The best New Jack Swing songs are sonically defined as R&B with production more traditionally associated with hip-hop. But it’s also a culture too.
One of the greatest independent labels in history, the music of Chess Records still sounds revolutionary.
One of the many blues songs with murky origins, 'Key to the Highway' remains a touchstone for blues fans and musicians everywhere.
For the legendary pianist-bandleader and his incredible orchestra, the bottom line was swinging hard and making you smile.
Measuring up to anything laid down a quarter century ago, the best Eric B And Rakim songs remain timeless and hugely influential.
No phrase in music riles up passionate fans and chart watchers alike quite like “one-hit wonder...”
Defining 'The Sound Of Young America' in the 60s, Motown dominated the decade with some of the most life-affirming music of all time.
Music’s myriad subgenres have inspired some of the most enduring documentaries of our age. Here are the 37 best music documentaries of the past 50 years.
Perfectly calibrated to get your muscles pumping, the best workout songs have many qualities in common, including great beats and catchy, energizing hooks.
Originally penned as a racy romance song about taking an unchaperoned sleigh ride, ‘Jingle Bells’ has become one of the most popular Christmas songs ever.
Selena not only broke down barriers of genre, language, and identity, she transcended generational and geographical borders.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
As political unrest swept the world in 1968, Stax Records faced a tumultuous year saved only by the legendary label’s own soul power.
At its core, the point of Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention's 'Freak Out!' wasn’t lysergic mayhem, but self-actualization.
Essential to building tension, suspense and anxiety, the best horror movie soundtracks have a chilling power that can be felt long after the final credits…