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Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come has become a classic anthem for civil rights in the USA
John Newton's near-death experience at sea prompted his hymn 'Amazing Grace'.
People describe the place that Bach's Goldberg Variations have in their lives.
Leonard Slatkin on the impact of the adagio that became America's 'national funeral music'
People of all ages reflect on their love of this simple song, made famous by Patsy Cline.
How an obscure track on a Leonard Cohen album became a global anthem.
People describe the place that He's Got the Whole World in His Hands has in their lives.
Alyn Shipton and trombonist Paul Tanner reflect on the impact of the jitterbug super hit.
The Brecht/Weill song Mack the Knife written for The Threepenny Opera in 1928.
Reflections on the impact of The Wizard of Oz's 'Over the Rainbow'.
Exploration of how Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto touches and changes people's lives.
Soul Music examines Gershwin's 'experiment in modern music', 90 years after its premiere.
Ben E King talks about writing the classic song, and others reflect on its lasting power.
Soul Music examines the harrowing stories behind the song made famous by Billie Holiday.
An exploration of the spiritual song, from its origins in slavery in America.
People reflect on the emotional impact of the country-pop crossover track.
The country song turned children's favourite is told through people's experiences.