We’re talking expansive adoration, not cute-puppy adorable.
On the uncertain history of the first song to be broadcast from space
The song, one of the “Great Four” Anglican hymns, now has a life outside the church.
Mariah Carey, the great philosopher of love in our time
Allegations against the singer are making headlines again. But 2015 has shown how little headlines sometimes matter.
The song popularized by Judy Garland in Meet Me in St. Louis captures the bittersweet nostalgia many feel around this time of year.
The 50-year-old song from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is here to stay.
The song’s message of peace helped bring about the Christmas Truce during World War I.
Before technology allowed songs to play all over the world, they were distinct from place to place.
Breakups can happen anytime. But holiday breakups are special.
The lyrics, written by Christina Rossetti and set to music by Gustav Holst, imagine a child being born in a desolate climate.
The Christmas carol’s charm is in its humility.
He’s got spiders in his brain and garlic in his soul.
This is music that wants to do everything, and succeeds.
The disputed history behind Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 hit
With Martin Shkreli’s arrest on securities-fraud charges, there’s new hope that Once Upon a Time in Shaolin might become public.
The song is synonymous with the holiday, but it wasn’t originally written that way.
Originally a Ukrainian folk chant about spring, the Christmas song reached its zenith with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s electric guitar-infused adaptation.
The Puerto Rican musician wrote the lyrics of his Christmas classic in English to ensure American radio stations would play it.
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