The Beatles recorded three versions of ‘Revolution’, from an all-out rocker to an abstract collage, capturing the chaos and unrest of the summer of 1968.
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.
Eternally relevant, Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ remains a classic song looking for ‘the balance of nature’.
Burning with immediacy and catapulting The Ruts into the mainstream, ‘Babylon’s Burning’ remains a punk classic that’s lost none of its power.
The biggest song of 1983, ‘Every Breath You Take’ made Sting and The Police megastars and continues to cast an alluring spell over all who hear it.
A tender result of searing emotional heartbreak, ‘Stay With Me’ sounded like a classic from the off, ensuring Sam Smith’s legacy.
One of the most-played tracks on American radio, ‘You’re My Best Friend’ was penned by John Deacon and remains one of Queen’s most emotional songs.
How did Smash Mouth’s song ‘All Star’ change the course of their careers and became one of pop radio’s most enduring hits?
With a rare lead vocal from Björn Ulvaeus, ‘Does Your Mother Know’ found ABBA confident enough to experiment with their winning formula.
With nods to the 50s songs that inspired The Beatles in their early days, ‘Oh! Darling’ found them looking to the past while revealing how far they’d come.
Soundtracking the collapse of peace-and-love idealism, ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ remains one of The Rolling Stones’ most potent songs.
A furious anti-terrorism lament, ‘Zombie’ found the The Cranberries unleashing “the most aggressive song we’d written”.
Resonating as strongly as ever, ‘Three Little Birds’ was slow to take flight, but now stands as one of Bob Marley’s most affecting songs.
Raw and alluring, ‘Iron Lion Zion’ brought Bob Marley’s message to the world in a fresh guise, with lyrics that were open to interpretation.
Before it became a staple of classic-rock radio, Bob Seger’s ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’ turned Tom Cruise into a star thanks to its iconic needle-drop moment.