A to Z Challenge Theme Songs-Final List

Since I added most of these so I wouldn’t be caught out, if you still have a song that you were thinking about suggesting send it to me. Yikes–it all starts on Monday!

Last week (was it really? It feels much longer ago than that. My sense of time has evaporated!) when I revealed my Theme, I said that I might throw the option out there for you all to volunteer songs that you might think would make for great flash fiction inspirations. Instead of a photo or word prompt, we’ll call it a song prompt.

I’m opening it up. If you have a suggestion, put it in the comments. You can offer as many as you want although I will only take two suggestions for every letter. Regarding the letters, if a song begins with “a” or “the” we’ll take the second word. So, for “The Weight,” it would be “w.”

My only request is that the song not be too obscure and that I can find a video on youtube. And, I mostly don’t care about the genre as long as it offers inspiration. Many thanks for taking part in the challenge with me! I hope you won’t be disappointed in what I come up with for your song. πŸ˜€

The List:

A-Another Suitcase in Another Hall from Evita

A-Aventine by Agnel Obel

N-Natural by Imagine Dragons

N-Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

B-Boulder to Birmingham by Emmylou

B-Better Life by Keith Urban

O-Off He Goes by Pearl Jam

O-Oh, You Pretty Things by David Bowie

C-Cheap Thrills by Sia/Rihanna

C-The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

P-Perfect by Ed Sheeran

P-Paper Airplane by Alison Krauss

D-Dark Horse by Katy Perry

D-D’yer Mak’er – Led Zeppelin

Q-Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day

Q-Quizas, Quizas, Quizas

E-End Game by Taylor Swift

E-Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police

R-Raise Your Glass by P!nk

R-Rather Be by Clean Bandit

F-Fernando by ABBA

F-Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

S-Sugar,We’re Goin Down by Fallout Boy

S-Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns n Roses

G-Gymnopedie #1

G-Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

T-Take a Bow by Rihanna

T-Touch Me by The Doors

H-Hands Down by Dashboard Confessional

H-Hand in My Pocket by Alanis Morissette

U-Under the Stars by John Legend

U-Under the Bridge by The Red Hot Chili Peppers

I-I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt

I-I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty

V-Video Games by Lana Del Ray

V-Valentine by Fiona Apple

J-Jumpin’, Jumpin’ by Destiny’s Child

J-Just a Song Before I Go by Crosby, Stills, and Nash

W-What She’s Doing Now by Garth Brooks

W-West Coast by Imagine Dragons

K-Keep Your Head Up by Ben Howard

K-Killer Queen by Queen

X-X-Kid by Green Day

X-XO by Beyonce

L-Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

L-Little Red Corvette by Prince

Y-Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam

Y-You and Me by Lighthouse

M-Mad World by Tears for Fears

M-Moon River

Z-Zombie by The Cranberries

Z-The Zephyr Song by The Red Hot Chili Peppers


31 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge Theme Songs-Final List

      1. Thank you Sascha πŸ™‚ Dad is still at the hospital, but he is stable, and after a couple more exams, he should be heading home soon… *fingers crossed*

  1. J – Jumpin’ by Destinies Child
    N – Natural by Imagine Dragons or W – West Coast by Imagine Dragons
    B – Better Life by Keith Urban
    C – Cry Pretty by Carrie Underwood or Cheap Thrills by Rihanna

      1. I was on youtube and there actually was one that said it was with Rihanna and I listened for a while but didn’t wait to see if she actually showing up. I figured I’d use the video with the dance because it’s so cool. πŸ™‚

      2. Oh neat πŸ™‚ Yeah whatever works, the song I downloaded from ITunes is Sia with Sean Paul. It very good. It’s not Rihanna though. But? Maybe she has a version, I don’t know?

  2. This sounds like fun. Maybe I can still do this but for my travel blog to get it reignited. πŸ™‚

    See if you can use any of my favorite songs… (I’m an oldie though so there will be those you might not know. Hehe!)

    Andante, Andante (Abba)
    Another Suitcase in Another Hall (from the musical, “Evita”)
    Bed of Roses (Guns N Roses)
    Crying (Aerosmith)
    Dark Horse (Katy Perry)
    Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (from the musical, “Evita”)
    End Game (Taylor Swift, from the “Reputation” album)
    Fernando (Abba)
    Get Back Up Again (Anna Kendrick/Poppy, “Trolls”)
    Heaven (Bryan Adams)
    How Far I’ll Go (from the movie, “Moana”)
    It’s My Life (Bon Jovi)
    King Of My Heart (Taylor Swift, “Reputation” album)
    Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
    Look what you made me do (Taylor Swift) – in fact, pick any or all from her Reputation Album (Lol!)
    Money (That’s What I Want) (I don’t know the original but “Crazy Rich Asians” has 2 versions)
    New Year’s Day (Taylor Swift) (It is a lovely song.)
    Oops… I Did It Again (Britney Spears)
    Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
    Q – I will go with Que Sera Sera, too. It’s a classic fave
    Roar (Katy Perry)
    Sweet Child of Mine (Guns N Roses)
    Titanium (David Guetta featuring Sia)
    Too much love will kill you (Queen)

    Oops, and too many songs might get me banned. Lol! I got carried away… I can keep going but let me stop there.

    All the best!

    I’m looking forward to readings the posts. I don’t know how the A to Z works but I guess I can just read, and maybe write, daily posts.

    1. Oooooo, thank you so much, Anne! I can use all the help I can get and it’s always fun when others suggest songs because then it’s not my usual go-to songs. I’ve heard most of these so this should be fun!

      Here’s the link to the

      a to z challenge

      if you want to check it out. This will be my third year and I’ve found it fun as well as it’s given me the opportunity to discover new bloggers.

      I hope you are feeling better and are writing again?

      Take care and thanks again! πŸ™‚

      1. Awesome! 😊

        Thanks so much, Sascha. I’m taking baby steps… slowly but surely, I hope.

        I did check it out. It sounds like fun, indeed. I think I missed the theme reveal thing already and I thought I saw something that master list or something being closed. I’m still thinking of doing it even if I don’t link to it and just kinda join in for the joyride without the formality. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‹

        All the best then for April. β€πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

      2. Fantastic! I will do that. I am even kinda excited. I need to prepare this weekend for the first posts, at least. The Travel blog has lots of images so the selection, editing, labeling. It will keep me out of mischief. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜†

        Thank you so much, Sascha.

  3. So I’m just going to throw a few out there the ones that popped into my head straight away, don’t know if they’ll be of use:
    Aventine – Agnel Obel
    The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
    Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard
    Video Games – Lana Del Ray
    Under the Stars – John Legend


  4. That is a sweet list!!
    Only thing… now I’ve seen your list I will have to ensure I don’t steal any of your songs… I’m doing an Alternative A to Z and also include a song or two each day… more to promote my internet radio agenda and because I love music! Mine will be totally random… as in today’s topic is Green!
    Have fun, I’ll call around as often as possible!! πŸ˜‰

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