CATHOLICISM: "Catholic Boy" by the Jim Carroll Band.
Genre: moody alt-'70s gloom-rock.
Reason for selection: reflects the majestic yet depressing nature of the Catholic faith.
Sample lyric: "I make angels dance and drop to their knees/When I enter a church the feet of statues bleed/I understand the fate of all my enemies/Just like Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane".
PROTESTANTISM: "Jesus is Just Alright" by the Doobie Brothers.
Genre: blissed-out Jesus freak stoner-rock.
Reason for selection: reflects deep-seated Protestant belief that Jesus is awesome.
Sample lyric: "Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo/doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo".
JUDAISM: "Waves of Fear" by Lou Reed (nee Louis Firbank).
Genre: psychotic post-Velvets desperation music.
Reason for selection: reflects grand Jewish traditions of neurosis and fear of being murdered.
Sample lyric: "I cringe in my terror/I hate my own smell/I know where I must be/I must be in Hell".
ISLAM: "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones.
Genre: middle-eastern-influenced angry hippie folk.
Reason for selection: reflects importance to Muslim culture of black chadors and aversion of same to girls walking by dressed in their summer clothes.
Sample lyric: "Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm/hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm".
BUDDHISM: "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" by the Beatles.
Genre: sexed-up '60s proto-blooz.
Reason for selection: reflects significance of moderation and the 'middle path', which includes doing it.
Sample lyric: "Why don't we do it in the road?/Why don't we do it in the road?/Why don't we do it in the road?/Why don't we do it in the road?".
HINDUISM: "Mundian to Bach Ke (The Knight Rider)" by the Punjabi MC.
Genre: funkified bhangra/hip-hop TV theme.
Reason for selection: reflects high value Hindu culture places on diversity, art, spirituality and talking robot cars.
Sample lyric: "Eraki kissuri gheme sili etha hokher-i/siki eth'adama sili millinetha hokher-i/tami ke rakimi itomi-mi putai/tami ke rakimi itomi-mi putai".
ATHEISM: "God Isn't Real" by Robbie Fulks.
Genre: embittered alt-country Americana.
Reason for selection: reflects commonly held atheistic belief that God isn't real.
Sample lyric: "Go tell the executioner of the power he can't defy/go tell his shackled victim of the mercy on high/then go to your churches, go beg and pray and kneel/but don't aske me to follow, for God isn't real".