Category - Biography

10cc

10cc‘s best known tunes include Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do For Love, and I’m Not In Love.

Afroman

Why did Afroman not release any more hits than Because I Got High? The clue is in the title of this one hit wonder’s best known tune.

Al Green

Al Green's tunes include A Change Is Gonna Come, Take Me To The River, Let's Stay Together, and How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys' tunes include I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, Mardy Bum, Do I Wanna Know? and Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

B.B. King

B.B. King’s best known tunes include The Thrill Is Gone, Sweet Little Angel, Paying The Cost Yo Be The Boss, and When Love Comes To Town.

Barrett Strong

Barrett Strong‘s best known tunes include Money (That’s What I Want), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, War, and Wherever I Lay My Hat.

Ben Harper

Ben Harper’s best known tunes are two covers, The Drugs Don't Work (The Verve), and Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye).

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith's tunes include The St. Louis Blues, Downhearted Blues, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, and T'ain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do.

Beyoncé

Beyonce's tunes include Bug A Boo, Say My Name, Irreplaceable, Halo, Single Ladies, Deja Vu, Love On Top, Crazy In Love, and Bootylicious.

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday is best know for her tunes Strange Fruit, Summertime, Blue Moon, Solitude, April In Paris, and The Way You Look Tonight.

Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers' tunes include Gimme Some Lovin’, Rawhide, Shake A Tailfeather, Think, Minnie The Moocher, Soul Man, and Jailhouse Rock.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's best tunes include Blowin' In The Wind, One More Cup Of Coffee, Hurricane, Like A Rolling Stone, and Make You Feel My Love.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley tunes include Could You be Loved, One Love, No Woman, No Cry, Redemption Song, Three Little Birds, and I Shot The Sheriff.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars tunes include Marry You, Locked Out Of Heaven, Uptown Funk, Forget You, Billionaire, 24K Magic, Treasure, and Leave The Door Open.

Cameo

Cameo's best-known tunes include Word Up and Candy, a song that has stayed popular due to a dance routine called The Electric Slide.

Cece Peniston

Not just a one-hit wonder! Most famous for her 1991 dance anthem Finally, CeCe Peniston wrote it as a poem whilst bored in a Biology class at high...

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green's best-known tunes include Crazy and Forget You but he's also recorded big covers in Foxey Lady and Let's Stay Together.

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan tunes include I Feel For You, I’m Every Woman, Tell Me Something Good, and her signature song Ain't Nobody.

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker's tunes include Scrapple From The Apple, Donna Lee, A Night In Tunisia, Ornithology, Billie’s Bounce, and Blues For Alice.

Chet Baker

Chet Baker's tunes include My Funny Valentine, I Fall In Love Too Easy, Stella By Starlight, A Foggy Day, and Autumn Leaves.

Chic

Chic tunes include I Want Your Love, Dance, Dance, Dance, Le Freak, Everybody Dance, Thinking of You, We Are Family, and Good Times.

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry's best tunes include Maybellene, Johnny B. Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen, No Particular Place To Go, and You Never Can Tell.

Coldplay

Coldplay’s tunes include Yellow, Trouble, The Scientist, Hymn For The Weekend, A Sky Full Of Stars, and Viva La Vida.

Cream

Cream's legendary tunes include Crossroads, Sunshine Of Your Love, Strange Brew, I Feel Free, and White Room.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk's best-known tunes include Get Lucky, Around The World, Da Funk, One More Time, and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

David Bowie

David Bowie’s biggest tunes include (Is There) Life On Mars?, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Let’s Dance, China Girl, and Heroes.

David Gilmour

David Gilmour’s best tunes Comfortably Numb, Money, Wish You Were Here, What Do You Want From Me, Another Brick In The Wall, and Echoes.

David Gray

David Gray's tunes include Babylon, Please Forgive Me, Nightblindess, My Oh My, Be Mine, Sail Away, and This Years Love.

DNCE

DNCE is a band formed from the live backing band of the boyband Jonas Brothers. They are best known for their debut single Cake By The Ocean.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton released 110 singles, among her best known tunes you find Jolene, I Will Always Love You, 9 To 5, and Creepin' In.

Donna Summer

Donna Summer’s tunes include On The Radio, Bad Girls, She Works Hard For The Money, Love To Love You Baby, I Feel Love, and Hot Stuff.

Doris Day

Doris Day’s biggest tunes include Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Fly Me To The Moon, Que Sera, Sera, and Over The Rainbow.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley tunes include That's Alright, Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, In The Ghetto, and Suspicious Minds.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton's tunes include I Shot The Sheriff, Sunshine Of Your Love, Tears In Heaven, Crossroads, Wonderful Tonight, Badge, and Cocaine.

Estelle

Estelle is best known for her tune American Boy. This was a collaboration between herself, will.i.am, John Legend, and Kanye West.

Etta James

Etta James tunes include At Last, I Just Wanna Make Love To You, Something’s Got a Hold on Me, and I’d Rather Go Blind.

Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy tunes include Over The Rainbow, Time After Time, Autumn Leaves, Kathy’s Song, and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters tunes include All My Life, Everlong, The Pretender, Monkey Wrench, Best Of You, My Hero, and Times Like These.

Four Tops

Four Tops tunes include I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), Reach Out I’ll Be There, Bernadette, and Ain’t No Woman.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra's tunes include Angel Eyes, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, All Of Me, My Way, Strangers In The Night, and New York, New York.

Free

Free's biggest tunes include Wishing Well, and the song that came to personify classic rock: All Right Now.

Gary Moore

Gary Moore tunes include Still Got The Blues, Walking By Myself, Parisienne Walkways, Empty Rooms, and Over The Hills And Far Away.

George Michael

George Michael's tunes include Club Tropicana, Last Christmas, Careless Whisper, Faith, Freedom! ‘90, Jesus To A Child, and Fastlove.

Green Day

Green Day tunes include Time Of Your Life, Basket Cas, American Idiot, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, and Wake Me Up When September Ends.

Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen tunes include It’s Only A Paper Moon, Stormy Weather, Get Happy, Come Rain Or Come Shine And Over The Rainbow.

Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius, the best bass player in the world, is known for tunes such as The Chicken, Coyote, Bright Size Life, Birdland, and Donna Lee.

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz tunes include Geek In Pink, Life Is Wonderful, Wordplay, and worldwide hit I’m Yours which made Jason Mraz a household name.

Jet

Australian Jet had a massive tune in Are You Gonna Be My Girl but struggled to follow it up with any other hits.

John Legend

John Legend's biggest tunes include American Boy, Ordinary People, Green Light, All Of Me, Compared To What, and So High.

John Mayer

Joh Mayer tunes include Vultures, Belief, Gravity, Your Body Is A Wonderland, Waiting On the World to Change, and Neon.

Journey

Journey is best known for their worldwide hit Don't Stop Believin' but also released Open Arms, and Who’s Crying Now.

Julie London

Julie London is famous for singing Cry Me A River but also sang Fly Me To The Moon, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, and Why Don't You Do Right?

Kanye West

Kanye West's tunes include American Boy (with Estelle), Gold Digger (with Jammie Foxx), and Stronger (Daft Punk sample).

Katy Perry

Katy Perry's best tunes include I Kissed A Girl, Hot n Cold, Firework, California Gurls, Last Friday Night, Teenage Dream, and Roar.

King Harvest

King Harvest are best known for their 1973 release of Dancing In The Moonlight, a song one of their band members had already released.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz's tunes include Let Love Rule, Fly Away, Are You Gonna Go My Way, It Ain’t Over 'Til It’s Over, and Always On The Run.

Linda Perry

Linda Perry's biggest tunes include What's Going On (4 Non Blondes), Beautiful (Christina Aguilera), and Get The Party Started (Pink).

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie's tunes include All Night Long, Easy, Brick House, Hello, Three Times A Lady, Too Hot ta Trot, Endless Love, and My Destiny.

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux‘a best known tunes include Don't Wait Too Long, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, and Dance Me To The End Of Love.

Mama Cass

Mama Cass of The Mamas & the Papas is best known for her tunes Monday, Monday, California Dreamin', and Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson’s best known tunes include Valerie, Uptown Funk, Shallow, Red, Rehab, Oh My God, Nothing Breaks Like A Heart, and Back To Black.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye's tunes include Can I Get A Witness, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, and What's Going On.

Men At Work

Best known for their worldwide smash hit Down Under, Men At Work was the first Australian band to have a #1 album and single in the U.S.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole tunes include L-O-V-E, The Christmas Song, Mona Lisa, Smile, Autumn Leaves, When I Fall In Love, and It’s Only A Paper Moon.

Oasis

Oasis biggest tunes include Don’t Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Live Forever, Stand By Me, Morning Glory, and Wonderwall.

Outkast

Hip-Hop duo Outkast are best known for their tunes Ms. Jackson and Hey Ya! Two of the world's most popular tunes between 2000-2010.

Paul Simon

Paul Simon tunes include Tenderness, You Can Call Me Al, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, and Graceland.

Peter Green

Peter Green (early Fleetwood Mac) tunes include Need Your Love So Bad, Shake Your Money Maker and the instrumental Albatross.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector's tunes include River Deep, Mountain High, Unchained Melody, Be My Baby, The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, and Imagine.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd tunes include Another Brick In The Wall, Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, and Wish You Were Here.

Queen

Queen tunes include Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, Don’t Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and I Want To Break Free.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles best tunes include Mess Around, I've Got A Woman, Georgia On My Mind, Hit The Road Jack, and You Don’t Know Me.

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke started out producing artists before he released his own tunes. In 2013, Blurred Lines made him a household name.

Roger Miller

Roger Miller's best known tunes include Billy Bayou, Oo-De-Lally, Dang Me, England Swings, and his signature song King Of The Road.

Rose Royce

Rose Royce's biggest tunes include Car Wash, I’m Going Down, I Wanna Get Next To You, Do Your Dance, Ooh Boy, and Wishing On A Star.

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke's tunes include A Change Is Gonna Come, Wonderful World, You Send Me, Bring It On Home, and Chain Gang.

Shalamar

Shalamar's biggest tune was A Night To Remember. During the performance of it on British Top Of The Pops, Jeffrey Daniel did the moonwalk.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder's tunes include Sir Duke, I Wish, Master Blaster, Lately, For Once In My Life, Isn't She Lovely, Superstition, and As.

Sting

Sting’s tunes include Fragile, Englishman In New York, Shape Of My Heart, Fields Of Gold, It’s Probably Me, and Seven Days.

Tammi Terrell

Tammi Terrell's tunes include Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and You’re All I Need To Get By.

The Beatles

The Beatles tunes include Blackbird, Can't Buy Me Love, Twist & Shout, Get Back, Yesterday, Come Together, and Back In The U.S.S.R.

The Contours

The Contours are best known for their hit Do You Love Me. A Motown's one-ht wonder, they didn't have success with any other tunes.

The Emotions

The Emotions most popular tunes are The Best Of My Love, and Boogie Wonderland. Both songs were written by Earth, Wind & Fire.

The Kinks

The Kinks are best known for the tunes Lola, Sunny Afternoon, All Day And All Of The Night, Waterloo Sunset, and You Really Got Me.

The Meters

Best known for their tunes Cissy Strut and Just Kissed My Baby, The Meters are one of the founders of Funk alongside James Brown.

The Monkees

The Monkees best tunes include I’m A Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, (Theme from) The Monkees, and Daydream Believer.

The Police

The Police tunes include include Every Breath You Take, So Lonely, Message In A Bottle, Walking On The Moon, and Roxanne.

The Ronettes

The Ronettes only had one big tune in Be My Baby. Perhaps this had to do with Phil Spector having locked their lead singer up in his house.

The Supremes

The Supremes' tunes include You Can't Hurry Love, Baby Love, Stop! In the Name of Love, Where Did Our Love Go, and You Keep Me Hangin' On.

The Trammps

The Trammps are best known for their hit Disco Inferno but also had tunes like Hold Back the Night, and That's Where the Happy People Go.

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy tunes include Whiskey In The Jar, The Boys Are Back In Town, Jailbreak, Don’t Believe A Word, and Dancing In The Moonlight.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner's tunes include Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, River Deep, Mountain High, The Best, and What's Love Got To With It.

Toploader 

Toploader is best known for the cover of Dancing In The Moonlight (1999). The idea to record it came from their producer Dave Eringa.

Toto

Toto's tunes include Africa, Rosanna, Hold The Line, Georgy Porgy, and Stop Loving You. They were also Michael Jackson's studio band.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison tunes include Gloria, Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Crazy Love, Caravan, and Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.

Will.i.am

Will.i.am's biggest tunes include I Gotta Feeling and Boom Boom Pow with Black Eyed Pease, as well as American Boy with Estelle.