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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 ages 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 brass bravery breathing
bridges buildings buses    



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


change # 2 change of mind character songs children children's songs
children performing chocolate Christmas circles classical songs
cleansing clothes      


coast cocaine & heroin coffee cold colours
comeback songs comics and cartoons coming home coming of age companies and corporations
concerts consolation control cooking covers better than the originals
covers, unlikely cricket crime criminals crosses
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


ears and hearing eavesdropping eccentric songs elections embarrassment
end of the world environment escape estimates of distance and time euphoria
Europe, places in excess 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 feet
fetishes fictional places films, inspired by or about films, redefined by films, recorded for
fire flirting flowers flute, pipe or whistles flying
food fools foreign language versions forgetting forgiveness
freedom French songs fresh starts Friday & Saturday friendship
fruit funerals funny songs futility future, the


gambling games 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 hotels hunting  


I Am Songs

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

J, K


Jesus jokes Jones and Joneses journalism
joyous songs justice keys and locks kindness kissing


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


machines, robots & computers

magazines magic making things mammals
manual labour marriage meat memory

men, named after

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


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


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

peace pets philosophers
photographs piano songs, best please & thank you poetry, inspired by police
politicians politics, left wing poverty precious stones prisons
procrastination prostitution protest pubs and bars queens




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


sampling and recycling saxophone

scary songs

school science
sci-fi and space Scotland sea, the secrets secrecy

self-referential songs

separation September sexy songs
shadows Shakespeare sharp objects shoes shopping
short songs showing off shyness siblings silence
sky sleep and insomnia small things 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  


taxis 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 two - part 1 two - part 2

U, V

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

W, X, Y, Z

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

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