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Simon and Garfunkel

The Story of... 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon & Garfunkel

All you need to know about Wham!'s mega-hit 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'.

The Story Of… 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' by Wham!

Queen's I Want to Break Free music video

The Story of... 'I Want to Break Free' by Queen

'Here Comes The Sun' is a gorgeous ode to new beginnings and remains a firm favourite of The Beatles' entire repertoire.

The Story Of… 'Here Comes The Sun' by The Beatles

Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing' video

The Story of... 'I'm Still Standing' by Elton John

Lewis Capaldi's piano ballad 'Someone You Loved' is one of the world's most streamed songs ever.

The Story of... 'Someone You Loved' by Lewis Capaldi

'The Tide Is High' saw new wave icons Blondie foray into reggae.

The Story of... 'The Tide Is High' by Blondie

Here's all you need to know about Elton John's iconic ballad 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'.

The Story of... 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' by Elton John

'Never Gonna Give You Up' has taken on a new life of its own in recent years.

The Story of... 'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley

Tracy Chapman's biggest hit was 'Fast Car'

The Story of... 'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman

Elton John

The Story of... 'Your Song' by Elton John

Lonestar - Amazed music video

The Story of... 'Amazed' by Lonestar

The poignant message behind 'Everybody Hurts' gave alternative band R.E.M. a worldwide hit.

The Story of... 'Everybody Hurts' by R.E.M.

'Father And Son' is one of Cat Steven's most enduring songs.

The Story of... 'Father And Son' by Cat Stevens

Prince Purple Rain

The Story of... 'Purple Rain' by Prince

Tina Turner's 'The Best' video

The Story of... 'The Best' by Tina Turner