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Frank Ocean Shares His All-Time Favorite Songs

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The musician includes his playlist in the magazine version of Blonde

The lucky few holding a copy of Frank Ocean's Boys Don't Cry, the magazine version of his latest album, Blonde, were treated with some totally wait-worthy bonus material. In addition to Kanye's infamous piece of poetry dedicated to McDonald's, the book contains a list of Frank Ocean's ultimate favorite songs.

A fan uploaded a scan of the page featuring Ocean's playlist. It includes some inevitable classics (Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry") and more suprising picks (Ray J? We'd rather listen to his sister Brandy, but ok.) Overall, the compilation offers a fascinating glimpse into the musician's creative process, and the multitude of influences that permeate Blonde.

Listen to Frank Ocean's playlist on Apple Music (below) and Spotify, and scroll down to see the full track list.

Frank Ocean's Playlist

"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
"Nos 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

RELATED | A Track by Track Review of Our 10 Favorite Songs on Blonde

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