How Squid Game Uses the “Death” Melody | Pink Soldiers

The music of Squid Game joins hundreds of films and TV shows that quote the “Dies Irae” – a 13th Century Gregorian chant melody heard in Catholic funerals.


  1. Don't forget about Onimusha 3 Demon Siege too!

  2. eu queria muito que essa série dose na vida real , eu ficaria orada de participar , eu sou muito corajosa😐

  3. I’m a choir singer for a church that uses Gregorian Chant, and now I’m like “SQUID GAME USES THE DIES IRÆ TOO!?!?!”

  4. WAIT DUDE I SAW "SOVIET" ON THE LYRICS wait no no no flashbacks

  5. It’s also in one of the soundtracks for hunter x hunter

  6. Don't forget The Shining and Fellowship of the Ring

  7. All of the squid game songs can give u chills.. but it brings back- nothing? I haven’t seen it in awhile- actually non of my family has seen it

  8. Even the shining right? Because I’m the op scene :0

  9. Werent those notes used for nightmare before Christmas?

  10. I FUCKIN' knew it! Once you know about that shit you hear it eeeeeeeverywhere… especially if you're like me and prefer the horror genre over just about everything else.

  11. I hate the fact that the sound reminds me of lavender town (the same place with the Pokémon graveyard)

  12. This blew my mind! Like wow, it's incredible how much of a jackass one must be to so confidently incorrect, guess Gangnam style sounds like bohemian rhapsody by Queen.

  13. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  14. Fun fact: I listened to this while catching up on 40 missing homework assignments 😀

  15. i just realised that melody is even in the game "dead by daylight"

  16. Gustavo Santaolalla’s Restless Spirits for the video game The Last of Us Part 2 is another excellent example for this

  17. You can also hear it in home alone when Kevin sees Old Man Marley

  18. You have a podcast bro? If not, you need one.

  19. Fun fact: an old movie called the world is not enough in the submarine scene has the dies irae music as they are fighting while the submarine is flooding

  20. リコーダーを使った曲はなかなか無いので新鮮です。幼少期を想起しました。

  21. Fun fact, "dies irae" means "the day of wrath" which refers to final judgment.

  22. That Squid Game version sounded like a mix of Dies Irae and the Psycho soundtrack. Eerie.

  23. Frozen also uses the G F# G E thing. Into the Unknown I believe the song is called

  24. frozen 2's leitmotif also matches the note pattern, whereas in the movie itself elsa follows the song all the way to ahtohallan where she gets in too deep and eventually freezes to death

    so in a way the song IS the reason why elsa dies

  25. Earth Song by Michael Jackson has it as most of its melody

  26. Bro I was tryna listen to a song that my crush said he was listening to now idk if he knows this and is not ok or if he just likes the sound 😭

  27. Instantly thought of the entirety of frozen two.

    Does this mean something?

  28. Lol my washer and dryer play dies irae when you start them

  29. I just thought, Hey, it sounds like the beginning of the castle clocktower theme from Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, but i recently learned what the Dies irae was, and I just love learning music history and music theory.

  30. The fact I can hear this in the Velvet Room song (Persona franchise) and in Dead by Daylight is so interesting to me.

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