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Marilyn Manson celebrates his birthday today (January 5), and in recent years, the God of F*ck has greatly expanded his TV resume from actual acting roles to musical contributions.

Most recently, he offered up “Cupid Carries A Gun” from 2015’s The Pale Emperor to the WGN America series Salem.  Of course, Salem isn’t the only show to feature a badass rock song as its theme.  Here are eight rock songs that were also TV theme songs.


Marilyn Manson – “Cupid Carries A Gun” (Salem)

Salem - Opening Titles (WGN America)

WGN America's 'Salem' official opening titles with the song 'Cupid Carries a Gun' by Marilyn Manson. Salem opening credits. Starring Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Elise Eberle, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, Xander Berkeley, Tamzin Merchant.


The Dandy Warhols – “We Used To Be Friends” (Veronica Mars)

Veronica Mars Opening Credits 1

The opening credits of season 1 of Veronica Mars


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.