Music Lists
...compiled by our librarians

Skokie Public Library has an extensive collection of music on CD.  For your listening pleasure our staff has compiled the following thematic music lists.

And the Grammy Goes to...
Check out these Grammy award winners in the Library's music collection.
Animals in Music
From butterflies to wolves... the animal kingdom is well represented in music!
Anime Club: Music from Anime and Computer Games
Music for the anime fanatic in you!
Annual Staff Music Picks
We like these — listen and see if you agree!
Beach Music
Soak up some sun and some good vibrations with this beach music!
The Beatles
Satisfy your Beatlemania with this list of CDs and DVDs by the Fab Four!
Boxed Sets
Think inside the box and sample some music from one of our many boxed sets!
Brazilian Music
To sample some samba or listen to a bossa nova beat, try some of this Brazilian music.
Chicago Music
Sample some nationally known artists with roots in the Chicago music scene.
Classic Metal and Hard Rock
Get ready to bang your head with these seminal hard rock and heavy metal albums and artists.
Classical Women
Some of these women composers are well known, others are not, but all wrote music that should be heard.
Dance Music
Put on your dancing shoes and kick up your heels at your next party with these dance music CDs.
The Definitive Albums of All Time
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland released a listing of the definitive two hundred albums of all time. Take a look at their top fifty picks, all of which are owned by Skokie Public Library.
Dinner Music
Whether your dinner party is formal and large, informal and intimate, or a party for one, this selection will allow you to set both the table and the right mood.
Flamenco Music & More
Visit Spain without leaving home as you listen to some of this fabulous flamenco music.
Calling all Gleeks! Enjoy these CDs, DVDs, and books from the hit television show Glee.
Graduation Music
Musical pomp and circumstance to help you celebrate your graduation.
In Memoriam: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
Michael Jackson was a music legend. Celebrate his life with a selection from this list of his music and videos.
In Memoriam: Whitney Houston (1963-2012)
Whitney Houston was a music legend. Celebrate her life with a selection from this list of his music and videos.
It's Only Natural: Music Inspired by Nature
Celebrate the beauty of the great outdoors with these musical selections that were inspired by Mother Nature.
Karaoke Music
Party karaoke style with these CDs and DVDs!
Latin Music
Feel the beat of these selected Latin music CDs; they're great for listening and dancing to!
Lost in Space: A Musical Guide to the Galaxy
Tour the galaxy with this selected list of music inspired by outer space.
Motown Classics
From the Commodores to Stevie Wonder, enjoy one of these classic Motown artists!
Music for the Seasons
Celebrate the beauty of the four seasons with this list of selected classical music.
Music from New Orleans
Head down to the Big Easy with these selected CDs of music from New Orleans.
Music Through the Decades
Relive your youth or revisit your favorite musical era with this list of compilations of popular songs from each decade from the 1920s to the 1990s.
Patriotic Music
Celebrate our country with these patriotic selections!
Protest, Union, and Civil Rights Songs
Revisit turbulent times in American history with these protest, union, and civil rights songs that celebrate the quest for freedom, peace, and liberty.
Rock-a-Bye Baby: Music for Young Children (And Their Parents)
Share soothing sounds with your whole family with a selection from this list of music for young children and their parents.
Romantic Music
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all year long with this selection of love songs and romantic music.
Scary Music
Thrill to the haunting sounds of music you love to fear!
Tasty Music
Whip up a feast while listening to this delectable music.
Tango Music & More
Grab a partner — it takes two to tango!
A Tribute to Tributes
Your favorite artists pay tribute to the performers and songwriters they revere in these stellar collections.
You Must Listen to These Recordings
From reference books containing lists of recordings that you must “hear before you die”, we've compiled a list of suggested recordings that are notable examples of their genre. See if you agree with the list makers!

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