"Music" redirects here. For information on the albums, see music albums. For character leitmotifs, see Character music themes in Homestuck For a more detailed and complete information, see the Homestuck and MSPA music wiki.

Introduced in Homestuck, the [S] command prefix indicates when a page has sound. While not conventional for a webcomic, this nonetheless means that epic moments are accompanied by equally epic music. Homestuck uses music for a variety of purposes: Haunting Solos, Background MusicHS.svg, and Casual ListeningHS.svg. The songs were created by members of the music team, and Andrew Hussie has set up a Sound Credits PageMspa icon.png. The songs can also be downloaded at the Homestuck Bandcamp Page.

Contents

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Tracks are listed by grouping (i.e. all remixes of a particular song are together), then in chronological order.

Showtime[edit | edit source]

Showtime is Homestuck's first leitmotif. It's closely associated with John, being his favorite piece of music and his battle theme. • By Malcolm Brown

Sheet music for the piano refrain arrangement can be seen here (.pdf).

Harlequin[edit | edit source]

Harlequin is a carnival-like piece of music associated with John's Kernelsprite, his Dad, and the Shale Imps. • By Mark Hadley

Sburban[edit | edit source]

The Sburban music is associated with Sburb and events involving Sburb, such as Meteor strikes. • By Michael Guy Bowman.

Aggrieve[edit | edit source]

Aggrieve is one of Rose's leitmotifs and is also her battle music. • By Mark Hadley

Dave's Phat Beat Machine[edit | edit source]

Dave's got the sickest beats.HS.svg A bunch of original jams.

  • 01, 02 • By Andrew Hussie
  • 03, 04, 05, 11 • By Gabe Nezovic
  • 06, 07, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 • By Robert J! Lake
  • 08, 09 • By xerxes333
  • 10 • By Robert Blaker
  • Harlequin theme also plays—activated by pressing the first, fourth, thirteenth, and sixteenth buttons (four corners) to bring up the secret beats selection. Previously the Captain Planet Theme, Ghostbusters Theme, and I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing would be the other options.

Victory Music[edit | edit source]

Victory music plays when one of the kids wins Strife.

Skaian[edit | edit source]

Ethereal music associated with Skaia. • By Mark Hadley

Upward Movement[edit | edit source]

Also known as "Dave Owns." Originally titled "Dave Fucking Owns at this Game". This is possibly Dave's theme. • By Robert Blaker

Vagabounce[edit | edit source]

A bouncy theme associated with the Wayward Vagabond. • By David Ko

Explore[edit | edit source]

An epic song played when the Wayward Vagabond ascends and a ton of other cool stuff happens. • By George Buzinkai

Flute Refrain[edit | edit source]

Thirty or so squeaky notes played on the flute Jade finds. As she doesn't know how to play it, all the notes are off-key and she mostly just plays them to be silly.

The Beginning of Something Really Excellent[edit | edit source]

Jade's hauntingly relaxing bassline, then her six-armed "advanced" dream-bassline. Jade's leitmotif. • By Robert J! Lake

Jade's hauntingly relaxed bassline was Guardian and her advanced bass solo was Guardian V2 before Bill Bolin left the music team.

FreshJamz[edit | edit source]

Jade's media player of choiceHS.svg, decked out with Jade's electronica and some of Dave's remixes.

The original FreshJamz player had Kinetic Verdancy and Rediscover Fusion Remix instead of Potential Verdancy and Crystalanthemums respectively.

Note that the length of the tracks is not always the one displayed next to their name in the Freshjamz software, "Showtime Remix" is 1 second longer, "Potential Verdancy" is 33 seconds longer and "Rediscover Fusion" is 1 second longer.

Dead Shuffle[edit | edit source]

The Midnight Crew's theme. • By Mark Hadley

This song replaced Nightlife by Bill Bolin.

Beatdown[edit | edit source]

A techno song that's possibly Dave's strife theme, though considering the circumstances, it could just as well be Bro's. • By Curt Blakeslee

Dissension[edit | edit source]

A song used when Jade enters "Strife" with Grandpa. • By David Ko

Chorale[edit | edit source]

A feline funeral dirge for Jaspers and (when arranged for different instruments) a wild west song complete with melodic whistling and hoof clopping. • By Michael Guy Bowman

Revelawesome[edit | edit source]

Revelawesome ♫

A solemn, suspenseful song suitable for shocking twists. • By Malcolm Brown

Unbreakable Union[edit | edit source]

Played when Jade Strifes with Becquerel. May be the omnipoterrier's theme. • By Robert Blaker

This song replaced "Mutiny" by Bill Bolin.

Versus[edit | edit source]

Played in the final round of Dave's Strife with Bro. Contains faint traces of Beatdown. • By Toby "Radiation" Fox

Ballad of Awakening[edit | edit source]

Ballad of Awakening ♫

A mysterious, upbeat song played during Jade's dream sequence. • By Malcolm Brown

Three in the morning[edit | edit source]

Three in the Morning ♫ A quiet, low song played at Snowman's first appearance. • By Clark Powell

Doctor[edit | edit source]

Doctor ♫ A song played when John reaches the Land of Wind and Shade. It is in a minor key with eerie sound effects. • By George Buzinkai

Endless Climb[edit | edit source]

Endless Climb ♫

A more peaceful, calm song played when Rose reaches the Land of Light and Rain. • By George Buzinkai

Atomyk Ebonpyre[edit | edit source]

Atomyk Ebonpyre ♫

A dark sounding song played when we first see Dave in the Land of Heat and Clockwork. He is, however, not exactly the same Dave we know. • By Toby "Radiation" Fox

Bed of Rose's/Dreams of Derse[edit | edit source]

Bed of Rose's/Dreams of Derse ♫

A short song that plays when Rose goes to sleep. • By Mark Hadley

Black[edit | edit source]

Black ♫

A dark jazz song that plays when Jack Noir ascends. A remix of the song "Liquid Negrocity" ♫ from Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead. • By Toby "Radiation" Fox

Dave's Phat Dream Machine[edit | edit source]

Just because Dave's asleepHS.svg doesn't mean he and Rose can't jam to some sweet beats.

  • "Unsheath'd" • By Alex Rosetti
  • "Welcome to the New Extreme" • By Robert J! Lake
  • "Octoroon Rangoon" • By Toby "Radiation" Fox
  • "Derse Dreamers" • By Jeremy "Solatrus" Iamurri
  • "Phantasmagoric Waltz" • By Alex Rosetti

Skaian Skirmish[edit | edit source]

Skaian Skirmish ♫

The song that is played when Warweary Villein rises up. • By Andrew Huo

How Do I Live (Put the Bunny Back In the Box Version)[edit | edit source]

How Do I Live (Put the Bunny Back in the Box Version) ♫

How Do I Live plays on the greatest flash page in Homestuck. Ever. And another oneHS.svg, too. The original song was written by Diane Warren, and a version by Trisha Yearwood was featured in the 1997 film Con Air.

Descend[edit | edit source]

Descend ♫

A large mashup of at least 28 songs from the early Homestuck Soundtrack.

"Descend"HS.svg Info; Extended[edit | edit source]

A large mash-up of many songs used for the End of Act 4 flash on page 3840 of Homestuck. Descend was put together by Toby "Radiation" Fox and is listed as Track 64 of Homestuck Vol.5.[Descend References 1] The YouTube Dis-Ambiguation By Putnam[Descend References 2] lists 27 songs which have an album breakdown as follows:

  • Homestuck Vol.1 5 Songs (19%)
    1. Aggrieve
    2. Harlequin
    3. Sburban Jungle
    4. Showtime
    5. Skies Of Skaia
  • Homestuck Vol.2 4 Songs (15%)
    1. Explore
    2. Guardian
    3. Upward Movement
    4. Vagabounce
  • Homestuck Vol.3 2 Songs (7%)
    1. Beatdown
    2. Chorale For Jaspers
  • Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead 2 Songs (7%)
    1. Liquid Negrocity
    2. Three In The Morning
  • Homestuck Vol.4 5 Songs (19%)
    1. Atomyk Ebonpyre
    2. Black
    3. Doctor
    4. Endless Climb
    5. Mutiny
  • Homestuck Vol.5 4 Songs (15%)
    1. Lotus
    2. Pumpkin Cravings
    3. Skaian Skuffle
    4. Underworld
  • Non-Volume Soundtrack 5 Songs (19%)
    1. Dirgeish
    2. Jackknife
    3. Non-Compos Mentis
    4. Penumbra Phantasm
    5. Problem Sleuth Theme

"Descend"HS.svg Easter Eggs[edit | edit source]

The version of descend released in the Homestuck Vol. 5 Album[Descend References 1] does not include the interim Squiddle interruption track, whereas the version featured in MSPA End Of Act 4 "[S] Descend" on the official site does.[Descend References 3]

Organizinghsmusic on Tumblr has said that "pressing start [during the Problem Sleuth segment of Descend] sends you to the first page of Problem Sleuth".[Descend References 4]

"Descend"HS.svg Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bandcamp, Homestuck Vol.5, Homestuck, Powell Clark, Fox Toby, Et.Al. Homestuck Vol. 5
  2. YouTube, Putnam, (Homestuck) Descend Leitmotifs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Cd9akmDl4
  3. Hussie, Andrew, MS Paint Adventures, Homestuck, [S] Descend, https://www.homestuck.com/story/1940
  4. Tumblr, Organizinghsmusic, Descend, https://organizinghsmusic.tumblr.com/post/116281243845

Crystamanthequins[edit | edit source]

Crystamanthequins ♫

Some trolls fuck some other trolls up. Everybody cheers. Based on the originals "Crystalanthemums" ♫ by Alex Rosetti and "Mannequin" by Perry Sullivan

Homestuck[edit | edit source]

Homestuck ♫

A sweet little keyboard-and-strings tune that acts as a sort of theme for Homestuck. • By Clark Powell

Alterniabound[edit | edit source]

A number of remixes of previous tracks, tunes from EarthBound and altogether new songs are used in the Flash game AlterniaboundHS.svg. Many of them can only be heard by accessing the sound test room using Ctrl-T. All tracks are by Toby "Radiation" Fox unless otherwise noted. Almost all of the tracks are featured, albeit remixed, in Homestuck Vol. 6.

Karkat's Theme[edit | edit source]

Karkat's Theme ♫

A remix of Crustacean ♫, by Toby "Radiation" Fox.

Spider's Claw[edit | edit source]

Spider's Claw ♫

By Toby "Radiation" Fox. Originally released as a a bonus track ♫ on the Alternia album, it was included (both the original and a remix) in AlterniaboundHS.svg.

  • Spider's Claw
  • Vriska's Theme

MeGaLoVania[edit | edit source]

MeGaLoVania ♫

A song originally from Radiation's EarthBound Halloween ROM Hack that can only be described as metal, played during the destruction of the trolls' Derse, Aradia's unexpected ascension, and Tavros' fateful battle with Vriska. A longer version of "Megalovania" included in Alterniabound, taking in motifs from Spider's Claw. Written by Toby "Radiation" Fox with sweet guitars by Joren "Tensei" de Bruin.

  • MegalovaniaHS.svg (in the secret room)
  • MeGaLoVaniaHS.svg.
  • A new arrangement of Megalovania was included in Toby's surprise hit 2015 indie game Undertale, and a further arrangement of that version was included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate when the Undertale character Sans was added to the game as a Mii Gunner outfit.

Secret ROM[edit | edit source]

A song that plays when you enter a shop in Secret of Mana. Originally appears in the sound room in Alterniabound, and is later used in Terezi: Read note. By Toby "Radiation" Fox.

Nic Cage Song[edit | edit source]

Two songs by Toby "Radiation" Fox were included in AlterniaboundHS.svg in Vriska's secret room. They were credited only as "two shitty nic cage songs". One was later released in Volume 6 as Nic Cage Song ♫, which briefly quotes the other song.

Let the Squiddles Sleep[edit | edit source]

Let the Squiddles Sleep ♫

Holy shit that's creepy • Created by Robert J! Lake, includes a partial remix of "Squiddles!" ♫ by Alex Rosetti, and edited by Toby "Radiation" Fox to fit the flash.

Umbral Ultimatum[edit | edit source]

Umbral Ultimatum ♫

Orchestral Okami speedcore lite • Created by Toby "Radiation" Fox as a partial remix of four other songs: "Unbreakable Union" by Robert Blaker, "Courser" by Alex Rosetti and Seth "Beatfox" Peelle, "Carefree Action" by Mark Hadley, and "Homestuck Anthem" by Clark Powell. The beginning is from the unreleased song Penumbral Phantasm. The song appears when Jade is entering the medium.

Frost[edit | edit source]

Frost ♫

A wintery theme as narrated by the great prophet Charles Dutton played when Jade finally gets to the Land of Frost and Frogs. • By Jeremy "Solatrus" Iamurri

Sunslammer[edit | edit source]

Sunslammer ♫

Those Uranium Imps are tricky • Created by Seth "Beatfox" Peelle. A more cheerful, poppier remix of the original song, Sunsetter ♫, by Toby "Radiation" Fox

[S] Kanaya: Return to the core[edit | edit source]

As Alterniabound's sequel, Kanaya: Return to the coreHS.svg has many songs, though lesser than the avalanche of music from Alterniabound. Like its prequel, almost all of the songs are by Toby "Radiation" Fox, save for "Heir Conditioning".

[S] Equius: Seek the highb100d[edit | edit source]

Another Alterniabound successor, Equius: Seek the highb100dHS.svg has at least the same number of songs as the previous flash, [S] Kanaya: Return to the core – or, for the sake of readability, Returniabound. Though unlike the last two flashes, only two of its songs are made by Toby "Radiation" Fox.

  • Midnight Calliope ♫: Oh my fucking god. • By Mark Hadley
  • "Miracles": Hide me. • A slower, absolutely nightmarish remix of Miracles by Toby "Radiation" Fox HoNk :o)

Trollian standoff[edit | edit source]

Trollian Standoff ♫

The song used in 3x SHOWDOWN COMBO.HS.svg By Joren "Tensei" de Bruin.

Warhammer of Zillyhoo[edit | edit source]

Warhammer of Zillyhoo ♫

Listen and be awed by the chant of the Warhammer of Zillyhoo. Used in All: Behold glory of ZillyhooHS.svg. Created and sung by Michael Guy Bowman

Black Rose/Green sun[edit | edit source]

Black Rose/Green Sun ♫

The song used in Seer: descendHS.svg. By Malcolm Brown.

At the Price of Oblivion[edit | edit source]

At the Price of Oblivion ♫ was used in part in this panelHS.svg. By Malcolm Brown. Appears to be based on Happy Cat Song! ♫ and Hardchorale ♫ from Volume 5.

Terezi's Records[edit | edit source]

They might actually be Gamzee's, but Terezi is playing themHS.svg.

I'm a Member of the Midnight Crew[edit | edit source]

By Eddie Morton.

BL1ND JUST1C3 : 1NV3ST1G4T1ON !![edit | edit source]

BL1ND JUST1C3 : 1NV3ST1G4T1ON !! ♫

The disk is scratched! Used in Flip.HS.svg Partially a remix of "Sburban Jungle" by Malcolm Brown and "Objection!" from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney by Masakazu Sugimori, with added effects by Toby "Radiation" Fox

Cascade[edit | edit source]

Featured in The finale of Act 5HS.svg, Cascade ♫ is a medley of four tracks: Cascade (Beta) ♫, Flare ♫, Savior of the Dreaming Dead and Black Hole/Green Sun. By Joren "Tensei" de Bruin, Clark Powell, Malcolm Brown, Toby "Radiation" Fox and Kelly Sadwin.

English[edit | edit source]

English ♫

He is already here. This is the 13th track of the 2010 "The Felt" album of the Homestuck discography, It is 3:30 in total length. The track was created by Toby "Radiation" Fox.

English Notable Occurrences[edit | edit source]

  • The theme of Intermission 2HS.svg
  • Within Act 6 Act 6 Act 6 [S] CollideHS.svg this track begins playing at 2:17 as we transition over to Derse for the Condesce fight. At 2:39, when the fight officially begins, it transitions to an electronic remix of the track and at 3:02 it fades from the mix. At 10:46 a synth cover of this track is added to the mix during the Lord English brawl in the Dream Bubbles of the Furthest Ring and ends at 11:11.

English Fun Facts[edit | edit source]

  • This track plays during a Lord English fight ending at Notable Number 11:11!
  • A rendition of this track, written by Toby "Radiation" Fox, plays right before Homestuck's Undertale tribute in [S] Collide.
  • This track begins with short single note chimes, the first of which is the same note (down an octave) which some phones play for a text message notification which in turn serves to highlight the fact that Lord English is already here!

Sick Bleats[edit | edit source]

Used in this animationHS.svg. Okay, so it's just the sound of a goat bleating. By Toby "Radiation" Fox.

Infinity Mechanism[edit | edit source]

Infinity Mechanism ♫

Used in the end of Act 6 Intermission 1HS.svg • By Thomas "EidolonOrpheus" Ferkol

Even in Death[edit | edit source]

Even in Death ♫

By Clark Powell. Notably, it is the leitmotif that closes the comic at the end of Act 7.

Anbroids[edit | edit source]

AnbroidsMspa icon.png

Robot rap! Used in RAP-OFF!!!!!!!!!!"HS.svg • By Malcolm Brown.

Time on My Side[edit | edit source]

Time on My Side ♫

Used in [S] Prince of Heart: Rise up.HS.svg. Partially a remix of both Beatdown and Black, with themes of Homestuck Anthem in the background • By Joren "Tensei" de Bruin.

Weird moody horse shit[edit | edit source]

Not actually a song, but the background ambiance for this flashHS.svg. By Alex Rosetti. Also used in thisHS.svg sequenceHS.svg ofHS.svg fiveHS.svg flashesHS.svg.

Included as a hidden track at the end of Frogsong on the album Genesis Frog.

Rain[edit | edit source]

Rain ♫

Used in [S] ACT 6 ACT 3HS.svg. By Clark Powell.

Ruins (With Strings)[edit | edit source]

Ruins (With Strings) ♫

Used in [S] Jane: Proceed.HS.svg By Erik "Jit" Scheele and Michael Guy Bowman.

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing[edit | edit source]

I Don't Want To Miss a Thing. ♫

Used in [S] Terry: Fast forward to Liv.HS.svg A Michael Guy Bowman cover of a song originally performed by Aerosmith for the movie Armageddon. Written by Diane Warren.

Unite Synchronization[edit | edit source]

Unite Synchronization ♫

Used in [S] Dirk: Synchronize.HS.svg and [S] Dirk: Unite.HS.svg By Malcolm Brown.

Eternity Served Cold[edit | edit source]

Eternity Served Cold ♫

Used in [S] Caliborn: EnterHS.svg, and also briefly here.HS.svg Malcolm Brown's dramatic remix of English, quoting elements of Sburban Countdown, Endless Climb, Black Rose/Green Sun and Penumbral Phantasm. It also contains elements of Savior of the Dreaming Dead ♫ from Homestuck Vol. 8, Doctor ♫ from Homestuck Vol. 4, Awakening ♫ from Homestuck Vol. 7, and Revelawesome ♫ from Homestuck Vol. 4.

The Collide version is listed as Eternity Served Cold (Canon Edit) ♫

This song was previously named Eternity's Shylock.

Fuchsia Ruler[edit | edit source]

Fuchsia Ruler ♫

Used as Meenah's theme in the first sectionHS.svg of Openbound. It contains elements reminiscent of the chiptune break in Liquid Negrocity towards the end. A loop of the intro makes an appearance hereHS.svg as Aranea's ringtone for a call from Meenah.

Hate You[edit | edit source]

Hate You ♫

A looping version of Hate You is used as Meenah's theme in the second sectionHS.svg of Openbound, and 108 Stars of Density, a slowed down remix, is used in the third sectionHS.svg.

Other tracks from Openbound[edit | edit source]

Part 1

  • Darling Dolorosa, a remix of Darling Kanaya / Virgin Orb. (Not yet released.)
  • GameGlr (with samples of GameGrl (Original 1993 Mix) and Teal Seer). (Not yet released)
  • Iron Infidel ♫ (coloUrs and mayhem: Universe A)
  • Elevatorstuck ♫ (Homestuck Volume 6)

Part 2

  • G4M38L0RG (with samples from GameBro (Original 1990 Mix), The La2t Frontier and The Blind Prophet). (Not yet released.)
  • Olive Rogue ♫ (coloUrs and mayhem: Universe A)
  • Violet Prince ♫ (coloUrs and mayhem: Universe A)
  • Purple Bard ♫ (coloUrs and mayhem: Universe A)
  • Teal Seer ♫ (coloUrs and mayhem: Universe A)
  • Crab Waltz. (Not yet released.)

Part 3

Killed by BR8K Spider!!!!!!!![edit | edit source]

Killed by BR8K Spider!!!!!!!! ♫

Used for Ministrife!!!, from the AlterniaBound album.

Horschestra STRONG Version[edit | edit source]

Horschestra ♫

Arquiusprite's themeHS.svg.

neigh

Horsecatska (unreleased)[edit | edit source]

Used for Arquiusprite and Davepetasprite^2's bro bump hugHS.svg.

Trickster Mode[edit | edit source]

Used in [S] Jane: EngageHS.svg and fourHS.svg otherHS.svg FlashHS.svg pagesHS.svg. A remix of Showtime and Sburban Jungle, not that you can really tell because it's so hyperactively sped-up.

Kazoostuck[edit | edit source]

Not yet released. Used in [S] ACT 6 ACT 5 ACT 2HS.svg.

Sweet Bro Theme Song[edit | edit source]

This song actually has nothing to do with Homestuck. Andrew Hussie, being the bastard he is, stole it from Dave Strider's comic and credited to the artists on HIS music team. It's on the credits page and everything. • By David Ko

Dance of Thorns[edit | edit source]

Used for the trailer of the Homestuck Kickstarter. By Joren "Tensei" de Bruin.

Gold Pilot[edit | edit source]

Gold Pilot ♫

Used in [S] Act 6 Act 6 Intermission 1HS.svg, although it glitches out around the 1:23 mark, leaving 4 minutes worth of song unplayed, supposedly unintentionally.

Removed Songs[edit | edit source]

The following songs have been removed from the comic and replaced by new ones. All Songs by Bill Bolin unless otherwise indicated.

Versions of the flash videos with their original music (excluding the second version of "[S] Dave and Rose: Shut up and Jam" with Shatterface) can be downloaded here (along with other flashes).

See also[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Almost none of the characters have been voiced in-comic. Notable exceptions:
    • John sings in [S] All: Behold glory of ZillyhooHS.svg.
    • In [S] Descend, where the tracks "Squiddles Theme" and "Friendship Aneurysm" interrupt the song. The Squiddle from "Friendship Aneurysm" is named in the track itself, but this section does not play in the comic.
    • After the release of coloUrs and mayhem: Universe A, which had a number of lyrical tracks, Radiation released a few responses in regards to the voices in the music. He declared that there were no canon voices, Squiddles and Plumbthroat excluded, "But that doesn't mean you can’t enjoy some lovely vocal interpretations!!!", which is the best advice of all.
    • Lord English​ releasing the Vast Honk can be considered canon, although it's questionable whether this counts as a voice.
    • The FlashHS.svg where Yaldabaoth appears contains a guttural growling that can be assumed to be vocal.
    • Even if not discribed as [S], a lot of the Vines in Act 6 Act 6 Act 5 have sound effects voiced by Caliborn.
  • Mark Hadley, the composer of Harlequin and Sburban Countdown previously provided official music for defunct sprite comic Kid Radd—Homestuck's multimedia predecessor. Hadley remixed two of his fan tunes (Bogey's Theme and Radd's Theme) to create the music that accompanied the comic's end sequence.
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