Listen to some of the well-known and more obscure entries on Billboard's first-ever Hot 100, for the week of August 4, 1958.
The Kurt Cobain composition had been on the band’s debut album ‘Bleach’ in 1989, but became a 1994 single from their 'MTV Unplugged In New York' release.
The group's dramatic delivery and the peerlessly plaintive lead vocals of Levi Stubbs became their most famous calling card.
Whitfield and Barrett Strong's psychedelic soul story of a wayward father and the family he left behind became a Motown classic.
The progressive rock staples had a long-established audience by the late 1970s, and proved it again with their new UK chart entry of October 1978.
When Tammi fell on stage and collapsed into Marvin Gaye's arms on 14 October 1967, it foretold of tragedy.
Sessions for Roy Orbison's second MGM album began on 14 October 1965.
The group hit the top 20 of the UK chart at the first time of asking, with their debut single ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It.’
With innovative works such as ‘West Side Story’ and ‘On The Town’, composer Leonard Bernstein helped revolutionise Broadway in just a few short years.
Louis Armstrong is at his best on a group of solid standards, while Oscar Peterson provides fresh tasteful backing.
A euphoric and inventive pop-blast of an album, ‘Colors’ proved that, over two decades into his career, Beck would always find new ways to surprise.
Following ‘Parallel Lines’ was no small task, but with their ‘Eat To The Beat’ album, Blondie proved they still had plenty of tasty licks up their sleeves.
With ‘Masseduction’, the shape-shifting St Vincent took on 80s-inspired pop and created a statement piece that’s also her most personal album yet.
In May 1984, U2 convened at Slane Castle in Dublin, where the gothic ballroom was chosen as the location for early sessions on what became 'The Unforgettable Fire.'
Produced by Brian Eno, James’ ‘Millionaires’ album lived up to their ambitions of “being commercial and being interesting and different”.
The US top 40 was new territory for the album-oriented band until Dickey Betts' song arrived.