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Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' Songwriting Credits Revealed: Hear All the Samples

The singer's sophomore album features credits from The Beatles, Tyler the Creator, Jamie xx and more

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 14: Frank Ocean performs during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 14, 2014 in Manchester,
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The credits behind Frank Ocean's Blonde album were fairly vague, only to be featured in the “album contributors” section from his Boys Don’t Cry magazine. But now, as pointed out by Pitchfork, the database for ASCAP has been updated to include almost all of the songwriting credits found on the singer's sophomore record.

The BeatlesKendrick LamarPharrell Williams, Jamie xx, James Blake, Gang of Four, Todd Rundgren, Om'Mas Keith and Tyler, the Creator are just some of the big names on Blonde. View the credits below, and then flip through a roundup of the samples used on the album. We'll continue to update as they are continously revealed.

1. “Nikes”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith
Carl Palmer
Harry Palmer
Jeff Palmer
(Contains a sample of 1968 song “The Champ,” which was written by the Palmers as The Palmer Brothers.) 

2. “Ivy”
Frank Ocean
Rostam Batmanglij
Om’Mas Keith
Jamie xx 

3. “Pink + White”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith
Tyler, the Creator
Pharrell Williams 

4. “Be Yourself”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith 

5. “Solo”
Frank Ocean
Mikey Alfred
Dave Allen
Hugo Burnham
Jon King
Sage Elsesser
Om’Mas Keith
88-Keys
Todd Rundgren
Rho Spearman
(Contains a sample of “Flamingo” by Todd Rundgren.) 

6. “Skyline To”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith
Kendrick Lamar
Tyler, the Creator 

7. “Self Control”
none listed 

8. “Good Guy”
none listed 

9. “Nights”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith
Buddy Ross
Michael Uzowuru
Vegyn 

10. “Solo (Reprise)”
Andre 3000 

11. “Pretty Sweet”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith 

12. “Facebook Story”
none listed
(French producer SebastiAn told Pitchfork he is the speaker on the track, and Buddy Ross said he handled the keyboard parts.) 

13. “Close To You”
none listed 

14. “White Ferrari”
Frank Ocean
James Blake
Om’Mas Keith
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
(Contains an interpolation of The Beatles’ “Here, There And Everywhere.”) 

15. “Seigfried”
Frank Ocean
Om’Mas Keith
George Harrison
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
Elliott Smith
(Contains a sample of The Beatles’ “Flying” and interpolates Elliott Smith’s “A Fond Farewell”)

16. “Godspeed”
Frank Ocean
Kim Burrell
Om’Mas Keith
Elliott Smith 

17. “Futura Free”
Frank Ocean
Mikey Alfred
Dave Allen
Hugo Burnham
Sage Elsesser
Andy Gill
Om’Mas Keith
Jon King
(Contains a sample of Gang of Four’s “Love Like Anthrax")

Now, check out all the samples used on Blonde!

1 / 7

Mohawks, "The Champ"

This funky 1968 tune was written by the Palmer Brothers, and can be found on Blonde's album opener—"Nikes."

2 / 7

Todd Rundgren, "Flamingo"

Frank Ocean sampled this 1973 track from the experimental rock artist for "Solo."

3 / 7

Stevie Wonder, "Close To You"

This cover, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, can be heard on Blonde's "Close To You" (naturally).

4 / 7

The Beatles, “Here, There and Everywhere"

“White Ferrari” interpolates elements of the Beatles’ 1966 song “Here, There and Everywhere."

5 / 7

The Beatles, "Flying"

“Seigfried” samples the Beatles’ 1967 instrumental track “Flying," from Magical Mystery Tour.

6 / 7

Elliott Smith, "A Fond Farewell"

Elliott Smith's track “A Fond Farewell,” released posthumously on 2004's From a Basement on the Hill, is also interpolated on "Seigfried."

7 / 7

Gang of Four, "Love Like Anthrax"

“Futura Free“ samples the British post-punk band's “Love Like Anthrax" from 1979's Entertainment!

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