The Verve

The Verve’s 20 Best Songs

Today is The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft’s 46th birthday!

The band experienced a breakthrough 20 years ago with the release of its 1997 album, Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history.

Hit single “Bitter Sweet Symphony” peaked at #2 on the UK singles charts and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, but was marred by controversy: the string section is based on an Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral version of The Rolling Stones‘ song “The Last Time.” There was a plagiarism charge as a result, The Verve gave up all royalties for the song, and Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were added as songwriters.

Despite this, The Verve soldiered on, and produced many excellent singles until their breakup in 2009.

Here are 20 of the band’s best tracks:

20. Sonnet

19. Shoeshine Girl

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Barry White

Remembering Barry White With 20 Of His Essential Classics

On July 4, 2003, we lost Barry White on his 29th wedding anniversary.

While undergoing dialysis and awaiting a kidney transplant in May 2003, White had suffered a severe stroke, leaving the public eye. Two months later, at the age of 58, the world lost the legend.

White’s career accomplishments are nothing short of incredible: 106 gold albums worldwide, 41 of which also attained platinum status. He also had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, plus his worldwide record sales have surpassed 100 million.

On the anniversary of his death, we’re taking a look at 20 essential Barry White songs:

20. “Put Me In Your Mix”

19. “Playing Your Game Baby”

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Weezer

Weezer In 20 Songs

10 albums in to their career, Weezer has carved out a special place in our hearts.

The band’s charming sing-a-long pop rock songs weasel their way into your headspace on first listen and refuse to leave.

With the debut of their first album in 1994, the self-titled album commonly known as The Blue Album, they proved to be a success right out of the gate.

With an estimated 9.7 million albums sold in the United States and 17 million worldwide, the band has continued to wow crowds 20 years onward.

Lead singer Rivers Cuomo turns 47 today. To celebrate the milestone, we’re looking at the band’s 20 most significant songs to celebrate their legacy!

What’s your favourite track from Rivers and the boys? Let us know in the comments below!

20. Photograph

19. Beverly Hills

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IggyJosh

Iggy Pop’s 20 Best Songs

Is there anybody more rock ‘n roll than Iggy Pop?

His controversial stage antics and reckless abandon has captivated us since day one, whether it’s with the Stooges or as a solo artist.

Collaborative projects, like The Idiot and Lust For Life with David Bowie and Post Pop Depression with Josh Homme have pushed Iggy into unfamiliar territory, which has resulted in some of his best projects in his catalogue.

With the rerelease of three classic Iggy albums coming back on vinyl, we’re looking at 20 of the punk icon’s greatest hits.

20. Loco Mosquito

19. Gardenia

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