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


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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. a tiger playlist with out Eye of the Tiger!!?? i’m shocked. but also had no idea there were so many “tiger” songs

    • Also I’m laughing at this: “8tracks offers thousands of the best free online tiger mixes from members like Autostraddle and many more.”

  3. 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.

  4. I currently have 1895 songs on my iTunes and not one of them has the word ‘tiger’ in it. How is this possible?

    • 8643.1 song.1 band name.1 album title.

      fun fact:
      73 songs have the word ‘boy’ in them
      73 songs have the word ‘girl’

      coincident? I don’t think so. It’s called Bisexuality.

      • of my 3300-ish songs I have 23 with the word boy and 38 with the word girl in their title. i think that reflects me pretty well lol

  5. 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.

  6. I quite like the Love Cats from the DEBS soundtrack, but I’m not really sure it makes the cut since it doesn’t technically have tiger in the title.

  7. I’m in such a spectacular mood after having a 4 hour nap and finishing my finals that I’ve listened to this playlist twice and a majority of the recommendations. Well done everyone.

  8. ^ Coupled w/ Laneia’s suggestion of bears = Wizard of Oz line “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” —> Friends of Dorothy/ Irony

  9. Miniature Tigers – Cannibal Queen. Also, I am pro Eye of the Tiger. In junior high my coach played it before every game. People are usually confused when I know every word.

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