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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten

In 1942, Benjamin Britten boarded the M.S. Axel Johnson, a Swedish cargo vessel, to make the...

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U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

More gospel than rock, this 1987 hit has inspired great change in people's lives and created...

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Song To The Siren

"Long afloat in shipless oceans": So begins Song To The Siren whose lyrics were inspired by...

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Unfinished Sympathy

Personal stories inspired by Massive Attack's breakthrough single. Featuring the vocals of Shara...

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Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific

Ezio Pinza was the first person to sing Some Enchanted Evening when South Pacific opened on...

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell made Ain't No Mountain High Enough a hit for Motown in 1967. Diana...

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Take Me Home, Country Roads

"Country roads, take me home To the place I belong" Written by Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert with...

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The Parting Glass

"So fill to me the parting glass... Goodnight and joy be to you all." A popular toast at the end...

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We've Only Just Begun

The Carpenters - brother and sister duo Richard and Karen - were one of the most popular groups...

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Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat

This disco classic tells a powerful story: that of a young, gay man leaving his homophobic small...

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Sunshine on Leith

"While I'm worth my room on this earth......" Sunshine on Leith was released in 1988 but didn't...

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Life on Mars?

Life on Mars was released on David Bowie's Hunky Dory album in 1971. Two years later it came out...

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Once In A Lifetime

Talking Heads emerged out of the post punk scene of the late 1970s. Once In A Lifetime is the...

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I Wonder as I Wander

As Christmas approaches, Soul Music leads you through Advent with the Appalachian carol "I Wonder...

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Lean On Me by Bill Withers

An enduring classic which delivers a message of support and friendship. Never more so than in...

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I Will Survive

"At first I was afraid, I was petrified"... From a breakup to a shipwreck, emotional true stories...

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Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte by Maurice Ravel

Ravel's beautiful Pavane For A Dead Princess touches many people. While it is not actually about...

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Feeling Good

The surprising history behind a track made famous by Nina Simone. Feeling Good was written for a...

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Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay

Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay was written while Otis Redding was reflecting on his life on...

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Days

“It’s a goodbye song, but it’s also an inspirational song, It could also mean a new beginning" -...

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