The Great Song Podcast

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The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby) - Episode 112

Jan. 5, 2018

By request...and not just by us! Bruce Hornsby's classic is our subject this week, and we are psyched to get into it! One of our favorite songs by one of our favorite artists...let's do this! Join our Facebook group for week…

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Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - Episode 111

Dec. 29, 2017

The great Stevie Wonder makes his first GSP appearance this week. Check out the amazing story of how this song played a part in waking Stevie Wonder from a coma after a car accident threatened his life. Plus Rob and JP get p…

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Changing (John Mayer) - Episode 110

Dec. 22, 2017

The older, wiser, John Mayer 3.0 is our subject this week. From his 2017 album "The Search For Everything" comes this introspective song about growth. We also break down our favorite Mayer moments, and stay tuned through the…

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Price Tag (Jessie J) - Episode 109

Dec. 15, 2017

It ain't about the money! Taking on a more recent hit, Rob and JP dig into Jessie J's catchy broke-folks anthem, what Bruno Mars songs Rob hates, and the Zimba Ku controversy. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun …

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Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney) - Episode 108

Dec. 8, 2017

It's McCartney time! Sir Paul makes his first appearance in the Great Song zeitgeist with his signature hit. Other topics include chromaticism and the lads losing a potential Little Caesar's sponsorship. Join our Facebook gr…

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Piano Man (Billy Joel) - Episode 107

Nov. 30, 2017

One of the all-time classics, and one of our all-time favorite artists! Billy Joel's piano lounge anthem is our subject this week--learn about the debacle of Joel's first album release, and why Rob hates it when you mix up t…

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More Than a Feeling (Boston) - Episode 106

Nov. 24, 2017

Break out the afro wig and sway along as we break down Boston's biggest hit! Also: Who is Maryanne, GNR's drummer's awful timekeeping, and dropping out of college! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions,…

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I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley/Eric Clapton) - Episode 105

Nov. 17, 2017

A 2-time Hall of Famer! Rob and JP dive into Bob Marley's original and Eric Clapton's cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff." Also, Marley's drummer had 40 kids, so we'll get into that. Join our Facebook group for weekly thre…

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Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Pink Floyd) - Episode 104

Nov. 10, 2017

Rob and JP break down the themes and sounds of another classic British rock tune. Also, broccoli, narcoleptic teachers, and our favorite guitar solo entrances. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and…

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Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) - Episode 103

Nov. 3, 2017

In which Rob and JP say they're here to discuss modern American music and proceed to spend the next 40 minutes breaking down a British rock anthem. Buy the original song here. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun …

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Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks) - Episode 102

Oct. 27, 2017

Rob and JP dig deep into the song that launched Garth Brooks into the stratosphere! Plus Star Wars, the NY Yankees' "Bleacher Creatures," and the worst National Anthem performance of all time. Enjoy! Join our Facebook group …

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Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn) - Episode 101

Oct. 10, 2017

Marc Cohn's 1992 debut single is widely acclaimed as the greatest song of all time. Wait, no it's not really--it's amazing but why are we starting with this one anyway? Rob Alley and JP Moser introduce themselves and the co…