Listen to Gary Numan’s ‘My Name is Ruin’ from South Park, Season 25, Ep. 5

Even though the animated sitcom South Park is now in its astounding 25th season, it hasn’t fallen in quality at all.

Neither has it stopped featuring superb songs on its soundtrack, including on this week’s episode — South Park, Season 25, Episode 5, “Help, My Teenager Hates Me!” — iconic British electronic rock singer songwriter Gary Numan’s ‘My Name is Ruin‘.

That track was played as the boys and their dads compete against the teenagers in Airsoft, and continued playing over the end credits.

Gary Numan’s ‘My Name is Ruin‘ is from the singer’s eighteenth studio album Savage (Songs from a Broken World).


Numan’s Savage cover art

Released in September, 2017 via BMG and The End record labels, the album was an amazing success for Numan.

It hit the #2 spot on the UK’s Top 40 album charts, Numan’s first album to get into the Top 10 since 1982, and #1 on that country’s Indie Albums chart.

In the United States, Savage made it to #154 on the Billboard 200 chart, and then charted high in seven other countries, giving Gary Numan his highest success in more than 30 years.

His follow-up album four years later also hit the #2 spot in the UK, but was ultimately not as successful as Savage.

Listen to Gary Numan’s ‘My Name is Ruin‘ from this week’s South Park in the song’s music video, and on Numan’s Savage (Songs from a Broken World) album.

Man, that’s a cool song.

Watch Season 25 of South Park via Comedy Central.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.