I Wrote That

I Wrote That – Joan Armatrading on Love and Affection

Love and Affection was Joan Armatrading’s first chart success. Released in 1976, it reached number 10 in the UK charts and has since been covered by Sheena Easton, Sly Stone and Martha Davis, Courtney Pine and Kele le Roc. She talks to M about writing this enduring classic

I Wrote That: Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Released in September 2001, Kylie Minogue’s Can't Get You Out of My Head went on to become the Australian Popstress' biggest hit and one of this century's most popular and influential hits.

2-4-6-8 Motorway

Continuing our look at the stories behind the songs, we turn our attention to a perennial driving favourite. Tom Robinson talked to M about the secrets of 2-4-6-8 Motorway – the debut single by Tom Robinson Band (TRB) in 1977. I’d come up with the song about a year earlier whilst trying to work out the chords to Climax Blues Band’s Couldn’t Get It Right – which I’d only heard once before and couldn’t remember properly.…