Faust has inspired artistic and cultural works for over four centuries. The following lists cover various media to include items of historic interest, enduring works of high art, and recent representations in popular culture. The entries represent works that a reader has a reasonable chance of encountering rather than a complete catalog.
- Blues guitarist Tommy Johnson claimed to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for guitar mastery. Tommy Johnson's claim precedes that of Robert Johnson's.
- Blues guitarist Robert Johnson fancifully said to have acquired his playing skill from the devil at a deserted crossroads. Songs such as "Cross Road Blues" (1936) and "Me and the Devil Blues" (1937) allude to his pact with the devil.
- Faun's song "König von Thule" is a cover of Gretchen's song in the first part of Goethe's Faust (lines 2759-82). Goethe wrote this particular song in 1774.
- Poet JB Goodenough's "Children of Michael" which tells the story of a man named Michael who makes a deal with the year (the devil or fate), to have many children but the year has to "choose one for himself". The story features a chorus throughout, and was recorded by Irish folk singer Tommy Makem on his album Ancient Pulsing.
- The Band's "Daniel and the Sacred Harp" (from the album Stage Fright, 1970)
- Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" (from the album A Night at the Opera, 1975)
- Frank Zappa's "Titties & Beer" (from the album Zappa in New York, 1977)
- The Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" (from the album Million Mile Reflections, 1979)
- Blue Öyster Cult's "Burnin' for You" (from the album Fire of Unknown Origin, 1981)
- The Police's "Wrapped Around Your Finger" single (from the album Synchroncity, 1983) refers to Mephistopheles by way of analogy
- Konrad Boehmer Apocalipsis cum figuris (electronic, instrumental, vocal, 1984)
- The Fall's "Dktr Faustus" (from the album Bend Sinister, 1986)
- Sabbat's "A Cautionary Tale" (from the album History of a Time to Come, 1988)
- Randy Newman's Faust (1995)
- Moonspell's "Mephisto" (from the album Irreligious, 1996)
- Akercocke's "Marguerite & Gretchen" (from the album Rape of the Bastard Nazarene, 1999); the band's name is taken from the talking Capuchin monkey in Robert Nye's Faust.
- Current 93's album Faust (2000), based on a story by Count Eric Stenbock
- The Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Beethoven's Last Night (2000)
- Secret Sphere's "Dr. Faustus" (from the album A Time Never Come, 2001)
- Dimmu Borgir's "The Maelstrom Mephisto" (from the album Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, 2001)
- Gorillaz' "Faust" (from the album G-Sides, 2001)
- Septic Flesh's "Faust" (from the album Sumerian Daemons, 2003)
- Muse's "The Small Print" (from the album Absolution, 2003; originally titled "Action Faust")
- Kamelot's Epica Saga (Epica, 2003, and The Black Halo, 2005)
- Cradle of Filth's "Absinthe with Faust" (from the album Nymphetamine, 2004)
- Immortal Technique's "Dance With The Devil" (from the album Revolutionary Vol. 1, 2006)
- Konrad Boehmer Doktor Fausti Höllenfahrt (orchestra, 2006)
- Tom Waits's "Lucinda" (from the album Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards, 2006)
- Enigma "Dancing With Mephisto" (from the album A Posteriori, 2006)
- Tenacious D's The Pick of Destiny (2006)
- Little Tragedies' New Faust (2006)
- Switchfoot's "Faust, Midas and Myself" (2006)
- Streetlight Manifesto's "Down, Down, Down to Mephisto's Cafe" (from the album Somewhere in the Between, 2007)
- Radiohead's "Faust Arp" and "Videotape" (from the album In Rainbows, 2007)
- Ihsahn's "Alchemist" (from the album angL, 2008) quotes two passages from Goethe's Faust. The songs "Malediction" and "Elevator" likewise allude to Faustian themes
- Dark Moor's "Faustus" (from the album Autumnal, 2009)
- The Human Abstract's "Faust" (2011)
- Agalloch's Faustian Echoes (2012)
- SicKtanicK's "Faust" (from the album Chapter 3: Awake (The Ministry of Hate), 2012)
- Marilyn Manson's "The Mephistopheles of Los Angeles" (from the album The Pale Emperor, 2015)
- Halsey's "Hold Me Down" (from the album Badlands, 2016) makes a number of sexualized Faustian allusions
- Iron Mask's "Doctor Faust" (from the album Diabolica, 2016)
- Faust is the stage name of black metal musician Bård Eithun.
- Faust, a German Krautrock band
Ghost (band)|Ghost's "Call Me Little Sunshine" (From their album "Imperia") 2022
Mephistophles is the main protagonist of the song, trying to steal "little sunshines" body.
Ikemen Vampire- Johann Georg Faust appears as a vampire who was turned by Vlad The Impaler and lives with him as well as the French executioner, Charles Henri Sanson.