From classic hits sung by Diana Ross, to stunning tracks recorded by later line-ups of the group, the best Supremes songs reveal the group’s unique magic.
The best Motown songs are timeless soul classics that capture everything it means to be in love, to suffer heartbreak – and to want to dance with abandon.
A strong case can be made for Max Roach as the most complete drummer in jazz history.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
From a 50s-era guitar pioneer to 70s post-punk heroes of Britain's DIY scene, here are just a few musicians who embodied the DIY music ethos.
An influence on everyone from David Bowie to Thom Yorke, the best Scott Walker songs offer an insight into the mind of a true musical original.
The best David Bowie collaborations find the legendary artist mixing his unique vision with other like-minded musicians. Here are 12 essential examples.
The King Of Rock’n’Roll made many definitive recordings, but there are a number of surprising Elvis Presley covers of songs not often associated with him.
If ever a band proved you can play rock’n’roll and retain your integrity, that band was R.E.M. as the best R.E.M. songs prove.
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.
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.
An introduction to the man who brought an elegant style and rhythmic grace to the trumpet, in addition to a fragile, unique singing voice that made him a jazz celebrity.
Carl Wilson’s best Beach Boys songs reveal the youngest Wilson brother to have been an intuitive producer with an exquisite voice.
From biting satire to loving homage, the best Frank Zappa songs prove exactly why he’s one of the few artists who truly deserves the epithet “genius”.
Emerging from Bristol in the late 80s, Massive Attack combined genres into something sleek, modern, and classic. These are some of their best.