Playlist: Hey There, Tiger

Here’s a playlist comprised exclusively of songs with the word ‘tiger’ in the title! You may think this kind of thing wouldn’t work, but it does. Once I made a playlist dedicated to the word ‘lion’ and was pretty impressed with the results.

The next one will be devoted to bears! Obviously. Box set.


Hey There, Tiger


1. Tiger, Tiger – Bishop Allen
2. Spring Tiger – Tiger Tunes
3. Sleepy Tigers – Her Space Holiday
4. Paper Tiger – Sue Thompson
5. She’s A Tiger – The Ding-Dongs
6. Tiger Blood – The Vaccines
7. Tiger Is Not A Bird – Timid Tiger
8. Little Tiger – Tune-Yards
9. Paper Tiger – Spoon
10. Neon Tiger – The Killers
11. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song – Fleet Foxes


Add your favorite tiger tracks (see what I did there) in the comments below!

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Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

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  1. you could have an entire playlist composed of songs called ‘paper tiger’! in which i would also include margot and the nuclear so and so’s’ ‘paper kitten nightmare’ because appropriate.

  2. I have made several playlists exclusively from songs about alcohol. Trying to do it without any country songs is a challenge at times, but can be done… although some of the country songs are my favorite.

  3. Aw I love this playlist!

    I remade it on spotify for my own listening purposes, and added in Eno’s “Taking Tiger Mountain”, along with both St. Vincent’s and Sufjan’s “Year of the Tiger” tracks. Perfection.

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