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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81 The Life of a Song: Mack the Knife2016-01-15 16:08:17
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82 The Life of a Song: Sunshine of Your Love2016-01-08 13:39:29
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83 The Life of a Song: Auld Lang Syne2015-12-23 13:06:35
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The Life of a Song: Auld Lang Syne

A ballad as much about reunions as separations, Auld Lang Syne can signify everything from the year's end, to closing time in Japanese department stores. David Cheal explores the many incarnations of this sentimental Scottish song. Credit: Culburne Records; Lismor Recordings; Anti/Epitaph…read more

84 The Life of a Song: The Holly and the Ivy2015-12-18 15:50:00
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85 Short story: ‘Winter Letter’ by Lydia Davis2015-12-18 12:24:20
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86 The Life of a Song: To Love Somebody2015-12-11 15:42:54
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87 The Life of a Song: Johnny Remember Me2015-12-04 16:02:28
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88 Norse code for Christmas2015-12-01 16:17:00
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89 The life of a song: Walk on the Wild Side2015-11-27 18:36:03
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90 The life of a song: Rocket 882015-11-13
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91 The life of a song: Nessun Dorma2015-11-06 15:44:13
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92 The life of a song: Beat It2015-10-30
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93 The life of a song: I Heard It Through the Grapevine2015-10-23 15:26:48
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94 The Life of a song: Going Back to My Roots2015-10-16 12:30:00
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95 The life of a song: Goodnight, Irene2015-10-09 12:40:00
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96 The life of a song: Night on Disco Mountain2015-10-02 15:49:00
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97 The life of a song: Money (That's What I Want)2015-09-25 15:45:00
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98 The life of a song: Toxic2015-09-18 16:40:00
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99 The life of a song: Starman2015-09-11 16:43:00
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100 The life of a song: Night Train2015-09-03 23:00:00
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