux (When Violet and Tate talk about scaring Leah)
"Baby, You Ain't Looking Right" by PowerSolo (Closing Credits)
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)" by The 5th Dimension (During the opening scene)
"Special Death" by Mirah (Violet and Leah talk about what happened in the basement)
"Make it with You" by Ian McCutcheon/ originally by Bread (Bianca's elevator dream)
"Do You" by Carina Round (Scene where Vivien brings a cupcake to Violet's room/Ben drinking wine with Hayden)
"For Everything A Reason" by Carina Round (Scene of Larry burying Hayden and finding Moira's skeleton)
"Lavender Moon" by Haroula Rose (When Violet's giving Addie a makeover)
"Big Mother" by Feeding People (When Violet's reading on her bed)
"Dracula - The Beginning" by Wojciech Kilar (The Montgomery family flashback scene) Spotify
"Twisted Nerve" by Bernard Herrmann (Tate confronts the "Dead Breakfast Club")
"Suite for Solo Cello No. 5 in C Minor: Allemande" by Yo-Yo Ma / originally by Bach (Vivien's dream)
"I, The Sun" by Lights On (Violet comes back to her room after seeing ghosts in the basement)
"I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl" by Nina Simone (While Vivien's pleasuring herself)
"Don't Look Back" by Kissing Cousins (Played when Maria haunts Violet)
"Harsh Realm" by Widowspeak (When Vivien and Violet talk about love)
"XXX" by Natalie Nylon (When Chad shops at the S&M/Sex Shop.)
"Good for Nothin' Joe" by Lena Horne (During the opening scene)
"Nightmare" by Artie Shaw (Scenes related to the Black Dahlia)
"Spooky" by Martha Reeves (During Hayden/Travis' bed scene)
"Spooky" by Atlanta Rhythm Section / originally by the Classics IV (Flashback of Ben & Hayden in a Boston bar)
"M1A2 Battalion Of Hate" by Wehrwolfe (Song playing when Tate's alarm clock goes off)
"Hate My Way" by Throwing Muses (When Ben comes to Violet's room to talk about her truancy)
"Hazard" by Gossling (Scene where Tate and Violet talk about both being dead)
En Infiel by Marvelous Toy (When Violet meets Gabe)
"Tonight You Belong To Me" by Patience and Prudence (When the Ramoses are escaping the Murder House)
"Loretta" and "Roses Today" by John (or Johnny) Scott (the two instrumental background lounge tracks when Constance Langdon talks to her hairdresser near the end of the episode)
The Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone Chorale (Christmas tree scene)
Other Episodes/Repeating Themes Edit
Featured in Asylum Edit
Moon in My Mind by Frankie Rose (Leo and Teresa enter Briarcliff in 2012)
There Goes My Baby by The Drifters (Kit singing along in the garage before being interrupted)
Lovemaker, Lovebreaker by Frank Fafara (Kit and Alma post-coitus)
Bucket of Blood by Pino Donaggio from Carrie (Lana arrives at Briarcliff)
For the Last Time We'll Pray by Pino Donaggio from Carrie (Sr. Mary escorts Lana)
Dominique by Soeur Marie (as always in the disc player in the common room)
Softly Baby by Red Gardland (Lana and Wendy talking)
Voices of Light V: Pater Noster by composer Richard Einhorn (Sr. Jude's fantasy)
Hannah Peel Tainted Love
"Tainted Love" by Hannah Peel.
"Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" by The Andrews Sisters.
&feature=fvst "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield (From "The Exorcist" score.)
"Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens.
"Ave Maria for Cello and Piano" by Bach Gounod.
"All You Leave Behind" by Hannah Cartwright and Ross Tones.
"Nighty Night" by Louise Dowd.
You're Going To Die In There Edit
Outside : "This Time" performed by Richard Blandon and the Dubs (Written by Dave Antrell.)
1940’s : "Twice as Nice" by Werner Tautz.
1950’s : "A Real Reel Switcher" by Eunice Russ Frost with The Earl Palmer Combo.
1970’s : "R&R" by Will Johnstone, Nicholas Thomas Emmanuel Amour, and Andrew Philip Carroll.
1980’s : "London Boy" by Ian Curnow.
2000’s: "Mystic Maze" by Kully B and Calvin Kahn.
References Edit Music guide
Music from AHS tumblr - Author has FX/TNT contacts for most accurate info.