“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.
We present 50 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.
Among its countless achievements, 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'' was named the 20th century's most-played song on American radio and television by the BMI.
George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam & Dave and Julio Iglesias are also among the 2019 honorees.
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.
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.
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.
The industry's biggest stars remember the late Queen Of Soul, who died yesterday aged 76.
Joining the British beat groups and US favourites on the 15 August Hot 100 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.'
In July 1970, the seven-year-old Burt Bacharach & Hal David song 'Close To You' gave the siblings their first US No. 1.
On the chart of 11 July 1964, Sam scored his final soul chart-topper.