Cocker, known for his gravelly reinventions and signature onstage contortions, dies at the age of 70
There's a few classics in the Christmas canon, but plenty of ho-ho-horrible songs too
Croydon singer beat bookies' favourite Fleur East with Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror
Chinese pop song Chick Chick, which features bikini-clad chickens, could be the new Gangnam Style
Bob Geldof's Ebola charity single, Do They Know It's Christmas, launches with £1m sales within minutes
Music video that tells women to 'shut the f*** up' is misogynistic and promotes rape culture, say critics
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini becomes most successful British female solo artist in terms of UK No 1 hits
Kasey Musgraves' song Follow Your Arrow challenges country music's traditional conservatism, critics say
Norman Baker wants to focus on his band The Reform Club, but he’s not the only pop star politician
ENO's 'brilliant' take on Puccini's wacky gold-rush melodrama has sincerity and panache
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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