To celebrate the unique brilliance of a rock’n’roll original, here's a collection of the best Chuck Berry songs that capture his unparalleled career.
A transitional album that moved closer to pop than ever before, ‘Red’ nevertheless saw Taylor Swift retain her unique confessional intimacy with her fans.
With ‘A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’, Black Sheep promoted intelligent Afrocentricity and upset hip-hop’s apple carts by refusing to act like gangstas.
‘Night Moves’ was Bob Seger’s first album with The Silver Bullet Band. Promoting him to superstar status, it sold over six million copies in the US.
Carpenters’ 'Passage' album was a victim of its own timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock 'n' roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
'Blue Moves' is still revered by many fans as something of a hidden gem in Elton's repertoire, and remains one of his own favourites.
With ‘Joanne’, Lady Gaga consolidated everything that the past decade had brought her, ensuring we knew that plenty more was to come.
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No. 1.
It was the album that started Walsh's post-James Gang, pre-Eagles period.
The 1980 album laid the exciting ground rules for what U2 could be.
Taking industrial music into the mainstream, Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ remains an uncompromising, genre-defining album.
It was in October 1973 that the Rolling Stones secured their 7th US No.1 when ‘Angie’ made the top of the Billboard chart.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
Drawing upon an array of styles, ‘Grace And Danger’ was a cathartic, sometimes painfully intimate exploration of the breakdown of John Martyn’s marriage.
In thrall to the jazz music she grew up with, ‘Frank’ found Amy Winehouse at turns optimistic and wry, finding her way to the brilliance of ‘Back To Black’.