The Great Song Podcast

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Pop '90S Interview Christian & Gospel Movie And TV Songs

Kiss Me (w Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer) - Episode 914

May 4, 2022

"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…

Pop '20S Interview

The Many Shapes of Stephen Day (w Stephen Day) - Episode 912

April 20, 2022

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. …

Guest: Stephen Day
Pop '10S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Get to You (w Matt Wertz)

April 13, 2022

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 …

Guest: Matt Wertz
Pop '20S Interview 10

Thinking About You (w Cody Fry) - Episode 910

April 6, 2022

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 …

Guest: Cody Fry
'20S Country/Folk/Americana R&B/Hip-Hop Milestone/Special Interview

Opening Day Double Header (feat. Aaron Chewning and Matthew Kaminski) - Episode 909

March 30, 2022

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 fu…

Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

Send Me an Angel [from The Wizard] w David Sterry of Real Life - Episode 907

March 16, 2022

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…

Rock '80S '90S Interview Movie And TV Songs

God Gave Rock and Roll to You (KISS) w Russ Ballard

March 9, 2022

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 '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

Eye of the Tiger (w Dave Bickler of Survivor) - Episode 905

March 2, 2022

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 Bic…

Rock '90S Interview

The Freshmen (w Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe)

Feb. 23, 2022

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 Fre…

Rock Pop '00S Singer-Songwriter Interview

I'm No Superman (Theme from "Scrubs") w Chad Fischer of Lazlo Bane

Feb. 16, 2022

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…

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902

Feb. 9, 2022

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 …

Pop '70S Disco And Dance Interview

YMCA (w Felipe Rose of The Village People) - Episode 901

Feb. 2, 2022

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 th…

Playlist My Life Interview

Playlist My Life - I Accidentally Got My Boss High

Dec. 29, 2021

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 o…

'70S Interview Yacht Rock

Baby Come Back (w Peter Beckett of Player) - Episode 819

Dec. 15, 2021

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 s…

Rock Interview Christian & Gospel

Beyond Belief (w John Schlitt of Petra) - Episode 816

Nov. 24, 2021

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 …