Music that has a powerful emotional impact on musicians and listeners alike.
How an obscure track on a Leonard Cohen album became a global anthem.
Soul Music examines the harrowing stories behind the song made famous by Billie Holiday.
It takes real emotion to inspire a truly moving love song. Here are 10 of the best.
Professor Mary King describes how the 1964 record became a symbol of hope.
An exploration of the impact of ELO's 1978 off-beam classic, Mr Blue Sky.
Music lovers describe the part that Mahler's Adagietto has played in their lives.
Stories of the timeless love song written by Ewan MacColl and made famous by Roberta Flack
You know the songs, but what were they written in protest against?
The Robert Wyatt song from 1982, written by Elvis Costello and Clive Langer.
Was Louis Armstrong's 1967 classic naïve or a powerful anthem for peace?
People of all ages reflect on their love of this simple song, made famous by Patsy Cline.
People describe how Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs have brought solace at key moments.
Exploring the lasting emotional impact of The Smiths' 1986 anthem of hope, loss and love.
How the beauty and richness of an orchestral fantasia inspired a young boy.
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks, in its 50th anniversary year.