The Great Song Podcast

Non-Interview Episodes

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Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Episode 223

Oct. 19, 2018

Hug a buddy and sway along! We've got Sir Elton's classic crowd-pleaser in an episode chock full of goodness as we ramp toward the end of season 2. Also in this episode: splitting sandwiches, the shirt your wife hates, and o…

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Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) - Episode 221

Oct. 5, 2018

A year after his passing, the lads honor Tom Petty by covering his signature song. Also, our top fictional bands, and how this song can be described perfectly in a six-second Vine. (RIP Vine and Tom.) As always, leave us a r…

Rock '80S '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock Blues

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 …

Rock Pop '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock Jazz

Reelin' in the Years (Steely Dan) - Episode 218

Sept. 14, 2018

We're Two Against Nature! Well... we've been called unnatural, anyway. Everyone's favorite jazz-rock outfit is this week's topic, and the song is the happiest sounding breakup song you've ever heard! Also: the most appropri…

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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…

Pop '90S '70S R&B/Hip-Hop Disco And Dance Non-Interview

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees) - Episode 216

Aug. 31, 2018

ONE TIIIME! Oh yeah, it's time to bust out the 90's hip hop classic that first was a 70's R&B classic that was first a...well, it was an OK folk tune. Also, the boys discuss who should be cast in a musical version of Clue, a…

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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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500 Miles (The Proclaimers) - Episode 214

Aug. 17, 2018

DAAH-DADAT-DA!! Get yer Scottish accent ready for this week's singalong classic. Also in this episode:90's CCM artists and their web of lead singers, and how to pronounce "Auchtermuchty!" Join our Facebook group for weekly t…

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Dance With Me (Orleans) - Episode 210

July 20, 2018

WARNING: This song WILL be stuck in your head FOREVER. You may not think you know it, but you definitely do. And it will never leave you alone (and that's a good thing). Plus the sweetest story from JP's cross-section of mus…

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Summer in the City (The Lovin' Spoonful) - Episode 208

July 6, 2018

The ultimate Summer song? Hard not to make the argument when you're still in rotation 50 years after release, and oh yeah you came out ON the Fourth of July. Also we talk about the end of Rob's spelling bee career and Andre…

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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. …