Is the end of Game of Thrones hidden in this playlist? Yes. But can anyone figure out what it is?

Game of Thrones, which begins its eighth and final season with six episodes starting this Sunday.

How will it all end? Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Will humanity fall to the White Walkers? When will Jon Snow figure out he’s related to Dany? So many questions

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are GoT co-creators and keepers of the show’s greatest secrets. They’ve decided to troll fans by curating a special Spotify 50-song playlist they call a companion to the final season. They say it’s loaded with clues–including how the GoT will ultimately end.

In the Spotify press release, they say “The answer to the ending is one hundred percent hidden in the playlist choices. No one will believe us, but it’s true.”

The playlist is called Game of Thrones: The End is Coming. It features some interesting choices.

Challenge accepted.

  • “Dire Wolf”/Grateful Dead. It appears that everyone’s favourite overgrown doggies will have something to say about the outcome. Same thing with “Wolf Like Me” by TV on the Radio, “Wolves of Winter” by Biffy Clyro, and “Killer Wolf” by Danzig.
  • “Seven Nation Army”/White Stripes: Does this mean the seven kingdoms will unite to fight the White Walkers?
  • “Flugufrelsarinn”/Sigur Ros: Okay, so there’s nothing in the lyrics here. But Sigur Ros is from Iceland. Land of ice? Is that a clue?
  • “Burn the Fleet”/Thrice. Something to do with Euron?
  • “Cold Cold Cold”/Cage the Elephant: Yeah, yeah, we get it. Winter is here. So?
  • “Toxicity”/System of a Down: Disorder, disorder, disorder.
  • “Alternative Ulster”/Stiff Little Fingers: Game of Thrones is filmed in Northern Ireland, the homeland of Stiff Little Fingers. But that connection doesn’t make sense. Or does it?
  • “The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn”/The Pogues: Cuchulainn is Irish for “Culann’s Hound,” a fierce hero in Irish mythology also known as the Hound of Ulster. He dies, but not without a fight.
  • “Love is Blindness”/U2: The last song on the playlist. Will someone else have their eyes gouged out?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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