Musical Themes and Song Topics Index

This index of song themes will help you find appropriate songs for playlists and presentations based on subject matter. Song suggestions mentioned in articles are based more on lyrical content than popularity. This resource can be helpful to DJs, media producers and party planners of reunions and events involving historical significance.

Anniversaries and reunions involve timelines whereas holidays, birthdays and other celebrations revolve more around emotional themes. The reason themes are important to songwriting in the new century is they help songs stand out better and offer definitive detail that's important to online surfers as well as search engines.

Artists - Aretha Franklin Beach Boys Beatles Beyonce Bob Dylan Bob Marley Bruce Springsteen Creedence Clearwater Revival Chuck Berry David Bowie Diana Ross/Supremes Donna Summer Doors Eagles Elton John Elvis Presley Eric Clapton Frank Sinatra James Brown John Lennon Jimi Hendrix Lady Gaga Led Zeppelin Madonna Marvin Gaye Michael Jackson Misc Nirvana Pearl Jam Pink Floyd Prince Rolling Stones Stevie Wonder Sting/Police Tom Petty U2 Whitney Houston

Calendar - April Fool's Day Christmas Cinco de Mayo Columbus Day Earth Day Easter Father's Day Halloween July 4 Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Day Memorial Day Mother's Day New Year's Day President's Day Saint Patrick's Day Tax Day (April 15) Thanksgiving Valentine's Day Veteran's Day

Celebrities - Barack Obama Bill Clinton Charlie Sheen Donald Trump Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. George H.W. Bush George W. Bush Hillary Clinton JFK Joe Biden Marilyn Monroe Oprah Winfrey Ronald Reagan Sarah Palin

Cities - Atlanta Baltimore Boston Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Houston Kansas City Los Angeles Long Island Las Vegas Miami Minneapolis New York Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland San Antonio Sacramento San Diego Seattle San Francisco St. Louis Tampa Washington DC

Colors - black blue brown colors gold green grey orange pink purple red silver white yellow

Eras - 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Industries and Careers - aerospace airline artist auto brands banker boss builders casino chemistry energy farmer fashion fire fishing football hotel inventor jail jewelry legal lifeguard marketing massage medical memories model movie music new age new horizons novelty nudity numbers paradise parents painter police politician postman preacher radio ranger real estate restaurant sales secretary skateboards skating store spy tailor taxi teacher tech trucker writer

Issues - 911 censorship community corporations crime education energy environment ethnicity health housing human rights immigration jobs media money peace poverty privacy propaganda protest revolution sexual abuse war

Miscellaneous - addiction age aliens bands baseball birth boats body campfire careers cars characters celebrities communication covers death dictionary dishonesty djs dreams drugs duets economics elections fame family farms fire flags food fools football freedom future gambling games ghosts gifts goodbye government greed guitars guns hello help heroes highways history hurricanes identity imagination jumping landmarks life lost magic marketing memories music Native Americans new age new horizons novelty nudity numbers paradise parents pictures politics poverty questions roads rock n' roll royalty running sci-fi science secrets skating society speed sports stardom states of mind suburbia surf survival sweets symbols television time tragedy trains travel UFOs walking walls whistle

Months of the Year - Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Nature - bears birds bison butterflies cats chickens crows deer desert dinosaurs dogs doves eagles earth eclipse fish flowers forest grass hawks horses islands jungle lakes lions lizards mice mirage miscellaneous monkeys moon mountains ocean owls parks rabbits rats ravens rivers roosters roses sharks sky snakes spiders stars tigers turtles valleys water waterfalls whales wolves zebras

Party - opening anniversary bash birthday drinking farewell fun retro twist closing

Relationships - apology bad luck beauty breakup commitment conflict couples dedications embracing everlasting fantasy friendship frustration heartbreak hidden holding hands invitation jealousy kissing love marriage moving on need new love obsession patience possession promiscuity reflection reunion satisfaction search separation sex sincerity single special staying together strength sweetness touch using people

Seasons - winter spring summer fall season

States - Alaska Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Massachusetts Maryland Maine Michigan Minnesota Missouri Mississippi Montana North Carolina North Dakota Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico Nevada New York Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Vermont Washington Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming

Weather - Sunny Cloudy Rainy Snow Windy Stormy

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