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: Smoke on the Water2016-10-22 23:00:00
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42 The Life of a Song: Like a Rolling Stone2016-10-14 15:40:00
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43 The Life of a Song: Wade in the Water2016-10-10 15:34:00
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44 The Life of a Song: Because the Night2016-10-02 23:01:00
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45 The Life of a Song: Fast Car2016-09-25 23:01:00
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46 The Life of a Song: Rasputin2016-09-18 23:01:00
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47 The Life of a Song: Born in the USA2016-09-12 10:06:03
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The Life of a Song: Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen's bleak ballad of American life has been promoted by politicians from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. David Honigmann examines the song's fraught relationship with power. Credit: Columbia …read more

48 The Life of a Song: Me and Bobby McGee2016-09-05 11:32:08
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49 The Life of a Song: God Bless the Child2016-08-28 23:01:00
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50 The Life of a Song: Running Up That Hill2016-08-21 23:01:00
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51 The Life of a Song: My Favourite Things2016-08-14 23:01:00
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52 The Life of a Song: La Vie en Rose2016-08-07 23:01:00
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53 The Life of a Song: Let's Stick Together2016-07-31 23:01:00
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54 The Life of a Song: Mr Tambourine Man2016-07-25 15:24:20
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55 The Life of a Song: Amazing Grace2016-07-20 15:15:00
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56 The Life of a Song: A Change is Gonna Come2016-07-15 05:00:00
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57 The Life of a Song: Someday My Prince Will Come2016-07-08 13:43:43
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58 The Life of a Song: Ode to Billie Joe2016-07-01 14:04:46
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59 The Life of a Song: Will You Love Me Tomorrow2016-06-24 16:50:00
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60 The Life of A Song: By The Time I Get To Phoenix2016-06-17 16:40:00
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