The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes center stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
The Beatles recorded three versions of ‘Revolution’, from an all-out rocker to an abstract collage, capturing the chaos and unrest of the summer of 1968.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
Capturing The Beatles as a visceral rock band, ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey’ is one of their most spirited performances of 1968.
The Beatles’ most-covered song, ‘Yesterday’ inspired a movie of the same name, and remains a high-water mark in The Beatles’ career.
Ranging across a wide mix of styles and artists, The best Beatles covers are testament to the sheer breadth and quality of their music.
The best Paul McCartney songs reveal that, as a solo artist, he has always continued to explore the boundaries of pop and rock music.
One of the first songs recorded for “The White Album”, ‘Blackbird’ found Paul McCartney responding to the civil-rights movement of the 60s.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
By the time ‘Let It Be’ was released, in May 1970, The Beatles had split. The band that had defined the 60s had a new chapter ahead.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
The best Cure songs reveal the remarkable breadth and depth of a group that can switch with ease from challenging, introspective music to life-affirming pop tunes.
With nods to the 50s songs that inspired The Beatles in their early days, ‘Oh! Darling’ found them looking to the past while revealing how far they’d come.
With his debut solo album, Paul McCartney embraced a lo-fi way of recording, making “no attempt to compete” with The Beatles.
Praised by John Lennon as “about the best track on ‘Abbey Road’”, ‘Something’ remains a landmark song in George Harrison’s creative development.