With holiday cheer in the air, TIME takes a closer look at some of the weird stories behind our favorite seasonal tunes
Music that won’t make you cringe, cry or stuff your ears with sugarplums
As students return to classrooms, TIME looks at an honor roll of rock stars who really made the grade
To mark National Record Store Day, TIME takes a look at some memorable album covers that raised eyebrows (and sometimes ire). Warning: Some explicit nature
In mid-October, when we re-launched this entertainment site, we also struck out into the wild world of tablet apps.
TIME Populist, available for the iPad (download here), took all of the Top 10, 15, 25 and 100 lists that we …
As the persona-shifting musician turns 65, we take a look back at his most memorable tunes.
By Thanksgiving Day each year, more than 150 radio stations nationwide begin to broadcast Christmas music 24/7. TIME presents the most incessantly spun jingles.
Our critics pick the most extraordinary English-language popular recordings since the beginning of TIME magazine in 1923. Here are 100 (unranked) songs of enduring beauty, power and inventiveness
Compiled by a group of the magazine’s writers and editors, the list is the result of months of heated debate and one really, really long email chain about disco.
Earth, Wind & Fire’s hit “September” asks, “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” This Sept. 21, TIME takes a look at songs with specific date references
Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch the Throne” was so big, it required three different music labels to handle its release. TIME takes a look at other musical partnerships that packed a lot of punch.
Thirty years ago, MTV began to beam a budding art form — the music video — into homes across the U.S. TIME takes a look back at the most memorable clips from three decades’ worth of music television
Following the popularization of the music video format in the early ’80s, musicians have pushed its boundaries in the name of art.