I’m gonna go on record and declare “Marian” by The Sisters of Mercy as the ultimate goth song. It’s haunting, romantic and melodramatic. It’s also perfect for doing those really exaggerated sweeping goth moves as well as the industrial hop around move. What more can you ask for in a goth anthem?
I want this to play as I walk in the doors of any goth night. So in case there’s ever a time machine and I go back to the mid 80s, take note.
I can’t tell you how hard I was turning this song out with my walkman when I was 10 years old. “Wouldn’t let you in my home. Wouldn’t let you touch me, baby!” I had this and Salt-N-Pepa’s “Hot Cool & Vicious” on constant rotation.