Pop music has a way of reminding us what matters most and these inspiring songs of peace keep the world reaching for higher ground.
This collection of 4 July songs mixes buried treasures along with some must-hear standards that make the perfect playlist for Independence Day parties.
Fifteen of the best ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ performances – from soulful balladry to all-out guitar shreds – proving that “traditional” doesn’t always need to be dull.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
Hailed as “America’s band”, The Beach Boys gave the world so much more than the surf-pop that made their name – as the best Beach Boys songs reveal.
Whether fighting for the legalisation of cannabis or battling dark forces in politics, the best reggae protest songs spoke to their times yet continue to resonate today.
Two decades into his career, Jay Z can truly claim to run this town. We look at his best collaborations, from Kanye West to Rihanna.
From a classic performance by ABBA to the political posturing of Jamala, these are the best Eurovision songs in the contest’s history.
Thanks to technological loopholes of the CD, bands could include Easter eggs on their albums. Here are 10 hidden tracks worth breaking out your Discman for.
The best summer songs conjure both eras and emotional to offer a mix of nostalgia and escapism. Time to sit back and unwind with this essential playlist.
Armed with a meaty, bright voice and a perfect country origin story, Reba McEntire has churned out country hits for decades. These are her best.
From backseat singalongs to nomadic anthems, the best road trip songs capture the feeling of freedom that’s sometimes just a car ride away.
The best Glastonbury performances have not only defined careers, they’ve made musical history. These 30 festival highlights reveal why.
From art house shorts to visionary stylings and tongue-in-cheek parodies, here are the Top 20 decade-defining 90s music videos.
The familiar bonds of fatherhood can be both joyous and complicated. From loving tributes to cathartic confessions, here are the best Father’s Day songs.
Eric Dolphy erupted like lightning across the jazz horizon, playing with a startling, jagged, incandescent fire. These are his best tracks.