Record collecting for girls -- Top five lists -- Where have all the girl bands gone? -- Interlude: My scrobble, myself -- Making out with Romeo and Juliet -- Guilty pleasures -- The Smiths syndrome -- Interlude: Give it to me for free -- Are we breaking up? -- The next Madonna -- Interlude: Music blogs are just dadaist conversation -- Our song, your song, my song -- The death of the record collection -- Interlude: Adventures in second life -- Rock 'n' roll consorts -- Beatles vs. Stones -- Final note: Down the music k-hole.
Smith explores what music can tell women about themselves-- and the men in their lives. From romantic soundtracks to the evolution of girl bands, she shares stories from her own life that shed light on the phenomenon of guilty pleasures and the incredible power of an "our song."