The Illustrated Book of Songs

The Illustrated Book of Songs

by Colm Boyd
The Illustrated Book of Songs

The Illustrated Book of Songs

by Colm Boyd


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From rockers to ravers, The Illustrated Book of Songs  is the book every music lover will want. In quick-witted style, Irish writer Colm Boyd navigates us through lists of classic songs for every occasion. Prepare yourself for fascinating facts, cool illustrations and withering commentary on songs presented in lists such as:

  • Songs about Getting Dumped
  • Songs about Prostitution
  • Songs about Environmental Matters
  • Songs about Being a Complete and Utter Asshole
  • Songs about Gender Identity
  • Alternative Christmas Songs

The Illustrated Book of Songs features 70 lists, discussing hundreds of songs from different genres and artists - from Adele to Aretha, Jagger to Jarvis, Rufus to Rosalía. Many of the songs are well-known, others are a little more off-radar. Some have amazing musicality, some have lyrics – quite literally – worthy of a Nobel Prize. Some deal with death, others deal with zebras, one song deals with prostitute-frequenting chess players in Bangkok. You get the idea.

Each of the book’s lists is accompanied by a scannable Spotify code, allowing readers to use their smartphones to directly access the songs mentioned. So, time to get reading and get listening.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789460582486
Publisher: Acc Publishing Group Ltd
Publication date: 11/25/2019
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,102,910
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Colm Boyd is a freelance writer from County Cork (Ireland) who has been based in Barcelona since 2003. He is a regular contributor to websites and other publications for educational organisations such as Macmillan and The British Council. He also writes for a leading wellness app. As for music, Colm runs his own blog (, where he posts language lessons based on pop lyrics, as well as occasionally delirious reviews of new music releases. His musical tastes have been described as 'dumbfounding', which he has decided to take as a compliment. The Illustrated Book of Songs is his first book.
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