A rare ABBA song recorded outside of Sweden, ‘Voulez-Vous’ emerged as a classic floor-filling disco track whose reputation has continued to grow.
Reflecting a world that “seemed to be going to hell”, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ song found the band at the peak of their powers.
A dark song about a serial murderer, ‘Midnight Rambler’ was written while The Rolling Stones were on holiday in a “very beautiful hill town” in Italy.
Continuing Loretta Lynn’s bold trend of saying the unsayable, ‘Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)’ was a landmark song in country music.
Described by Merle Haggard as a song “about people who were not being noticed”, ‘Okie From Muskogee’ “still speaks to conditions going on in this world”.
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
Taking a stand against millennial anxieties, Sting’s ‘Brand New Day’ is suffused with an optimism that ensures the song’s continued relevance.
A confident step forward, ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ was a deeply personal Sam Smith statement that helped fans to share in their emotions.
Cutting far deeper than most break-up songs, ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’ remains Jimmy Ruffin’s defining Motown soul statement.
Recorded in the early hours of the morning, ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ was nothing but sweet soul music that put Four Tops on the map.
Written in Rishikesh, ‘Dear Prudence’ has transcended its original inspiration to become one of The Beatles’ best-loved songs.
When Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj joined forces on the powerhouse anthem ‘Bang Bang’, they proved three divas are better than one.
A song that captured the zeitgeist of the Moon landing, in 1969, ‘Space Oddity’ became David Bowie’s first hit and continues to influence society today.
“‘Demolition Man’ is the beast – he can’t help himself,” Sting said of a song recorded by everybody from Grace Jones to The Police.
Recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama, The Rolling Stones’ classic ’Brown Sugar’ topped the American Hot 100 on 29 May 1971.