Back up to: Soul Music
5/5 The Robert Wyatt song from 1982, written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer.
4/5 The Stabat Mater hymn imagines the sufferings of the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross.
3/5 Sinead O'Connor and others talk about the haunting beauty of this ancient song.
2/5 More than just 'da da da dum' - how Beethoven's famous symphony touched people's lives.
1/5 Those who love the Leiber and Stoller song find it inspirational rather than cynical.