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The Great Song Podcast

By Rob Alley
Celebrating the greatest songs in modern music history with love and excitement, and interviewing some of the writers and artists behind them.
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I Accidentally Broke Into the Gap - Playlist My Life #3
EPISODE 3: I ACCIDENTALLY BROKE INTO THE GAP is now live! Submitted by Andrea K. Last week's listener addition to "Quitting My Job" is "My Own Summer (Shove It)" by Deftones, submitted by Tim Holloway. 💿What song would you add to this week's playlist? We'll put our favorite in the official playlist and credit you in the notes! 💡What scenario in your life needs a playlist? Click the "messages" button at greatsongpodcast.com and leave your name, location, and idea. GET THE PLAYLIST: ✅Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3hRh5v3 🍎Apple Music: https://apple.co/3xUPoHz __ Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow, Cari Bendersky, Randy Hodge and Chaz Bacus
18:25
July 21, 2021
Quitting Your Job - Playlist My Life Episode 2
Episode 2 of Playlist My Life curates the perfect soundtrack for Quitting Your Job. Submit your scenarios by clicking the Messages button at playlistpod.com! What song would you add? Send us a message or leave a comment and we'll add our favorite to the official playlist! Look for the official playlist on Apple Music and Spotify by searching Playlist My Life or The Great Song Podcast. -- THE PLAYLIST: JP’s 5 1. I Want to Break Free - Queen 2. Uprising - Muse 3. Only God Can Judge Me - 2Pac 4. Bad - U2 5. Still The Same - Bob Seger Rob’s 5 1. Take This Job and Shove It - Johnny Paycheck 2. So What - P!nk 3. You Don’t Own Me - GRACE (feat. G-Eazy) 4. My Friend (So Long) - DC Talk 5. End of the Road - Boyz II Men -- Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow, Cari Bendersky, Randy Hodge and Delagramaticus
15:49
July 14, 2021
Playlist My Life 1: A Trip to the Dentist
Welcome to the first official spinoff episode, Playlist My Life, where we take your real-life scenarios and compile the ultimate playlist to accompany them. The format is simple: Rob chooses 5, JP chooses 5, and we post the results on Apple Music and Spotify. Then you submit what song you would add, and we'll pick our favorite and add it to the official playlist. Have a scenario you'd like to submit? Go to playlistpod.com and click on the "Messages" button. Leave us your name and the 60-second version of your story, and we'll feature our favorites. Enjoy Playlist My Life! - Rob and JP THIS WEEK'S PLAYLISTS: ----- Powered by The Great Song Podcast
18:53
July 7, 2021
Whoomp! There It Is (w DC Glenn of Tag Team)
Bonus time! We had so much fun with this episode we decided to release it as an addendum to Season 7, connecting two of our favorite Geico ad artists, Europe and Tag Team. Who doesn't love "Whoomp! There It Is"? The ubiquitous '90s hit has reached a whole new life cycle as the 2021 face of Geico ads, and we're gonna cover ALL of it. Plus: -DC Glenn, The Brain Supreme, is gonna make you a better person -The incredible Disney version and the...uh...well the Addams Family version -Jock Jams, "Whoot," "Scoop! There It Is" and more! Sprinkles!!!!!! Thanks SO much for listening and DOUBLE thanks for supporting the show. Sprinkles for everyone! ------ Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow, Cari Bendersky, Randy Hodge and Delagramaticus
01:02:02
June 30, 2021
The Final Countdown (w/ Mic Michaeli of Europe) - Season 7 Finale, Episode 720
Season 7 draws to an epic close as we cover the most well-known synth riff of the 1980's and chat with the man who played it--that's right, it's The Final Countdown, the smash hit by Europe! We'll cover it in depth (and a truly, uh, amazing cover), and have the usual fun, and then chat with keyboardist Mic Michaeli about this slammin' synth part and the legacy of a song that's been awesome, not cool, and awesome again. ::IMPORTANT NOTES:: Season 7 is over, but if you help us share the show you can unlock a BONUS EPISODE-- PLUS there's one more week to be entered to win an autographed copy of the new Mammoth WVH record by Wolfgang Van Halen! Just share the show or join us on Patreon and you're automatically entered to win. COMING SOON: An all new spinoff show called Playlist My Life! It'll broadcast right here starting in a couple weeks, so stay tuned! ____________________________ Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group to hang out with other awesome people like yourself! greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow and Cari Bendersky ____________________________ Tags: 80s, Hair Metal, Sweden, Swedish Bands, Rock Music, Arena Rock, GEICO Commercial, Ad, 
01:08:02
June 23, 2021
Between You and Me (w/ Kevin Max of DC Talk)
Rivalry Week is over; it's time for some healing. Let's make up and get some good groovin' makeup music on the radio. This week it's DC Talk's crossover hit, "Between You and Me." One third of the biggest CCM group in history joins us to talk about his career with DC Talk, his new project Sad Astronauts, and the weirdest opening act he ever had. Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow and Cari Bendersky -------------- Discussed this week: CCM, Jesus Freak, Carman RIP, Relient K
01:25:19
June 16, 2021
Madonna (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 718
Well, here we go. We're giving one of the most iconic artists of all time the rivalry treatment, because one of us can't stand her. Take a listen and see who you side with on Madonna's body of work. Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow and Cari Bendersky
48:08
June 9, 2021
"Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) - Rivalry Week, Episode 717
Chris Isaak’s steamy “Wicked Game” is the focus of Rivalry Week 1 for Season 7, and we can’t wait to hear who you side with. In this episode: - JP gets seasick - The crazy story of how this song was produced and assembled - The most boring Stump the Genius ever. ____________________________________ Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow and Cari Bendersky
40:29
June 2, 2021
No Easy Way Out (from Rocky IV) w/Robert Tepper - Episode 716
The finale of Movie Month is the ultimate montage track, from the Cold War epic Rocky IV, Robert Tepper's "No Easy Way Out." Fire up your Lambourghini and head out alone with your thoughts as we dig deep into this amazing soundtrack classic. Also: - JP catches Rob way off guard - Rob catches JP way off guard - "They can go f--- themselves." -Robert Tepper reveals his feelings about the Creed movies. __________________________________ Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg and Cari Bendersky
01:30:13
May 26, 2021
Wild Thing (The Troggs) w/Chip Taylor
One of the all-time great rock songs PERIOD is one of the great movie songs PERIOD. Movie Month continues with our favorite jam from Major League, and an interview with the man behind the song, writer and Americana artist Chip Taylor (who yes, is also the brother of Jon Voight and uncle of Angelina Jolie). We'll talk Troggs, Jimi Hendrix, and X versions, and much more, including: - Rob has trouble remembering LOTS of things, is he ok? - The %$@#$ Troggs Tapes!! - Baseball baseball baseball. Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, and Cari Bendersky.
01:18:34
May 19, 2021
"The Promise" (From Napoleon Dynamite) - w Farrington+Mann of When in Rome -Episode 714
Movie Month continues with this closing-scene classic from 2004's Napoleon Dynamite. We'll dig into it with the usual gusto, and chat with When in Rome's Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann. Also: - Punk poetry - A gross mouthpiece story -Stump the Genius and more Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow, and Cari Bendersky
01:02:57
May 12, 2021
St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) w/John Parr - Episode 713
Movie Month kicks off with one of the most iconic soundtrack tracks of the 1980's, the great story of Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, and how they...well, they uh... oh it doesn't have anything to do with their actual movie. But it's FROM it, and it's GREAT, and that's all that matters. And we spend some time with the chin, er, voice behind the song, John Parr! A great start to a month full of movie tracks.  Plus: Tim Tebow's Fire, the Gilette Jingle, the Brat Pack, and more. ---------------------------------- Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, and Linda Crow.
01:06:21
May 5, 2021
Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from "Cheers") w Gary Portnoy - Episode 712
It's one of the most recognizable and beloved TV themes of all time, and man, just a darn great song. It makes us feel a warm sense of community and wistfulness and the nostalgia we love so much. So let's talk about it! Belly up to the podcast bar and order yourself a sarsaparilla or a cream soda, and let's dig into one of the great TV themes ever written with the man behind the song, Gary Portnoy. Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, and David Steinberg
01:07:47
April 28, 2021
Vienna (w Billy Currie of Ultravox)
It's the #1 #2 UK hit of All Time, a synth-pop classic, and a darn catchy masterpiece, and many of our US listeners will say, "I've never heard this." Well you can thank JP for expanding your minds this week, and you can thank Rob for bringing one of his all-time favorite side-info explorations. Stick around til the end for an interview with the man behind the keys, Billy Currie, talking about the difficulty of recording technical work like this in the analog age, Ultravox's performance at Live Aid, and more! Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, and David Steinberg
01:22:33
April 21, 2021
Feelin' Alright (w Dave Mason of Traffic)
You know this song. You love this song. You wanna play this song? Of course you do. Grab a bass and we can teach you in 60 seconds.  Time for a deep dive into perhaps the all-time most jammable song in rock history, with the man behind it, Mr. Dave Mason. Also a founding member of the legendary UK band Traffic (also featuring Steve Winwood), friend and player with Jimi Hendrix, and connected in rock history with Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, and oh so many more legends. Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, and David Steinberg
01:10:19
April 14, 2021
King's X Ultimate Playlist w/dUg Pinnick of King's X - 150th Episode, Episode 709
“King’s X invented grunge.” “King’s X invented Drop D tuning.” “The greatest ever cult band.” Buckle in, everybody! Our biggest episode EVER is our gift to...well, ourselves, for our 150th episode. We're turning over every leaf of one of our favorite bands and giving you the best of the best from each album, and we chat at length with/freak out over lead singer and bassist dUg Pinnick. Seriously, this one's long. But man did we enjoy making it, and we sure hope you enjoy it too. King's X has finally come to the Great Song Pod. ----- Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, and David Steinberg
02:35:34
April 7, 2021
Found Out About You (w Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms)
'90s Madness concludes with one of the most ubiquitous bands and albums of the decade, Gin Blossoms' New Miserable Experience and its many hit singles! We'll cover all things regarding this classic rock anthem, and chat with lead singer Robin Wilson about a great many things, including: - Dash Riprock! - Tambourine excellence -The Moment of Truth that led to “Follow You Down” Join us on PATREON for early access, longer interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, and David Steinberg
01:06:21
March 31, 2021
Only Wanna Be With You (w Jim Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish) - Episode 707
“Cracked Rear View” is the biggest-selling studio album since “Thriller,” and this week we're diving into it, and specifically one of the '90s' most beloved songs! We'll be talking with Hootie drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld about the explosive rise of the album and the band, the amazing video for this song, and more! Also: - The power of getting revved up by David Letterman - We ask Jim Sonefeld the question he’s been waiting 25 years to be asked. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Megan Dolan, Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:13:55
March 24, 2021
All For You (w Ken Block of Sister Hazel) - Episode 706
90s Madness continues with the singalong of singalongs, “All For You” by Sister Hazel! Lead singer Ken Block joins us to talk about the legacy of the band, the real life Sister Hazel, Lyrics for Life, and more. Also: - How to tell the difference between Sister Hazel and Blues Traveler - “Suck on that, Eddie Van Halen!” - A van named Cleavon - Ken Block’s karaoke choices Special shoutout to Christina Holland for providing some extra joy this week. Check out her blog here. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for early access, bonus content and more! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:16:26
March 17, 2021
90s Madness: The Way (w Tony Scalzo of Fastball) - Episode 705
The road that they walk on is paved in gold, and this episode is definitely gold too. Fastball singer and bassist Tony Scalzo joins us to talk about the band's signature tune, based on a true (if sad) story. Also-- - Miles Zuniga doesn't care about his guitar gear - Tony Scalzo on classical music and prog, filming on Charmed, and “making serious music out of rock and roll.” - Lots and lots of baseball.  I mean you had to know it was coming. Thanks so much for producing the show beloved around the world! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Megan Dolan, Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:08:50
March 10, 2021
90s Madness: Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) w Dave Barnes
We're kicking off '90s Madness with one of the greatest rock hits of the decade, Stone Temple Pilots' signature cut "Interstate Love Song," and we brought along Uncle Dave to help us dig into it! Also in this episode: - Five fresh Hot Takes from Rob and JP - The perfect mashup of Eddie Vedder and Kurt Cobain? - Rob analyzes a single chord to the absolute height of his dorkiness - JP accuses STP of Riff thievery Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Megan Dolan Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:06:25
March 3, 2021
Crazy Love (w Rusty Young of Poco) - Episode 703
Get your sandals on and let's all head out to the yacht! This beautifully breezy hit from 1979 is the perfect companion to spending a day on the water in style. Even if you don't like Piña Coladas, you'll love this earworm from country-rock legends Poco! Also in this episode: - Beautiful, breezy yacht rock and over-pronounced R’s tt - Y’all know John Lithgow sang? You’ll wish you didn’t! Muahahahahaha - A crazy translation of Crazy Love Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Megan Dolan, Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:14:38
February 24, 2021
Waiting for a Star to Fall (w/Boy Meets Girl) - Episode 702
One of the all-time most magical '80s tracks, full of so much magical '80s magic, is our delightful track this week. Did we say it's magical? George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, aka Boy Meets Girl, join us to chat about their classic hit, writing "How Will I Know?" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" for Whitney Houston, and much more. Plus-- - An impromptu serenade/duet with George and JP - The beauty of a subtle voice in the age of Divas - The Wonder Years! Get the latest from Boy Meets Girl, including releases from their new "5" project, at boymeetsgirlmusic.com. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for early access, weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Our Facebook Community: Great Songs and the Great People Who Love Them Greatly Twitter Instagram T-Shirts greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Megan Dolan Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:14:13
February 17, 2021
Cosmo's Factory (Creedence Clearwater Revival) w/ Doug "Cosmo" Clifford - Episode 701
We kick off Season 7 with one of the biggest American rock bands in history, and one of their most iconic albums! Plus we chat with the album's titular inspiration, CCR drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford! In this episode: - The “Do Not Play on Radio” list CCR landed on - How CCR’s Woodstock performance almost got derailed by a paper rock - Fogerty, California Swamp Rock, and random saxophone solos - Doug “Cosmo” Clifford’s new 30+ year old album! ---------------- Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers:   Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Megan Dolan Peter Mark Campbell, Kevin Foley, and David Steinberg
01:44:36
February 10, 2021
A Long December (Counting Crows) - Season 6 Finale, Episode 620
Season 6 comes to a close, and so does the longest. year. ever. The perfect metaphor for breathing in the last of 2020 and looking hopefully toward a new 2021, Adam Duritz and company give us the perfect heavy but meaningful close to an epic season. All the best going forward. Thanks for everything. - Rob and JP Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley & Megan Dolan
53:38
December 30, 2020
Last Christmas (Wham!) w/ Dave Barnes - Episode 619
Uncle Dave, aka heartthrob and songster Dave Barnes, returns as special guest cohost as we get in the celebration mode for the holidays! Wham!'s "Last Christmas" has joined Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" as the most ubiquitous Christmas songs of the last half century, and we'll dig into why, plus our usual shenanigans. Merry Christmas! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley & Megan Dolan
48:49
December 23, 2020
Bonus! Episode 618.5 - Patreon Reaction Show
A Christmas gift from us--a free peek into our weekly Patreon bonus shows! 
21:00
December 21, 2020
"How Long" (Ace) w/Paul Carrack Interview - Episode 618
Ace.  Squeeze.  Mike + The Mechanics.  Oh yeah, and he also the #1 song in the world for the year 1995. No big deal. Paul Carrack has made an indelible impact on pop music over the last 45 years, and we are crazy delighted to get to chat with him from across the pond. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, & Megan Dolan
01:09:19
December 16, 2020
Charlie Puth (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 617
For Round 2 of this season's Rivalry Week, we're going to look at the body of work of one Charlie Puth and fight over his worthiness of our attention (no pun intended). JP hates him; Rob loves him. How about you? Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, and Megan Dolan
42:32
December 9, 2020
Rivalry Week - "How Bizarre" (OMC) - Episode 616
Rivalry Week returns with a look into the '90s hit "How Bizarre" by your favorite New Zealand acoustic mariachi pop group, OMC! JP loves this song, and Rob can't stand it--take a listen and see who you side with! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, & Megan Dolan
38:02
December 2, 2020
Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 615
Track 1 from arguably the greatest album of all time, with the commentary and perspective of good friend of the show Joey Abbott! - Rob’s sad lack of Beach Boys familiarity - The Greatest Song of the 1960’s - Phil Spector, Brian Wilson and “The Wall of Sound” Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, & Megan Dolan
01:21:40
November 25, 2020
"One More Day" (Diamond Rio) w/Bobby Tomberlin
Get yer tissues ready. This week we feature a modern country classic that is indelibly linked to a couple of tragic events, and has been part of many people's stories of love, heartache, and healing. But of course we keep it 100 and get as silly as possible. Also: - An interview with co-writer (and stud radio voice) Bobby Tomberlin - A surprise cameo from an old friend - The debut of Hear the Mustache! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
01:08:10
November 18, 2020
American Pie (w/Don McLean) - Episode 613
An absolutely iconic piece of art, "American Pie" is one of the greatest single songs in pop music history. And we've got the man behind it, the brilliant Don McLean, to chat with us on the show! In this episode: - “It’s as American as Germany!” - The Day the Music Died: The plane crash that killed 3 pop icons, and our thoughts on who their modern parallels might be - We talk to Don Mclean about the important issues, such as beef jerky - That awful Madonna cover and the brilliant "Weird Al" Yankovic cover Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, & Megan Dolan
01:21:60
November 11, 2020
Good Lovin (The Rascals) w/Felix Cavaliere - Episode 612
True rock royalty joins us for Hall of Fame week, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome a member of one of the most important acts in rock history, as The Rascals/Young Rascals frontman Felix Cavaliere joins us to chat about their breakout hit. Also in this episode: - The incredible legacy of producer Tom Dowd - The honor or being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - The beauty of the Hammond B3 organ Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley
56:16
November 4, 2020
Hooked on a Feeling (w/BJ Thomas) - Episode 611
BJ Thomas is a big deal. Multiple Grammys, Oscar winner, you name it he's done it. Plus he's like super handsome. In this episode we break down one of his many signature hits, plus: - Sweetest candies by volume - Turns out it’s not a SIT-tar - Who added these ooga-chakas, anyway? Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley
01:11:24
October 28, 2020
Flood (Jars of Clay) w/Dan Haseltine - Episode 610
The halfway point of Season Six is a big one, with a massive crossover hit from the '90s, and a seminal piece of CCM, Jars of Clay's "Flood." We'll get into all the greatness of the song, it's instant and unique recognizability, Stump the Genius, and more, including: -Jars of Clay singer Dan Haseltine joins the show to talk about the ‘90s explosion of CCM, looping in the analog age, touring with Sting and more. - The Zombie version of flood Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod NEW: Want a Great Song Podcast shirt? They're back and they're half the price! greatsongpod.bigcartel.com Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley
01:22:03
October 21, 2020
Dirty Dancing Double Feature: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" + "Hungry Eyes" w/Franke Previte Interview - Episode 609
Our first-ever Double Feature! This week we're covering two songs, both featured on the same movie soundtrack, and both co-written by the same guy, Franke Previte! In this XL episode we'll talk about: - Weird stuff in popcorn - A Brand new list! - Jennifer Warnes, The Ultimate Soundtrack Hit-Maker - Sleepy Teeth and other emotive body parts - Franke Previte talks about the creation of these beloved songs, how Time of My Life changed the cast’s whole perspective on Dirty Dancing, and the importance of maintaining publishing rights as a songwriter Get Franke’s original demos for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” and “Hungry Eyes” and support Patrick's Swayze's Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at https://www.facebook.com/dirtydancingdemos Check out “One World” and support charities for musicians, actors, first responders and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund at oneworldoursong.com! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley
01:18:47
October 14, 2020
The Ultimate Van Halen Playlist (Bonus Pod)
Leave it to JP to tastefully turn grief into a fun game.  In the wake of the tragic passing of Eddie Van Halen earlier this week, we had to get together and process in our own way, and that way was by celebrating our favorite Van Halen tracks (with rules in place, of course, or what would be the fun?), and turning them into a playlist for you to enjoy. So whether you're a VH novice, a Diamond Dave purist, a Waborita, or somewhere in between, we know you'll find something to love in the discussion and the music. Get the playlists here ⬇️ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ultimate-vh-playlist-by-the-great-song-podcast/pl.u-NEymSKMR2J Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3prDPpPIcjLF2hHGseFP2g?si=1pXtOXk6RzmoMGqIFw2GMw Co-Producers: Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley
01:01:22
October 9, 2020
Biggest Part of Me (Ambrosia) w/Burleigh Drummond Interview - Episode 608
It's a stone-cold groove, man. And the chords, my gosh, the chords!! The boys drool over the sheer musicality of one of the most versatile bands in pop-rock-blue-eyed-prog-soul history, and we chat with the man behind the groove, Ambrosia drummer Burleigh Drummond. Perfect name, yeah? Also: - Honing musical skills at a lesbian nightclub - White musicians getting compliments from black musicians Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan
01:05:27
October 7, 2020
"Ready to Go" (Republica) + Saffron Interview - Episode 607
One of the most energetic frontwomen in history brings us one of the 90s’ most rockin’ songs. Youll hear right away why Saffron was the perfect person to bring “Ready to Go” to bouncy, hyperactive life--in fact, she might be the biggest music fan we’ve ever spoken with. She’s just bursting with love for the bands, the artists, and the art form. We'll talk with her about: - Electronica in the analog age - Shy people meeting shy people - A collab with The Cure, and more Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan
57:39
September 30, 2020
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) + Rupert Holmes Interview - Episode 606
This week we're talking about the catchiest little ditty about cheating on your spouse you ever did hear, and we are joined by the brilliant and funny Rupert Holmes to tell the tale. An instant Mount Rushmore interview with a delightful guest. In this episode: - “JFK had a terrible back, so yoga’s out.” - We debut a brand new game, "Stump the Genius" - We discover the genius of renaissance man Rupert Holmes and his various award-winning endeavors, and - A never-revealed factoid about the recording of "Escape"! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan
01:16:11
September 23, 2020
"Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five For Fighting w/John Ondrasik Interview - Episode 605
One of the most gut-punching songs of the 21st Century is about the Man of Steel admitting he's not so strong, and it comes from a band that's not really a band. Does that about cover it? Very special interview with Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik about the song, its rise to international popularity after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and so much more. Also: - The Rock-a-Fire explosion for absolutely no reason - Superman, Sherlock Holmes, and the Public Domain - Who wouldn’t want to fly? - “There’s always a great song in every room if I can see it.” Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/greatsongpod and Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod for deeper discussions and community Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan
58:17
September 16, 2020
Must Be Hard Being You (Clark Beckham) - Episode 604
American Idol Season XIV standout and runner-up Clark Beckham joins us to talk about his funky, fun single "Must Be Hard Being You," life beyond Idol, and more, including: - The tightest band Clark has ever heard - Clark’s heart is gripped by dinosaurs - Clark and JP were basically roommates - “You’re a bad mofo, and I’m too old to be full of crap.” Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan
01:00:45
September 9, 2020
I'll Still Be Loving You (Restless Heart) - Episode 603
Restless Heart was a country music sensation, but they weren't always beloved by the powers-that-be. We'll talk about it with frontman Larry Stewart in a very fun interview episode centered around their beautiful, classic love song, "I'll Still be Loving You." Also in this episode: - 80s Country and Wendy’s - A borrowed riff? - How baseball and mono joined forces to bring Larry Stewart into the music business. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski & Ari Marucci
01:08:17
September 2, 2020
Reunited (Peaches & Herb) + Linda "Peaches" Tavani Interview - Episode 602
Our excitement for being back together for Season 6 couldn’t be contained in just one episode—we had to bring along Peaches and Herb to explain how we really feel! The soul classic “Reunited” is a delight for friends and lovers everywhere, and we’re super pleased to dig into it and interview Peaches herself! In this episode: - Dino and Freddie trying to corner the Grammy Best Song market! - Our new thesis statement - A goosebumps-inducing revelation from Linda Check out Linda’s new music and more at lindapeachestavani.com. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci Produced and edited by Rob Alley
53:45
August 26, 2020
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) - Episode 601
Season 6 starts with a bang! Neil Diamond, the Jewish Elvis, gives us one of the most iconic singalongs of all time, and yer boys are back to break it down. In this episode: - Neil’s almost-stage-names, the *better*  of which is “Noah Kaminsky” - Red Sox lore and a what-if baseball scenario - Why Neil Diamond took 20 years between talk show appearances, and a piece of disaster audio you CANNOT miss. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
45:34
August 19, 2020
Bonus Pod: Ernest Goes to Camp
To give you something to chew on between seasons, we present our dive into the music of classic '80s movie Ernest Goes to Camp! We'll dig into our favorite songs and tidbits, plus: - The actor from the film who turned out to be a total fraud, - How one of us spent a weekend with an onscreen character, and - The CCM supergroup connected to this movie's soundtrack. Plus we'll be announcing the start date for Season 6, so listen to the end to catch it.   As always, connect with us online for fun and shenanigans, including upcoming chances to win a  **p r i z e  o f  u n s p e a k a b l e  v a l u e**   facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod twitter/insta: @greatsongpod Archives and merch: greatsongpodcast.com
32:42
July 22, 2020
Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) w/Dave Barnes - Season 5 Finale
Very special guest Dave Barnes returns to co-host our Season Five Finale! This week we cover Southern Rock’s magnum opus, “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd—aka Bro-hemian Rhapsody. In this episode: -Yeah yeah, southern rock, but…wait, they’re pros! - The tragic plane crash that devastated Skynyrd, and how it almost killed Aerosmith too - The other mega-hit the piano from Freebird was played on - An undefeatable pro wrestling duo - A fascinating deep dive into the solo section—guarantee you’ve never noticed everything that’s going on before! - Dave’s disappointing first slow dance  ------------- Check out Dave’s new podcast, Dadville!  https://podlink.to/Dadville Buy or stream Dave’s latest album, Dreaming in Electric Blue! https://davebarnes.lnk.to/DEIBAlbum ------------- As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun conversations: Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Archives and merch available at greatsongpodcast.com See you in Season 6!
01:17:05
June 17, 2020
Show the Way (w/ David Wilcox Interview) - Episode 519
The penultimate episode of Season Five hits us right in the middle of the feels with one of our all-time favorite songs, and one that couldn't be more relevant for the moment in which we find ourselves. "Show the Way" by David Wilcox is full of hope, and we hope if you aren't yet familiar with him that you'll come to love him through this song and our subsequent interview. Oh by the way, David is so brilliant he makes us sound totally unprepared, so enjoy that. Check out David's incredible Musical Medicine page at davidwilcox.com and find some remedies for what's ailing you. -- As always, hit us with those reviews at Apple Podcasts to help push the show forward to more folks, and connect with us on socials: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch and more. Thanks for listening!
01:06:35
June 10, 2020
Best Day of My Life (American Authors) - Rivalry Week 6 - Episode 518
The happiest, most commercial song of the 2010s is the divisive topic for our 6th installment of Rivalry Week. Rob loves it; JP hates it--it's the absolutely ubiquitous "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors. Grab your banjo and sing along! In this episode: - JP hits Rob with a SERIOUS flurry of knockout blows - The Milennial Whoop!  - The actual best days of our lives - Famous Stutters in rock songs As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly hint threads and fun discussions: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Archives and Merch at greatsongpodcast.com
37:33
June 3, 2020
I'll Be (Edwin McCain) - Rivalry Week 5, Episode 517
It's Rivalry Week time once again, and this season we kick off with a song JP loves and Rob HATES. It's Edwin McCain's smash ballad, "I'll Be." Let us know who you side with! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
39:40
May 27, 2020
Some Kind of Wonderful (w/Mark Farner Interview) - Grand Funk Railroad - Episode 516
"All the girls in the world beware!!!" As a happenstance, our episode for the week of Memorial Day in the US brings us a classic from the kings of Assembly-Line Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, and we've got a riveting interview with Grand Funk guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Mark Farner! Also in this episode: - The Mount Rushmore of Dad Bands  - The Shea Stadium record Grand Funk holds over the Beatles, and the time Led Zeppelin pulled the plug on them—literally!  - The magic and mystery of 432Hz tuning  - The WORST cover version of “Some Kind of Wonderful” As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:09:17
May 20, 2020
Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin) - Episode 515
The storyteller's storyteller give us the ultimate song about fathers and sons. Grab your tissues for Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle." In this episode: - One of the most charitable artist-activists of all time - The tragic end of Harry’s life - Our list of “dad songs” - Covers by Johnny Cash, Ugly Kid Joe, and…DMC? As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
50:31
May 13, 2020
Special Guest Nichole Nordeman - Episode 514
One of our all-time favorite artists and writers, CCM legend Nichole Nordeman, joins us to talk about her life and career. Check out her latest projects at nicholenordeman.com! In this episode: - The Enneagram 9: Feeling, seeing, and writing all sides of the thing - You can always find a more interesting word! - What it’s like to have Prince cover one of your songs As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
59:21
May 6, 2020
Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) - Episode 513
What can you say about Mariah Carey? She’s one of the most revered and celebrated artists in history, and arguaby the greatest singer of all time. - ‘90s R&B, man.  - Mariah’s embarrasing “Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Draft”  moment” - Feel the beats, lose the meats!    - Y’all know JP was in a Mariah Carey video? - Rob might ruin this song for you.  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
54:45
April 29, 2020
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (w/ Dave Barnes) - Episode 512
Very special guest Dave Barnes returns to co-host this episode on one of the all-time greats from the 1980’s, Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World!” Also in this episode: - Roland Orzabal is not who you think he is! - Dave Barnes, King of the Quick Aside(TM), and a surprising foray into Frozen 2 - The shuffle. The shuffle? THE SHUFFLE. - We play a new game called “Tears OR Fears” - Get Dave’s new album “Dreaming in Electric Blue” at davebarnes.com and streaming platforms everywhere! Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @davebarnesmusic for great stuff and tons of laughs.  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Shirts and archives at greatsongpodcast.com
01:10:33
April 22, 2020
California Love (2Pac and Dr. Dre) - Episode 511
Out on bail, fresh out of jail…and that’s just JP!  This week is our love letter to one of the most mind-blowing collaborations of all time…2Pac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love!” In this episode:   - “So much rhyming!”    - What exactly is G-Funk?     - Special appearances by Casey Kasem and Shaq   - J-Flexx Anderson and the world of hip hop ghost-writing   - Tupac auditioned for WHAT movie role?? And as always, hit us up online and join the fun! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and Merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
55:07
April 14, 2020
Blinded By the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) w/ Lead Singer Chris Thompson - Episode 510
It’s one of the great misheard lyrics of all time: “Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.” This week we go straight to the source: Chris Thompson, lead singer of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, joins us to talk about the song, the weird methodology of Manfred Mann, and yes of course, being the mouthpiece of maybe the most oft-misheard lyric in rock history. -  Chris’s odd audition for the band, and how he maybe never actually got the gig - The transition from Bruce Springsteen’s original version to the Manfred Mann version - Timing is everything!  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:00:32
April 8, 2020
Photograph (Nickelback) - Episode 509
Canada’s greatest export Nickelback is the topic today, and we can’t wait to talk about the fresh maple syrup that is their legendary track, “Photograph.” In this episode: - Chad Kroeger, the original Tiger King? The lead singer’s obsession with big cats and holding live tigers while he tracks vocals. - Finding inspiration in the grimy places: using a thesaurus and words like “sludge” and “scumbag” to create the songs and aura of Nickelback - How many cigarettes does Chad Kroeger smoke before each onstage performance? (Answer: it’s more than you think.) -  Hold up, NONE of the band ever wear underwear? As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And if you’ve read this far, you deserve to know that this episode is NOT about “Photograph,” or Nickelback at all, and all of the bullet points about them are totally made up. It is, in fact, our April Fools’ Day episode about Rick Astley’s hit pop classic, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and yeah, we hope we got you pretty good. In this episode: - The origin and phenomenon of Rick Rolling  - The happiest minor song ever?   - “Bass Patch 1” and Synths, synths, and more synths!  - 1980’s Brit-pop Motown and Rebecca Black’s Friday - We play “Which Rick is Older?”
51:24
April 1, 2020
Respect (Aretha Franklin) - Episode 508
The one and only Diva of Divas, Aretha Franklin, is up to the mic today, with her legendary classic, “Respect.” We’ll talk about Aretha’s history (and her shared birthday with Rob), her music, her writing and arranging chops and of course that inimitable voice! Also in this episode: - Opening acts who topped their headliners - What award SHOULD be named after Aretha Franklin - Songs that spell out words - Greatest Cover Songs of All Time…sort of As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod
52:53
March 25, 2020
Turn Your Love Around (George Benson) - Episode 507
This week we celebrate one of the literal greatest guitarists and musicians to ever pick up the instrument, not to mention his status as a legendary singer and performer of pop and R&B. The genius and range of George Benson—jazz legend, R&B icon and international sex symbol. Also in this episode: - We guess at the first names of some of the band members because JP messed up the margins  - Writer Bill Champlin and his influence on the band Chicago - The new hit game Benson or Benson   As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
53:03
March 18, 2020
White Wedding (Billy Idol) w/ Phil Feit- Episode 506
It's a nice day to start again! This week we talk about Billy Idol's hit "White Wedding," its roots and origin, and overall awesomeness. Plus a special guest interview with Billy's bassist Phil Feit! Also in this episode: - What do British rednecks sound like? - Former Billy Idol bassist Phil Feit tells us about the song, beating out 75 other players to join Billy's band, and about studio and road life with early-80’s Billy Idol. - Our biggest “I should have said something to this famous person” regrets - “Play for the song; don’t play for yourself” and more of Phil Feit’s sage advice for burgeoning players - Rob’s favorite movie and how it connects to “White Wedding”  Leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
50:41
March 11, 2020
I Love You Always Forever (Donna Lewis) - Episode 505
It's the most adorable song of the 1990's on this week's episode! Bob your head and feel the warm hug that is "I Love You Always Forever," a song that is somehow amazing even though its title feels like it was made up by a random song generator that translates from English to Korean and back. In this episode: - We award this song the 1st ever (and highly prestigious) Cal Naughton Jr Memorial Bridesmaid Award. - We play “Name that Female One-Hit Wonder” and you can scream at Rob from your home or car as he struggles to think of Shawn Colvin!  -How old was Donna Lewis when this song came out? As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
38:52
March 4, 2020
Let's Stay Together (Al Green) - Episode 504
It’s the perfect intersection of Valentine’s month and Black History Month—Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” is without a doubt one of the greatest love songs ever penned, and Al Green is without a doubt one of the smoothest dudes to ever pick up a mic. Also in this episode: -We play a round of “Who’s the Reverend” - Modern vs Classic Production, and the coolness of not feeling the need to sound big - The interesting career of mixer Terry Manning  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod
38:18
February 26, 2020
Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503
The pop hit that made David Bowie a mainstream star and introduced Stevie Ray Vaughan to the world is our topic this week, and we've put on our red shoes, which are obviously a metaphor for...systemic racism? Oh, wait. I mean, of course. Also in this episode: - The original version of "Twist and Shout" sucks super bad! - Rob does an astonishingly awful job of identifying “cowbell songs” - We tremble like a FLOWWWWWHAGHHHHH As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
52:37
February 21, 2020
A Special 100th Episode with Dave Barnes (Valentine's Day 2020)
Happy Valentine's Day! We’re celebrating 100 episodes with a very special in-studio guest: artist and songwriter extraordinaire Dave Barnes! We had the privilege to pick the brain of one of modern Country and Christian music’s most prolific and successful songwriters (Blake Shelton’s #1 smash “God  Gave Me You” is among his bevy of hits, which inludes cuts from Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, and so many more). In this episode: - Ed Cash and the importance of honest producers in the writing and crafting process - Playing emotional songs live - Getting the right cover art to convey your album - The four songs Dave would choose to start his own Great Song Podcast - Dave plays a new game called  “CCM or Superhero” - GET DAVE’S NEW SINGLE, streaming NOW on all major platforms! - HUGE thanks to Annie F. Downs, author, teacher, and host of That Sounds Fun, for allowing us into her studio to record with Dave in person. Give Annie a follow on Twitter at @anniefdowns, and subscribe to That Sounds Fun—it might just change your life! As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:26:44
February 14, 2020
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) - Episode 501
Season 5 kicks off with a true American icon: the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and his signature song. We'll walk you through Johnny's story, including the writing of the song by June Carter Cash (well, probably) and Merle Kilgore. Also in this episode: - Country & Western vs Bro Country - Supergroups - Rob laughs so hard he almost dies on air - Johnny's fight to expose unfair treatment of Native Americans Connect with us! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod, @greatsongpod on Twitter and Instagram, and you can check the archives and support the show by buying a shirt at greatsongpodcast.com.
01:09:00
February 7, 2020
Season 5 Teaser!
We're so excited to announce the start of Season 5, coming at you first thing Friday, February 7 with "Ring of Fire" by the legendary Johnny Cash! This season is already one of our favorites, and we can't wait to share these episodes with you. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and join our community online for almost daily shenanigans! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com
01:26
January 31, 2020
I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf [Season 4 Finale]
The most epic song of the 1990's is the perfect finish to an epic Season 4! Settle in for the journey into Jim Steinman's insane musical drama and the story of the sexiest lip-sync job of all time! Also in this episode: - Rob pronounces Van Halen dead (insert sad emoji) - The insane (and professionally tragic) story of Lorraine Crosby, female vocalist on this song - Fat-shaming and the story behind Meat Loaf’s real and stage names…if you can believe him - The devastating Universal backlot fire and cover-up As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
55:53
November 29, 2019
Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters) - Rivalry Week 2, Episode 419
RIVALRY WEEK, ROUND 2 If you’ve been with us on the show before, you may already know how JP feels about Dave Grohl. Well this week you’re gonna find out why. Rivalry Week Pt 2 focuses on “Monkey Wrench” by the band Rob considers to be the Great Rock Hope, those lovable Foo Fighters!  Let us know whose side you land on in this rare disagreement between our two beloved co-hosts, and as always, rate the show and leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more! greatsongpodcast.com Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod
46:50
November 22, 2019
Grease (Soundtrack) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 418
RIVALRY WEEK returns for Season 4--Rob and JP go head-to-head on something one loves and one hates!  In week 1, we talk the Grease soundtrack, which JP loves and Rob detests.  Whose side are you on? Tell us in our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @greatsongpod, and get all the archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com!
30:09
November 15, 2019
Ain't Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations) - Episode 417
We know you wanna leave us, but we refuse to let you go! Let's sing with some soul this week as we dig into the Temptations' enduring hit, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." In this episode: - The opening drum fill, and how you can tell which Motown drummer played on which track - The Funk Brothers, “Hitsville, USA” and a glimpse into the amazing Motown machine -Quite a bit of tax evasion and/or sexual assault -Rick Astley totally sucks the soul out of this song As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
40:46
November 8, 2019
Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne) - Halloween, Episode 416
It's frickin' bats! The Prince of Darkness graces the pod ever-so-serendipitously on this Halloween edition, and we get into the heavy rock greatness that is "Crazy Train." Also in this episode: - Why Ozzy keeps getting sued by his bassist - The weird re-release of this song   -Walkup music and the best organist in baseball As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod
56:22
October 31, 2019
Smooth Operator (Sade) - Episode 415
Officially our smoothest episode ever, we dare you not to walk away singing this one for a few days. Sade brings the cool as season 4 rolls on! In this episode: -  The sound and story of "Quiet Storm" - Rob flies his dork flag way high talking about the video - This song has one of the "worst lyrics ever"...does it deserve it? - Artists who get sick of their hits As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
56:51
October 25, 2019
Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers) - Episode 414
It's our 2 year anniversary, and what better song to celebrate our love for each other and for you than the stylings of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, written by everyone's favorite BeeGee, Barry Gibb! Come join us in a warm bath, won't you? As always, we appreciate your reviews and ratings on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, and you can connect with us online at: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod twitter/instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch available always at greatsongpod cast.com
58:29
October 18, 2019
Hard to Handle (Black Crowes) - Episode 413
It's hard to ha-na-na this week, as the lads dig into this modern rock classic--er, classic rock classic? Classic-modern-contemporary-oldie? Regardless of its classification, it rocks and it's awesome, and we're gonna talk about it. Also in this episode: - Wow, Otis Redding left us REALLY early and made a HUGE impact before he did - Maybe don't scream about the evils of corporate sponsorship on a tour put on by Miller Lite - The Dorian mode and--hey wait, who really played this guitar solo? As always, join the fun online, rate the show, and let us know your thoughts! Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com for archives and shirts!
43:11
October 11, 2019
Jeremy (Pearl Jam) - Episode 412
::Trigger Warning:: This week's episode covers and references true events that touch at the heart of current American tragedies, and specifically school shootings.  Pearl Jam's 1992 hit "Jeremy" is about an awful reality, but the truth is, it also freaking rocks. We talk about both those things in the episode we've hesitated for 3 seasons to cover. Also in this episode: - Weird original band names (Eww, Creed, what the heck?)  - Unplanned concert moments that made a lasting impact As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
47:58
October 4, 2019
Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) w/Robby Wade and Bonus Jimmy Wallace Interview - Episode 411
"Blue on Black," signature hit from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, hits the pod at full throttle this week. Our first taste of the blues on the pod calls for an XL episode, so we've got it! Special in-studio host, fresh interview and some great laughs await. In this episode: - Is it bluesy, or is it the blues?   - Special guest Robby Wade brings his usual giddy charm - Rob gets his mind totally blown in real time by something he really should have seen coming - Bonus Interview with Jimmy Wallace, keyboardist and organist for Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Walsh, Wallflowers and others! ________________ As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod
01:37:56
September 26, 2019
Buddy Holly (Weezer) w/ Joey Abbot - Episode 410
Oooweeooo, we can't wait for this one! Weezer's Blue Album gem Buddy Holly gets the Great Song treatment, with returning special guest Joey Abbot! In this episode: - Rivers Cuomo is never happy - Rob super botches an intro, but we left it in because it's better to be funny than professional - Who votes on the Rolling Stone 500, and VH1's weird 90s list As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
55:37
September 20, 2019
The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408
He's no Joaquin Phoenix, but he'll do. Steve Miller, the chillest rock legend maybe ever, graces the show for the first time with his classic, "The Joker." We'll learn about his love for '50s doo-wop and maybe some lyrical and musical larceny!  Also in this episode: - Epismotology and other made-up words - Wait, is this a pot song? - Crap, yeah it’s all pot. - Rob and JP do their own verses!   As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
55:42
September 6, 2019
Forever Young (Rod Stewart) - Episode 407
That instantly recognizable voice. That beautifully leathery face. That mole nobody really talks about. It’s Rod Stewart, blessing the show and the world with his classic hit “Forever Young.” Also in this episode: - How does Rod Stewart connect to the Sugar Hill Gang? - When is a key change not a key change?  - Wait, Bob Dylan wrote this?  - Steampacket and Wizz Jones  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
55:18
August 30, 2019
Shattered Dreams (w/Clark Datchler of Johnny Hates Jazz) - Episode 406
Our first interview episode of Season 4 is a great one! Clark Datchler comes in hot with his opinions on subgenres, the streaming era, and modern pop music, and picks out a few artists he believes are doing pop well in 2019. Not to mention this song is a total earworm that will be in your head for the next week at least. Enjoy "Shattered Dreams!" - No really. Johnny HATES jazz. - Sophisti-pop? Bull%$#@!!   - Walnut Whips - Wait…Johnny TOLERATES jazz?    As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:00:33
August 22, 2019
Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) - Episode 405
The definition of arena rock is Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Stick around to the end to yell the key change with us, because otherwise we made ourselves hoarse for nothing. In this episode: - Jon Bon Jovi is the Tom Brady of Rock and Roll - No lie, Jon Bovi’s first professional recording was on a Star Wars Christmas album, and yes of course we play it  - Bah gawd, the riff is stolen!   As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:09:41
August 16, 2019
When Doves Cry (Prince & the Revolution) - Episode 404
The greatest song in pop history? The transitive property suggests *maybe.* Regardless, this song and its iconic album are in the upper echelon of pop (or funk-rock) history. Jam along with us and the late, very great Prince Rogers Nelson. Also in this episode: - Get me Tom Billboard! - Why Prince decided to be “noisy” -The hateful, secret Prince album, aka The Funk Bible -When Ginuwine tried to “Fugees” this song and Metallica just tried to kill it.   As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:09:12
August 9, 2019
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) - Episode 401
The boys are back in town! …is not the song we’re kicking off Season Four with. No no, we’ve gone VERY big for the premiere of this new season, with a trilogy of episodes we’re calling the Genesis Family Tree! Starting here with “Sledgehammer,” we move along with Genesis’ landmark album “Invisible Touch” and finish with “The Living Years” by Mike + the Mechanics! In this episode:- Wait, is this just about sex?- Mount Rushmore of Music Videos?- Crap, yeah it’s all sex. As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more.greatsongpodcast.comInstagram/Twitter : @GreatSongPodFacebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
59:02
August 2, 2019
Invisible Touch (Genesis) Album Listen - Episode 402
Part 2 of the Genesis Family Tree is a full-album listen through the album that changed the game for Genesis and catapulted them into the pop music spotlight. Sit back and enjoy all the incredible yumminess that is “Invisible Touch,” complete with our patented album-commentary-slash-stupid-banter. In this episode:-The Phil Collins dip!- The thematic disappointment of “Tonight Tonight Tonight” and “Anything She Does”- How Genesis begat Eddie Van Halen- Gongs sound like parallel compression and NOBODY CARES, ROB As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more.greatsongpodcast.comInstagram/Twitter: @GreatSongPodFacebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
49:35
August 2, 2019
The Living Years (Mike + The Mechanics) - Episode 403
The Genesis Family Tree closes out the first week of Season Four with one of the greatest songs of the 1980s, courtesty of Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford’s side project, Mike + the Mechanics! In this episode: - All the feels. No, for real. ALL the feels.   - Farting in the Sistine Chapel - Insightful commentary like “It’s so whatever”  - Paul Freaking Carrack Image © Kai R Joachim Photography As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
41:08
August 2, 2019
Bonus Pod: Nonsense Lyrics - Episode 323
Your money's no good here; this one's on the house! Back with another bonus episode to make sure you don't forget us before Season 4. This time we're talking about our favorite nonsense lyrics--the nah nah nah's of the world. What are your personal faves? Let us know! Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
17:47
July 10, 2019
Bonus Pod! "If You Like/You Might Like" - Episode 322
A bite-sized minisode for your listening pleasure, as we gear up for Season 4... Our favorite CCM "If you like this artist, you might like this artist" comparisons. Don't know what we mean? Promise you will after you listen. As always, find us on facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod or @GreatSongPod on Twitter, or get your favorite merch and all the archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
15:23
June 21, 2019
Best of Season Three - Episode 321
It's the best we could do. At least if it sucks, there's almost two hours of it! As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to follow on social to get all the news about Season 4, and the things we'll be doing in between. Twitter: @greatsongpod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod greatsongpodcast.com
01:58:33
May 31, 2019
November Rain (Guns N' Roses) - Episode 320, Season 3 Finale
For the Season 3 finale, we talk the epic masterpiece that is “November Rain.” Guns N’ Roses brings all the feels and mood swings and breakups and makeups and maybe getting hit by a freakishly huge hail nugget to the show to close out our biggest season yet. Also in this episode: -The longest and shortest songs in Top 100 history -Slash doesn’t invest in shirts. They all went to David Bowie.  -Elton John speaks for the gays  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us on social for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:07:16
May 17, 2019
You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon) - Episode 319
Two episodes left in Season 3, and we have no quit! Going hard right up to the end, this week with the super-fun, walking around downtown with your hands in your pockets, not a care in the world pop ditty "You Can Call Me Al." Also in this episode: -Was Paul Simon justified in breaking a UN boycott of South Africa to record this album? -Is Paul Simon the Gilderoy Lockhart of pop music? -How Paul found himself on a kill-on-sight list, and the surprising rocker who got him off it.  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter: @greatsongpod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
51:43
May 10, 2019
I Wish (Skee-Lo) - Episode 318
The debut smash from Skee-Lo will instantly take you back to the playground, and we've got the scoop on the song this week! Grab a basketball and meet us at the court (so you can keep us company on the bench), and let's talk about one of the feel-good hits of the '90s. Also in this episode: - 1996: hip-hop’s greatest year? - The incredible true story behind the ’64 Impala and its impact in hip-hop culture - Our starting 5 fictional basketball players   As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
47:17
May 3, 2019
Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas) - Episode 317
FINALLY we answer all of you SCREAMING for prog. We have heard your cries, and we have answered with the McDonald's cheeseburger of progressive rock: Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son," the classic that has served billions and billions of tasty meals to rock listeners. It's got everything: pseudo-spiritual themes, meaty riffs, probably some role-playing somewhere...what else could you ask for? Also in this episode: - Secrets of Dookie! - Ronnie James Dio’s House of Spooky FX - Supernatural influences and TV tie-ins - One of these iconic riffs is a TOTAL rip-off. No, seriously. - Favorite acapella moments in pop music  As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, games, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
01:01:37
April 25, 2019
Easy (The Commodores) - Episode 316
It's Easter week, and with a wink and a nod to that most holy day we celebrate one of the great lines in pop history: "I'm easy like Sunday morning." Roll your windows down and feel the breeze as you cruise through Tuskeegee, Alabama with [the] Commodores! Also in this episode: - McCartney, Lennon...Richie? - Clyde Orange and The Mandela Effect - Why Lionel later said this song is totally wrong! As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans™️, merch, and more. greatsongpodcast.com Twitter: @GreatSongPod Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod
48:04
April 19, 2019
Money for Nothing (Dire Straits) - Episode 315
An instant classic episode about one of the biggest, most enduring rock hits of the 1980's. Remember that weird old homophobe who used to hang out at Sears? Well Mark Knopfler does, and he wrote a song about him! In this episode: - Rob becomes a Podfather - Everybody has a store this song reminds them of - Mark Knarpfler and “Italian Dire Straits” Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
01:01:51
April 12, 2019
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) - Episode 314
The Unusual One herself, standout pop legend Cyndi Lauper is the topic this week, and we will celebrate her beautiful weirdness with a song that is unclassifiable except to say that it’s stinking awesome. In this episode: - The uncomfortable proximity of Pee-Wee Herman to something called “Hot Dad” (11:59) -Ballad or nah? (23:08) -Pink is Cyndi Lauper’s daughter, and other great covers (26:40)
40:58
April 5, 2019
Centerfield (John Fogerty) - Episode 313
Baseball season is here, and we feel like celebrating! We're ready to put on the cleats and the eye-black, hit the turf and, well, probably pop up to the shortstop, but still. Baseball is back! Get the season started right with John Fogerty's love letter to the game.  In this episode: - We rank our favorite Center Fielders, natch - That time John Fogerty got sued for sounding like himself - Casey at the Bat's dark secret??
01:01:24
March 29, 2019
Rivalry Week 2 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift) - Episode 312
We're back at each other's throats again this week over country-turned-pop princess Taylor Swift.  In this episode: - JP relies on Ad Hominem attacks to keep himself from being swayed -Max Martin is a modern pop monster, and he originally pitched “Baby One More Time” to at least 2 other artists before Britney -Tay-tay be selling records AND breaking records Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
37:16
March 22, 2019
Rivalry Week 1 - Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) - Episode 311
On this pod, the rule of thumb is "celebrate." But in an unprecedented move, this week we're covering a song that one of us hates! Rivalry Week 1 sees the huge hit for Goo Goo Dolls from the soundtrack to the movie City of Angels. JP loves it, and he'll try to bring Rob around on it. In this episode: -Goo Goo Clusters! - The dumbest...errr, most "creative" guitar tuning in pop history - Johnny Rzeznik was maybe abducted by aliens
30:49
March 15, 2019
Higher Love (Steve Winwood) - Episode 310
BRAAAAAANG me some 80's square-tie-wearing pop! One of the most talented guys in pop music, Steve Winwood's been making hits since he was 15! He's played with the biggest names in the industry, and fashioned a Hall of Fame career with the band Traffic. But we're covering his biggest solo hit in this week's episode. Go ahead and try not to leave this session feeling better about life--we dare you!
49:41
March 8, 2019
Old Time Rock And Roll (Bob Seger) w/Jim "Moose" Brown Interview - Episode 309
AKA "Hard Truths About the Music Industry." You don't get more classic rock than this. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (well, actually...let's talk about that) deliver this anthemic fist-pumper for anti-disco, blue-collar, grease-handed, red-blooded Americans, and Rob and JP sit behind our shiny computers and over-analyze it in between sips of La Croix and pumps of Purell. In this episode: - The Music Industry is disappointing! - Who really wrote this song? - A special interview with Bob's keyboard player and guitarist, Jim "Moose" Brown, writer of "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere," chock full of insight into the industry and tips for making it as a professional musician.
01:17:34
March 1, 2019
**MUSIC + COMMENTARY** Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Episode 308
**MUSIC WITH COMMENTARY VERSION** This week we close out Black History Month with a celebration of one of the great rock albums of all time--"Are You Experienced?" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Listen along with Rob and JP through the entire album, getting insight, commentary, and the usual shenanigans along the way. This version contains Rob and JP's commentary WITH music, presented and synced together in the episode. If you prefer to listen to the album separately on your own speakers, listen to the other version of this episode, which contains only commentary. Enjoy!
01:09:05
February 22, 2019
**COMMENTARY ONLY** Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Episode 308
**COMMENTARY ONLY VERSION** This week we close out Black History Month with a celebration of one of the great rock albums of all time--"Are You Experienced?" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Listen along with Rob and JP through the entire album, getting insight, commentary, and the usual shenanigans along the way. This version contains Rob and JP's commentary WITHOUT music, so that you can listen along on your own system of choice. If you want the music and commentary presented together, listen to the other version of this episode.
01:09:05
February 22, 2019
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston - Episode 307
The height of 80's fun pop (and maybe the single most catchy tune we've covered yet) comes to us in the form of Whitney Houston's smash hit. Rob and JP continue the show's Black History Month celebration with one of the all-time voices in modern music history. Also in this episode: - What the heck is wrong with the Billboard All-Time 600 Chart? - Boy Meets Girl Meets Clive Davis Meets Whitney   - Electric drums and the rise of the world-renowned 808
49:18
February 15, 2019
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - Episode 306
Groove along with us as Black History Month continues! We’re talking about the most down-to-Earth music legend of all time and celebrating his classic hit, “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In This Episode: -“Grandma’s Hands” and the art of sampling -Is Joe Cocker the greatest “cover artist” of all time? -Some Matlock ish in Meet the Band, and - Who would induct you into the Rock n Roll HOF?
54:44
February 8, 2019
Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips) - Episode 305
Let's Pip it up! The pod is celebrating Black History Month and kicking it off with this classic ear worm from Gladys and the lads.  In this episode: - The original title of this song was what now? - Fat-back bass  - Pips, pips, and more pips! - James Bond trivia
51:47
February 1, 2019
Enter Sandman (Metallica) - Episode 304
Awww, yea-heh!! Get your rock fist in the air and bang that head with us as we dive into Metallica's signature song (at least if you're posers like us!). In this episode: - We definitely say some stuff that Metallica die-hards will hate us for; - Reverse Covers; and  -That old guy in the video is NOT who the internet says he is.
01:07:01
January 25, 2019
You Make My Dreams (Hall and Oates) - Episode 303
Bop along and get ready for the feel-good earworm of 1981, Hall and Oates' "You Make My Dreams." In this episode: - A Philadelphia gang fight - What is blue-eyed soul, and is it racist? - a cover version that’s so bad we needed a pallet cleanser, and - a new "Meet the Band" jingle that's so embarrassing it made my kid leave the room!
40:31
January 18, 2019
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams) - Episode 302
There's no love like your love! Grab some arrows and impress your favorite maiden with Bryan Adams' 1991 classic ballad. Also in this episode, we learn a LOT we didn't know about Shania Twain and we accuse Bryan Adams of pushing 70. Enjoy!
51:41
January 11, 2019
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) - Episode 301
Sha-mone! Grab your crotch and turn up your winter coat, it's time to give one of the all-time greats his due. That's right, Michael Jackson is our Season 3 opener, and we can't wait to deep-dive into his inspirational classic with you. We'll talk Quincy Jones, the California Raisins, and the beauty of the hanging 4 chord. Season 3--let's go!! As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions and more: Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com
01:00:17
January 4, 2019
Christmas Time is Here (Bonus Episode)
AKA "Why Willie Mays and Coca-Cola are Responsible for Your Childhood." Deck them halls and all that! Get in the Christmas feels with Rob and JP, and learn the really pretty unlikely story of an all-time Christmas classic.  Be friends with us! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Insta: @greatsongpod Archives and merch always open at greatsongpodcast.com.
41:59
December 14, 2018
Best of Season 2
All (well, most of) the funniest moments from season 2, including a few moments not included previously. Have a good laugh at or with us, and we'll see you at season 3 unless we've got something devastatingly sneaky up our sleeves...
25:28
November 23, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - Season 2 Finale, Episode 225
Oh yeah! We went big for the Season 2 Finale and tackled one of the most epic rock tunes of all time! Here's everything you want to know about Queen's signature classic, plus tons of our world famous sidebars™. Thanks for listening, and don't worry - season 3 will be here before you know it!
01:10:20
November 2, 2018
The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels) - Episode 224
It's the week of Halloween, and in tribute we're talking about our favorite song about the devil! Rob and JP talk Satan, fiddles, and a weird amount of baseball for a song about...well, Satan. As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions and more: Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com
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October 27, 2018
Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Episode 223
Hug a buddy and sway along! We've got Sir Elton's classic crowd-pleaser in an episode chock full of goodness as we ramp toward the end of season 2. Also in this episode: splitting sandwiches, the shirt your wife hates, and our favorite movie pitchers. As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions and more: Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com
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October 19, 2018
When the Night Comes (Joe Cocker) - 1 Year Anniversary Show w Phil Grande Interview
Our very special 1-year anniversary show includes one of our all-time favorite Joe Cocker jams, and an interview with Joe's lead guitarist-slash-our-new-bff Phil Grande (in what turned out to be his final interview). Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
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October 12, 2018
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) - Episode 221
A year after his passing, the lads honor Tom Petty by covering his signature song. Also, our top fictional bands, and how this song can be described perfectly in a six-second Vine. (RIP Vine and Tom.) As always, leave us a review to help the show get in front of more folks, and connect with us for Shenanigans, merch, and more. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions and more: Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com
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October 5, 2018
Life's Been Good (Joe Walsh) - Episode 220
One of the most unique guys in rock brings us a delightfully cheeky song about stardom. In this episode: Intentional sloppiness Tambourines in church Sean Connery The harmonic series Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
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September 28, 2018
September (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Episode 219 ft. Janson Furrow
Janson Furrow joins the boys for the danciest dance floor jam maybe ever! Dare you to get up and groove with GSP and EWF. Also: Al McKay’s Star licks, afros of choice, and creating a musical Captain Planet.
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September 21, 2018
Reelin' in the Years (Steely Dan) - Episode 218
We're Two Against Nature! Well... we've been called unnatural, anyway. Everyone's favorite jazz-rock outfit is this week's topic, and the song is the happiest sounding breakup song you've ever heard! Also:  the most appropriate nickname in music, sending back food, and apple pie!
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September 14, 2018
The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and The News) - Episode 217
Feel the power! Lyric debates, Back to the Future, Musical Pseudonyms and way more in a big ol' fun episode about a classic 80s jam. Synth on, party people!
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September 7, 2018
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees) - Episode 216
ONE TIIIME! Oh yeah, it's time to bust out the 90's hip hop classic that first was a 70's R&B classic that was first a...well, it was an OK folk tune. Also, the boys discuss who should be cast in a musical version of Clue, apologies to Nancy Kerrigan, and more.  Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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August 31, 2018
25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) - Episode 215
Windows down, radio up! Chicago and company are providing the perfect road trip song about--wait, what's this song about? Also, bad horsies, Billy Joel breaks our hearts, and guitar innovations that are totally impractical. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
01:00:53
August 24, 2018
500 Miles (The Proclaimers) - Episode 214
DAAH-DADAT-DA!! Get yer Scottish accent ready for this week's singalong classic. Also in this episode:90's CCM artists and their web of lead singers, and how to pronounce "Auchtermuchty!" Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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August 17, 2018
Martin Page (Interview) - Episode 213
Buckle in for an XL Episode with a fantastic interview with Martin Page, whose hits include "We Built This City," "These Dreams" and so many more, and whose 1994 opus In the House of Stone and Light set records for its time in the Billboard top 20. Martin graciously chats with us about his craft, his upcoming projects and of course "Gaelic-Folk-Progressive-Soul." Grab some cashews and a hot tea and settle in for this amazing retrospective with the man who made it happen. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
01:34:32
August 10, 2018
Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees) w/ Joey Abbott - Episode 212
Special guest Joey Abbott joins Rob and JP for a laugh-a-minute review of the Monkees classic riff on suburbia, ERR being in a mental institution? Also, The Greatest Showman, George Michael, and oh yeah Rob accuses Carole King of ripping off the Beatles. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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August 3, 2018
Right Now (Van Halen) w/Robby Wade - Episode 211
Robby Wade joins the boys for a lively back-and-forth, all centered around Van Halen's rock masterpiece, "Right Now." Pop open a Crystal Pepsi and grab your striped guitar, 'cause it's 5150 time! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
01:25:54
July 27, 2018
Dance With Me (Orleans) - Episode 210
WARNING: This song WILL be stuck in your head FOREVER. You may not think you know it, but you definitely do. And it will never leave you alone (and that's a good thing). Plus the sweetest story from JP's cross-section of music and love, Steve Carell, and the song stylings of Joe Lieberman. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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July 20, 2018
At This Moment (w/Special Guest Billy Vera) - Billy Vera and the Beaters - Episode 209
A landmark episode for Rob and JP as we speak to the writer and performer of one of our favorite '80s classics! Billy Vera calls in to discuss his signature song, the crazy story of its rise to popularity, and SO much more! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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July 13, 2018
Summer in the City (The Lovin' Spoonful) - Episode 208
The ultimate Summer song? Hard not to make the argument when you're still in rotation 50 years  after release, and oh yeah you came out ON the Fourth of July. Also we talk about the end of Rob's spelling bee career and Andre the Giant's musical love child. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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July 6, 2018
Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) - Episode 207
Our Tribute to Summer begins with this smooth hip-hop classic from the one and only Will Smith and his right hand man, DJ Jazzy Jeff. We talk Fresh Prince, Ninja Turtles, mixtapes and everything in-between, including the world-famous "Transformer cut." Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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June 29, 2018
Barracuda (Heart) - Episode 206
Ooooooooooh, Barracuda! Rob and JP lead into a lovefest about Heart's greatness as a rock band with - what else - a side conversation about MC Hammer and Deion Sanders. Also, Rob outs one of his friends in a super-embarrasing story about their first real rock gig. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
51:53
June 22, 2018
Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) - Ep 205 COMMENTARY ONLY
**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES COMMENTARY ONLY** The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest albums of our lifetime; Sting's amazing Ten Summoner's Tales. Enjoy this version with commentary only while you listen to the album on your own system, or check out the other version of this episode to get album audio and commentary together in the podcast. Enjoy! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
55:50
June 15, 2018
Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) Ep 205 WITH MUSIC
**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES ALBUM AUDIO WITH COMMENTARY** The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest albums of our lifetime; Sting's amazing Ten Summoner's Tales. Enjoy this version with included album audio, or check out the alternate "Commentary Only" version and listen to the album on your own speakers while we yammer from your podcast device. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
55:53
June 15, 2018
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross - Episode 204
This week we celebrate the King of Yacht Rock himself! Feel the breeze and let your flamingo flag fly! Also, Michael McDonald, Penguino Rodgriguez, and the sax intro that stumped Rob. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
51:45
June 8, 2018
Fire and Rain (James Taylor) - Episode 203
James Taylor is ready to get all up in your feels on this week's episode, and so are Rob and JP. We'll laugh, we'll cry; we'll insult John Denver. Let's get to work!
53:55
June 1, 2018
In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Episode 202
Drowning conspiracies, gated reverb and teenagers who can't wait 3 minutes for a groove...we cover all that and more as we get into another all-time smash, Phil Collins' signature hit, "In The Air Tonight." Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
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May 25, 2018
Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) - Episode 201
We're BACK for SEASON 2! Join Rob and JP as we get back to business--Jersey Mikes, dotted quarter delays, and our favorite 1-2 punches to open an album. All this and much more as we get into U2's classic from The Joshua Tree. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fun discussions! facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Archives and merch at greatsongpodcast.com.
01:04:22
May 18, 2018
Best of Season 1
To get you ready for next week's Season 2 premiere, we've got our favorite jokes and moments from Season 1 compiled in a big ol'...pile, I guess, of audio fun. Enjoy this XL look back at the first season of the rest of your podcast life. Cheers!
01:48:21
May 11, 2018
Abbey Road Suite (The Beatles) - Episode 124
The last regular episode of Season 1 is the first ever double-lenth XL Episode! We take a deep dive into the delicious well that is Abbey Road and discuss the 16-minute mashup that comprises the last tracks the Beatles ever recorded together. It's beautiful; it's weird; it rocks--it's the Abbey Road B-side Suite.
01:27:40
March 30, 2018
Celebration (Kool & the Gang) - Episode 123
There's a party goin' on RIGHT HERE, and your ears are invited! Rob and JP break down Kool & the Gang's ubiquitous smash hit, Celebration, and discuss search engines and Rob's really weird concert souvenir.
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March 23, 2018
Black Velvet - Episode 122
Rob describes this song as "sweaty" and that's disgusting. But everything about it is magic. Be musically whisked away to the heart of the deep south with this...hold on, Alannah Myles is CANADIAN??
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March 16, 2018
Who Can it Be Now (Men at Work) - Episode 121
Rob has burning questions. JP has quick answers that negate ALL of them. Find out the story behind Men at Work's 80's classic. Also in this episode: sax hooks, copyright infringement, and no mentions of Rascall Flatts. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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March 9, 2018
Life is a Highway - Episode 120
A true Canadian classic--yeah, that's right, CANADIAN! Tom Cochran's ultimate road song gets us grooving this week in what's probably the funniest episode yet. Also - polyrhythms, Bob Dylan's harmonica, and we spend quite a bit of time raging about Rascal Flatts. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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March 2, 2018
Crazy (Seal) - Episode 119
Let's get CRAZY with everyone's favorite bald dark-skinned British fashion icon-singer-songwriter-man. Seriously, we're never gonna' survive if we don't! Also, DC Talk, identical twins and potato chips on PBJ. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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February 23, 2018
Hook (Blues Traveler) - Episode 118
John Popper and company deliver one of the cleverest--nay, maybe THE cleverest--single in pop history. Why does it sound instantly familiar, and, hey wait a minute, are those lyrics insulting?? Also: doxxing, spoiler alerts for The Princess Bride, and collecting swords. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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February 16, 2018
Livin' on the Edge (Aerosmith) - Episode 117
"There's something wrong in the world today, and everybody knows it's wrong." Tell you what it ain't--THIS. SONG. The boys from Boston get down in one of our all-time favorite rock songs. Also pedal tones, middle-aged thievery, and Rob and JP argue about who influenced Aerosmith more: Beatles or Stones. Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com
41:44
February 9, 2018
End of the Innocence (Don Henley) - Episode 116
The grumpiest member of the Eagles brings us this week's classic tune, co-written by another GSP alum, Bruce Hornsby. Also, apologies to Mickey Dolenz and a great many others. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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February 2, 2018
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) - Episode 115
Don't you dare stop! Don't even think about it! You hold on to that feeling til the bitter end! Rob and JP break down Journey's ubiquitous classic, and get into why it's still selling big numbers even today. Also Rob makes a highly embarrasing--and highly wrong--musical recall. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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January 26, 2018
When Did You Fall (Chris Rice) - Episode 114
Grab your significant other and hold 'em tight, 'cause that's exactly what you're gonna' want to do by the end of this song. One of the great love songs of all time--yeah, we said it--is the topic this week, Chris Rice's delightfully oblivious gem, "When Did You Fall." Also Bullwinkle, crane kicks to the face, and guitar solos that drive Rob insane. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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January 19, 2018
Africa (Toto) - Episode 113
We bless those rains! Yes we do! Sway along in the warm breeze as we cover Toto's somehow-timeless classic, "Africa." Also, weird covers, the Purdie Shuffle, and Rob wheezes at a joke about Lars Ulrich. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
49:05
January 12, 2018
The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby) - Episode 112
By request...and not just by us! Bruce Hornsby's classic is our subject this week, and we are psyched to get into it! One of our favorite songs by one of our favorite artists...let's do this! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
52:42
January 5, 2018
Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - Episode 111
The great Stevie Wonder makes his first GSP appearance this week. Check out the amazing story of how this song played a part in waking Stevie Wonder from a coma after a car accident threatened his life. Plus Rob and JP get pretty mean! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
42:26
December 29, 2017
Changing (John Mayer) - Episode 110
The older, wiser, John Mayer 3.0 is our subject this week. From his 2017 album "The Search For Everything" comes this introspective song about growth. We also break down our favorite Mayer moments, and stay tuned through the finish for the first EVER Great Song P.S.! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
50:03
December 22, 2017
Price Tag (Jessie J) - Episode 109
It ain't about the money! Taking on a more recent hit, Rob and JP dig into Jessie J's catchy broke-folks anthem, what Bruno Mars songs Rob hates, and the Zimba Ku controversy. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
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December 15, 2017
Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney) - Episode 108
It's McCartney time! Sir Paul makes his first appearance in the Great Song zeitgeist with his signature hit. Other topics include chromaticism and the lads losing a potential Little Caesar's sponsorship. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
30:06
December 8, 2017
Piano Man (Billy Joel) - Episode 107
One of the all-time classics, and one of our all-time favorite artists! Billy Joel's piano lounge anthem is our subject this week--learn about the debacle of Joel's first album release, and why Rob hates it when you mix up time signatures. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
53:30
November 30, 2017
More Than a Feeling (Boston) - Episode 106
Break out the afro wig and sway along as we break down Boston's biggest hit! Also: Who is Maryanne, GNR's drummer's awful timekeeping, and dropping out of college! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
35:18
November 24, 2017
I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley/Eric Clapton) - Episode 105
A 2-time Hall of Famer! Rob and JP dive into Bob Marley's original and Eric Clapton's cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff." Also, Marley's drummer had 40 kids, so we'll get into that. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
37:45
November 17, 2017
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Pink Floyd) - Episode 104
Rob and JP break down the themes and sounds of another classic British rock tune. Also, broccoli, narcoleptic teachers, and our favorite guitar solo entrances. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
43:10
November 10, 2017
Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) - Episode 103
In which Rob and JP say they're here to discuss modern American music and proceed to spend the next 40 minutes breaking down a British rock anthem. Buy the original song here. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
39:21
November 3, 2017
Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks) - Episode 102
Rob and JP dig deep into the song that launched Garth Brooks into the stratosphere! Plus Star Wars, the NY Yankees' "Bleacher Creatures," and the worst National Anthem performance of all time. Enjoy! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
51:50
October 27, 2017
Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn) - Episode 101
Marc Cohn's 1992 debut single is widely acclaimed as the greatest song of all time. Wait, no it's not--it's amazing but why are we starting with this one anyway?  Rob Alley and JP Moser introduce themselves and the concept for the Great Song Podcast, and break down the not-so-obvious choice of Walking in Memphis for the inaugural episode. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and shenanigans: facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @greatsongpod Merch and archives at greatsongpodcast.com.
39:10
October 10, 2017