Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
From Robert Glasper to Kandace Springs, Gregory Porter and GoGo Penguin, there are many Blue Note musicians keeping jazz relevant as the label turns 80.
You may know every lyric to your favourite songs, but do you know who wrote them? Here are just a few of the secret songwriters behind the greatest hits.
With the right song, at the right moment, great film soundtracks can sear a cinematic moment into your mind forever. Here are just a few of our favourites.
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.
The best jukebox musicals changed the landscape of musical theatre by making the pop music stage show a box office sensation.
From the Issac Hayes’ funky instrumental scores to Trent Reznor’s dark genius, here are just a few of the growing ranks of musicians-turned-film composers.
As we enter a new decade, an array for fresh talent is waiting to burst onto the international stage. Here are our artists to watch in 2020.
From the first talkie, theme songs in movies have found a treasured place in the popular consciousness, as these 50 best film songs prove.
Perfectly calibrated to get your muscles pumping, the best workout songs have many qualities in common, including great beats and catchy, energising hooks.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
Whether it’s a Freudian slip or rubbish radio quality, here are the most misheard lyrics that have been mangled by the general public.
The best Justin Bieber songs have, in a startlingly short space of time, turned the teenage heartthrob into a global megastar commanding all the shots.
Our list of the best female bassists includes key players in punk, funk and lyrical rock, and headed by one of the most versatile musicians to ever pick up the instrument.
From one-hit-wonders to crossover sensations and timeless anthems, the best songs of 1999 defined an era and marked the start of a new millennium.