Madonna’s first album of the 2010s, ‘MDNA’ found her balancing creative and business demands to create “music I can dance to”.
Born on 22 March 1948, Andrew Lloyd Webber helped to revitalise the stage musical once again.
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From celebratory anthems to coming-of-age tunes, here are the best 21st birthday songs to mark a new chapter of adulthood.
From the first talkie, theme songs in movies have found a treasured place in the popular consciousness, as these 50 best film 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.
The 20 best pop albums of all time have touched hearts around the world, represented cultural eras and, invariably, sound fresh to this day.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
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Treading a fine line between majestic camp and all-out cheese, ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ keeps pop titans like Cher and Madonna coming back time and again.
The best 80s music videos not only defined the decade, they influenced fashions and elevated the music video to the status of high art.
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
The best Amy Winehouse quotes offer an honest look at the life and music of one of the world’s most sorely-missed talents.
From her Virgin Tour to her Rebel Heart shows, Madonna has pioneered live performances, setting the bar for every large-scale pop production since.