Salutations, DC Music Masters!
Ready to thaw out from last week’s avalanche of subzero temps and tunes? In case your teeth are still chattering, we’ll spare you our questions (how cold was Mr. Freeze’s shoulder, and how bad’s your resulting frostbite? ). Check out our playlist below as you warm up!
- “Snow Miser,” by Dick Shawn (from The Year Without Santa Claus & Batman & Robin)
- “Cold Cold Heart,” by Hank Williams
- “Winter Kills,” by Alison Moyet (Yazoo)
- “California Dreamin’,” by The Mamas & The Papas
- “Cold Cold Cold,” by Cage The Elephant
- “Wintertime Love,” by The Doors
- “Gone Away,” by The Offspring
- “Cold,” by Five Finger Death Punch
- "World So Cold,’ by Three Days Grace
- “So Cold,” by Breaking Benjamin
- “Castle Of Glass,” by Linkin Park
- “Sweater Weather,” by The Neighborhood
- “Cold,” by Crossfade
- “Cold Cold Ground,” by Tom Waits
- “Remedy,” by Abandoned Pools
- “Cold,” by Static-X
- “Ice Ice Baby,” by Vanilla Ice
- “Cold Ethel,” by Alice Cooper
- “I am a Rock,” by Simon and Garfunkel
- “Cool,” by The Jonas Brothers
- “Hazy Shade of Winter,” by The Bangles
- “Undone - The Sweater Song,” by Weezer
- “Raining in My Heart,” by Buddy Holly
This Week’s Theme:
Black History Month Spotlight - Black Lightning!
All this month in DC Universe, we’re spinning the tunes in honor of the African-American heroes who have done their part to break down the walls between us, both on and off the page. As such, this week, we begin our celebration of Black History Month by shining a spotlight on Black Lightning, DC Comic’s first headlining superhero!
What tunes make you think of this crime-fighting, community-minded educator?
Let us know in the comments below!
As an added bonus, check out the info below on Black Lightning’s creation and origin!
Black Lightning: A History
In 1977, writer Tony Isabella was signed on to develop DC’s first starring black character. He pitched the idea for Jefferson Pierce, AKA Black Lightning. The character continued to make appearances in other titles over the years, including a Justice League of America story line in which Pierce is offered but turns down a position with the group.
Jefferson Pierce grew up poor and with few expectations put on him. But rather than coast through life, he decided to challenge himself at every turn. As an adult, he entered the Olympics and won three gold medals. He then furthered his education, then turned to teaching so he could help young people realize their own potential as he had. But gang violence and criminals kept threatening his community and his students. Which is when Jefferson Pierce decided to no longer hide from the metahuman abilities he had been born with and started fighting evil as Black Lightning.
Black Lightning’s origins have had a major impact on the comic book industry and DC lore.
Want to know more?
Here are a few articles that delve deeper into Black Lightning’s electrifying influence!
Comic: Black Lightning (1977-)
Comic: Black Lightning (1995-)
Comic: Black Lightning: Year One (2009-)
Comic: Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands (2017-)
Black Lightning: Encyclopedia Page
The Evolution of Black Lightning
Who’s Who in the Outsiders
While lyrics must abide to Forum Guidelines, the songs can be anything, of any genre, as long as it meets each week’s theme!
Curious what Mixtape Monday is?
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!