Celebrating the greatest songs in modern music history and the creators behind them.
Your favorite new rock band is The Effect, and we can prove it! Fresh off a debut single and moments before a follow-up, we chat with Trev Lukather (yep, son of Toto's Steve) and Nic Collins (yep, son of Phil) about getting together on this next-gen collaboration. You'll hear about using live tracks responsibly, loving work that didn't necessarily end well, and what songs of their progenitors you should be more familiar...
The most overwhelming American Idol winner in history sits in with the boys as our official kickoff of the home stretch of episodes before we call it a day. Phillip Phillips' "Gone Gone Gone" is an energetic frenzy of emotion, and so are we! Buckle up for a deep dive and our usual shenanigans.
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We're feeling sentimental as we come toward the end of the show, so we wanted to dedicate this week to our incredible wives (mostly in hope that they'll listen to an episode). And what better song to do it than the syrupy-sweet classic, "You Are The Woman" by Firefall? We'll dig deep, you'll learn about a Moose Call, and in a great interview, Jock Bartley of Firefall will tell us (among other things) about...
One of the all-time "traveling down the dusty old road" songs, a fixture of classic rock radio and biker gangs everywhere, Blackfoot's "Highway Song" has a feel that just won't quit. And we've got Blackfoot founder and long-time Lynyrd Skynyrd lead guitarist Rickey Medlocke to tell us all about it. A great storyteller and affable guy, he'll tell us all about his history with Blackfoot and Skynyrd...
Mount Rushmore country group. Mount Rushmore Gospel group. Mount Rushmore beard. What more can we say but Happy Halloween! Enjoy this early drop as you walk random neighborhoods with your kids tonight, and enjoy our coverage of the Oak Ridge Boys classic, "Elvira!"--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
Fresh off an album release and listening party experience, Rob and JP sit down with favorite guest artist Dave Barnes, who just dropped his Beatles-infused album, Featherbrained Wealth Motel, for one last romp before we close up shop. We'll get all the insight, have all the laughs, and as a bonus, we're each bringing our Top 5 Pop Choruses to the table for debate.
This episode has it all. Tragedy, Seinfeld, Playgirl, the Addams Family—dripping with gold 'til the very last second. Country music star Darryl Worley joins us for a trip down memory lane and at least one other side road as we dig into his hit, “Awful, Beautiful Life.” He talks with us about 20 years of “Have You Forgotten,” the impact of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the Nashville songwriting community, *that* infamous p...
Yacht rock royalty on the show this week, as we dig into one of the sunniest jams of the genre! Pablo Cruise's resident maestro Cory Lerios talks with us about the band's signature hit, scoring a bazillion episodes of Baywatch, and much, much more. Plus we listen through all our favorite things love will do!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
It's our 6th Anniversary episode, and we're diving deep into one of our favorite shows and favorite fictional bands--California Dreams! Not only that, but we're partying with frontman and lead guitarist Jay Anthony Franke, aka the lovely and talented Jake Sommers!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
One of the most singable (and covered) pop songs in history, Dancing in the Moonlight has a story much darker than you might imagine. We'll get into all that and much more with King Harvest's Rod Novak!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
It's back-to-back TG's with another absolute legend, T Graham Brown, who is an icon not only in country music, but maybe the most prolific jingle artist of all time! We'll talk to him about those earworm Taco Bell ads, get real about his addiction and recovery, and much more in a fantastic interview from a real pro. Plus our usual shenanigans! Thanks for listening!
Country legend TG Sheppard joins us to talk about one of his many signature songs, his amazing #1 streak, changing his name to keep from getting fired, and getting a bus from Elvis. Plus sexy country time, and we guess what TG really stands for.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
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Dr. John is one of the most instantly recognizable voices and most colorful characters in pop music history! (And you won't believe what he got arrested for, but that's another story.)
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The Righteous Brothers classic "Unchained Melody" draws the ire of your humble hosts in this Us vs. the World Rivalry Week episode!
Favorite guest Joey Abbott joins us to roast a classic, and we also learn about:
- Why it's called "Unchained Melody" to begin with
- Whoopi Goldberg's non-eyebrows
- The UK absolutely CANNOT get enough of this song
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One of Joe Walsh's biggest songs landed on both the Eagles' Hotel California follow-up and the soundtrack to a true cult classic, The Warriors. This week we've got Joe Walsh's drummer and co-writer Joe Vitale to talk all about his time with Joe, with Crosby, Stills and Nash, and of course Eagles.
And a bonus special guest drops in to make some time and try to guess the plot to The Warriors. Enjoy!
Movie Month continues with this legendary '90s AC track from the movie Now and Then, Sophie B. Hawkins' "As I Lay Me Down." We'll talk with Sophie about being a commanding leader who knows what she likes, fighting record companies who wanted to over-bake her songs, and of course our usual shenanigans as we cover the track as only we can.
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Tom Cruise's teeth, fast cars, tarot cards, Japanese cherry blossoms--this episode has it all. The Midnight's Tyler Lyle talks with us about appreciating art in the light of death, creating modern nostalgia, and more, and we dig into Days of Thunder, both the song and the movie. Enjoy!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
Mervyn Warren, multiple award-winning writer, arranger, and producer, founding member of accapella mega-group Take 6, joins us for our latest dive into Movie Month! His arrangement of the iconic closer to Sister Act 2 incorporates maybe the most well-known hymn in history, the breakout single from Naughty By Nature, and a classic track from Janet Jackson--all in one incredible main course! We'll dig into it all, including "...
Cody Fry's epic appearance on the show is back for a Greatest Hits refresh, complete with previously unreleased material. Enjoy!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/greatsongpod/message
From "Night Owls" to "Reminiscing" to "Cool Change," there's 8,000 miles and 50 years of Little River Band hits to drool over, and we're talking about them this week with lead singer and bassist Wayne Nelson! We'll chat about the difficulty of maintaining a vocal band, breaking into the US as an Australian band, travel woes and much more, plus:
- The Outback Steakhouse/Mount Rushmore debate...
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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