The Illustrated Book of Songs


The Illustrated Book of Songs

From rockers to ravers, The Illustrated Book of Songs is the book every music lover will want. In quick-witted style, 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.

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.

Colm Boyd is a freelance writer from County Cork (Ireland) who has been based in Barcelona since 2003. He writes for a range of corporate clients, as well as for various educational publishers such as Macmillan. Colm also runs his own blog (, where he writes about language and new music releases. The Illustrated Book of Songs is his first book. The wonderful illustrations that add to the unique look of this book are by Patricia Ghijsens-Ezcurdia; with graphic design by Herman HoubrechtsBeeldzorg.


The Illustrated Book of Songs

Release date: 1 October 2019

Author: Colm Boyd

Illustrations: Patricia Ghijsens-Ezcurdia

Graphic design: Herman Houbrechts – Beeldzorg

Hardcover, 15 x 19 cm

264 illustrated pages, index included

ISBN 978 94 6058 2486



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