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10 tracks to mark... international polar bear day

Today is international Polar Bear Day

This day gives animal lovers the chance to celebrate one of the world's largest, most impressive carnivores. It also highlights the plight of the endangered species and encourages people to take action to save them from extinction.

To celebrate, here are 10 tracks for polar bears.

Snow (Hey Oh)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Singer Anthony Kiedis said: "This track's about the repeated failure to start your life anew and how difficult it can be to get rid of old ways of thinking, and destructive ideas."

Theme from Antarctica

Vangelis

This track appeared on the soundtrack for the 1983 Japanese film Antarctica by Koreyoshi Kurahara. The album was only available in Japan until 1988 when Polydor released it worldwide.

Cold As Ice

Foreigner

Written by Mike Jones and Lou Gramm, this track is about a materialistic, selfish woman who's warned that her behaviour will come back to haunt her. In 2001 it was sampled by rap duo M.O.P.

Chilly Down

David Bowie

Taken from the soundtrack to the 1986 film Labyrinth, this track was sung by Charles Augins, Richard Bodkins, Kevin Clash and Danny John-Jules. It's one of five tracks Bowie wrote for the film.

Polar Bear

The Charlatans

Appearing on the band's debut album Some Friendly, this track was recorded at The Windings near Wrexham in 1990. However, the band felt the song was overproduced.

White Noise

Disclosure

Featuring vocals by AlunaGeorge, this track peaked at number two in the UK charts when it was released in February 2013. It's the second single from Disclosure's debut album, Settle.

The Blizzard

Camera Obscura

Taken from 2009's My Maudlin Career, this track was released with b-side Swans. London jeweller Tatty Devine created brooches and necklaces to coincide with the album's launch.

Bi-polar Bear

Stone Temple Pilots

Written by Scott Weiland and Dean DeLeo, this track appeared on Shangri-La Dee Da. The record was originally planned as a double album in memory of musician Andrew Wood.

Keep Fishin'

Weezer

Released as the second single from the band's fourth album Maladroit, this track peaked at 15 in the US alternative charts. The video featured the band performing with the Muppets.

Roar

Katy Perry

Written and produced by Dr Luke, Max Martin and Cirkut with Perry and Bonnie McKee, this track is about self-empowerment. It was the lead single from Perry's fourth album, Prism.

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