The best Peggy Lee songs range from chaste declarations of love to vampy, seductive come-ons, reflecting the singer’s wide ranging skills.
The engine that drove the Motown machine mas made up of the songwriters and producers who worked behind the scenes to create the Motown sound.
Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
‘Beastie Boys Book’ is one of the most open, honest and thoughtful memoirs in recent memory. Here are 15 Beastie Boys facts we learned from reading it.
Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
The blues artists talked, the rockers listened. Without the blues there’d be no rock’n’roll, but these influential blues songs were especially pivotal.
The loudest rock bands in history have damaged buildings, destroyed eardrums and become health-and-safety hazards. Where are those earplugs…?
The pre-eminent hip-hop label for the better part of the last three and a half decades, the best Def Jam songs define the evolution of the genre.
From the dawn of rock to the present day, the best power trios have stretched sonic boundaries far beyond the limitations of just three instruments.
The ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic brought Queen’s story to the silver screen. Freddie Mercury’s favourite films also offer revealing insights into his life.
The best guitar riffs in rock have become part of the cultural fabric, shaping the face of music and influencing wannabe axe legends down the generations.
The saxophone remains an iconic instrument in jazz, mastered by many musical geniuses. uDiscover Music celebrates the 50 best jazz saxophonists of all time.
From the most devoted fan to the newbie, these Enrique Iglesias facts should surprise anybody who thinks they know their ‘Bailamos’ from their ‘Bailando’.
From floor-shaking stadium anthems to paeans to a lost past and roadmaps for a new life, here are 12 songs that glorify rock’n’roll.
From parking-lot tailgates to school dances and pep rallies, here are the best homecoming songs to welcome back homecoming season.