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Songs of the Sorting Hat: A Playlist for Each House of Hogwarts

Paste Magazine
Steve LaBate
Publication date: 
July 7, 2009

Songs of the Sorting Hat: A Playlist for Each House of Hogwarts

To help you get psyched for the sixth Harry Potter movie, The Half-Blood Prince, we've compiled these four playlists, one for each distinct House of Hogwarts. First, you'll need to figure out which house you're in, by taking this brief nine-question Sorting Hat quiz. Now, whether you came up Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin, we've got you covered.

Mascot: Lion
Traits: Courage, Daring, Nerve, Chivalry

1. The Flaming Lips - "The W.A.N.D."
2. The Replacements - "I Will Dare"
3. The Hold Steady - "Stay Postive"
4. The Lovemongers - "The Battle of Evermore"
5. U2 - "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
6. Pink Floyd - "When the Tigers Broke Free"
7. Sigur Rós - "Hoppipolla"
8. Otis Redding - "That's How Strong My Love Is"
9. My Morning Jacket - "What a Wonderful Man"
10. Drivin' N' Cryin' - "Fly Me Courageous"
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Fight Like a Brave"
12. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Gold Lion"

Mascot: Badger
Traits: Hard work, loyalty, tolerance, fair play

1. The Whigs - "Right Hand on My Heart"
2. The Avett Brothers - "Hard Worker"
3. Ryan Adams - "Perfect and True"
4. The Youngbloods - "Get Together"
5. Bob Dylan - "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"
6. Aretha Franklin - "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
7. James Taylor - "You've Got a Friend"
8. Jack Johnson - "Hope"
9. Dispatch - "Carry You"
10. Dave Matthews Band - "Steady As We Go"
11. Hootie & the Blowfish - "Let Her Cry"
12. Tea Party - "The Badger"

Mascot: Eagle
Traits: Intelligence, creativity, wit and wisdom

1. Vampire Weekend - "Oxford, Comma"
2. Andrew Bird - "Scythian Empires"
3. Midlake - "Young Bride"
4. Yo-Yo Ma - "The Eternal Vow"
5. The Long Winters - "Copernicus"
6. Blackalicious - "Chemical Calisthenics"
7. Vic Chesnutt - "Strange Language"
8. The Decemberists - "The Island"
9. TV on the Radio - "New Health Rock"
10. Talking Heads - "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"
11. R.E.M. - "Moral Kiosk"
12. Steve Miller Band - "Fly Like an Eagle"

Mascot: Snake
Traits: Ambition, cunning, resourcefulness

1. Sixteen Horsepower - "Coal Black Horses"
2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - "Red Right Hand"
3. The White Stripes - "Conquest"
4. The Raveonettes - "Bowels of the Beast"
5. Tom Waits - "Little Drop of Poison"
6. Mastodon - "Oblivion"
7. Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath"
8. The Rolling Stones - "Paint It Black"
9. The Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the U.K."
10. Drive-By Truckers - "Cottonseed"
11. Ween - "Buenos Tardes Amigo"
12. Marilyn Manson - "Snake Eyes and Sissies"