Before it became a staple of classic-rock radio, Bob Seger’s ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’ turned Tom Cruise into a star thanks to its iconic needle-drop moment.
A furious anti-terrorism lament, ‘Zombie’ found the The Cranberries unleashing “the most aggressive song we’d written”.
Resonating as strongly as ever, ‘Three Little Birds’ was slow to take flight, but now stands as one of Bob Marley’s most affecting songs.
Raw and alluring, ‘Iron Lion Zion’ brought Bob Marley’s message to the world in a fresh guise, with lyrics that were open to interpretation.
Released as the first taster from the ‘Prism’ album, ‘Dark Horse’ revealed that Katy Perry was committed to taking her music in new directions.
With ‘Sun City’, Little Steven pulled together a diverse group of musicians to release a protest song as Artists United Against Apartheid.
Cutting far deeper than most break-up songs, ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’ remains Jimmy Ruffin’s defining Motown soul statement.
“‘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.