Here's a list of Frank Ocean's favorite songs

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At the 2013 TIME 100 gala, Frank Ocean told MTV that he had been “bingeing” on The Beatles and The Beach Boys for inspiration for what would eventually become Endless and Blonde. I’ve already written that Endless reminds me of Brian Wilson’s Smile in structure and spirit, and Blonde’s late LP track “White Ferrari” samples the Fab Four’s “Here, There, Everywhere” and “In My Life”. But what of the other music that has influenced Frank since releasing Channel Orange (and likely, long before that)? Let’s check out a list of his favorite songs, from the real glitter boy himself.

Frank Ocean’s favorite songs, as shared on his Boys Don’t Cry magazine:

"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
"Nós 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

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