HBO Partners with Columbia Records for Game of Thrones Season 8-Inspired Album

Peter Dinklage singing

The eagerly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones may elude us for some time yet, but HBO hasn’t forgotten about the show. HBO just announced its partnership with Columbia Records to create an officially licensed album of music inspired by Game of Thrones, set to accompany its eighth season, premiering sometime in 2019.

Reportedly, this soundtrack “will feature songs inspired by the hit series and will showcase artists from diverse musical genres.” HBO goes on to claim the following:

Viewed in more than 170 countries and hailed as a global and social media phenomenon, Game of Thrones has countless music and entertainment stars among its fan base, many of whom regularly share their love for the epic series on social media.

Game of Thrones continues to be the most successful franchise in HBO history and remains the most awarded drama series in Emmy® history, with 38 Emmys® to date. Game of Thrones is based on the best-selling book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin and created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

We’re all waiting for season eight most of all, but an album composed by many different artists accompanying the show’s last hurrah is something to look forward to as well.


  1. Medusa,

    It will be released with the final season, and there is no official premiere date yet. HBO hasn’t set its schedule yet. So we won’t know when the album will be released until we have a premiere date.

  2. I hope they include some artists with a medievalish feel, and not just the indie-rock they usually use for trailers. I would give a lot to hear Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span do a dark folk/rock ballad set somewhere in Westeros!

  3. Suggested Playlist, Part 1

    1. “Crystal Blue Persuasion” –
    Tommy James & the Shondells

    2. “Strangers in the Night” –
    Ol’ Blue Eyes

  4. Ten Bears,

    Allow me to add suggested theme songs for a few characters:

    Varys – I Heard it Through the Grapevine

    Bran Stark – Blackbird

    Bronn – All About the Benjamins

    White Walkers – The Freaks Come Out at Night

    I’ll see what else I can come up with later.

  5. Daenerys – “Light My Fire” or “Fire”, whichever you prefer

    Night King – “Cold as Ice” or “Ice, Ice Baby?”

  6. Cliohna,

    Mastodon – Hardhome
    Sigur Ros – Band at Joffrey’s wedding
    Of Monsters and Men – Band at the theater play in Braavos

  7. OK I can’t help it 😂
    The hound : God save the Queen – SexPistols
    Jaimie Lannister: Wicked game – Chris Isaak
    Cercei: Symphony of destruction – Megadeath
    Red God: Fire – Arthur Brown
    Jon: tears of the dragon – Bruce dickinson
    Mel: black magic woman – Santana
    Dany:Fire woman – The cult
    Tyrion: one bourbon, one scotch, one beer- G. Thorogood

    … I can actually go on indefinitely with this so I stop myself now and go sit in the naughty corner😁

  8. Ten Bears:
    Arya:“(She’s a) Killer Queen” – Queen

    Oh, perfect choice for her 😎 (and she goes back to the naughty corner)

  9. XD Love the theme songs.
    It would be amazing if they actually had all the singers in the cast (Carice, Iwan, Natalia, Jacob, etc…might be close to ten others who can sing) perform on the album.
    Of course, I’ve long been in favor of a real GoT musical happening when the show’s over.

  10. Beatles songs. Because, well, why not?:

    Jon Snow – “Your Mother Should Know” or “Come Together”

    Tycho Nestoris – “Taxman”

    Bronn – “Money (That’s What I Want)”

    Arya – “I’ve Just Seen a Face”

    Melisandre – “I’ve Got a Feeling”

    Jaime – “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

    Cersei – “I Me Mine”

    Edmure Tully – “Help”

    Dany or Bran – “Flying”

    Bran – “Blackbird”

    Sandor – “Don’t Bother Me”

    Bran or Sam – “Do You Want to Know a Secret”

    Rhaegar – “Another Girl”

    Whomever wins in the end – “Carry That Weight”

  11. Mr Derp,
    When you went with the Bee-toels I was going to counter with some Disturbed and Pantera heavy metal just for the fun of it. 😛 Most of their stuff isn’t my thing so I don’t know many of the songs, but several of the titles would work pretty well. 🙂

  12. Clob,

    Dude, Pantera used to be one of my favorite bands ever! RIP Dimebag 🙁 Metal and hard rock are my favorite styles of music, but I’ll listen to just about anything other than pop and country music.

    “Medicine Man” – Qyburn or Sam
    “Mouth for War” – Cersei?
    “Strength Beyond Strength” – Gregor/The Mountain
    “I’m Broken” – Theon (maybe not so much after last episode?)
    “Slaughtered” – Take your pick
    “War Nerve” – Take your pick
    “Hellbound” – Take your pick, but I’ll go with Cersei
    “Shedding Skin” – Arya
    “Revolution is My Name” – Night King

    I actually had an easier time with the Beatles songs, but that’s because many of the Pantera songs could apply to a lot of different characters. Also, there’s an endless amount of Beatles songs to choose from.

  13. Clob,

    And let me rephrase. I am willing to listen to pop music if the artist/singer/band makes their own music and isn’t some corporate creation for the sole purpose of selling records. Having said that my tolerance for pop music is limited. It just depends on the artist.

  14. Mr Derp,
    I totally understand. I actually was going to look at 80’s hair bands that I know more about but decided that wasn’t quite too far enough from the Beatles. 😛

  15. Jon Snow & Ygritte:
    “Wild Thing” – The Troggs

    (And here’s Kit singing a takeoff to Rose)

  16. Ten Bears:
    Melisandre: “Witchy Woman”
    – The Eagles
    (“Raven hair and ruby lips…”)

    Thought of that; maybe if you made it “ruby hair and…garnet lips” or something. xD

  17. Edd: “All Along the Watchtower”
    – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix

    “Outside in the cold distance
    A wildcat did growl
    Two riders were approaching
    And the wind began to howl.”

  18. Ten Bears:
    Edd: “All Along the Watchtower”– Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix

    “Outside in the cold distance
    A wildcat did growl
    Two riders were approaching
    And the wind began to howl.”

    Great job you guys, we’ll have those playlists ready for them!!

    Excellent choices, Ten Bears! 🙂

    Tormund to Brienne: Lay your hands on me – Bon Jovi 😀 😀 😀
    Bran :Hotel California – The Eagles (you can check out any time you like but you can never leave i.e. The 3eyed raven cave)
    Sam to Gilly: Stand by me – Ben King
    Sir Davos: Heaven and Hell – Black Sabbath
    Night King: Hells Bells – AC/DC

  19. Jaime (about Cersei):
    “I Hate Myself for Loving You”
    – Joan Jett

    “I hate myself for loving you.
    Can’t break free from the the things that you do.
    I want to walk but I run back to you, that’s why
    I hate myself for loving you.”

  20. Ten Bears:
    “Guaranteed to blow your mind. Anytime.”

    Love that song. While we’re on Queen, how about “Don’t Stop Me Now”? Think it would be a good one for the Night King.

    Another One Bites the Dust – I had a funny one for this, but apparently one of the last school shooters repeated this line every time he shot someone, so I’ll abstain for obvious reasons.

    Who Wants to Live Forever – Night King

    You’re My Best Friend – Jon to Sam, or vice-versa

  21. Daenerys (by Jorah):

    You know I saw her in a dream.
    There was China, in her eyes,
    In a silk and velvet disguise,
    She was movin’ like a lady,
    Lookin’ like a Dragon Princess.

    “St. Charles” – Jefferson Starship

  22. Ten Bears:
    “Guaranteed to blow your mind. Anytime.”


    And you nailed both Jamie’s and Jorah’s themes!

    I feel this list needs some Led Zeppelin so:

    The magnificent 7: No quarter

    The War for the Dawn: The battle of Evermore
    (Sing as you raise your bow,
    Shoot straighter than before.
    No comfort has the fire at night
    That lights the face so cold.
    Oh dance in the dark of night,
    Sing to the mornin’ light.
    The magic runes are writ in gold
    To bring the balance back, bring it back.
    At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by,
    With flames from the dragon of darkness
    The sunlight blinds his eyes.)

    And something different for Rhaegar and Lyanna: Erik Satie – Gnossienne No1

  23. SiriuslyStark,

    Rhaegar and Lyanna:
    “Our Lips Are Sealed” – The Go Go’s

    “Can you hear them?
    They talk about us
    Telling lies
    Well, that’s no surprise.”

  24. Mr Derp,

    Sansa & Sandor:

    “If She Knew What She Wants” –
    The Bangles/Jules Shear

    “If she knew what she wants
    (He’d be giving it to her)
    If she knew what she needs
    (He could give her that too.)”

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