Songs misattributed to NIN

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This is a list of songs falsely attributed to Nine Inch Nails (or related projects), through deliberate fraud, poor track marking or honest mistake.


The backing music on the website for Strobe Light, this is simply a sample beat from music software.

Angel by Vinyl Sun

Claimed since the early 2000s due to a mislabelled Napster download. Official music video

At The Heart Of It All

"At The Heart Of It All" is commonly believed to be a NIN track due to its inclusion on Further Down The Spiral, actually an entirely original composition by Aphex Twin.

Black Bomb (Jerry In The Bag) by Josh Wink

"Black Bomb (Jerry In The Bag)" is an original song for which Trent Reznor provided guest vocals.

Comfortably Numb live by David Gilmour and David Bowie

Frequently mislabelled as a live cover with Gilmour, Bowie and Reznor, this track doesn't have Reznor on it.


Claimed to be by Tapeworm, actual artist is currently unknown.

It All Fades

Original work misattributed to NIN.

Live In Me

Appears on the Rusty Nails II bootleg. Created by the person who made the bootleg, Mike Hitman Wilson.

The Life You Didn't Lead

Unknown, listed in compilations on YouTube and is claimed to be the demo of "The Life You Didn't Lead".

Theme for Legend of Zelda

Performed by a Nintendo music cover band, this was one of the earliest songs misattributed to NIN.

Potions (Deliverance Mix) by Puscifer

"Potions" is a song by Puscifer, written by Tapeworm, and is frequently claimed to have Trent Reznor on it. He actually is simply given a writing credit, due to his work on it with Tapeworm.

Something Blue

Appears on the Rusty Nails II bootleg. Created by the person who made the bootleg, Mike Hitman Wilson.

Supernaut by 1000 Homo DJs

"Supernaut" is a cover of Black Sabbath, performed by 1000 Homo DJs with Reznor on guest vocals, mislabelled as NIN on some bootlegs.

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