In 2008, 'Rolling Stone' compiled a list of the 100 best singers of all time.
This ranking was compiled 15 years ago by 180 people, including several musicians (e.g. Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake, George Michael, Keith Richards), journalists and music experts.
On 1 January 2023, however, 'Rolling Stone' published an update of the ranking that revolutionised the list, especially with regard to the Top Ten. As the well-known US magazine was keen to point out, this ranking does not only take into account technical and vocal abilities (it is not a list of the best voices of all time), but also the originality of the vocal timbre, the record catalogue, the writing ability and the musical legacy of the singers in question. Here are the top 20 positions.
What are the most listened to songs on the unforgettable wedding day? Spotify reveals the complete ranking of the most listened to songs in 2022.
There are almost 15 million playlists on the music streaming platform and many of them are dedicated to the wedding day itself: from the most romantic songs to those for going wild and dance.
To come up with this ranking, Spotify checked which songs are the most added on wedding-related thematic playlists: browse the photo gallery to find out which songs are the most played in the world
The world of music is full of legends, alleged secrets, anecdotes and little-known stories: some tales are true, others totally invented, the product of fantasy or some hypothesis that has never been verified.
These are urban legends, for which there is no certain source. Among the most interesting legends is the one about musicians and singers who may have died in the past and then been replaced by a double.
Proponents of this theory also cite evidence of, according to them, aesthetic differences or subliminal traces left behind in albums and songs: here are five of the most famous cases of singers who supposedly died and were replaced.
The Grammy Award is the most prestigious music award, as well as being one of the most important awards in the entertainment industry and is therefore generally regarded as the equivalent of the Oscars in the film world.
As with the Oscars, the choice of the winner is made by a vote of experts, namely the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, an association of US artists and technicians involved in the music industry.
Find out who the most awarded musicians are: there are not only singers, but also record producers and conductors!
In the history of music, there are many singers who have also tried their hand at acting, including in Hollywood major productions.
Many musicians have also been nominated for best actor (lead and supporting), such as Lady Gaga or Mary J. Blige, but few have then managed to win the coveted statuette for their acting skills by entering this special ranking.
Here are some singers who have won the Oscar for best actor, lead and supporting.
LoveAntiques.com, the leading online antiques resale web platform, has created a ranking of the world's most valuable vinyls.
To make this list, LoveAntiques.com turned to the invaluable help of Phil Barton, one of the world's leading experts on rare vinyls and records.
What determines the value of the record is not the high number of copies sold, but the factor that drives up the price is errors, such as a misprint or a censored cover. Here are what vinyls are worth a fortune, according to Phil Barton and LoveAntiques.com.
When two great artists join forces to sing a song together, success is assured.
Duets between top songwriters have not happened often, and when this event does occur, it is therefore worthy of memory in most cases, especially when the musicians were also able to perform their duets live.
Here are 10 historic features in the history of rock music!
Founded in 2002, Shazam is a popular service that offers customers the ability to recognise a song by using the microphone built into the mobile phone.
Shazam is a great tool when we don't know a song, especially when the song is by an emerging or little-known artist.
In December 2017, Apple announced the acquisition of the company and today a playlist called 'Top 100 Shazams of All Time' is available on Apple Music. Here, as certified by Apple Music, are the most 'shazammed' songs of all time.
A 'power ballad' is defined as a slow, melodic song characterised by sweet, strongly emotional and evocative sounds that explore sentimental themes.
These songs often touch on sentimental themes, but also more serious ones such as abandonment, death or complex moments, and represent the most moving songs in the repertoire of a band (even rock bands) or an artist.
VH1, Paramount's music television network, has compiled its own ranking of the best power ballads of all time: here are the top 10.
Metal is strength and energy, as well as pure dynamism. The music magazine 'Rolling Stone' tried to make a ranking of the best 'metal' songs of all time.
To realise this ranking, the magazine made use of authors and critics who have been writing for 'Rolling Stone' for a long time, as well as authors of publications exclusively dedicated to this musical genre. 'Rolling Stone' evaluated around 300 songs, sticking to the canons for defining a song as 'metal', taking into account the differences with 'hard rock'.
Here are, according to 'Rolling Stone', the 10 best metal songs of all time, always keeping one thing in mind: music is a subjective experience and it is impossible to agree on everyone. Everyone has their own preferences and rightly so.