Hall of Songs

Hall of Songs

What are the greatest songs of all-time? Hosts Chris Jones and Tim Malcolm nominate songs for the Hall of Songs, with each episode tackling a new year chronologically, starting with 1951. Listeners are asked to vote after each episode for the songs they feel should reach the Hall of Songs.

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September 17, 2021 36 min

That's right: A second Beatles song joins "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in the Hall of Songs. But which is it? "Ticket to Ride"? "Yesterday"? "In My Life"? "Tomorrow Never Knows"? Plus, another artist gets its second Hall of Songs inductee, and Tim and Chris also discuss the newest version of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Learn more about Hall of Songs and hear more epi...

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OK, maybe we didn't get it right the first time. This is our chance to right some wrongs. We nominate a couple songs from the 1963-66 years for the Hall of Songs, including a big-time Beatles record. Plus, we talk about songs that we just plain love from this era, like a trio from Wilson Pickett. Visit our website at hallofsongs.com and follow us on social media at @hallofsongs.

Hosts: Tim Malcolm and Chris Jones
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It's the year of the album. 1966 is when the long player becomes the way to listen to music, and massive albums like "Pet Sounds," "Revolver" and "Blonde on Blonde" demonstrate that. Hall of Songs, though, isn't so concerned with the album, so what are the top 12 songs from this groundbreaking year of music? Join Tim and Chris as they reveal their dirty dozen, then head to hallofsongs.com to take par...

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Some of the songs regarded by many as the biggest of all-time were on the ballot heading into our 11th round of voting for the Hall of Songs, including "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones, "Yesterday" by the Beatles, "My Generation" by the Who, "My Girl" by the Temptations, and "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan. Did any of these songs get inducted in after this round? If so, how many? Any ...

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Once again, Tim agrees to do something all in the name of Apple Podcasts reviews. Listen as this self-described anti-Phish person chronicles what it was like to listen to a 33:50 version of the band's song "Tweezer," which was recorded live at an Aug. 1, 2021, concert in Alpharetta, Georgia. Chris helps him along by describing what it's like to be a Phishhead. Along the way, many lessons are learned. (OK, very few l...

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What a year! 1965 is a year of incredible creativity throughout American and British music. We naturally hear from the Beatles a few times in this episode of Hall of Songs, but we also nominate some massive tracks from fellow Brits the Rolling Stones and the Who. Also, Motown raises the game once again, and Bob Dylan and others help usher in an entirely new genre.

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Let's talk about a few songs from 1964 that are now part of the Hall of Songs. One is from Motown, one is from Britain, and one is a soul classic. After discussing the newest inductees, Tim and Chris converse over two more songs that they can nudge into their song hall of fame through their "golden vote." What are those songs? Are the Beatles involved? And what about Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti," which ha...

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 In this episode of Hall of Songs, we present our nominees from '64, a year with a lot of sounds pushing rock 'n' roll and pop music in many directions ... and also together. 

Many artists were chasing the "Be My Baby" sound that Phil Spector mastered with his 1963 Hall of Songs inductee. A number of top songs either built upon the producer's Wall of Sound or simply copied Hal Blaine's iconic drum beat. M...

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Two songs have been inducted into the Hall of Songs after our ninth round of voting, putting the grand total at 17. One of those tracks is Bob Dylan's seminal 1963 recording "Blowin' in the Wind." What's the other inductee? Was it a Motown song? Did the Beatles get in? What about the Beach Boys? The Wall of Sound? Or did Bobby Darin finally break through?  For more, visit hallofsongs.com and check us out on soci...

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Yes, we both love the Beatles. For this bonus episode of Hall of Songs, we take some time to talk about the Fab Four. Among the questions we answer: How we became fans of the group, our favorite (and least favorite) songs, how we listen to them today, and what we like most about their respective solo careers. Go to hallofsongs.com to vote for your picks for our song hall of fame. Also, follow us on social media: @hallofsongs.

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 Welcome to Season Two of Hall of Songs. And welcome to an explosion of creativity.  Of course, you'll hear the Beatles in this episode, as 1963 marks the first year of their dominance (though most of it is spent in Britain). We'll also hear from the Beach Boys, the Wall of Sound, and Motown, along with a young folk musician whose lyricism sets a high bar. Go to hallofsongs.com to vote for your picks for our song hall of fa...

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That's right: The Hall of Songs has a new inductee, and it's from Hitsville U.S.A.! So what is the 15th member of our exclusive hall of fame for songs? Listen and find out! For more, visit hallofsongs.com and check us out on social media: @hallofsongs.

Host: Timothy Malcolm
Host: Christopher Jones
Music commentary and education

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It's time to add some overlooked songs into the Hall of Songs nominee pool. They are: "Think," "Turn on Your Lovelight," "Up on the Roof" and "She Thinks I Still Care." After the nominations, Tim and Chris turn to chatter about music from 1959 to 1962, especially Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, The Nashville Sound, the evolution of Motown, and the influence of the Brill Building. Visit our website at h...

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 1962 is a weird year in music. "The Twist" comes back early in the year, and some jazz musicians bring Brazilian bossa nova to America around the holidays. In between, it's a whole lot of everything on the charts with some impressive leaps forward.  Among our 1962 nominees are three instrumentals, two songs from arguably the first true effort at a cohesive album, and recordings by self-contained groups that could sing ...

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The hits just keep on coming! We have four new inductees to the Hall of Songs after the latest round of voting. One song skates right through without a problem, another is a bit of a surprise, and two get in by the skin of their teeth. For more, visit hallofsongs.com and check us out on social media: @hallofsongs.

Host: Timothy Malcolm
Host: Christopher Jones
Music commentary and education

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One decade down, and Hall of Songs has seen a lot of Elvis Presley. So for this bonus episode, we chatted with Justin Gausman, co-host of TCBCast, the popular Elvis fan podcast, about the man, the myth ... the King? The illuminating conversation touches on perspectives and opinions of Elvis' career and story, the songs of his that we've nominated for the Hall of Songs, and what 1960s and '70s Elvis songs we should consi...

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 It's 1961 and we're twisting again on Hall of Songs! OK, "Let's Twist Again" is not one of our 12 nominees from this year, BUT we talk about dance crazes before hopping into the new songs on the ballot. Go to hallofsongs.com to vote for your picks for our song hall of fame. Also, follow us on social media: @hallofsongs.

Host: Timothy Malcolm
Host: Christopher Jones
Music commentary and education

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It's the opposite of our last round of voting as multiple songs get inducted into the Hall of Songs! Plus, we discuss whether a certain Ray Charles song should get the Golden Vote, giving it special entrance into the Hall. For more, visit hallofsongs.com and check us out on social media: @hallofsongs.

Host: Timothy Malcolm
Host: Christopher Jones
Music commentary and education

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 For this episode we visit the Brill Building in New York City and Hitsville USA in Detroit. We also hear more examples of the burgeoning Nashville Sound. And yes, the seeds of the pop-rock explosion yet to come are sown. Twelve great songs await you in this episode. Go to hallofsongs.com to vote for your picks for our song hall of fame. Also, follow us on social media: @hallofsongs.

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June 11, 2021 21 min

You'll have to listen to this bonus episode of Hall of Songs to hear what happened with our latest round of voting. Find out if any tunes got into our hall of fame, what stayed on the ballot, and which tracks are gone for good. For more, visit hallofsongs.com and check us out on social media: @hallofsongs.

Host: Timothy Malcolm
Host: Christopher Jones
Music commentary and education

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