Posts tagged with Song Stories
With her disco smash Young Hearts Run Free, Candi Staton took a personal trauma and turned it into a call for LGBTQ+ liberation.
Inspired by hip-hop and ‘the pressure of living in a modern city’, West End Girls kick-started one of the most successful careers in pop.
Fleetwood Mac kicked off the 90s with their 15th studio album, ‘Behind The Mask’, ushering in a new, collaborative era for the veteran group.
With a sprinkle of Chic magic, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family became a smash disco anthem of inclusivity that spoke to marginalised people.
With her debut single, Fast Car, Tracy Chapman emerged as a new kind of voice for socially-conscious songwriting.
A hallmark 90s dance-pop song, Cher’s Believe grew to speak to a new generation of LGBTQ+ identities, while introducing the “Cher Effect”.
A pivotal song in Phil Collins’ career, Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) has become one of the most beloved power ballads of all time.
Hailed as ‘an unbreakable testament to Joy Division’s brilliance’, the rich, evocative Atmosphere stands as the group’s greatest ballad.
Perfecting her raw, autobiographical songwriting style, Ironic defined an era and made Alanis Morissette a post-grunge icon.
Written by Solomon Burke, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love was claimed by Wilson Pickett, and is an anthem whose message still rings true.
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