Read a list of Frank Ocean’s favourite songs

List features in R&B singer's 'Boys Don't Cry' magazine

Frank Ocean reveals a list of his favourite songs in his new Boys Don’t Cry magazine.

The magazine was published in conjunction with the R&B singer’s new album ‘Blonde’ (also stylised as ‘Blond’) at the weekend, available at a number of pop-up shops around the world.

One page in the magazine lists a number of tracks that Ocean holds dearly, including songs by James Blake, The Beatles, Kraftwerk, Death Grips, Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, The Smiths, Prince, Talking Heads and The Cure (‘Boys Don’t Cry’, of course).


See the list in full below, via Genius. It appears in the magazine beneath a photo of Rick Rubin’s living room.

Listen to a Spotify playlist compiling most of the songs here.

‘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 Simone
‘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

‘Blonde’ was streamed via Apple Music at the weekend, coming after the release of Ocean’s visual album ‘Endless’ and his ‘Nikes’ music video.

The album is currently on course to reach Number One in the UK, having initially been delayed to regain the “element of surprise”.

The Boys Don’t Cry magazine also includes a poem written by Kanye West about McDonalds, as well as one by Tyler, The Creator.


Frank Ocean’s mother has warned fans against paying “ridiculous” prices for the magazine on eBay.