List of songs recorded by Björk

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This is a list of songs recorded by Icelandic singer Björk, including collaborations and alternate versions that have not appeared on any of her studio albums, aside from those recorded by her as a member of one of her bands.

Björk era[edit]

  • "Arabadrengurinn (The Arab Boy)"
  • "Búkolla (Your Kiss is Sweet)"
  • "Alta Mira"
  • "Jóhannes Kjarval"
  • "Fúsi Hreindýr"
  • "Himnaför"
  • "Óliver"
  • "Álfur Út Úr Hól (The Fool on the Hill)"
  • "Músastiginn"
  • "Bænin (Christopher Robin)"
  • "I Love to Love"
  • "Minun Kultani Kaunis On (My Darling is Beautiful)"

Debut era[edit]

Post era[edit]

Homogenic era[edit]

Selmasongs era[edit]

Vespertine era[edit]

  • Hidden Place
  • Cocoon
  • It's Not Up to You
  • Undo
  • Pagan Poetry
  • Frosti
  • Aurora
  • An Echo, a Stain
  • Sun in My Mouth
  • Heirloom
  • Harm of Will
  • Unison
  • Verandi {Beingness} (Hidden Place single)
  • Generous Palmstroke (Hidden Place single / Family Tree, also appears on Vespertine Live)
  • Mother Heroic (Hidden Place single / Family Tree) [E. E. Cummings - Belgium]
  • Foot Soldier (Hidden Place single)
  • Domestica (Pagan Poetry single)
  • Batabid (Pagan Poetry single)
  • Amphibian (Cocoon single / Being John Malkovich soundtrack)
  • A Different Kind of Love[2] (Unreleased, although rumoured to be an alternate title for Pagan Poetry)

Greatest Hits era[edit]

Medúlla era[edit]

Drawing Restraint 9 era[edit]

  • Gratitude
  • Pearl
  • Ambergris March
  • Bath
  • Hunter Vessel
  • Shimenawa
  • Vessel Shimenawa
  • Storm
  • Holographic Entrypoint
  • Cetacea
  • Antarctic Return
  • Haf
  • Nisshin Maru
  • Aposiopesis
  • Repose
  • Field Inversion
  • Host / The Ice Song / North (The Inner or Deep Part of an Animal or Plant Structure / Tetralógia)
  • Petrolatum (Surrounded / Drawing Restraint 9 DualDisc Release)
  • A track described during a BBC radio interview as being like "oboe techno" (an early version of "Hunter Vessel")[4]

Volta era[edit]

Biophilia era[edit]

Other songs[edit]


  • Afi (Örugglega / Tvær í Takinu) (with Björgvin Gíslason)
  • Jólakötturinn (Hvít er Borg og Bær)
  • Ó Borg, Mín Borg (Sódóma Reykjavík) (with KK Band)
  • Takk (Sódóma Reykjavík) (with Þórhallur)
  • Ooops (Ex:el) (with 808 State)
  • Q-Mart (Ex:el) (with 808 State)
  • There is a demo-tape of The Elgar Sisters circulating on the internet. Notably, this features the vocal-only tracks that were alluded to in interviews during the Medúlla era as early inspiration for the album concept.
  • Yoga (with Tricky)
  • Oxygen (with Evelyn Glennie)
  • Keep Your Mouth Shut (with Tricky)
  • Lilith (with Plaid)
  • Short Term Affair (with Steve Coogan in the character of Tony Ferrino)
  • Prayer of the Heart (with John Tavener)
  • Roses and Teeth for Ludwig Wittgenstein (with Matmos)
  • Surrender (with Ólöf Arnalds)
  • Flétta (with Antony and the Johnsons)
  • On And Ever Onward (with Dirty Projectors)
  • Sharing Orb (with Dirty Projectors)
  • All We Are (with Dirty Projectors)

Unreleased sessions[edit]


"Bachelorette" was originally written for director Bernardo Bertolucci's 1996 film "Stealing Beauty".[11]


These are remixes which Björk herself has done.

  • Violently Happy (Domestic Mix) (Venus as a Boy)
  • You've Been Flirting Again (Flirt Is A Promise Mix) (Telegram)
  • Stressed Out (Björk's Married To The Mob Mix)
  • Stressed Out (Björk's Dandelions Mix)
  • Stressed Out (Björk's Say Dip Mix)

Björk was also rumoured to be doing a remix of Peaches in 2003 but this did not materialise.[12]


  1. ^ "Shiny Battery--Modir". 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Smoking Section: In the Studio With Björk, Bryan Ferry Covers Bob Dylan, Mark Ronson Goes Solo". 2007. Archived from the original on 2000-07-06. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  3. ^ "The Man on the back - Með mann á bakinu". 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  4. ^ "About : 'Hunter Vessel'". 2005-08-05. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  5. ^ "To Lee, With Love, Nick - SHOWstudio - The Home of Fashion Film". SHOWstudio. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  6. ^ a b ""Drowned in Sound - Features - "I’m just doing my best to escape boredom": DiS questions Björk about Volta and beyond"". 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  7. ^ "what's the story behind the lost tracks with Talvin Singh ? - @forums". 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  8. ^ "Connections to: RZA/Wu-Tang". 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  9. ^ "OXYGEN - EvelynGlennie + BJO:RK". 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  10. ^ "Vox - Le site francophone sur Björk". 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  11. ^ "Paper - Le site francophone sur Björk". 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  12. ^ "Joespub". 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-14.