The Great Song Podcast

Interview Episodes

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 …

Rock '90S Interview

Found Out About You (w Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms)

March 31, 2021

'90s Madness concludes with one of the most ubiquitous bands and albums of the decade, Gin Blossoms' New Miserable Experience and its many hit singles! We'll cover all things regarding this classic rock anthem, and chat with…

Rock '90S Interview

Only Wanna Be With You (w Jim Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish) - Episode 707

March 24, 2021

“Cracked Rear View” is the biggest-selling studio album since “Thriller,” and this week we're diving into it, and specifically one of the '90s' most beloved songs! We'll be talking with Hootie drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld abo…

Rock '90S Interview

All For You (w Ken Block of Sister Hazel) - Episode 706

March 17, 2021

90s Madness continues with the singalong of singalongs, “All For You” by Sister Hazel! Lead singer Ken Block joins us to talk about the legacy of the band, the real life Sister Hazel, Lyrics for Life, and more. Also: - How t…

Rock '90S Interview

90s Madness: The Way (w Tony Scalzo of Fastball) - Episode 705

March 10, 2021

The road that they walk on is paved in gold, and this episode is definitely gold too. Fastball singer and bassist Tony Scalzo joins us to talk about the band's signature tune, based on a true (if sad) story. Also-- - Miles Z…

Pop '70S Singer-Songwriter Interview Yacht Rock

Crazy Love (w Rusty Young of Poco) - Episode 703

Feb. 24, 2021

Get your sandals on and let's all head out to the yacht! This beautifully breezy hit from 1979 is the perfect companion to spending a day on the water in style. Even if you don't like Piña Coladas, you'll love this earworm f…