A good theme is one that is broad enough for a player to pull a song from his or her memory. If they have to Google, it’s less fun.
Clarity is key. Write theme descriptions to make sure players know when a song is in bounds.
Also: try to make sure your theme will make a banger of a playlist. Good ideas don’t always mean good listening.
A song that was originally recorded by someone else.
A song with no vocals.
A song that is less than 2 minutes long.
A song that is more than 6 minutes long.
A song in which two well-known musicians collaborate on a song.
A song that you genuinely love, but embarrasses you a bit.
A song that you can’t get out of your head.
A song that was released in the last year.
A live recording.
One Word Title
A song with a single-word title.
A song with a female lead singer.
A song to start your day with.
A song made famous by its appearance in a movie.
Pump Me Up
A great song to work out to.
Anything goes! Submit a song you love.
Turn it to Eleven
A song that you can’t help but listen to LOUDLY.
The one song you’d take with you to a desert island.
Who’s that Boy/Girl?
A song with a person’s name in the title.
A song released in a particular decade or year
Anything goes here… with lots of debate potential for crossover songs.
A song by a solo artist who previously became famous as a member of a band.
One Hit Wonder
A well-known song by a band or artist who never had another hit.
A song that is not well known by an artist who is very well known.
Songs by artists who are no longer with us.
A song that was the first track on its album.
I Knew Them First
A song with less than 100,000 Spotify plays.
No, But Seriously
A song that is often mocked but you insist it’s legitimately good.
It’s Not a Phase!
A song you listened to as a teenager that you still listen to today.
A song that features a substantial guitar solo.
A song with well-known samples.
One-word Song Titles
A song with a very short name.
A song that turned you on to a particular group or artist.
A song made out of two or more other songs.
Songs that make you feel squishy.
Songs that make you feel lonely and sad. In a good way.