From acoustic demo to an epic promo video, the history of ‘November Rain’ traces the creation of one of rock’s greatest ballads.
Capturing The Beatles as a visceral rock band, ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey’ is one of their most spirited performances of 1968.
The Beatles’ most-covered song, ‘Yesterday’ inspired a movie of the same name, and remains a high-water mark in The Beatles’ career.
A hypnotic, hugely significant song, Howlin’ Wolf’s recording of ‘Spoonful’ became a blues staple recorded by everyone from Etta James to Cream and beyond.
'She's A Rainbow' is one of the Rolling Stones' most beloved psychedelic-era singles. This is the story of how it got made.
One of the first songs recorded for “The White Album”, ‘Blackbird’ found Paul McCartney responding to the civil-rights movement of the 60s.
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.
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”.