Kate Bush's classic Running up that Hill has made number one in the UK singles chart, 37 years after its release, aided by its inclusion in Netflix's Stranger Things. So why is this track still such a hit after all these years? We take a look ...
Baby Shark is the most viewed video ever on YouTube with more than 10 billion views. If you leave aside the key change, it's about as simple as a song can get. As musicians, can we learn anything from it?
A number of people have told me how they regard Wichita Lineman to be the greatest song ever. That sparked my attention - what is so special about this song? Why does it have such a strong effect on people?
One way to achieve a big emotional reaction from an audience is to repeat the same refrain over and over, building up and up until every frequency is filled and there's nowhere left to go. Here's to the anthemic chorus.