Music

How Chumbawamba Tricked Everyone into Thinking ‘Tubthumping’ Was a Pop Song

At first glance, ‘Tubthumping’ is a saccharine, smooth-brained drinking song designed to be shouted in pubs. But below the surface, it’s a Trojan horse designed to covertly deliver anarcho-communism to the masses

Meat Loaf Was the Voice of Horny, Insecure Teen Boys Everywhere

The late superstar’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains a ridiculous, incredibly honest portrait of what it’s like to be young and full of hormones you can’t understand or control

‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Grows More Haunting Each Year

Sinéad O’Connor’s biggest hit made her a star. Then came decades of tragedy and mistreatment, which have only made the song’s stark beauty more poignant

Madonna’s Infamous Cone Bra Challenged the Very Idea of Boobs

At first, the infamous garment seemed like an exaggeration of the female form. But beneath the surface, it’s a genius play on the very idea of breasts, and their infinite capacity to exert power