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Posts tagged with Song Stories

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side: Why This Pivotal Smiths Song Sticks
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side: Why This Pivotal Smiths Song Sticks

Melancholic, yet truly life-affirming, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side is the sound of The Smiths – and indie-pop – at their most sublime.

Try A Little Tenderness: How Otis Redding’s Midas Touch Found Soul Gold
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Try A Little Tenderness: How Otis Redding’s Midas Touch Found Soul Gold

A sentimental ballad Otis Redding didn’t think suited him, Try A Little Tenderness became a passion-filled powerhouse in the singer’s hands.

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: Behind Kylie’s Unforgettable Comeback
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Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: Behind Kylie’s Unforgettable Comeback

The high point of Kylie Minogue’s dancefloor reinvention in the early 2000s, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head almost overwhelms her whole career.

The Best: The Story Behind Tina Turner’s Career-Defining Anthem
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The Best: The Story Behind Tina Turner’s Career-Defining Anthem

Tina Turner’s signature hit, The Best has taken on a life of its own. ‘It’s like the song of a generation’, says co-writer Holly Knight.

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You: How Ed Sheeran Went Viral
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You Need Me, I Don’t Need You: How Ed Sheeran Went Viral

A caustic burst of pop-rap, You Need Me, I Don’t Need You saw Ed Sheeran vent his frustrations to leap from the loop pedal to a record deal.

How You Remind Me: When A Gamble Took Nickelback To The Top
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How You Remind Me: When A Gamble Took Nickelback To The Top

Establishing Nickelback as post-grunge powerhouses, How You Remind Me ensured the group would always linger in the memory.

Juicy: Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s First Taste Of Fame
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Juicy: Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s First Taste Of Fame

A breakthrough song that established Biggie Smalls as the greatest of all time, Juicy reveals why the MC was ripe for world domination.

Rum Sodomy & The Lash: Inside The Pogues’ Pivotal Second Album
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Rum Sodomy & The Lash: Inside The Pogues’ Pivotal Second Album

With Shane MacGowan setting the pace, ‘Rum Sodomy & The Lash’ marked the point where The Pogues’ greatness came to fruition.

Gold: Behind Spandau Ballet’s Winning 80s Anthem
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Gold: Behind Spandau Ballet’s Winning 80s Anthem

Placing Spandau Ballet on the podium, Gold is a defining 80s ballad that brings home the medal every time.

Tequila: Why Terrorvision’s Slammer Of A Song Still Makes Us Happy
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Tequila: Why Terrorvision’s Slammer Of A Song Still Makes Us Happy

A party anthem inspired by a tequila binge, Terrorvision’s breakout hit is a tale of hedonism and broken bones – as the band reveal to Dig!

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