The Great Song Podcast

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'90S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Artist Spotlight: Toad the Wet Sprocket (w Glen Phillips) - Episode 804

Sept. 1, 2021

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 wi…

Pop '80S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Overkill (w Colin Hay of Men at Work) - Episode 803

Aug. 25, 2021

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…

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

Family (w Drew Holcomb) - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors

Aug. 18, 2021

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, stop…

'00S '10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

"Need You Now" (w Dave Haywood of Lady A) - Episode 801

Aug. 11, 2021

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 …

'90S R&B/Hip-Hop Interview

Whoomp! There It Is (w DC Glenn of Tag Team)

June 30, 2021

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 ubiquito…

Rock '80S Interview

The Final Countdown (w/ Mic Michaeli of Europe) - Season 7 Finale, Episode 720

June 23, 2021

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 tr…

'90S Interview Christian & Gospel Icons

Between You and Me (w/ Kevin Max of DC Talk)

June 16, 2021

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 histor…

Rock '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

No Easy Way Out (from Rocky IV) w/Robert Tepper - Episode 716

May 26, 2021

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 so…

'60S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview Movie And TV Songs

Wild Thing [from "Major League"] (The Troggs) w/Chip Taylor

May 19, 2021

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 Ch…

Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

"The Promise" (From Napoleon Dynamite) - w Farrington+Mann of When in Rome -Episode 714

May 12, 2021

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 mouthp…

Rock Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) w/John Parr - Episode 713

May 5, 2021

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…

'80S '90S Singer-Songwriter Interview Movie And TV Songs

Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from "Cheers") w Gary Portnoy - Episode 712

April 28, 2021

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! Bell…

Pop '80S Interview

Vienna (w Billy Currie of Ultravox)

April 21, 2021

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 tha…

Rock Pop '70S '60S Interview Blues

Feelin' Alright (w Dave Mason of Traffic)

April 14, 2021

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 …

Rock '80S '90S Milestone/Special Interview

King's X Ultimate Playlist w/dUg Pinnick of King's X - 150th Episode, Episode 709

April 7, 2021

“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 …