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The complete list of topics alphabetically listed is below. Each links to their topic pages where you will find the Play List for that topic and links to the blog and column at The Guardian website.

A-Z by Topic Complete List


a capella

accidents actors addresses adolescence
adventure advertising advice Africa afterlife, the
afternoon aliens America ancient history angels
anger animals anniversaries anti-Christmas anti-love
anti-work anxiety apologies arguments arguments, heated
army art & photography art, works of ascension Asia
assassination austerity Australia autumn  


B sides

babies and childbirth

bad weather bass lines, best Beatles
Beatles covers Beatles, solos by beauty beds beer
being alone bells bereavement biblical songs bicycles
birds birthdays black blood blue
boredom brands bravery breathing bridges
buildings buses      



call & response capital punishment Caribbean carnivals & funfairs
cars and driving celebrity celestial bodies


change # 2
change of mind character songs children children's songs chocolate
Christmas circles classical songs cleansing clothes
cocaine & heroin coffee cold colours comeback songs
comics and cartoons coming home coming of age companies and corporations concerts
consolation covers better than the originals covers, unlikely cricket crime
criminals cruel songs cry, songs that make you crying  


dance styles


dates dawn, set at death
debuts deception decisive songs departures desperation
dialogue disappointment discordant songs divorce doctors
domestic songs doors dreams drinking duets


eavesdropping elections embarrassment

end of the world

escape euphoria Europe, places in exile eyes and sight


faces failure fairgrounds faith falling
false endings falsetto, songs with fame, effects of famous last words famous people
fantasy fashion fate & destiny fathers fetishes
fictional places films, inspired by or about films, redefined by films, recorded for fire
flirting flowers flying food fools
foreign language versions forgetting forgiveness freedom French songs
fresh starts Friday & Saturday friendship fruit funerals
funny songs futility future, the    


gambling gardens geometrical shapes getting older ghosts
glass God and the Devil gold goodbyes gossip
greed guests, special guilt and apology guns  




handclaps hands hangovers
hatchet jobs hats healing heart, the heat
heat # 2 heaven and hell hero worship historical events historical figures
holes holidays home homelessness homosexuality
horses hospitals hunting    


I Am Songs

illness impermanence impressive intros indecipherable songs
infidelity inheritance innuendo insects instrumental soundtracks
instrumentals instruments, musical instruments, odd sounds and insulting songs internet

J, K


Jesus jokes journalism joyous songs


la, songs that go last night law enforcement laziness lessons in life
letters, emails, etc. lies light list songs literary songs
London long songs long titles losers love, devoted
love, first love, unrequited luck    


machines, robots & computers

magazines magic mammals manual labour
marriage meat memory

men, named after

mental illness
middle eights, great midnight miracles mirrors missing someone
mistaken identity mistakes modernity money monkeys and apes
moon morning songs mothers motorbikes Mr. and Mrs.
multilingual songs music genres myths & legends    


na-na-hey-hey songs nature neighbours nerds and geeks New England
new year songs New York newspapers night & darkness nightclubs
noise Northern England nuclear war numbered 1-10 numbers


odd couples old age one hit wonders

one night stands

opening album tracks
optimistic songs other musicians other songs    

P, Q


parties and going out

pets philosophers photographs
please & thank you poetry, inspired by police politicians politics, left wing
poverty prisons procrastination protest pubs and bars
queens questions      




rain rallying cries recipe songs
reckless consumption red regrets repetition reptiles
resolutions, new restaurants & cafés resurrection revenge revolution
riffs rivers roads and streets rodents royalty


scary songs

school science sci-fi and space Scotland
sea, the

self-referential songs

separation September sexy songs
shadows Shakespeare shoes shopping short songs
showing off shyness siblings silence sky
sleep and insomnia smells smiling and laughing smoking smuggling and stealing
social class songs sound effects South America space
speed spoken word sport Spring star signs
stiff upper lip stops and starts storytelling strangers stupidity
suburbia summer sun, the super solos superheroes
surreal songs surveillance sweary songs sweet foods  


teenage self, songs for teenagers telephones television ten words or fewer
theatre three times of day tiredness towns, named after
toys trains travelling trees, grass and flowers truth
TV themes twist, songs with a      

U, V

unemployment uncertainty unsettling songs upbeat break-up US cities & states
US Presidents Valentine's Day Songs vegetables vices, secret victory
villains villages vim violence visitors

W, X, Y, Z

walking and running war water wealth weddings
weekend, the Welsh songs whisky whispering songs wind
wine without a chorus women, named after words work
youth cults        

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