Helmet Music Challenge 2022
Since 2015, the Helmet Reading Challenge has inspired people to find something new and interesting to read and to share it with others. In 2018, music lovers were also invited to look for new listening experiences, both independently and with others.
It is now time for a new Music Challenge. We present to you 50 new ways to select what to listen to from the abundant world of music.
Here we go again, come along!
What is the Music Challenge?
The year-long Music Challenge encourages you to listen to 50 songs, compositions, releases, albums or compilations that you have never heard before.
The Music Challenge is suitable for anyone, and everyone can tackle it in their own way, either by staying safely in their comfort zone or by heading bravely into uncharted territories. You can also complement the Challenge with concerts and gigs. The challenge is an excellent way to update your musical knowledge, gain new experiences, test or broaden your tastes and to simply enjoy music!
Just like in the Reading Challenge, you can listen to new music at your own pace but you can also follow the given order week by week. The library staff will also give listening tips in the Music Challenge group on Facebook. Join the group to share your listening experiences and chat with other Music Challenge participants!
Start diving for musical pearls! Find the pleasure of listening, throw yourself into the world of music, take up the Music Challenge!
Helmet Music Challenge 2022
- A song that gives life advice
- Music by an artist born in 1922
- A song with a title that includes a name of a city
- A work or album that includes a rare instrument
- A song that mentions a newspaper or magazine
- Contemporary Sámi language music
- An album or work you give to a friend as a gift
- Music related to sports
- Music recommended by your favourite artist
- Music by an Afghan-born female vocalist
- Celtic music
- A work with a weather phenomenon in its title
- Music composed to Eino Leino’s poems
- Music by a Finnish Romani musician
- A work with a fruit in its title
- A song that you think is translated well from another language
- Music that you would like to play
- A work or album that was originally banned or censored
- Music by Nordic representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest
- Music by a band with more than ten members
- Finnish blues
- A song that is somehow related to your life
- Music by a German band
- Finnish film music
- Finnish or Swedish language reggae music
- An album you would take with you to a deserted island
- Music by a non-binary artist
- Goa trance music
- A song with a title that features a female name
- Classical music you would listen to outdoors on a sunny day
- Music by a Ukrainian artist or band
- A cat-themed work or song
- Music by an artist born in the 2000s
- Songs from the sea
- A song with lyrics that resemble a letter or message
- A rock band or artist on stage with a classical orchestra
- A Geffen Records release
- Music in a language you do not understand.
- Road trip songs
- Jùjú music from Nigeria
- A work with a title featuring the name of a star, constellation or planet
- A live album of a concert recorded in 1972
- Music of a Finnish vocalist who sings in Swedish
- A song that will brighten the darkest of days
- A song with a title that features a male name
- A song with lyrics that are addressed to a young person or child
- Music by a physically impaired artist or musician
- A song with lyrics that express gratitude to someone or for something
- Christmas-themed instrumental music
A printable version of the Music Challenge (PDF)
Music Challenge in other languages
Helmet Music Challenge in Finnish
Helmet Music Challenge in Swedish
Helmet Music Challenge in Russian
Helmet Reading Challenge
The Litlle Helmet Reading Challenge
Helmet Game Challenge
Helmet Film Challenge
The Little Helmet Film Challenge