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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121 The life of a song: Enter Sandman2015-04-24 14:47:00
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122 The life of a song: Me and Mrs Jones2015-04-17 14:54:00
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123 The life of a song: It's the Hard Knock Life2015-04-10 14:04:00
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124 The life of a song: Song of Solomon2015-04-02 14:20:00
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125 Life of a song: Ice Ice Baby2015-03-27 15:26:00
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126 The life of a song: I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself2015-03-20 15:11:00
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The life of a song: I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself

David Cheal tells the tale of the Burt Bacharach penned classic 'I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself', from the 1964 soul of Dusty Springfield to its 2001 raw-rock treatment by The White Stripes. Credits: Philips, Stiff, Elephant…read more

127 The life of a song: Guantanamera2015-03-13 16:00:00
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128 The life of a song: Baltimore2015-03-06 16:27:00
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129 Bureaucracy: friend or foe?2015-03-06 11:00:00
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130 The life of a song: I’m a Believer2015-02-27 16:56:00
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131 The life of a song: When the Levee Breaks2015-02-20 17:58:00
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132 The life of a song: Always On My Mind2015-02-13 17:19:00
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133 No wonder Europe is annoyed with Greece2015-02-06 16:10:00
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134 Reel lives: Jan Dalley on falsity in film2015-01-30 17:26:00
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135 IP or not IP? Jan Dalley on the Luc Tuymans case2015-01-23 17:30:00
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136 Florence and the machines: the British Library Sound Archive2015-01-09 15:52:00
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137 Keep it complex: Peter Aspden on art and identity2015-01-02 13:10:00
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138 Cover story: the golden age of Esquire2014-12-23 15:52:00
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139 A new short story for the holidays2014-12-19 15:30:00
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140 2014 Comeback Special: Peter Aspden on ‘Elvis at the O2’2014-12-19 15:06:00
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