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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1 The Life of a Song: Strange Fruit2017-11-17 15:15:00
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2 The Life of a Song: Make You Feel My Love2017-10-19 10:00:00
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3 The Hits that Shook the World2017-09-15 04:00:00
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The Hits that Shook the World

In a special episode to mark the publication of The Life of a Song book, FT pop critics Helen Brown, David Cheal and Ludovic Hunter-Tilney debate whether a song can really change the world. Hear the stories behind the hits, from Bowie's 'Starman' to Jay-Z's 'Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)'.…read more

4 The Life of a Song: Wild Thing2017-08-14 10:40:00
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5 The Life of a Song: Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel2017-07-18 10:47:00
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6 The Life of a Song: Radiohead's No Surprises2017-06-13
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7 The Life of a Song: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction2017-05-21 22:00:00
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8 The Life of a Song: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall2017-05-14 22:00:00
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9 The Life of a Song: Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus2017-05-07 22:00:00
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10 The Life of a Song: The Message2017-04-30 22:00:00
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11 The Life of a Song: Tainted Love2017-04-23 22:00:00
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12 The Life of a Song: O Sole Mio2017-04-23 22:00:00
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13 The Life of a Song: Let It Go2017-04-16 22:00:00
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14 The Life of a Song: Hotel California2017-04-03 11:00:00
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15 The Life of a Song: Midnight Train to Georgia2017-03-26 22:00:00
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16 The Life of a Song: 9 to 52017-03-19 23:00:00
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17 The Life of a Song: Try A Little Tenderness2017-03-12 23:00:00
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18 The Life of a Song: Wild is the Wind2017-03-05 23:00:00
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19 The Life of a Song: Sukiyaki2017-02-26 23:00:00
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20 The Life of a Song: My Way2017-02-19 23:00:00
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