With ‘Sun City,’ Little Steven pulled together a diverse group of musicians to release a protest song as Artists United Against Apartheid.
After experimenting with electronic music and writing darker and more abrasive songs throughout the 90s, U2 returned to form with the soaring ‘Beautiful Day.’
No song seems to encapsulate Amy Winehouse's unique musical persona and sound quite like this one.
The debut Blue Note single from Herbie Hancock remains an influential touchstone, decades on from its initial release.
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.
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.
Something of a last testament from reggae legend Bob Marley, ‘Redemption Song’ continues to spread its message of emancipation far and wide.
In the 1969 single that became a career landmark, the peerless and fearless country artist was protesting about protesters.
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.
The tune became the unofficial soundtrack to a musical decade that was typified by EDM, partying, and excess.
One of the Rolling Stones’ most powerful songs finds Mick Jagger and the group reflecting the spirit of 1968.
A furious anti-terrorism lament, ‘Zombie’ found the The Cranberries unleashing 'the most aggressive song we’d written.'
Released as the first taster from the ‘Prism’ album, ‘Dark Horse’ revealed that Katy Perry was committed to taking her music in new directions.
The story behind one of the jazz legend’s most popular and durable tunes.
Was there ever a more unlikely band and hit than Chumbawamba and “Tubthumping”?