5 awesome songs that could be in Peter Parker’s playlist

Our local webslinger has an interesting taste in music. Spidey’s introduction in Captain America: Civil War was cued with alt-J’s “Left Hand Free”. The trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was underscored with “Time to Pretend” by MGMT. Both of these songs are indie staples and offer a look into the kind of person that Tom Holland’s webslinger might be. Indie music has long been a haven for shy kids, especially in high school. So, that got me thinking: what other songs would Peter listen to? Without further ado, here are some of the songs I think might be in Peter Parker’s playlist.


1. Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant

Looking for a song with a similar vibe to “Left Hand Free”? Look no further. This song is one that almost all alternative music junkies have at least heard of.  It’s very easy to see why it’s so popular: the lyrics are truthful and just darn catchy. Also, the message is very applicable in a world filled with supervillains.

2. Buddy Holly – Weezer

Since their introduction, Weezer has been the epitome of nerd-rock. A couple of guys making music from their garage never sounded so good. So obviously, the nerdy side of Weezer completely compliments Peter’s nerdy side. I could totally picture Peter rocking the air guitar to this one.

3. Heavydirtysoul – Twenty One Pilots

Hello, training montage. While I don’t necessarily see Peter loving all of Twenty One Pilots’ discography, I could definitely see this song showing up in the upcoming movie. Lead singer Tyler Joseph’s raps are intense, and the refrain sections are full of pleading energy. Solid song, solid superhero.

4. Diane Young – Vampire Weekend

This catchy song is full of fun. Not to mention that Vampire Weekend is one of the quintessential indie bands today. From the steady drumbeats to the blaring low notes of the saxophone, this song brings the mood of any playlist up (even while the lyrics aren’t all that happy).

5. It’s Tricky – Run-D.M.C.

Part of me is very sure that even though this Peter is very into indie and alt-rock music, he’s also an 80’s junkie as well. This song is a perfect, fun 80’s hit and has a hip-hop feel that would be very present in Queens. It’s no secret that “It’s Tricky” is a great song to dance to, and allows people to let loose. Maybe the school dance scene in Homecoming could benefit from using this song.

Bonus: Doin’ It Right – Daft Punk

If you haven’t seen this clip of Tom Holland breakdancing as Spider-Man to this song, you are missing out.


Check out the full playlist below, and let us know what songs you think would be in Peter Parker’s playlist!

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Claire Cicero

Claire Cicero is a college student and an aspiring entertainment journalist. Writing about things she loves makes her happier than Dean Winchester when he sees pie or Deadpool when he sees chimichangas (so, a lot). You can find her binge-watching shows on Netflix, scrolling through Marvel news, and waiting impatiently for the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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