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 Sincerity or self-branding: what defines millennial music?2018-04-20 19:03:40
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2 Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights2018-03-15 11:30:00
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Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights

When "Wuthering Heights" was released 40 years ago this year, it became the first song written and performed by a woman to reach number one in the UK charts. What was the song's — and Bush's — special appeal? Why have there been more parodies than straight covers? And why is it so popular now, with re-enactments of the music video taking place around the world? FT music writers Jude Rogers, Helen Brown and David Cheal discuss the song and its afterlife. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy…read more

3 1968: The Year that Music Changed2018-01-23 05:00:00
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4 The best Christmas music: a definitive guide2017-12-19 05:00:00
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5 The Life of a Song: Strange Fruit2017-11-17 15:15:00
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6 The Life of a Song: Make You Feel My Love2017-10-19 10:00:00
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7 The Hits that Shook the World2017-09-15 04:00:00
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8 The Life of a Song: Wild Thing2017-08-14 10:40:00
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9 The Life of a Song: Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel2017-07-18 10:47:00
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10 The Life of a Song: Radiohead's No Surprises2017-06-13
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11 The Life of a Song: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction2017-05-21 22:00:00
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12 The Life of a Song: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall2017-05-14 22:00:00
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13 The Life of a Song: Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus2017-05-07 22:00:00
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14 The Life of a Song: The Message2017-04-30 22:00:00
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15 The Life of a Song: Tainted Love2017-04-23 22:00:00
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16 The Life of a Song: O Sole Mio2017-04-23 22:00:00
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17 The Life of a Song: Let It Go2017-04-16 22:00:00
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18 The Life of a Song: Hotel California2017-04-03 11:00:00
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19 The Life of a Song: Midnight Train to Georgia2017-03-26 22:00:00
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20 The Life of a Song: 9 to 52017-03-19 23:00:00
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