'Titanium' was yet another big hit for David Guetta in 2011, but it also near-immediately changed the course of Sia’s career and pop music itself.
A dark song about a serial murderer, ‘Midnight Rambler’ was written while The Rolling Stones were on holiday in a beautiful town in Italy.
With ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen recorded a song that broke all the rules, went on to break records, and continues to astonish in its audacity.
Beginning life as a song inspired by the Maharishi, John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’ evolved to look at the insecurities and possessive nature of love.
What started as an emotional catharsis for a personal loss has become a universal anthem for the TikTok generation.
Taking advantage of a unique recording trick, Sheb Wooley created one of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.
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.
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.'
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.