Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cray from the artists’ original intentions.
From backseat singalongs to nomadic anthems, the best road trip songs capture the feeling of freedom that’s sometimes just a car ride away.
Since The Beatles revolutionary ‘Sgt Pepper’ album, each subsequent decade had its own “Pepper” moment. See which ones defined each decade.
From country to rock, jazz to hip-hop, these personas embody a specific moment in an artist’s development.
From the hardest rock bands to the pop savants, the best power ballads transcend time and genre to pull at your heartstrings.
Seventeen years after he was first on record, the British artist became the new sensation of the MTV generation.
It's still shocking to talk about Prince in the past tense, or to remember that he was just 57 when he passed.
A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
New Orleans music has a rich history. Whether you’re in town for Mardi Gras, or seeking authentic jazz performances, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Combining groove with a sense of songcraft, drummers are the driving force of any group. Here we present the best female drummers of all time.
From iconic outfits to poignant moments, these are the best BRIT Awards live performances have helped make the ceremony an essential watch each year.
Cinema’s history of rock’n’roll movies ranges across studio features documentaries and even the avant-garde, helping to turn stage stars into screen icons.
Even the world’s greatest artists raise their game for Super Bowl performances. Here are the best Super Bowl halftime shows in history.
Voodoo still stands as a wildly innovative, forward-thinking and challenging record, who knew it would take 14 years for D’Angelo to top it.
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.