Given how desperate fans are to know how Game of Thrones ends and literally nobody involved with the show able to discuss it in detail, we are not at all surprised that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have created a Spotify playlist for GoT season eight that includes a song that spoils the ending. What the heck, just go ahead and dangle that carrot in front of us. It’s not like we’re all freaking out that the answers are so close, yet so far away!
“The answer to the ending is one hundred percent hidden in the playlist choices,” Benioff and Weiss note in the press release. “No one will believe us, but it’s true.”
And although it’s easy to think that this playlist was created just to torture diehard fans who are beyond ready to dive into GoT season eight, it was actually created to help get fans pumped up for the final six episodes of the massively popular HBO show. To do this, Benioff and Weiss chose a range of songs, primarily falling in the rock and metal categories, that connect in some way to the show.
“We were looking for songs that made us feel the way the show made us feel,” they explain. “There’s variety in there—Rage [Against the Machine] is not Johnny Cash. But they both have a deep inherent power.”
So, which songs are included on the list? Well, listing all 50 would be madness on the level of Aerys Targaryen, but we’ll share some highlights.
- “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin
- “The End” by The Doors
- “Dire Wolf” by The Grateful Dead
- “Gold Lion” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- “Love Is Blindness” by U2
- “Sister” by Prince
- “Power” by Kanye West
- “Girl From the North Country” by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash
You can listen to the playlist below and if you start listening now, then you have (checks watch) approximately four days to obsessively pick apart each of the 50 songs to see which one could contain the major spoiler about the ending.