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 Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights2018-03-15 11:30:00
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2 1968: The Year that Music Changed2018-01-23 05:00:00
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1968: The Year that Music Changed

Set against a backdrop of protest and upheaval, the songs released in 1968 represent a turning point in music. FT pop writers David Cheal and Peter Aspden are joined by author Tot Taylor to debate the year's most important songs and artists, from Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Beatles and Pink Floyd to Joni Mitchell and Tim Buckley.…read more

3 The best Christmas music: a definitive guide2017-12-19 05:00:00
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4 The Life of a Song: Strange Fruit2017-11-17 15:15:00
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5 The Life of a Song: Make You Feel My Love2017-10-19 10:00:00
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6 The Hits that Shook the World2017-09-15 04:00:00
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7 The Life of a Song: Wild Thing2017-08-14 10:40:00
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8 The Life of a Song: Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel2017-07-18 10:47:00
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9 The Life of a Song: Radiohead's No Surprises2017-06-13
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10 The Life of a Song: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction2017-05-21 22:00:00
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11 The Life of a Song: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall2017-05-14 22:00:00
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12 The Life of a Song: Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus2017-05-07 22:00:00
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13 The Life of a Song: The Message2017-04-30 22:00:00
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14 The Life of a Song: Tainted Love2017-04-23 22:00:00
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15 The Life of a Song: O Sole Mio2017-04-23 22:00:00
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16 The Life of a Song: Let It Go2017-04-16 22:00:00
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17 The Life of a Song: Hotel California2017-04-03 11:00:00
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18 The Life of a Song: Midnight Train to Georgia2017-03-26 22:00:00
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19 The Life of a Song: 9 to 52017-03-19 23:00:00
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20 The Life of a Song: Try A Little Tenderness2017-03-12 23:00:00
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