After many outside projects, the 2001 album took Elton back to the day job, and, many felt, to the very best aspects of his signature piano-vocal sound.
With his third mixtape, ‘So Far Gone’, Drake edged ever closer to world domination, teaming up with Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment.
Fusing 70s pop songcraft with NYC’s underground club scene, Scissor Sisters helped usher in a new era of queer pop that lit up charts in the 00s.
Fusing lo-fi production with a singer-songwriter sensibility, Phair helped shaped what would become “indie rock” and defied expectations of what a female rock star could be.
The ballad continued Rogers' chart-topping country form and went on to win a Grammy for Country Song of the Year.
The 'Show Boat' tune became one of the master organist's dozen appearances on the Hot 100.
Critics and fans acclaimed 'Let's Get It On' as his best album yet, and it promptly went platinum within three weeks.
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in September 1957, ‘Blue Train’ is one of John Coltrane's masterpieces.
Jimmy Smith’s 'The Cat' cuts through grease like fresh battery acid.
'Third Annual Pipe Dream' gave the Atlanta collective their US album chart debut.
The Clapton cover was a big factor in introducing the reggae star to an international audience.
One of the greatest-ever sequences of musical creativity was in full flow in 1974, with Stevie's 'Fulfillingness' First Finale.'
In September 1963, Rick revived Glenn Miller's World War II hit 'Fools Rush In' for his next successful 45.
'Jenny, Jenny' was one of no fewer than seven irresistible singles to make the UK charts in a memorable year for the rock'n'roller.
The much-covered song became a single for the country queen some 18 months after her death.
Fans were delighted to hear Elton the pianist reclaiming the nimble brilliance that only amplified the impact of his vocals and Bernie Taupin’s lyrics.