🎶 Mixtape Monday: A Week of Westerns with Jonah Hex! 🎶

Hello, Ya Music Mixin’ Buckaroos!

We hope you had as much fun attending SDCC with us from home as you did making last week’s playlist! After listening through all of your choices, all we can say is that you blew us away with your vision and creativity. Each song offered food for thought for future plans, and provides just the right amount of inspiration to help us keep the midnight oil burning right on through to next year’s SDCC!

Click the arrow to see the full list of what you came up with, below!
  • “Radioactive," by Imagine Dragons
  • “Warriors,” by Imagine Dragons
  • “Going Home,” by Kirby Krackle
  • “If I Was Your Vampire,” by Marylin Manson.
  • “White & Nerdy,” by Weird Al Yankovic
  • “She’s Got It,” by Little Richard
  • “Crazy Man, Crazy,” by Bill Haley & His Comets
  • “Everybody Loves a Clown,” by Gary Lewis & The Playboys
  • “Oh, Pretty Woman,” by Roy Orbison
  • “What Lies Beneath,” by Breaking Benjamin
  • “Here We Are,” by Breaking Benjamin
  • “Brighter Than The Sun,” by Colbie Caillat
  • “Top of the World,” by The Carpenters
  • “You Cant Always Get What You Want,” by The Rolling Stones
  • “Who do you want to be,” by Oingo Boingo
  • “The Fanatic," by Felony
  • “Loud Love,” by Soundgarden
  • “How the Gods Kill,” by Danzig
  • “Like a Feather,” by Nikka Costa
  • “Waitin’ For Superman,” by Flaming Lips
  • “Thunderstruck,” by ACDC
  • “Juke Box Hero,” by Foreigner
  • “Waiting for Superman,” by Daughtry
  • “Flash,” by Queen
  • “The Outsiders,” by Eric Church
  • “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” by Dionne Warwick
  • “Ants Marching,” by The Dave Matthews Band
  • “Pure Imagination,” by Gene Wilder (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  • “The Man With All The Toys,” by the Beach Boys
  • “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps),” by David Bowie
  • “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” by The Police
  • “That Smell,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “I Wish I Could Fly Like Superman,” by The Kinks
  • “Masquerade,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber (from The Phantom of the Opera)
  • “Rock This Country,” by Shania Twain
  • “Hero,” by Nickelback
  • “It’s a Small World,” by The Sherman Brothers (from Disney)
  • “Oh Boy,” by Buddy Holly & The Crickets
  • “Fun Fun Fun,” by The Beach Boys
  • “A Whole New World,” by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
  • “One Way Ticket,” by LeAnn Rimes
  • “Dance With Somebody,” by The Midnight
  • “Are Friends Electric?” by The Dead Weather (Gary Numan cover)
  • “Lonely Gun,” by CYN
  • “A Real Hero,” by College & Electric Youth
  • “Soul to Squeeze,” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “The Night Begins to Shine,” by (from Teen Titans Go!)
  • “Face to Face,” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • “Twist of Fate,” by Olivia Newton-John
  • “Ask,” by The Smiths
  • “The Reason,” by Hoobastank
  • “Dig,” by Incubus

This Week’s Theme:
A Week of Westerns with Jonah Hex!

As some of you might’ve heard, the Jonah Hex movie is coming to DC Universe, and being the community that we are, you know it’s bound to make for a rollicking good time! Considering, with the recent add of a new title to the service, our introduction to… spoiler alert, someone who happens to be a distant relation of his, we’d be remiss not to spend some time devoting a track or two to the man, himself, as well!

So tell us… in anticipation of the movie’s arrival, is there a Western-themed tune you’d use as soundtrack for saloon brawl, or a peaceful melody you’d listen to while watching the tumbleweeds blow by? What would you have on repeat while traveling horseback through dusty trails, from one place to another?

Let us know what comes to mind in the comments below! :cowboy_hat_face:

While lyrics must abide to Forum Guidelines, the songs can be anything, of any genre, as long as it meets each week’s theme!

:headphones: Curious what Mixtape Monday is? :headphones:
Every week, we’ll post the title of our latest Mixtape, and you post a track of your choice in the comments below! We’ll follow up next Mixtape Monday with the full list of tunes collected from the week before. And if our “What’s the Last Song You Heard?” thread is any indication, you all have superb taste in tunes!


Sooo, I couldn’t help myself this week, and must, therefore, present to you lovely folks… a couple of oldies (but goodies), courtesy of my dad. :stuck_out_tongue: Enjoy! :slight_smile:


Ennio Morricone is the obvious choice for any Jonah Hex playlist, but I’m gonna go with a Western inspired piece from one of my favorite video games.


This isn’t even Western-related, but if you’re going to have a video game song for your shootout at the ranch, make it this.
In retrospect, this one is better.


Well, this isn’t a genre I really listen to, so for my first three picks I owe them all to the wonder of Fallout: New Vegas (I know you’ve mentioned your love for Fallout in the past, which is your favorite game @MissInkBlot?)
“Big Iron”, by Marty Robbins

Not too familiar with Jonah Hex, but from the few things I’ve seen, I feel this is a good fit for him.

“The Courier Walks Softly”, by Inon Zur (from Fallout: New Vegas)

“Happy Times”, by Bert Weedon

These next two, I feel can represent the feelings of traversing the desert… Bad and (maybe) good.

And boy, oh boy, my last choice this week… you want a saloon brawl? Well you got it!
“Saloon”, by The Ongoing Concept


So many great songs to choose from but I narrow it down to two.


:cowboy_hat_face: Howdy Ma’am @MissInkBlot , Get ready for 10 of western music that might fit perfectly for Bat Lash, sorry I mean Jonah Hex. Hope you enjoy it!

Bonus Extra
I have to throw in 2 of my favorite theme songs of my favorite western hero, Zorro!

More videos!!!
Here’s more video pick for western theme, hope you’ll like them. :cowboy_hat_face:


We are Goin’ Out West this week! This is the perfect Tom Waits cover to play on that off chance you are on a road trip going west or if you have a masculine face.
Widespread Panic - Goin’ Out West

Before you get to the west, if you are coming from the east coast, you will need to travel through the midwest. The Forecast is from the midwest.
The Forecast - Somethings Never Change

When you finally get to the west I hope you don’t run into Cowboy Dan.
Modest Mouse - Cowboy Dan

After running into Cowboy Dan it is best to reflect and ask How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us?
R.E.M. - How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us


This is a hard one because it feels like country might have the most fitting stuff for Jonah but I’m really not much into that genre. I’ll give it a try.

28 Ghosts IV – Nine Inch Nails

The acoustic guitar gives this moody piece a sort of western edge that I think works for Jonah.

I was going to go with Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” but in looking it up on YouTube I found out that Marilyn Manson actually did a cover of it a couple of years ago and I think his version has a bit more edge that’s appropriate for Hex.

But here’s some classic Johnny in “Ghost Rider’s in the Sky”:


Oh, and since @Coville mentioned The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, I’ll add the climactic music from “For a Few Dollars More”:


Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

God’s Country - Blake Shelton

These could both be great songs for riding on horseback, depending on what kind of mood you’re in

If this doesn’t fit Jonah Hex, I don’t know what can:


“All my rowdy friends are comin over tonight”, by Hank Williams Jr., yes the old Monday
Night Football theme.
“As Good Once as I Ever Was”, by Toby Keith, actually has a bar fight scene in the video
“Rodeo IV Hoedown”, by Aaron Copeland
“Deguello” from “Rio Bravo” , heck it’s a John Wayne movie, why not and,
“Il Triello”, by Ennio Morricone, (Rest in Peace sir) if you’ve seen “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, it’s from the scene at the cemetery at the end of the movie, and
“The Man With the Harmonica”, by Ennio Morricone, from “Once Upon a Time in The West”,
The final duel between Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda.

There’s also some Wayon Jennings and Willie Nelson that I’m thinking of but I thinks that’s plenty for now. Thank you.


Well howdy MissInkBlot! :cowboy_hat_face:

Mighty fine choice here fir 'dis here week’s Mixtape mmm’hmmm. :smiley:

(Gasp! My “fancy” talkin’ returns @HubCityQuestion. Guess I be turn’n to yon column to remedy it once more 'gain :wink:.) :joy:

Now, see here what we have for the gentleman Hex… :thinking:

First, I be reminded of the venture Mr. Hex made in Batman The Animated Series some yon years ago when Mr. Hex be looking to take his man for a purty bounty. I 'magine this tune could be hurd for all those Mr. Hex be collecting a bounty. :astonished:

In the same memberings, Mr. Hex was a constantly ‘minded that those bounty’s had ta be… Well…

Being tha good man Mr. Hex is, this here song might do. :grin:

Tur finish off this here list would be this tune aftur a good day’s work’n and ridin’ off in’ta that there yonder sunset.

Aw heck, let’s add “Big Bad John”, by Jimmy Dean
“Mama’s, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” and,
“Luckenbach, Texas”, by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, also
“Come a Little Bit Closer”, by Jay and The Americans. He gets chased away by a desperado
after getting suckered in by a saloon girl, and yes now that I think about it,
“Desperado”, by The Eagles. Sorry, that’s more songs this week than since I started contributing to this…


Ok, last one, “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town”, Johnny Cash.


If you’re going to have a song playing during a barroom brawl, this one has to be at least in the top three:


Roy Rodgers and Dale Evens Happy Trails
America horse with no name
Ratt A Wanted Man
Aerosmith Back in the saddle
Christopher Cross ride like the wind
Iron Maiden Run to the Hills
Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory
10,000 Maniacs The Painted Desert
Willie Nelson On The Road Again


To: @MissInkBlot

RE: Jonah Hex (scene scores from a unreleased film)

( ( Lonely Plains Drifter ) )
Cómo Me Quieres by Khruangbin

( ( Riding Into Town ) )
Arabesque Cookie by Duke Ellington

( ( What About My Face? ) )
Maria También by Khruangbin

( ( Interrupted Card Game ) )
Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Extended Instrumental) by O.D.B., produced by RZA

( ( Saloon Dust Up ) )
0% Finance (Instrumental) by GZA, produced by Jose “Choco” Reynoso

( ( Where Abouts? ) )
Nafas by El Zeb

( ( White Fawn ) )
Xhalation by Prince

( ( Sleeping Under the Stars ) )
Pita’s Room by Harry Gregson-Williams

( ( Trouble ) )
Gangster’s Theme by RZA

( ( Saddle-Up ) )
Publicity (Instrumental) by GZA, produced by Mathematics

( ( Executing the Plan ) )
Bring The Pain (Instrumental) by Method Man, produced by RZA

( ( Quickest Draw ) )
Cinema (Instrumental) by GZA, produced by Arabian Knight

( ( Justice Comes For The Wicked ) )
Bullet Tells The Truth by Harry Gregson-Williams

( ( Tall Bird ) )
Mermaid - Sade



I will confess I know absolutely nothing about Country Western music. Way not my scene. But a few pop into my head.

I can see these first two being used as background for Jonah Hex fight scenes. Especially since he’s a bounty hunter, and that means people will be after him as well. Or as a background for him riding into town.

The Devil Went Down To Georgia- Charlie Daniels

The Devil Comes Back To Georgia - Charlie Daniels

Whenever somebody mentions “Country Western” music, my brain always flashes back to a tiny scene from The Blues Brothers movie

Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Waitress: Oh, we have both kinds , country AND western.

This could be used for a big saloon brawl scene or a panoramic shot of him traveling by horse.

Rawhide - The Blues Brothers

Having some Native American ancestry, I feel compelled to include this. While Jonah Hex has a moral code, I wonder how he would feel or act, had he come across “the trail of tears”.