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Each week we bring you the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Each episode is written and presented by an FT music critic or contributor. Formerly called FT Arts.

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    • 4.8, 13 Ratings

Each week we bring you the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Each episode is written and presented by an FT music critic or contributor. Formerly called FT Arts.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ALEX> ,

Love it!

This is a fantastic show! Really love it and the song histories they go through!

Shankar Fan ,

Really? Not.

And The Beatles 1967 Sergeant Pepper album doesn’t beat out the 1968 album mentioned in this podcast as the first concept album? What are you thinking? This is just wrong wrong wrong. And I don’t like any of the tunes played either. Sorry! Not.

FMGM81 ,

Interesting and Engaging

Even though I don't like many of the songs featured on this podcast, I really enjoy hearing about the history. By taking a song from inception to present day, the hosts show how surprisingly influential some of these songs truly are. From discussing cover versions to different ways a song may pop up in modern culture, this podcast sheds new light on songs that may have passed out of mind. Even if you can't stand the song, they keep the episodes short.

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