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'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

'9 to 5' is one of Dolly Parton's signature songs.

The Story of... '9 to 5' by Dolly Parton

The Story of... 'Last Christmas' by Wham!

The Story of... 'Last Christmas' by Wham! - as told by Andrew Ridgeley

Wizzard's Roy Wood

The Story of... 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' by Wizzard

Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas

The Story Of... 'Driving Home for Christmas' by Chris Rea

'Sleigh Ride' by The Ronettes is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time.

The Story of… 'Sleigh Ride' by The Ronettes

Bobby Helms recorded one of the biggest Christmas hits

The Story of... 'Jingle Bell Rock' by Bobby Helms

Kate Bush's 'December Will Be Magic Again' is a true fairytale of a Christmas song.

The Story of… 'December Will Be Magic Again' by Kate Bush

Fairytale of New York

The Story of... 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

'You're My Best Friend' is one of Queen's most beloved hits.

The Story of... 'You're My Best Friend' by Queen

1993 ballad 'All For Love' featured Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting.

The Story of... 'All For Love' by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting

The Human League's 1981 single 'Don't You Want Me' was an era-defining hit.

The Story of... 'Don't You Want Me' by The Human League

Jimmy Ruffin

The Story of... 'What Becomes of the Brokenhearted' by Jimmy Ruffin

'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)' is one of Meat Loaf's biggest and most beloved songs.

The Story of... 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)' by Meat Loaf

The Story of… ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson

The Story of… ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson

The Story of... 'Angels' by Robbie Williams

The Story of... 'Angels' by Robbie Williams