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The Femme Fatale Dark Cabaret Collection

  • Published on Feb 4, 2014
  • This list includes my favourite female dark cabaret singers and songs. Please note that while I'm pretty sure I left out a bunch of great performers, this playlist was meant to reflect my personal favourites, and anyway, it is simply impossible to include and find every single work in the genre.
    Most songs here range from spooky to quirky. A bit of typical odd cabaret humour is there in almost every piece, and musical genres vary from more classical jazz and cabaret to swing or even rock and folk sometimes. Enjoy, and if you happen to have heard of similar singers, feel free to promote them here.
    The picture shows Theda Bara.
    0:00:00 Vermillion Lies - Circus Fish
    0:02:35 Clare Fader - Animal Charm
    0:06:57 Johnny Hollow - Worse Things
    0:10:32 Amoree Lovell - The Alphabet Serial Song
    0:13:06 Jill Tracy - The Fine Art of Poisoning
    0:18:36 Tragic Tantrum Cabaret - The Silent
    0:22:16 Alice Francis - Shoot Him Down
    0:25:55 The Electric Swing Circus - Harvey
    0:29:56 Circus Contraption - 23 Beers
    0:33:16 Birdeatsbaby - China Doll
    0:36:49 Rasputina - When I Was a Young Girl
    0:38:28 The Dresden Dolls - Missed Me
    0:43:20 Circus Contraption - Why Can't the Clowns Get Along
    0:45:30 Katzenjammer - Demon Kitty Rag
    0:49:31 Red Skunk Band - The Vamp of New Orleans
    0:53:54 Eliza Carthy - Blood on My Boots
    1:00:15 Circus Contraption - The Bird Girl
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Comments • 546

  • Unsound mind
    Unsound mind Day ago

    Why have I suddenly wanted to sip absinthe and smoke with cigarette holder?

  • Gisakia
    Gisakia 6 days ago

    30:03 "she glups the midgets dick with her lobster claw"

  • g mail
    g mail 16 days ago +1

    30:05 well that escalated quickly

  • raquel sheila choca castro

    Y love dark cabaret🎭

  • don finn
    don finn 25 days ago


  • bitch please, I am unicorn

    Just found my new favourite genre🖤🖤🖤

  • дурок
    дурок Month ago

    Чё это делает в моих рекомендациях?
    Я вообще из России блять.

  • Unwelcome Human
    Unwelcome Human Month ago +1

    This is so amazing, thank you for enriching my life with such a wonderful collection of music. I am seriously flying free and have forgotten my troubles and want to dance the night away because of the way this music makes me feels. Nothing else matters but the now and the sweet sounds that are enclosed within!

  • Red Coat
    Red Coat Month ago😋

  • la bananá
    la bananá 2 months ago

    Soy tan darks que me sueño en una orgia con robert smith tim burton y mathil de el profecional esa man si que es bien darks pero vali varga porque es monor pero no ahora ndk

  • HonestlyAnna
    HonestlyAnna 2 months ago

    Who is the woman in the picture?

  • Elixa Beth
    Elixa Beth 2 months ago


  • that guy
    that guy 3 months ago

    Is it weird that I find the first song extremely hot

  • Theatre squad 2003
    Theatre squad 2003 3 months ago

    “It was a strange little place, drunk in maroon light with the smell of whiskey and french perfume dancing in the air. I was seduced by this -this vixen! Her hair was like fire and her lips like to rose petals. From that night.... I was never the same.”

  • Galitayuh Groves
    Galitayuh Groves 3 months ago

    I'm so glad I know what this genre is called know! It's my favorite ^^

  • Ru Mael
    Ru Mael 3 months ago

    well well well you again my good friend Wiremux what a taste today I am the Dj and the barman

  • Aïko C
    Aïko C 3 months ago

    Mata Hari.

  • Ms Mayhem
    Ms Mayhem 4 months ago +1

    I love everything that has to do with something dark

  • Guy Tero
    Guy Tero 5 months ago

    Very clever composers. Real musicians..

  • Liz Counsel
    Liz Counsel 5 months ago

    I love it best music I've heard ever

  • Liz Counsel
    Liz Counsel 5 months ago

    I lo

  • sara Kareem
    sara Kareem 5 months ago

    so good

  • Alysin Chainz
    Alysin Chainz 6 months ago

    LOVE 🖤

  • Myrddin Aeon
    Myrddin Aeon 6 months ago

    Love it !

  • Zlai zee
    Zlai zee 6 months ago

    thank you

  • Наташа Рогалова

    Beautiful. Thank you so much for your music and support.

  • CosmicSong
    CosmicSong 7 months ago

    The lady in the photo has such captivating look.

  • michael matton
    michael matton 7 months ago

    Great Stuff... Thank's for the music....

  • Audrey Martin
    Audrey Martin 7 months ago


  • KendrixTermina
    KendrixTermina 8 months ago

  • ovomaltine choco
    ovomaltine choco 8 months ago


  • Melissa Skye
    Melissa Skye 8 months ago +2

    Three things.. 1-11:45 my french ears registered "Jeffrey Dahmer's fine cuisine could rival any camper's spot, only if his dates are fresh and right" am I hallucinating? Almost died from laughter. 2-I am a metalhead, why do i like this stuff? 3-I have a new plan if time travel becomes available: Kill autotune. Those voices are amazing, what a soul this whole mix has....

  • Teresa Ferreira
    Teresa Ferreira 9 months ago

    thank you Wiremux

  • Ether Steele
    Ether Steele 9 months ago

    Im aware that they're not in the same league, no offense but the girls voice in the first song is reminiscent of Nina Hagen.

  • Hope G
    Hope G 9 months ago

    Please make another collection! I always come back to this.

  • Miss Betty-Bones
    Miss Betty-Bones 10 months ago

    I like it!!!

  • ChimeraBlitz007
    ChimeraBlitz007 10 months ago

    I like this genre :D

  • Julián Alberto Acosta Moreno

    0:22:16 Alice Francis - Shoot Him Down (esto no es electroswing??? xd

  • Fabiana Coto
    Fabiana Coto 10 months ago

    great!! Happy to find this music. Thank you!

  • Sam Katz
    Sam Katz 11 months ago

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  • John Kaplan
    John Kaplan 11 months ago

    The Dresden Dolls - Missed Me fabulous song

  • ツShiro
    ツShiro 11 months ago

    🎶 There are worse things, perverse things; You should answer when the phone rings … 🎶

  • Joshua Nelson
    Joshua Nelson 11 months ago

    Someone should make a musical with these songs

  • Scarlet Web
    Scarlet Web Year ago

    I find the dark cabaret music creepy

  • Nayrb Soft
    Nayrb Soft Year ago

    Amo este estilo de musica ❤ ahdjgkd no se ni como describir como me hace sentir ;^;

  • Camila Gutiérrez

    I'll cook you up some lobster bisque
    I wanna smoke you like a fish
    You smell like kelp I think it's hot
    I'm gonna stick you in my pot
    It's true you are my fish fillet
    I'll fry you up with some frisee
    You are just like my garden trowel
    I don't know what to rhyme with trowel
    I'll stick you deep down in the dirt
    And you can laugh when it hurts (Maniacal laughter-every musician)
    And then you'll flower from your stem
    They want to pluck you, I know them
    I'm going to wring you like a sponge
    I'll clean my floor with your tongue
    You dry the dishes oh so nice
    You dirty rag, let's do it twice (Three times! Four!)
    And now let's shine the silverware
    You're tired, hungry? I don't care
    And when I'm done with your service
    I'm gonna sell you to the circus
    I'll come and visit in a week
    You'll make a nice circus freak
    That's what my mother said to me
    She never came to visit
    That's why I wrote this song

  • Felis Corax
    Felis Corax Year ago

    Damn. This - and each and every single one of your other playlists - have to be about the most fucking serendipitous thing I've ever come across on RUclip. This stuff is some funky shit, and I love it!

  • KatzeDerNacht22
    KatzeDerNacht22 Year ago

    The Dresden dolls and Rasputina are the only ones I knew :O

  • Paul Longva
    Paul Longva Year ago

    One absolutely fan-bloody-tastic collection!

  • KoolGrannie Nance

    SO KOOL Thank you

  • 331SVTCobra
    331SVTCobra Year ago


  • Finne Binne
    Finne Binne Year ago +7

    Best ones

  • LMUProf
    LMUProf Year ago

    Love Berlin cabaret-style, and this brings that mood. Love it.

  • Jase Chapman
    Jase Chapman Year ago

    Love it ..Awesome cool

  • Tommy Cosmos
    Tommy Cosmos Year ago +2

    The lady first song, gOD. Like, yes, Mistress 😍🖤

  • behdabra
    behdabra Year ago +2

    Beautiful, Dark & Captivating!

    TROYANO Year ago


    MZLVU Year ago

    Thank you for sharing !

  • B Ellson
    B Ellson Year ago

    never heard this music b4, love it

  • aurelie bloody
    aurelie bloody Year ago


  • Sanae Majdam
    Sanae Majdam Year ago

    Just thanks...where did you find all these amazing songs? It tears everything!

  • Clive Stewart
    Clive Stewart Year ago

    Extra gut und wie -- WOW !!!

  • oscar pérez fernández

    And so... the door opens. You still dressing the same old clothes, the ones that reminds you how she used to smell. The beard almost hits your chest and the waitress approaches with a silly smile and bourbon. Still reflecting on some stories and the closure you never realize half of your drink has gone on the side of your mouth. No strong glue can keep your self putted together. funny but dark music keeps banging on top of your head. A voiced has been hearded, the head turned and there with a brand new victim your femme fatale sais hello to you like if never happened before... You fool, you a buffon, you still waiting in the dark for her and she has found a new wallet to empty... Perhaps the next time. Perhaps in a new life, you deserved to be deseived, but trully speaking... You'll find a new bank to robe and be her favorite again. "The wheel of fortune..." OP (16.01.18)

  • Poly Way
    Poly Way Year ago

  • Elizaveta Kulagina

    awesome folder... beautiful, exquisite music
    (Theda Bara got me here XD)

  • Sidra Sayyid
    Sidra Sayyid Year ago +3

    I don't understand the people who say that this is dark or the perfect soundtrack if you're a murderer. I feel... Good? Cool? Sexy? Listening to this music

    • Julian Ruiz
      Julian Ruiz Year ago

      Femme fatale is a woman in literature or theater who brings chaos to a man who gets involved with her. It's not meant to be creepy, but rather to be seductive and deceitful.

    • rebbekah cannons
      rebbekah cannons Year ago

      Yeah cause a murderer would just listen tot the same things as everyone else, it doesn't really inspire me to be a murderer just to feel cool and fun I guess.

  • Fellrendión
    Fellrendión Year ago

    YES!! Earlier this wasn't available on phones for some reason so I had to listen off my tv and now youtube for some reason doesn't work on it but now it's available on phones so YESYESYES!!!!

  • mark1952able
    mark1952able Year ago

    Good job researching these great songs......................

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  • PukiFee Neemo
    PukiFee Neemo Year ago

    All are beautiful but the First song 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Lawrence Kuhlman
    Lawrence Kuhlman Year ago

    Can you list the songs in the original post?

  • 闇龗Kurao
    闇龗Kurao Year ago +1

    This is the first mix ever that i liked all the songs

  • Karly Watts
    Karly Watts Year ago +159

    I was once playing this at a small local bookstore I worked at and a customer came in, paused to listen, and then looked at me and said "You look exactly as this sounds."
    Thanks buddy.

    • Glisero
      Glisero 7 months ago +4

      Smooth as fuck! Damn smart man! If he meant it as a compliment, that is...

    • Stephanie Fekete
      Stephanie Fekete 7 months ago +8

      That sounds like an awesome compliment

    • Koré Called
      Koré Called 7 months ago +1

      Gavin Jones God damn it you stole my thought

    • Gavin Jones
      Gavin Jones 8 months ago +13

      And then everyone clapped

    • Bloodywolfie 161
      Bloodywolfie 161 Year ago +6

      Smart man

  • Uthael Killeanea
    Uthael Killeanea Year ago

    Feels like walking into a bar in an old western movie. Btw, what's dark about this?

  • Yen Shu Liao
    Yen Shu Liao Year ago

    Need more of this stuff.

  • Laura VB.
    Laura VB. Year ago

    201 fish disliked this.

  • EveIll8tone
    EveIll8tone Year ago

    where has this Genre been hiding all my life Thank you KO for the intro

  • Teresa Ferreira
    Teresa Ferreira Year ago

    love it

  • Coffin Nail Productions

    Theda Bara, the first goth girl

  • OrangeSoda
    OrangeSoda Year ago +15

    "I don't know what to rhyme with trowel!"

  • Expensive Toothbrush

    I can just imaging Widowmaker throughout this whole thing.

  • Magdalena Huber
    Magdalena Huber Year ago

    Holy shit. Katzenjammer rocks...! definitely better than my cats ;)

  • Amber Taylor
    Amber Taylor Year ago

    Best mix I have clicked on in ages. What can I say? Tosh.0 gets boring

  • Alpha Pink
    Alpha Pink Year ago +5

    This eyes...

  • Puja Bhattacharjee
    Puja Bhattacharjee Year ago +1

    I want to dress up in black lace dress with fishnet stockings and start dancing

  • Niik Clarity
    Niik Clarity Year ago +1

    mmmm Lovely, Sexxii, oui.
    now all we need is some french dark femme fatale cabaret collection ^_^

  • Miguel Angel Vargas

    im gay

    • White Tigress
      White Tigress Year ago

      Well, bless your heart, Honey. Congratulations on the next step in your journey to you. :-)

  • Miguel Angel Vargas

    its amazing

  • unka chubbz
    unka chubbz Year ago

    just found your collection. im absolutely 100% satisfied with what you picked how you placed it and you keep doing you.

  • Brandon Lincoln
    Brandon Lincoln Year ago

    I love this music I want to walk in a room with a dark leather hooded jacket dressed in a combination of black cotton and silk fabric and dance the night away

  • Rayssa Pontes
    Rayssa Pontes Year ago

    that´s so good..

  • laura lee
    laura lee Year ago

    Wish more people were into this, I'd love to be to make a living singing/performing this style.

  • Lisa Dee
    Lisa Dee Year ago

    what a great play list for sitting here bored out of my skull at work....

  • Ella Stiletto
    Ella Stiletto Year ago

    At 17:00 I *knew* it sounded familiar! It's the only song I already know in the playlist from years ago in high school! haha! Jill Tracy is an interesting songstress!

  • Roblox Pals
    Roblox Pals Year ago +84

    for any of yall who are wondering femme fatale refers to a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotize her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, having power over men. (and yes i did just copy and paste this from the wiki i just thought it was kinda interesting)

  • Deidre E.C.
    Deidre E.C. Year ago

    me encanto

  • A Coincidental Life
    A Coincidental Life Year ago +1

    Thoroughly enjoyable, great choice! I was in the perfect mood for this and found it by accident.

  • Francisco Andrés Martínez Ortíz

    simplemente genial!

  • Laxander Paul
    Laxander Paul Year ago

    young, french-like accent, sounds sooooooooo naughty and playful:)))fits really well with the musical style

  • ShellCyan
    ShellCyan Year ago

    I have been suffering lately, this is easing up/distracting me from whatever is bothering me inside.
    This is normalising me tbh. And I love it.
    ...Maybe that'll change later? Idk.