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Britney Spears’ 30 greatest songs – ranked!

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Spears previously flirted with dubstep on 2007’s Blackout, but it was Hold It Against Me that dragged the then-underground dance music into the mainstream. A decade later, and its blistering amalgamation of industrial...

Broadside Hacks: Songs Without Authors Vol 1 review – contemporary artists tinker with tradition

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El mes pasado, the drummer of Fontaines DC released an Irish folk anthology, and now the bassist from London indie band Sorry unleashes his second anthology in four months of (primarily) non-folk artists getting into tra...

Drake’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!

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Borne aloft on a blaze of horns and flanked by three all-time greats, this was Drake’s entry to rap’s big leagues: “Last name ever / first name greatest”, is how he opens his verse. It’s a rather corny boast and gets ...

Outkast’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!

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The title seems to refer to Outkast’s refusal to be constrained by musical boundaries and expectations as much as to the social struggles detailed in its lyrics: Liberation more or less abandons rapping entirely. Inst...

Priya Ragu: ‘Tamil is the language I speak. Why not put it in my songs?"

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When Priya Ragu signed her record deal, her parents told her not to give up her day job. “I thought: ‘I can work and do the music at the same time,’” says Ragu. The problem was that she was employed as a technical pur...

Ariana Grande’s greatest songs – ranked!

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After the double whammy of Sweetener and Thank U, Next – albums that dealt with life-changing shocks – there’s something deservedly braggadocio about this Positions album track. After a brief rundown of her daily rout...

Judge rules in Bob Dylan’s favour in lawsuit over $300m sale of songs

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A judge in New York ruled in Bob Dylan’s favour on Friday in a lawsuit over profits from the $300m sale last year of the Nobel laureate’s song catalogue to Universal Music. The publishing company and widow of Jacques ...

Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound review – unashamedly grown-up songs for the soul

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Vintage soul singer Leon Bridges’s excellent albums Coming Home and Good Thing were smartly observed and performed. Todavía, there’s always the feeling that such reverential revivalism, no matter the quality of his song...

Amy Winehouse’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!

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After all its emotional strife, the Back to Black album concludes with a jokey paean to weed. You could construct an argument that Addicted is Winehouse once more tapping into a venerable jazz tradition – it’s easy to...

The Velvet Underground’s greatest songs – ranked!

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The Velvets recorded two versions of Ride Into the Sun: a fabulous 1969 instrumental laden with fuzz guitar and a hushed 1970 vocal take backed by organ. Somewhere between the two lies one of their great lost songs; L...

¿Cómo deberían nuestros hijos terminar el año escolar?? En Bélgica cantaban canciones para beber

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Un segundo año escolar está llegando a su fin sin jornadas deportivas, entrega de premios y fiestas de verano en su forma habitual, y sin padres presentes. Si las tasas de Covid en las escuelas de mi zona de bosque son una indicación ....

The Doors’ greatest songs – ranked!

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Jim Morrison frequently drew on his romantic dalliances for lyrical inspiration. Take Morrison Hotel’s raucous rocker Queen of the Highway, a song about his soon-to-be-wife, Pamela Courson, that frames their relations...

Hipgnosis aims to raise £150m to buy more of ‘most influential songs of all time’

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Hipgnosis, the company that offers investors the chance to make money from the royalties of popular songs by artists from Barry Manilow to Beyoncé, wants to raise £150m to allow it to acquire more music. The London-li...

From New Order to Chris Kamara: England’s best and worst tournament songs

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Baddiel, Skinner & the Lightning Seeds – Three Lions Mundial-reading hipsters will make a compelling case for New Order’s World in Motion being the greatest England football song, but any pub argument will always...

Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s playlist: 10 songs from my travels

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I first heard Fela as a teenager in Kenya, when his song Lady was popular. Later I listened to more of his music – mostly in Boston where Prof Victor Manfredi, a linguist of Yoruba, was teaching and I was doing my MA ...

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields: ‘We wanted to sound like a band killing their songs’

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A principios de 1988, My Bloody Valentine decided that they were, as their de facto leader, Kevin Shields, puts it today, “finished”. You can see how they might have come to that conclusion. They had started life in the earl...

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