1 piece of music with words
beautiful , good , great
catchy ( informal ) , memorable
classic , famous , popular
He had a string of hit ~s in the 1970s.
mournful , sad
blues , country , dance , folk , pop , rap , etc.
an Irish folk ~
patriotic , protest , religious
a protest ~ written in the sixties
love , slow , torch
The band were still playing slow ~s.
emotional ballads and heartfelt torch ~s
bawdy ( BrE ) , drinking , football ( BrE ) , rugby ( BrE )
After a few drinks, they were all singing bawdy ~s at the top of their voices.
Christmas , novelty
A Christmas novelty ~ was playing on the radio.
theme , title
the theme ~ from ‘The Godfather’
the title ~ from the Beatles' album ‘Help!’
She closed the concert by singing her signature ~.
cover , original
He released an album of cover ~s.
siren ( figurative )
People can become vulnerable to the siren ~ of extremism.
swan (usually swansong ) (= last piece of work or last performance by an actor, musician, etc.)
This film was the swansong for Basil Rathbone in the role of Sherlock Holmes.
verb + song
compose , write
do , make , perform , play , sing
They performed another two ~s as encores.
Sing us a ~, Susanna!
I downloaded a ~ from the Internet.
song + verb
come on , play
A rap ~ came on the radio.
How does the ~ go?
The old ~s sound like Gregorian chants.
a ~ called ‘Mona Lisa’
song + noun
lyric , lyrics
writer (usually songwriter )
in ( a / the ) ~
Important historical events were commemorated in ~.
a ~ about love
the same old ~ ( esp. AmE , often figurative )
They continue to sing the same old ~ they have been singing for years.
2 act of singing
verb + song
break into , burst into
He strummed a couple of chords on the guitar and they all burst into ~.
He heard voices raised in ~.