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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

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Frank Ocean’s zine (more by P Squared)

Of the many cool things in Frank Ocean‘s massive Boys Don’t Cry zine is an extensive list of Frank’s favorite songs. It’s very eclectic, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground. Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, D’Angelo, Al Green, Talking Heads, The Cure, The Smiths, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby Stills and Nash, Steve Reich, Mazzy Star, Nick Cave, Gerry Rafferty, James Blake, Willie Nelson are some of the more well known artists on the list, but it’s impressively vast and varied.

Some enterprising soul compiled the 50-song list into a Spotify playlist, which you can listen to below. You can listen to Blonde while your at it, too.

‘Crosstown Traffic’ – Jimi Hendrix
‘How Insensitive’ – Frank Sinatra
‘Scarborough Fair’ – Simon & Garfunkel
‘Alina’ – Arvo Part
‘I Feel Love’ – Donna Summer
‘To The Last Whale’ – Crosby & Nash
‘Prints Tie’ – Bobby Hutcherson
‘Jardim Dos Deuses’ – Joyce Moreno
‘Fade Into You’ – Mazzy Star
‘No More Shall We Part’ – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
‘I Never Learnt To Share’ – James Blake
‘One Mo Gin’ – D’Angelo
‘The Last One To Be Loved’ – Gabor Szabo
‘Shadows’ – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
‘Images Live In 1964’ – Nina SimoneCau
‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ – Roberta Flack
‘It’s Gonna Rain’ – Steve Reich
‘Stardust’ – Willie Nelson
‘Nós e o mar’ – Tamba Trio
‘$’ – D.R.A.M.
‘When I Die’ – Goldlink
‘The Man-Machine’ – Kraftwerk
‘Asiko’ – Tony Allen
‘Earth Bound Hearts’ – John Mclaughlin feat. John Surman
‘Simply Beautiful’ – Al Green
‘Mr. Bojangles’ – Nina Simone
‘Flamingo’ – Todd Rundgren
‘The Medley Of Praise’ – Daryl Coley
‘Claire De Lune’ – Isao Tomita
‘Calls’ – Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott
‘Your Smile’ – Chaka Khan and Rufus
‘Bitch Please’ – Death Grips
‘Anthrax’ – Gang Of Four
‘I Am The Walrus’ – The Beatles
‘Jesus Children Of America’ – Stevie Wonder
‘Garden Of Linmiri’ – Caustic Window
‘Home (YouTube Rip)’ – Kim Burrell
‘Vibrate’ – OutKast
’12 Aisatsana’ – Aphex Twin
‘Mis’ – Alex G
‘Right Down The Line’ – Gerry Rafferty
‘Anytime’ – Ray J
‘Jesus’ – Curtis Mayfield
‘Something About Us’ – Daft Punk
‘Your Daddy Loves You’ – Gil Scott Heron
‘Portrait Of Tracy’ – Jaco Pastorius
‘Rusholme Ruffians’ – The Smiths
‘When U Were Mine’ – Prince
‘Road To Nowhere’ – Talking Heads
‘Boys Don’t Cry’ – The Cure

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