Armed with a meaty, bright voice and a perfect country origin story, Reba McEntire has churned out country hits for decades. These are her best.
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.
One of the finest artists on the illustrious Chess label, Howlin’ Wolf shaped the blues, as this playlist of 20 of the best Howlin’ Wolf songs shows.
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.
Blondie took the pop playbook and ripped it to shreds, here are some of their career-defining songs.
Giving modern rock a much-needed edge, the best Queens Of The Stone Age songs have seen Josh Homme and co redefine the notion of “rock music”.
It’s not a white Christmas without Ol’ Blue Eyes… The best Frank Sinatra Christmas songs have a unique magic that brings the holiday season to life.
Feeling more “bah humbug” than figgy pudding? The best anti-Christmas songs avoid all the schmaltz in favour of anarchic sentiments for the holiday season.
In a career that has ranged from country protégé to pop powerhouse within a decade, the best Taylor Swift songs show a true artist controlling her destiny.
From her show-stealing verses to her genre-shifting albums, the self-proclaimed “Queen Of Rap” has earned her title. The best Nicki Minaj songs reveal how.
From his prolific solo career to his time with the Fab Four, here are the best George Harrison songs to sum up his musical autobiography.
Often audacious, always surprising, the best Kanye West samples are all the proof you need that the hip-hop icon remains at the cutting-edge of music.
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”.
The best Freddie Mercury songs reveal an artist committed to exploring all avenues of expression. “I can dream up all kinds of things,” he said.
One of the most controversial rappers in history, Eminem has long proven he has more than shock tactics up his sleeve, as the best Eminem songs show.
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…