This is everything you need to know about the 30 Day Song Challenge on Instagram

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:27 pm
Have you seen people taking part in the challenge on Instagram? (Photo: Shutterstock)

With life under lockdown continuing, people are finding new ways to entertain themselves online.

The latest buzz on Instagram is the 30 Day Song Challenge that sees people sharing their favourite songs in response to specific questions.

This is everything you need to know about the 30 Day Song Challenge - including how to take part.

What is the 30 Day Song Challenge?

The 30 Day Song Challenge is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin - a template with 30 days on it and a song prompt per day has been going viral.

Instagram users should post a picture and their chosen song on their Instagram story each day.

This is the calendar for the 30 Day Song Challenge:

Day one: A song you like with a colour in the titleDay two: A song you like with a number in the titleDay three: A song that reminds you of summertimeDay four: A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forgetDay five: A song that needs to be played loudDay six: A song that makes you want to danceDay seven: A song to drive toDay eight: A song about drugs or alcoholDay nine: A song that makes you happyDay 10: A song that makes you sadDay 11: A song you never get tired ofDay 12: A song from your pre-teen yearsDay 13: A song you like from the 70sDay 14: A song you’d love to be played at your weddingDay 15: A song you like that’s a cover by another artistDay 16: A song that’s a classic favouriteDay 17: A song you’d sing a duet with someone on karaokeDay 18: A song from the year you were bornDay 19: A song that makes you think about lifeDay 20: A song that has many meanings to youDay 21: A song you like with a person’s name in the titleDay 22: A song that moves you forwardDay 23: A song you think everybody should listen toDay 24: A song by a band you wish were still togetherDay 25: A song you like by an artist no longer livingDay 26: A song that makes you want to fall in loveDay 27: A song that breaks your heartDay 28: A song by an artist whose voice you loveDay 29: A song you remember from childhoodDay 30: A song that reminds you of yourself

How do I take part in the challenge?

Unlike other Instagram challenges, you don’t need to be tagged or nominated by anyone to take part.

Simply download the Instagram story template and fill out the challenge each day.

You don’t have to start at the beginning of a month, you just have to fill it out for the 30 days - however if you wanted to, April has 30 days which would fill out the challenge perfectly.

You can find the template by searching #30DaySongChallenge on Instagram.

How do I add a song to my Instagram story?

As to be expected with a music challenge, taking part in the 30 day challenge means adding music to your Instagram story.

First, add a picture to your story - most people use the 30 Day Song Challenge template - and then hit the ‘sticker’ button up the top of the screen (it looks like a square with a smiley face and the lower right corner folded up).

From there you should see an option that says ‘Music’.

Now you can choose whatever song you want by searching for it.

Once you’ve found the song you want, you can then also customise how long the clip lasts (up to 15 seconds) and you can select which portion of the song you want to play by dragging the bar at the bottom of the screen.

You can also choose if you want the lyrics to come up on screen, or if you’d rather have a small thumbnail of the album artwork, showcasing the name of the song and the artist.

Which songs have a colour in the title?

If you’re struggling to think of some songs with a colour in the title, here are a few to get you started:

- Yellow by Coldplay- Back in Black by AC/DC- Mr Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra- Back to Black by Amy Winehouse- Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Which songs have a number in the title?

Are you also stuck on day two - a song with a number in the title? Here are a few more tracks to get you inspired:

- Summer of ‘69 by Bryan Adams- Eight Days a Week by The Beatles- Five Years Time by Noah and the Whale- Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks- Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

How do I find the number one song from the year I was born?

To find out about any old song from the year you were born, you can simply just google the year and have a browse through the music released that year.

Alternatively, you can head to the This Day in Music website to find out what the number one song was when you were born.

Enter the day, month and the year you were born and the website will show you which songs were number one when you were born across different countries, like the UK, USA, Germany, Canada and more.