Pop ballads in all BBC programmes
How the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows touches souls wherever it is played.
Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's film theme for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Reflections on the impact of The Wizard of Oz's 'Over the Rainbow'.
Marianne Faithfull recalls the French love song that went on to inspire Elvis's 60s hit.
Stephen Sondheim's song was written late in rehearsals for the actress Glynis Johns.
Personal stories of the 1960s Japanese hit song Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou).
Stories of the timeless love song written by Ewan MacColl and made famous by Roberta Flack
The story behind this enduring love song and the personal memories forever linked to it.
How Cyndi Lauper's 1980s ballad True Colors has inspired people around the world.
Was Louis Armstrong's 1967 classic naïve or a powerful anthem for peace?
People reflect on the emotional impact of the country-pop crossover track.