25 celebrities you didn’t know had music careers

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Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob, so of course, he can sing too. He proved that in movies like La La Land and Blue Valentine, but he’s done more than just sing in his movies!

He released his first solo single on the Internet in 2007, titled “Put Me In A Car”. Later that year, he formed the band Dead Man’s Bones with his friend Zach Shields. They released their debut self-titled album in 2009, which was a collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir.

Dead Man’s Bones had only two members, Gosling and Shields, with both contributing to the vocals and a variety of instruments. The two first met in 2005 and realized they both shared an obsession with ghosts and the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.

After the album’s release in 2009, the duo did a string of shows across North America in the fall around Halloween time. Each show consisted of them performing with a children’s choir, similar to the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir, the choir they recorded the album with. The shows earned rave reviews. Interestingly enough, instead of an opening act, each night started with a talent show.

Two songs by Dead Man’s Bones have been featured in films over the years, neither of which featured Ryan Gosling. First, the song “Lose Your Soul” played during the credits of French film Age of Panic. Following that, the song “In the Room Where You Sleep” appeared on the soundtrack for the horror film The Conjuring in 2013.

Gosling and Shields apparently have plans for more Dead Man’s Bones music in the future, but this time without the children’s choir.