Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
Just a few of the classic live performances from Britain’s longest-running and best-loved pop show.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood were the epitome of 80s excess, the singular sound of a band trying to push the sound of pop music into the future.
On November 25, 1984, an entire studio of British pop stars came together in London. They came to be known as Band Aid.
‘War’ was deemed a little too forthright to be a Temptations single, but Edwin made it a powerful message song and a huge hit.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
It’s an era that has been unfairly maligned in the past, but these days it’s clear: during a flamboyant decade, 80s pop ruled the world.
To celebrate punk’s singularly DIY spirit, we present 11 unsung rare punk singles from short-lived bands who stuck it to the man in style.
The medium may change from analog to digital, but there’s always something magical about a great single, a record that can change your life in four minutes or less.
'Welcome To The Pleasuredome', 'Liverpool' and greatest hits collection, 'Bang!' are set to return on both CD and vinyl.
Great songs are a compelling soundtrack to our inner worlds, and any list of key singles will be personal rather than definitive, but the 45 45s in our playlist still inspire and...
Few bands get to enjoy the impact in an entire career that Frankie Goes To Hollywood managed to achieve in just their first few months.
The logo beat off competition from the well-known silhouette of Che Guevara, which came in second, and the Hard Rock Cafe logo in third.
10CC's Kevin Godley has asked fans to 'send me your songs, I'll sing them' as he writes and records the songs for his debut solo album due in 2018
Howard Jones and OMD’s Andy McCluskey discuss working on the ‘Fly’ soundtrack, and perform at the London launch party, on 18 March 2016.