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The Great Song Podcast

By Rob Alley
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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) w/Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass
Episode 10.08 ’70s September closes with one of the greatest hits of the decade, “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl),” and we’ve got writer/singer/guitarist Elliot Lurie here to tell us about the true Brandy, the massive integration of the song into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and much more! Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, Tim Jahr, and Christopher Cudnoski
59:55
September 28, 2022
Mr. Bojangles/Fishin' in the Dark/Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (w John McEuen of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
It's time for an XL episode, because we couldn't choose just one song to help us chronicle the 50+ year career of the band that created the Americana genre. Founding Dirt Band member John McEuen joins us as we talk about a handful of our favorites from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Also: Rob’s terrible Norm Macdonald impression Sparsely-worded choruses galore! “And we wondered what took so long.” “He was a nice, drunk guy.” Working in the Disneyland magic shop with Steve Martin -- Get more of this show, and enjoy our other show, The Catch-Up with Rob and JP, exclusively on Patreon! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Brad Callahan, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, Tim Jahr, and Christopher Cudnoski
01:19:33
September 21, 2022
Mississippi Queen (w Corky Laing of Mountain)
An all-time rock monster of a song, and a perfect '70s rock gem, Mountain's "Mississippi Queen" stands tall as a peak (pardon the pun) example of what American rock music could be. And there's a great story to the song, which we'll learn courtesy of Mountain's own Corky Laing, who brought the song to the band. Plus: “When I play Mississippi Queen, I think of Jesus Christ” Guitar pickup ash trays! “If you need to beat up a tornado, you throw on Mississippi Queen.” Mountain’s Corky Laing walks us through the creation of this iconic rock track “A lot of our brothers and sisters never made it back:” Nantucket Sleighride and the reality of an often-greedy industry The name of the real Mississippi Queen revealed The pep-talk/wake-up call Corky Laing got from Warren Haynes A bonus Jimi Hendrix story, an extra PG-13 joke and more, only on the Patreon version! Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Brad Callahan, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, Tim Jahr, and Christopher Cudnoski
57:25
September 14, 2022
Don't Fear the Reaper (w Joe Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult) - Episode 1005
It's '70s September, and we're rocking out with one of the all-time "dark metal" classics--the über-famous, über-controversial, ümlaut-loving Blue Oyster cult and their signature hit, "Don't Fear the Reaper." Rolling Stone's Song of the Year for 1976 gives us plenty to chew on, especially with BOC's Joe Bouchard to walk us through some history, including: - Ghost stories, seances and haunted hotels - The Barry Manilows of Heavy Metal - The Genesis of the Ümlaut in rock - Being covered by Metallica ---- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Brad Callahan, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, Tim Jahr, and Christopher Cudnoski
01:06:40
September 07, 2022
Come On Eileen (w Helen O'Hara of Dexys Midnight Runners) - Episode 1004
"Come On Eileen" is one of the most beloved and enduring UK hits of the '80s, and former Dexys Midnight Runners musical director and violinist Helen O'Hara is here to tell us all about it! '80s August wraps up with a 4th straight #1 hit as we kick off Season 10. Also: - How this song is twice-stolen - The original lyrics and topics of “Come On Eileen” - An arsenal of fiddles! - Helen being “more about listening than looking” - Helen’s gas station snack food of choice Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Brad Callahan, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, Tim Jahr, and Christopher Cudnoski
53:29
August 31, 2022
Opposites Attract (Paula Abdul ft MC Skat Kat) w OneGunn
Just who is MC Skat Kat, and what's he hiding? Well it's a complicated answer, but part of it involves a lot of awesome Prince stories, a lesson in helpful premature confidence, and some rotoscoping animation. Paula Abdul's debut album "Forever Your Girl" remains one of the landmark debut albums, and we're digging into the smash hit duet "Opposites Attract" this week with the singing voice of MC Skat Kat, OneGunn. Enjoy! -- Become a Producer and get bonus episodes and other goodies here Join our Facebook group here Follow along on Instagram and Twitter Produced by Andrea Konarzewski, Brad Callahan, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, and Tim Jahr.
01:05:06
August 24, 2022
(I Just) Died in Your Arms [w Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew]
'80s August and Season 10 slam forward with another #1 hit! "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" (Tonight?) is one of the '80s most enduring rock hits, and Cutting Crew frontman and writer Nick Van Eede is with us to discuss the legendary track, along with a surprising number of revelations, including, and we kid you not--how the tragic death of Kobe Bryant almost saved the life of an American brand icon, and how Cutting Crew was directly connected. Seriously. Also: - Elon Musk and Oprah? - Private mini concerts! - Van Eede on recording the original demo of Cher’s iconic hit “Believe,” and what he received for it ---------- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, and Tim Jahr
01:02:55
August 17, 2022
Need You Tonight (w Andrew Farriss of INXS) - Season 10 Premiere
We're kicking off Season 10 with '80s August, and with one of the HUGEST bands of that decade, and really, of all time. One of Australia's greatest exports, INXS, delivered one of the ultimate '80s albums with Kick, and Andrew Farriss was half of the duo that wrote the whole shebang. He joins us to recall his favorite sentiments from the iconic video shoot, fighting with the record company over Kick's release, and more. Plus: - The Mount Rushmore of Aussie artists - The Riff Sherriff - Scratch 'n Sniff audio and more! Thanks for your support, and here's to an amazing Season 10! Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Micah Murphy, and Tim Jahr
01:12:58
August 10, 2022
Spotlight: Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton (The Composers)
Jacob Yoffee and Roahn Hylton are making it happen in LA. This powerhouse duo of composer/producers are nominated for an Emmy for their main title song for ABC's "The Wonder Years," and their diverse body of work continues to grow and impress. Their production credits to this point include names no less impressive than Lebron James, Kevin Hart, and oh yeah, a little Nicki Minaj ditty called "Superbass." You may have heard it. We'll chat with Jacob and Roahn about scoring for film and TV in our final 'tween season stop before Season 10 begins. Listen for:  - The unlikely retreat that brought Jacob and Roahn together - “Gremlins got me somehow.” - Being removed from the Academy Awards because of Hollywood politics
46:56
August 03, 2022
Spotlight: Jason Shadrick (The Journalist/Media Guy)
Our postseason tour of the music industry continues with a guy living our dream life--rubbing elbows with music stars and legends as both an editor for Premier Guitar magazine, and as a podcaster and podcast producer. You'll love Jason's candor, and there might be more SNDPM (sweet name drops per minute) here than any other episode ever. Also: - Podcasting tips and hard knocks! - The incredible attitude, output, and work ethic of Cory Wong - The mind-blowing timing and roster of the Van Halen tribute podcast Jason produces for Dweezil Zappa, “Runnin’ With the Dweezil.” - The podcaster who routinely scoops Jason's guests - The behind-the-scenes perspective of the John Mayer episode of Wong Notes, and the one question that was a must-ask.
51:19
July 27, 2022
Spotlight: Martin Miller ("The Instrumentalist")
Guitar god Martin Miller is one of the new-school virtuosos of the instrument, and his YouTube channel is absolutely chock full of incredible music, not the least of which are his mind-blowing medleys. As our music industry bonus tour continues, Martin talks with us about rehearsing meticulous music with a studio band, getting surprised with his signature model Ibanez, and much more. Enjoy! martinmillerguitar.com greatsongpodcast.com
40:12
July 20, 2022
Spotlight: Bill Schnee (Behind the Board)
An absolutely legendary engineer, mixer and producer, Bill Schnee's credits are almost innumerable, and his influence can't really be overstated. They don't come more respected than "The Chairman at the Board" himself, and we're thrilled to have Bill as our next guest in our tour of the music industry. He's got stories you won't believe--goosebumps stuff for both of us, including: We’ll find out what precedes this sentence: “There’s a very good chance if that wasn’t the case, there might have been a Beatles reunion.” Inside the tracking rooms of Steely Dan’s “Aja” and Chicago XVI Get "Chairman at the Board" here: https://www.amazon.com/Chairman-Board-Recording-Soundtrack-Generation/dp/1493056131
47:05
July 13, 2022
Spotlight: Jim "Soni" Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish (The Touring Musician)
Friend of the show “Soni” Sonefeld, drummer of Hootie and the Blowfish, has been around the universe and back as a writing, touring, and recording musician. He’s seen and done it all, and been at the absolute peaks and lowest lows. He’s faced down personal demons and lived to tell the tale, and he does it with great aptitude in his new memoir, “Swimming with the Blowfish: Hootie, Healing, and One Hell of a Ride.” We chat with Soni about tour life, some stories from the book, and we get real about shame and pride becoming obstacles to recovery. Plus: - Dental drumming - Hotel pseudonyms Get "Swimming with the Blowfish" now at https://www.amazon.com/Swimming-Blowfish-Hootie-Healing-Hell/dp/163576767
47:26
July 06, 2022
Spotlight: Philip Lassiter (The Band Leader)
STANK FACE WARNING. Philip Lassiter is one of the most sought-after arrangers in all of pop music, and his work speaks for itself. An accomplished trumpet player, pianist and funk master, his work has graced the music of top artists of all genres worldwide. He led the biggest, baddest horn section Prince ever toured with, and he puts out record after record of the highest-quality funk. Our music industry tour continues with Philthy Phil. More at www.philthyfunk.com
51:41
June 29, 2022
Spotlight: Rosi Golan
Our between-season tour of the music industry begins with writer and artist Rosi Golan, fantastic craftswoman of the art and beloved by movie and TV productions of all kinds, from Vampire Diaries to Mulan, and, oh right, that Pantene ad. We'll talk with Rosie about her craft, co-writing, and the massive Coca-Cola campaign that almost was. Enjoy! For more: rosigolan.com
45:06
June 22, 2022
Pocket Full of Kryptonite (w Chris Barron of Spin Doctors) - Season 9 Finale
Our Season 9 finale finds us in deep conversation with Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron, as part of our loving coverage of 1991's firecracker album "Pocket Full of Kryptonite," an album we both dearly love. And the hits, oh the hits! From "Two Princes," "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," and our favorite jukebox jam "Shinbone Alley/Hard to Exist," we'll squeeze the juice out of every delicious track. We'll get into our usual shenanigans and excited musings, and we'll talk with Chris about everything from his surprising vocal background to his feelings about playing second fiddle to Pearl Jam. Also: - Pachelbel's Canon and John Popper's cannon - The Jerky Boys and Australian culture - Art beyond perfection - Fake languages! - Chris's Eddie Vedder hot take - “Snickers are for b****es” --- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Kevin Foley, Micah Murphy, Christopher Cudnoski, and Tim Jahr
01:41:14
June 15, 2022
Rivalry Week - Matchbox Twenty vs Rob Thomas - Episode 919
The time has come in which once per season we agree to disagree, and season 9 has led us to The Great Rob Thomas Showdown. One of us loves the Matchbox 20 era, one the Rob Thomas solo era, and we will make our cases for and against each as we bring our arguments before you.  Also: - “I like Rob Thomas with some money.” - Rob’s shameful secret ---- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Kevin Foley,  Micah Murphy, and Christopher Cudnoski
41:09
June 08, 2022
Soulshine (w Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule/Allman Brothers) - Episode 918
Our 200th episode comes with a very special guest, guitar and jam band icon Warren Haynes! We're talking about a song that somehow it feels like everyone knows from birth, the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule classic, "Soulshine," hitting our usual shenanigans, and more, like: - Jam chemistry - Tradition vs invention - Magic with Dave Matthews Thanks so much for listening! Here's to 200 more! --- The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Kevin Foley, Micah Murphy, and Christopher Cudnoski
01:03:49
June 01, 2022
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (w KT Tunstall) - Episode 917
Ladies' Month concludes with a tough track from punk-spirited Scottish rocker KT Tunstall, from her debut album "Eye to the Telescope." We'll discuss why this album was immediately re-released, the power of early American Idol, and of course KT's favorite gas station snack. Plus: - The Power of early American Idol - Automatic writing and connecting to your subconscious - “Punk Spirit” - When the mix doesn’t sound like what was in your head --- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley,  Micah Murphy, and Christopher Cudnoski
01:04:52
May 25, 2022
Kate Taylor Did it First - Episode 916
You surely know big brother James, but have ya met Sister Kate? As unpredictable a career as you could imagine, and as sweet a soul as you could meet, Kate Taylor reunited with an amazing who's who crew in 2021 to release her latest record "Why Wait!" But Kate also was the first to record several well-known favorites, and we're going to dig into a couple on this week's episode. Gilmore Girls, anyone? --- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy, and Christopher Cudnoski
55:40
May 18, 2022
Mother Mother (w Tracy Bonham) - Episode 915
Tracy Bonham is the woman who broke the algorithm. After "Mother Mother" in 1996, no other female solo artist topped the modern rock charts until Lorde in 2013(!). In this week's episode we break down her breakout single and lament, once more, the industry politics that kept her next album on the shelf for 4 years before its release. Plus we talk to Tracy about her passion for music education, her song "Devil's Got Your Boyfriend" becoming the theme song for Dirty John, and much more, like: - The lie and the truth coming out at the same time - The backdoor way Tracy’s song “Devil’s Got Your Boyfriend” became the theme music for Dirty John - Tracy’s letdown experience at Berklee - 50-Foot Queenie --- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, Micah Murphy, and Christopher Cudnoski
01:06:17
May 11, 2022
Kiss Me (w Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer) - Episode 914
"Kiss Me" is one of the biggest hits of the '90s, and the self-titled Sixpence None the Richer album is an enduring classic full of rich songs and complex emotions, a real standout in the CCM genre, and a major pop crossover that *should* have won the band a couple of Grammys--but we'll get into that. Lead singer Leigh Nash joins us to talk about her Sixpence days, her latest project "The Tide," and more. Plus: - A really wack year for “Song of the Year” Grammys - Listening to a guitar part for context - A first for the show Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
01:16:43
May 04, 2022
Tell Me How it Feels (w Chris Buck and Tom Hollister of Cardinal Black) - Episode 913
Cardinal Black are so new they don't even have an album out yet. But when we heard them, we couldn't wait to talk to you about them. One of the smoothest, most interesting groups to come along in a while is bound to be one of your new favorites, and they're a perfect way to close out Modern Men of Pop month. Enjoy meeting Cardinal Black! Also: The “Clue” of pop/rock bands One of the literal Best New Guitarists in the World What rock legend did the band try to charge to get into an early showcase? The guitar that makes Chris Buck feel like an “over-sexed 17-year-old” -- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
58:17
April 27, 2022
The Many Shapes of Stephen Day (w Stephen Day) - Episode 912
Modern Men of Pop Month continues with one of our favorite up-and-coming acts, who we've affectionately dubbed "The Ultimate Touring Partner." Stephen Day can do it all, and we're digging into his musical fun-bag this week. We'll talk about a few favorite tracks, and the diversity of his latest project, "The Shapes I'm In." Also In this episode: “Just based on his face, I would trust Stephen Day in any industry.” - Mustaches and Musical Diversity - The John Mayer artistic leap - Acting with Allen Stone Covered Songs: "Dancing in the Street," "Twenty Two and Some Change," "On Top of the World" -- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
52:32
April 20, 2022
Get to You (w Matt Wertz)
The Whitney Houston of male singer-songwriters (there's more context in the Patreon version, but that'll do for now) brought us a fire album in 2014 appropriately titled "Heatwave," and the opening track "Get to You" is our focus this week for Modern Men of Pop month. We'll chat with Matt Wertz about insecurity, jorts, and much more. Oh, and we have an impromptu rap battle. Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
01:03:41
April 13, 2022
Thinking About You (w Cody Fry) - Episode 910
Modern Men of Pop month kicks off with boy genius Cody Fry, a brilliant young talent whose sentimental anthems and grooving pop tracks have set TikTok and Spotify ablaze. We'll talk about the opening track to his 2021 album Pictures of Mountains, as well as several other tracks from that album and his career, including his latest gorgeous outing, Symphony Sessions. Also: “Cody Fry will give you feelings. If you want to feel some feelings, listen to this album.” “Don’t ever let your foot off the gas.” “Bruce Hornsby is my spirit animal.” The Tom Bombadil approach to album composition. Other tracks to recommend: Flying, Photograph, Wander/Dunes. -- Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
01:21:42
April 06, 2022
Opening Day Double Header (feat. Aaron Chewning and Matthew Kaminski) - Episode 909
YES, it's baseball season once again, and we're celebrating in style with not one, but TWO of our favorite baseball-related creators, social media legend Aaron Chewning and Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski! We're fully covering two songs, both connected to baseball and specifically the Braves, and believe us when we tell you--you have no IDEA the impact of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Plus: “P.O.D. Butt Rock” -The Towering Song Award and Songs of the Century - The origin(s) of the 7th-inning stretch, peanuts and baseball, and the “Tin Pan Alley” sound __ Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the Facebook group for fun hangs with the podcast regulars Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demecs, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery.
01:54:11
March 30, 2022
All For Love (from The Three Musketeers) [Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting] w Dave Barnes - Episode 908
The ultimate trio of adult contemporary powerhouse dudes gave us one of the absolute hardest movie songs of all time, so it's only fitting that we become a trio once again with our very own D'Artagnan, mister Dave Barnes! We dig deep into this incredible track from Disney's The Three Musketeers soundtrack, plus discussions of all things relevant, and some of course irrelevant. Check out Dave's latest tunes and the "Nights Like These" tour at davebarnes.com. Get the extended version of this and many more episodes at patreon.com/greatsongpod! Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
46:02
March 23, 2022
Send Me an Angel [from The Wizard] w David Sterry of Real Life - Episode 907
Movie Month's third tasting comes from the 1989 classic/disappointment/dud The Wizard, starring Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater and more. The movie may have flopped as well as the Nintendo Power Glove it promoted, but "Send Me an Angel" from its soundtrack became a hit for Australian outfit Real Life not once, but twice! We chat with frontman and synth wizard David Sterry about the songs popularity, its rebirth as a remix, and more. Also: - The Inaugural Great Song Pod Video Game Gauntlet - The chance meetup that led "Send Me an Angel" to American success Thanks for listening! Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec, Kevin Foley and Micah Murphy
01:04:36
March 16, 2022
God Gave Rock and Roll to You (KISS) w Russ Ballard
From Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey comes our next Movie Month entry, the grand, uplifting power ballad, "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"...2? We'll answer all the questions and cover the significant versions leading up to this rock monster's inclusion in the film, and we'll chat with writer and original performer (as part of Argent) Russ Ballard. Also: - The wild journey to the opening key of this song - Argent and the ‘70s rock that birthed the original Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec, Kevin Foley, Jason Arrowood and Micah Murphy 
01:16:16
March 09, 2022
Eye of the Tiger (w Dave Bickler of Survivor) - Episode 905
Movie Month returns with one of the all-time iconic soundtrack songs. From Rocky III (and pretty much every Rocky movie thereafter) comes Survivor's signature hit, "Eye of the Tiger." Original Survivor lead vocalist Dave Bickler joins us to discuss this song's journey to the big screen, why the movie version differs from the album cut, and oh yeah...being the voice of the single most successful radio commercial franchise of all time, Bud Light's "Real Men of Genius!" Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec, Kevin Foley, and Micah Murphy
01:07:40
March 02, 2022
The Freshmen (w Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe)
Let’s be honest, there was a lot of brooding going on in the ’90s. But this week’s track may have been the most brooding thing to come out of the whole decade, and we all loved it. The grim story of The Verve Pipe’s “The Freshmen” is on the show this week, and we chat with writer and frontman about its creation, the downside of the music business, finding creative freedom and more, plus: - Being crowd pleasers - ‘90s shirt fashion - Lawn chairs and living rooms Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit the all-new greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec and Kevin Foley
01:25:59
February 23, 2022
I'm No Superman (Theme from "Scrubs") w Chad Fischer of Lazlo Bane
Multi-talented writer, producer and scorer Chad Fischer chats with us this week about his Lazlo Bane track "I'm No Superman," the story behind its inclusion in the TV show "Scrubs," his friendships with Zach Braff, Lisa Loeb, Colin Hay and more. Oh and rocket ships. Also: - Jimmy the cab driver - The song's serendipitous path from a backyard barbecue to Scrubs - The incredible connection/love triangle scenario connecting Chad Fischer, Colin Hay and a female cast member of "The Office" - Chad's homemade spacecraft Join us on PATREON for early access, extended interviews, weekly reaction mini-sodes, full bonus shows, and more ways to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Visit greatsongpodcast.com for archives, merch, and more! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod, and join the Facebook group at Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production. Check out the other fine Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, Project SSA, and The Punnery. Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec and Kevin Foley
56:01
February 16, 2022
Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902
Valentine's Day calls for a great love song, and they don't come much better than Lanco's #1 smash "Greatest Love Story." Frontman and eponym Brandon Lancaster joins us, and the conversation starts off with some fascinating revelations! Also in this episode: — The NSYNC secret hidden in plain sight — Lanco’s “Bachelor” moment — JP and Brandon’s mirror life — Fat Giraffe --The artist Brandon Lancaster would “Yesterday” if he could --Sonic evolution in country music ---------------- The Great Song Podcast is a Tiger Leap Production.  Check out other great Tiger Leap podcasts like Curio with Dan Buck, The Punnery, and Project SSA. ____________ 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 Patreon Producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec and Kevin Foley
01:05:40
February 09, 2022
YMCA (w Felipe Rose of The Village People) - Episode 901
Season 9 kicks off with a worldwide classic! Get your disco boots with the goldfish in 'em and let's get to dancing with the Village People classic, YMCA. In this episode we'll learn the origin of the group, the song, and the dance, and we chat with founding member Felipe Rose, aka "The American Indian Chief." Also: - A touching song from a fart, - Are you a lazy emmer? - Stump the Genius from our guest! Welcome to Season 9! 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Jason Arrowood, Howard Passey, Matt Demec and Kevin Foley
01:05:06
February 02, 2022
Best Of, Volume 4
Some of the funniest and favorite clips from seasons 4-8 of The Great Song Podcast, presented with almost zero context. Highlights include: Bette Middler and Linda Ronstadt Chocolate Rain Rod Stewart and Sandpaper Toast Farmers Only The Thin Blue Line Mariah Carey and Tiffany Amber Thiessen Philanthropiness Finger Love NASCAR names ...and much more. Enjoy! Your friends, Rob and JP
01:25:49
January 26, 2022
Playlist My Life: My Spouse Didn't Replace the Toilet Paper Roll
Stuck with no TP, a desperate spouse struggles with the betrayal and downright stench of the realization that there's no paper. This real-life suggestion from Jeremy Parker leads us to a rather unique playlist. Enjoy. What did we leave out? Let us know what song belongs on the official playlist, and we'll add our favorite! Best of The Great Song Podcast Vol. 4 next week, followed by the Season 9 premiere!
17:30
January 19, 2022
Playlist My Life: Enemies Becoming Friends (PML 203)
A tale as old as time. No, not THAT one. This week's prompt comes from Rich, and it's a perfect example of reconciliation and the power of forgiveness. What did we leave out? Let us know what song we should have included in the playlist, and we'll add our favorite selection!
16:03
January 12, 2022
Playlist My Life: Camping at the Grand Canyon (PML 202)
This week the boys tackle a playlist for the ultimate camping trip—one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. And it's up to you to tell us what we left out! Check out the official playlists and tell us what song you would add—we'll add our favorite to the list and credit you. Let's go camping! Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/59IxEM24Qt4u7xr48aypb9?si=ebb335e5978149dd Apple Music Playlist: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/playlist-my-life-camping-at-the-grand-canyon/pl.u-GK4ZtBq6Jv
17:05
January 05, 2022
Playlist My Life - I Accidentally Got My Boss High
Series 2 of Playlist My Life begins with a hilariously awkward, but totally true, scenario set in an '80s Christian recording studio—how could we resist?? Let us know what song is missing, and we'll add our favorite to the official playlist! Got a scenario for Playlist My Life? Submit it by clicking the "messages" button at https://playlistpod.com.
18:26
December 29, 2021
Styx (w Lawrence Gowan of Styx) - Episode 820
It's epic season finale time, and it doesn't get more epic than the Grand Rock of Styx! Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, James J.Y. Young and the rest of the crew are ready to rock, and JP's ultimate band is great fodder for a walk through the prog-pop-hard rock landscape. Plus lead singer Lawrence Gowan talks with us about upholding the band’s legacy and exploring new territory with the band’s new album “The Crash of the Crown.” -- 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws, Matt Demecs and Howard Passey
01:07:46
December 22, 2021
Baby Come Back (w Peter Beckett of Player) - Episode 819
Atop the pinnacle of Yacht Rock Mountain, you'll find but a handful of songs, and "Baby Come Back" is definitely one of them. Lead singer Peter Beckett joins us to talk about one of the ultimate make-up songs, his newfound side business (spoiler alert; it's awesome), and we get into our usual shenanigans. Thanks for listening and supporting the show! 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demecs
01:01:42
December 15, 2021
Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) - Rivalry Week 2 - Episode 818
Rivalry Week continues, as we now go toe-to-toe over another iconic '80s track, Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon," which Rob loves and JP hates. We'll fight over harmonicas, guitar tuning and more as we dig into the signature hit of Boy George and company. 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demecs
38:17
December 08, 2021
Home Sweet Home (Motley Crüe) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 817
The gloves are off, and we go head-to-head in the first installment of Rivalry Week for Season 8! This week it's Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and the boys of Motley Crüe, with one of the iconic proto-power ballads, "Home Sweet Home." Who do you side with? Plus: - Diacritical analysis (aka the metal ümlaut) - The hidden classic riff in the chorus - The cover version that charted higher than the original 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demecs
49:41
December 01, 2021
Beyond Belief (w John Schlitt of Petra) - Episode 816
The biggest rock band in Christian music history is almost undeniably Petra, and JP is one of their biggest fans on planet Earth. Frontman John Schlitt joins us this week to talk about Petra's legacy, Beyond Belief, getting a kick in the pants from a new production team and more. Plus: - A Deathmatch of Hooks! - The ultimate Petra lyric challenge -- (Ad) Want to drive for Walmart and make up to $8k signing bonus? Fill out an application at drive4walmart.com, use referral name Rich Warne and driver ID 37783. Questions? Call Rich at 219.789.5441 or email countrycoincollector@gmail.com. (Ad) Get “Real as the Rain” by Corey Layne at https://linktr.ee/coreylayne! -- 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demecs
01:27:46
November 24, 2021
If You Could Only See (w Emerson Hart of Tonic)
This episode gets burst wide open by JP's brilliant analysis of the guitar riff to this iconic '90s track, and Tonic frontman Emerson Hart joins us to talk about his favorite video memories, roller skating, and getting interrupted by Stone Temple Pilots. (Ad) Want to drive for Walmart and make up to $8k signing bonus? Fill out an application at drive4walmart.com, use referral name Rich Warne and driver ID 37783. Questions? Call Rich at 219.789.5441 or email countrycoincollector@gmail.com. (Ad) Get “Real as the Rain” by Corey Layne at https://linktr.ee/coreylayne! 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demecs
52:13
November 17, 2021
Mr. Businessman (w Ray Stevens) - Episode 814
One of the all-time comedy and Nashville music legends, Ray Stevens, joins us to talk about his song Mr. Businessman, his iconic career and more!  Also:  - Rob has an epiphany  - Freakin’ Ray Perm! - The art of the laugh track  - A fake ending!  **Ad:** Want to drive for Walmart and make up to $8k signing bonus? Fill out an application at drive4walmart.com, use referral name Rich Warne and driver ID 37783. Questions? Call Rich at 219.789.5441 or email countrycoincollector@gmail.com.  **Ad:** Get “Real as the Rain” by Corey Layne at https://linktr.ee/coreylayne!  —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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demecs
01:24:01
November 10, 2021
Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer) w/Dave Barnes - Episode 813
Might as well face it, this episode is going to be awesome. Uncle Dave Barnes joins us fresh off his new comedy album release "It's Hard Being an Idiot," to cover one of the most rocking songs of the 1980s. We'll talk about: - Nagel Women - Fictional band members that aren't fictional - Dave Grohl's unexpected influence and more. — Get Dave's new albums and upcoming Christmas tour tickets at davebarnes.com! — Ad: Want to drive for Walmart and make up to $8k signing bonus? Fill out an application at drive4walmart.com, use referral name Rich Warne and driver ID 37783. Questions? Call Rich at 219.789.5441 or email countrycoincollector@gmail.com. — Ad: Get “Real as the Rain” by Corey Layne at https://linktr.ee/coreylayne! — 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez, Game of Throws and Matt Demec
59:25
November 03, 2021
Magic (Pilot - w David Paton) - Episode 812
Magic month closes out with one of the hookiest choruses of all time, and one of the great single-hit bands of the '70s, who never even got a chance to tour the U.S. We'll talk about it in depth with lead singer David Paton, plus: - What’s the most important thing you’ve slept through? - Elevator prog -Lead singer and bassist David Paton joins us to talk about Pilot, Boots, and his latest project, 2020. - The music icon who told David Paton “I wish I’d written that song.”
01:09:48
October 27, 2021
Magic (The Cars) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 811
Longtime friend and guest co-host Joey Abbott joins the boys to continue Magic Month with one of the greatest hits from one of the greatest American bands, The Cars! Ric Ocasek and company deliver all kinds of goodness in this week's show, and we deliver all kinds of silliness, including: - The missing lyric from “Magic” - Rob gets sonned by his own son - NASCAR plays the hits - JP loses it Thanks for listening and supporting, as always! -- 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:03:54
October 20, 2021
Magic Trick (feat. Martin Johnson of The Night Game) - Episode 810
Magic Month continues with Martin Johnson, aka The Night Game, and his brilliant industry-inspired song "Magic Trick." We'll cover it in all its new-new-wave glory, as well as his role in pop-punk group Boys Like Girls, and we'll cover other things like: - Aging in the music industry - Beaver Nuggets - Peeling a carrot maybe? 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:14:12
October 13, 2021
Old Friends (w Ben Rector) - Episode 809, 4th Anniversary Episode
We're kicking off Magic Month with our 4th Anniversary spectacular, an XXL episode featuring one of our favorite tunes by one of our favorite artists, Ben Rector. "Old Friends" (from the album Magic) couldn't be a more perfect fit for us to celebrate the 4th birthday of the Great Song Podcast, and Ben couldn't have been a better guest. Also: - JP sleep-calling his 8th-grade crush - Triple Stump the Genius - Ben Rector on writing “open-handed” Thank you as always for listening and supporting, and here's to the next 4 years of faaaantastic! ---- There's more to this episode on Patreon, including Ben Rector on being surprised by Rick Astley during a Zoom call, and more. Support the show at any level at to unlock early access, extended interviews, bonus shows and more! patreon.com/greatsongpod Join the Facebook group! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @greatsongpod for Shenanigans, giveaways, and more! greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:34:55
October 06, 2021
Good (w Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra) - Episode 808
One of the great alt-rock songs of the '90s is the topic this week, and we do our usual deep-diving and off-roading, as well as a great chat with lead singer (and writer of modern hits for Sugarland, Howie Day and many others) Kevin Griffin. Also in this episode: - The ‘90s Alt-Rock Vocal Super Cut! - Shaquille O’Neal on the toilet - A Shirts vs Skins rematch? -- 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:08:35
September 29, 2021
Industry (w Jon McLaughlin)
We have a soft spot for songs about the music industry, and this is such a great one. Lots of good breakdown to be had, plus Disney tie-ins and the usual shenanigans. Plus.. The handsomest, and possibly most talented, guest ever to join the show, Jon McLaughlin (that's piano guy Jon, not jazz guitar John) talks with us about the nightmare scenario for performing musicians, gas station regrets, and feeding ducks SO HARD. __ Get Rob's new EP Also-Ran Bluesman here! __ 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, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:19:59
September 22, 2021
She's a Beauty (w Fee Waybill of The Tubes)
A theatrical rock band collaborating with David Foster and Steve Lukather--what more could you want from the '80s? Good luck getting this one out of your heads. San Fransisco/Bay Area legends The Tubes deliver an all-time ear worm, and we get to chat with frontman (and one of the 3 Most Important People in the World) Fee Waybill about the true story behind the song, censorship, and... - How you can thank Canada for this ‘80s classic - We fantasy-book the first ever Great Song Podcast Festival - The legendarily weird artist who told The Tubes they were TOO WEIRD to be his opening act. __ 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 Get Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" here! Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:06:14
September 15, 2021
Bonus! Dave Barnes Talks "Notes From Paris"
Surprise! Uncle Dave Barnes sits with us for a quick conversation about his brand-new collection Notes From Paris, which is available everywhere today!  GET THE NEW ALBUM NOTES FROM PARIS HERE! https://tonetree.ffm.to/notesfromparis
18:02
September 10, 2021
Finally (w Cece Peniston)
Get Rob's new album "Also-Ran Bluesman" here! _______ We snagged a diva! The great Cece Peniston was kind enough to sit with us for a few minutes and chat about her '90s Dance/R&B classic "Finally," regarded as one of the greatest dance tracks of all time. We'll learn the true story behind the song, talk to Cece about her career, that hairdo from the video, and more, including: - CeCe, C.C., and Cici's - A truly hilarious misunderstanding - To beef or not to beef? ______ 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, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
58:37
September 06, 2021
Also-Ran Bluesman (Rob Alley) - Bonus Episode
The EP sure to set the blues world on its ear is finally here. You can get Rob's new album Also-Ran Bluesman everywhere you stream or download great music. And you KNOW we had to give you a full breakdown, so we're back in your ears this week to let you behind the scenes on the songs and making of this very special record. Enjoy the episode, enjoy the EP, and stream it a lot so we can #GetRobToTheBluesTop20. ---- Check out Rob and the Revelators on Live from the Library Friday, September 3rd at 3pm on NPR Chattanooga, and archived beginning the next day. And while you're at it, here's the Kolby Towe Band's latest project, Until Tomorrow. ---- Support the show on Patreon for early access, extended and bonus shows, and more!Live from the Library on WUTC: 3pm Friday, September 3 at wutc.org 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, Michael Conley, Peter Mark Campbell, David Steinberg, Linda Crow, Cari Bendersky, Randy Hodge, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
46:46
September 03, 2021
Artist Spotlight: Toad the Wet Sprocket (w Glen Phillips) - Episode 804
Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" comes out this Friday! Pre-save or listen now! -------- It's a total love-fest this week as we gush over an all-time favorite artist, Toad the Wet Sprocket! Lead singer Glen Phillips sits with us to chat about their career and his solo music, life as a quarantine music streamer, and compassion for your fellow man. (Yes, it really does get that deep.) Plus: - That classic McShnickens/McNerfin duet - We prove our Biblical scholarship - NPH vs VanDerBeek “THE job right now is learning to talk to each other again.” 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, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
01:28:52
September 01, 2021
Overkill (w Colin Hay of Men at Work) - Episode 803
Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!" ------ Can't get to sleep? Perfect! This week's episode is sure to nullify the night, as we dig into an incredible solo interpretation of Men at Work's "Overkill" by the writer and lead singer of the iconic '80s group, Colin Hay. This version you may recognize from season 2 of the TV show Scrubs, in which Colin also starred. We'll talk about Scrubs, Zach Braff, and the like as we dig into this gorgeous rendition. Also--the funniest Stump the Genius concept yet! ------ 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, Chaz Bacus, Juan Lopez and Game of Throws
58:25
August 25, 2021
Family (w Drew Holcomb) - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!" -- You gotta love em, right? "Family" is the song and topic this week, and one of the the top dogs of the Americana scene, Drew Holcomb, stops by to chat with us about summer vacations, bourbon, and the time Dave Barnes tried to kill him.  Also Rob reveals himself to be a miserable wretch of a father! Should be a good show. -- 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, Chaz Bacus and Juan Lopez
01:16:45
August 18, 2021
"Need You Now" (w Dave Haywood of Lady A) - Episode 801
Season 8 begins with a BIG BANG--Lady A's Dave Haywood joins us to talk about all things Lady A, and we go in-depth (maybe a little too in-depth) on their absolute SMASH hit "Need You Now." Also: The Ruth's Chris and White Castle cover versions Singing the hits in made-up languages Don't Sleep on Sunflower seeds! --- Catch Rob Friday, August 13 as a guest on the Beer'd Al Podcast! --- 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, Chaz Bacus, and Juan Lopez
01:32:02
August 11, 2021
Lost in the Mall - Playlist My Life 5
The first series of Playlist My Life wraps up with this great submission from Jason in Lafayette, GA. What song would you add? Let us know on socials @greatsongpod or at facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Hope you've enjoyed Playlist My Life! SEASON 8 of The Great Song Podcast starts NEXT WEEK and we're so excited! See you soon!
16:06
August 04, 2021
I Danced So Hard I Burned Dinner - Playlist My Life 4
Submitted by Allison. 💿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://bit.ly/pml4-burned-dinner 🍎Apple Music: https://bit.ly/pml4-I-burned-dinner
15:25
July 28, 2021
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 07, 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 09, 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 02, 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 05, 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 07, 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 03, 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! 
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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 09, 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 02, 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 04, 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 09, 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 07, 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 09, 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 02, 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 03, 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 06, 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 straig