'I know and believe in the power of music to bring people together for the betterment of mankind,' producer Quincy Jones later said of the all-star charity single.
Fifty songs that were part of rhythm and blues heritage but which didn’t fully find a mainstream audience until they were remade.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
A look at one of his most-recorded numbers, with the help of the late, great Leon himself.
When Billy Joel's 'Just The Way You Are' was already on its way to becoming an easy listening classic, Barry added his own much-loved version.
Among its countless achievements, the song was named the 20th century's most-played song on American radio and television by the BMI.
Fuelled by ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You,' the soundtrack album gave Stevie another US R&B No.1 and ended Prince's supremacy with 'Purple Rain.'
The world-famous singer-songwriter had already taken part in many vocal pairings on disc by the time the 'Duets' album arrived in 1993.
One Motown smash replaced another at No. 1 in the US on September 19, 1970, as Edwin Starr’s ‘War’ was succeeded by Diana's 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'
The story of how a trio of R&B sista-friends came together for a cover that sounds like victors sharing stories from the battle.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
Joining the British beat groups and US favourites on the Hot 100 of August 15, 1964 was the Hardest Working Man In Show Business.
Barry White's good 1973 was followed by an unbelievable 1974, which included 'Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe.'
On the chart of July 11, 1964, Sam scored his final soul chart-topper.
In July 1964, Dusty reached into the Bacharach & David songbook for one of her classic covers.