FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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41 The Life of a Song: Fast Car2016-09-25 23:01:00
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42 The Life of a Song: Rasputin2016-09-18 23:01:00
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43 The Life of a Song: Born in the USA2016-09-12 10:06:03
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44 The Life of a Song: Me and Bobby McGee2016-09-05 11:32:08
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45 The Life of a Song: God Bless the Child2016-08-28 23:01:00
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46 The Life of a Song: Running Up That Hill2016-08-21 23:01:00
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47 The Life of a Song: My Favourite Things2016-08-14 23:01:00
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48 The Life of a Song: La Vie en Rose2016-08-07 23:01:00
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49 The Life of a Song: Let's Stick Together2016-07-31 23:01:00
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50 The Life of a Song: Mr Tambourine Man2016-07-25 15:24:20
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51 The Life of a Song: Amazing Grace2016-07-20 15:15:00
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52 The Life of a Song: A Change is Gonna Come2016-07-15 05:00:00
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53 The Life of a Song: Someday My Prince Will Come2016-07-08 13:43:43
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54 The Life of a Song: Ode to Billie Joe2016-07-01 14:04:46
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55 The Life of a Song: Will You Love Me Tomorrow2016-06-24 16:50:00
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56 The Life of A Song: By The Time I Get To Phoenix2016-06-17 16:40:00
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57 The Life of a Song: Apache2016-06-10 05:30:00
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58 Is music streaming making us better listeners?2016-06-08 23:00:00
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Is music streaming making us better listeners?

How is music streaming changing the experience of listeners? Are the algorithms that guide us through this new world an adequate replacement for DJs, critics and knowledgable record shop owners? Could endless choice paradoxically be making us more conservative in our tastes? Lorien Kite discusses these questions with Spotify's Will Page and FT pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney.…read more

59 The Life of a Song: I Feel Love2016-06-03 05:00:00
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60 The Life of a Song: Skinny Love2016-05-27 05:00:00
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