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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1 Sincerity or self-branding: what defines millennial music?2018-04-20 19:03:40
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Sincerity or self-branding: what defines millennial music?

From the unstoppable rise of hip-hop to the 'millennial whoop', what does today's new music sound like? And how has social media changed the relationship between artists and fans?Harriet Fitch Little, India Ross and Griselda Murray Brown discuss Drake, Cardi B and DJ Khaled - in particular 'Wild Thoughts' ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller from 2017, which leans heavily on the melody and mood of Santana's 1999 hit 'Maria Maria', the coming-of-age soundtrack for the oldest cohort of millennials. Warning: this podcast contains a live 'millennial whoop'.…read more

2 Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights2018-03-15 11:30:00
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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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