The well-known US magazine Rolling Stone in 2021 has updated the list of the 500 most beautiful songs of all time.
The ranking was first published on December 11, 2003 and was compiled by a jury chosen by the editorial staff, composed of 172 musicians, music critics and experts in the recording industry. Subsequently, the ranking was changed twice: the first in 2010, the second in 2021, when 254 songs that were previously not present were added.
Obviously, there is nothing more subjective than music: these songs are considered the best according to the criteria defined by Rolling Stonemagazine, but each of us has his own personal ranking of the best songs ever. Here, however, is the Top 20 of Rolling Stone.
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.
There are so many band in which, compared to the original lineup, the guitarist is the last one left still working.
We are talking about some of the most famous groups in the world, in which, for a variety of reasons, the other members of band are no longer part of the team. Some of these groups, however, continue to exist by enlisting the support of new members or turnaround singers and musicians.
Browse the photo gallery to learn about bands in which the guitarist has remained the only original member.
'Club 27' is a journalistic expression referring to a number of songwriters and musicians, mostly from a rock background, who all died at the age of 27.
This project, created with the support of Artificial Intelligence by artist Gil Finkelstein (Instagram account @gilfinkelstein), shows what these great musicians of the past would look like today if they had not all left when they were still very young.
From Kurt Cobain to Jim Morrison: what would music stars who died at the age of 27 look like today.
Sometimes a cover song manages to be more successful than the original song. In fact, some of these songs have climbed the charts after being recorded by other artists or bands, despite the fact that theirs is not the original version.
From rock to metal to country and pop: many musicians have created new versions of historical songs, creating true masterpieces.
For many of these songs, we have even forgotten who the author or musician was who created the original version. Here are some of the most sensational cases.
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, known simply as Sia, is a singer-songwriter who is highly regarded for her incredible voice, which has enabled her to produce hit songs such as 'Cheap Thrills', 'Chandelier' and 'The Greatest'.
Also contributing to her success is her highly original look: she often wears a blonde and black wig that covers her face, often topped with large bows or hats.
This time, Sia decided to 'pull off the mask' by revealing her diagnosis during an interview.
Alanis Morissette was born on 1 June 1974 in Canada. She distinguished herself in the 1990s with the album 'Jagged Little Pill', which sold 33 million copies in 1995, the singer's biggest commercial success, and also won the Grammy Award for 'Album of the Year' in 1996.
Over the years, Alanis Morissette has won many awards, even signing the soundtracks of two films, appearing on a few occasions on television and in the theatre.
Here are some curiosities about Alanis Morissette, who turns 49 today!
Queen's entire music catalogue could be sold for an exorbitant sum. A CNN source revealed the news.
According to the quoted source, negotiations to sell Queen's catalogue are well underway for Universal Music Group to acquire it from Disney Music Group.
Should the sale succeed, it could be the highest ever. In fact, there is talk of a sum of around USD 1.1 billion, which would beat the previous record for the sale of Bruce Springsteen's catalogue, which was sold for around USD 500 million.
John Henry Bonham, also known as Bonzo, is considered one of the greatest and most influential drummers in the history of rock music for his unique and overwhelming style of playing.
His artistry helped to make Led Zeppelin's sound unique: on each of the nine albums in the band's discography, the unmistakable talent and style of its drummer can be seen.
John Bonham was born on 31 May 1948 and would have been 75 years old today. Sadly, Bonham died at the age of only 31 on 25 September 1980, suffocated by his own vomit after abusing alcohol.
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.
Singer Céline Dion has been forced to make a drastic decision: all concerts until 2024 have been cancelled.
A sad but necessary decision, taken in order to continue the treatment she has been undergoing for about two years now. The singer is fighting a rare neurological disease that debilitates her and does not allow her to return to the stage with the same determination that has always characterised her.
Due to this disease, Céline Dion suffers from muscle spasms and stiffness. Although she had decided to resume her activity, the consequences of the disease forced her to stop again.
The historic music magazine 'Rolling Stone' has ranked the best music videos of all time.
Some are very recent, others are real short films that will make you think, also dealing with important issues such as racism and more.
This ranking includes video clips of songs by Guns N' Roses, Madonna and other artists who have made music history: browse the photogallery to find out which are, according to 'Rolling Stone', the most beautiful video clips in music history!
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!
Sleeper Hit: this term refers to songs that achieved international fame long after their release as singles, months, years or even decades later.
There are many reasons why a song that initially went unnoticed can later become a hit: for example, the inclusion of the song on the soundtrack of a film or TV series, or the release of a remix of that single.
Here are some of the most famous cases of sleeper hits, songs that reached success late.
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.