30 Day Song Challenge Instagram: where to download the template, how to add music to your story - and songs with colours and numbers in the name

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

Have you seen people taking part in this challenge on Instagram? (Photo: Shutterstock)

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.

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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 title

Day two: A song you like with a number in the title

Day three: A song that reminds you of summertime

Day four: A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget

Day five: A song that needs to be played loud

Day six: A song that makes you want to dance

Day seven: A song to drive to

Day eight: A song about drugs or alcohol

Day nine: A song that makes you happy

Day 10: A song that makes you sad

Day 11: A song you never get tired of

Day 12: A song from your pre-teen years

Day 13: A song you like from the 70s

Day 14: A song you’d love to be played at your wedding

Day 15: A song you like that’s a cover by another artist

Day 16: A song that’s a classic favourite

Day 17: A song you’d sing a duet with someone on karaoke

Day 18: A song from the year you were born

Day 19: A song that makes you think about life

Day 20: A song that has many meanings to you

Day 21: A song you like with a person’s name in the title

Day 22: A song that moves you forward

Day 23: A song you think everybody should listen to

Day 24: A song by a band you wish were still together

Day 25: A song you like by an artist no longer living

Day 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love

Day 27: A song that breaks your heart

Day 28: A song by an artist whose voice you love

Day 29: A song you remember from childhood

Day 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:

- Green Light by Lorde

- 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.