Taking advantage of a unique recording trick, Sheb Wooley created one of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.
This classic song found Nina Simone highlighting Black happiness and optimism in the face of the tumult and turmoil happening outside her window.
Reflecting a world that 'seemed to be going to hell,' The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ found the band at the peak of their powers.
The most adventurous track of the ‘Armed Forces’ album, ‘Green Shirt’ delivered sensory overload and captured the album’s paranoid tone.
After experimenting with electronic music and writing darker and more abrasive songs throughout the 90s, U2 returned to form with the soaring 'Beautiful Day.'
A novelty song that defines Halloween, ‘Monster Mash’ was recorded by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett in less than an hour. It got banned by the BBC, but refuses to die.
While much of 1965’s ‘Pastel Blues’ is sonically subdued, the album’s 10-minute grand finale is a tour de force.
The debut Blue Note single from Herbie Hancock remains an influential touchstone, decades on from its initial release.
The song wasn't a hit upon its initial release, but the ethereal yet funky track has had a long-lasting appeal.
Continuing Loretta's bold habit of saying the unsayable, ‘Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)’ was a landmark song in country music.
In the 1969 single that became a career landmark, the peerless and fearless country artist was protesting about protesters.
With George Harrison’s songwriting blossoming during the ‘Abbey Road’ sessions, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ emerged as a standout song from the album.
One of the most pervasive hits of 90s alt-rock, Live’s ‘Lightning Crashes’ launched the band to fame and struck a sensitive collective nerve
One of the Rolling Stones’ most powerful songs finds Mick Jagger and the group reflecting the spirit of 1968.
This soundtrack lynchpin for Spike Lee's ‘Do The Right Thing’ remains one of Public Enemy's most searing anthems. Here's the story of how it got made.