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Life's Been Good (Joe Walsh) - Episode 220

Sept. 28, 2018

One of the most unique guys in rock brings us a delightfully cheeky song about stardom. In this episode: Intentional sloppiness Tambourines in church Sean Connery The harmonic series Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for we…

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September (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Episode 219 ft. Janson Furrow

Sept. 21, 2018

Janson Furrow joins the boys for the danciest dance floor jam maybe ever! Dare you to get up and groove with GSP and EWF. Also: Al McKay’s Star licks, afros of choice, and creating a musical Captain Planet. --- Send in a …

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The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and The News) - Episode 217

Sept. 7, 2018

Feel the power! Lyric debates, Back to the Future, Musical Pseudonyms and way more in a big ol' fun episode about a classic 80s jam. Synth on, party people! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/mess…

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25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) - Episode 215

Aug. 24, 2018

Windows down, radio up! Chicago and company are providing the perfect road trip song about--wait, what's this song about? Also, bad horsies, Billy Joel breaks our hearts, and guitar innovations that are totally impractical. …

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Right Now (Van Halen) w/Robby Wade - Episode 211

July 27, 2018

Robby Wade joins the boys for a lively back-and-forth, all centered around Van Halen's rock masterpiece, "Right Now." Pop open a Crystal Pepsi and grab your striped guitar, 'cause it's 5150 time! Join our Facebook group for …

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At This Moment (w/Special Guest Billy Vera) - Billy Vera and the Beaters - Episode 209

July 13, 2018

A landmark episode for Rob and JP as we speak to the writer and performer of one of our favorite '80s classics! Billy Vera calls in to discuss his signature song, the crazy story of its rise to popularity, and SO much more! …

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Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) - Episode 207

June 29, 2018

Our Tribute to Summer begins with this smooth hip-hop classic from the one and only Will Smith and his right hand man, DJ Jazzy Jeff. We talk Fresh Prince, Ninja Turtles, mixtapes and everything in-between, including the wor…

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Barracuda (Heart) - Episode 206

June 22, 2018

Ooooooooooh, Barracuda! Rob and JP lead into a lovefest about Heart's greatness as a rock band with - what else - a side conversation about MC Hammer and Deion Sanders. Also, Rob outs one of his friends in a super-embarrasin…

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Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) - Ep 205 COMMENTARY ONLY

June 15, 2018

**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES COMMENTARY ONLY** The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest albums of our lifetime; Sting's amazing Ten Summoner's Tales. Enjoy this v…

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Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) Ep 205 WITH MUSIC

June 15, 2018

**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES ALBUM AUDIO WITH COMMENTARY** The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest albums of our lifetime; Sting's amazing Ten Summoner's Tales. …

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Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross - Episode 204

June 8, 2018

This week we celebrate the King of Yacht Rock himself! Feel the breeze and let your flamingo flag fly! Also, Michael McDonald, Penguino Rodgriguez, and the sax intro that stumped Rob. Join our Facebook group for weekly threa…

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Fire and Rain (James Taylor) - Episode 203

June 1, 2018

James Taylor is ready to get all up in your feels on this week's episode, and so are Rob and JP. We'll laugh, we'll cry; we'll insult John Denver. Let's get to work! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/greatson…

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In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Episode 202

May 25, 2018

Drowning conspiracies, gated reverb and teenagers who can't wait 3 minutes for a groove...we cover all that and more as we get into another all-time smash, Phil Collins' signature hit, "In The Air Tonight." Join our Facebook…

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Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) - Episode 201

May 18, 2018

We're BACK for SEASON 2! Join Rob and JP as we get back to business--Jersey Mikes, dotted quarter delays, and our favorite 1-2 punches to open an album. All this and much more as we get into U2's classic from The Joshua Tree…

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Celebration (Kool & the Gang) - Episode 123

March 23, 2018

There's a party goin' on RIGHT HERE, and your ears are invited! Rob and JP break down Kool & the Gang's ubiquitous smash hit, Celebration, and discuss search engines and Rob's really weird concert souvenir. --- Send in a …