The Vampire Diaries

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The Vampire Diaries
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ReleasedOctober 12, 2010

The Vampire Diaries is the original soundtrack to the The Vampire Diaries television series. It featured "The Fellowship" by The Smashing Pumpkins. Other artists include Silversun Pickups, Gorillaz, Placebo, and Jason Walker.

The show is about a young girl who unknowingly falls in love with a vampire. Despite him admitting he's dangerous, she can't help herself, and the story develops into a love triangle. Stereogum noted how "The Fellowship" lyric "are you with us, or against us" fits well with the theme.[1]

When asked about why the band agreed to lend the song to the soundtrack, Billy Corgan said that "we heard a rumour that vampires were 'in' right now and to get the kids you got to get with the vampires."[2] considered "The Fellowship" to be the soundtrack's lead track.[3] Consequence meanwhile praised the song, declaring it as "more engaging" than any Smashing Pumpkins song released since the 2000 breakup.[4]

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

14."The Fellowship"Billy CorganThe Smashing Pumpkins3:50

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
October 12, 2010 Virgin 5099991718822 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Charts[edit | edit source]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 106
US Soundtrack Albums (Billboard)[6] 6
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[7] 21
US Rock (Billboard)[8] 38

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Smashing Pumpkins – "The Fellowship" & "Jesus Needs A Hit"". Stereogum. October 6, 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  2. Billy Corgan. December 2010 Facebook Q&A. Transcript on SPFC
  3. Doherty, Charlie. "Music Review: The Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack". Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  4. Mojica, Frank (October 13, 2010). "Album Review: The Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack". Consequence. Retrieved October 12, 2021.
  5. "Soundtrack Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  6. "Soundtrack Chart History (Soundtrack Albums)". Billboard.
  7. "Soundtrack Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  8. "Soundtrack Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.

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