Perceived by some to be a cash-in novelty song, Space Oddity laid out David Bowie’s longstanding themes of isolation, alienation and fame.
From evocative love songs to easy-going anthems of nonchalance, the most relaxing songs are guaranteed to bring comfort.
Despite a depleted line-up and band tensions, 2003’s ‘Think Tank’ featured some of Blur’s most daring and beautiful music.
From guitar heroes to pop gods and goddesses, the best 80s musicians shaped the decade and made it such a distinctive era.
Signalling a major change up ahead, the ‘Stay On These Roads’ album found a-ha turning away from the pop formula that brought them fame.
Innovative and influential, the ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ album helped New Order establish their own identity, post-Joy Division.
The hit that never was, Ike And Tina Turner’s River Deep – Mountain High is still regarded as the greatest pop song ever made.
The best Ben E King songs didn’t just pioneer soul music, they influenced rock and reggae artists, and led a new force in black culture.
From finger-clicking swingers to lovelorn laments and vehicles for virtuosic improv, the best jazz songs continue to resonate.
Written amid personal tensions and professional frustrations, ‘Fair Warning’ saw Van Halen deliver their ‘hardest, most muscular album’.
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