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Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) - Episode 301

Jan. 4, 2019

Sha-mone! Grab your crotch and turn up your winter coat, it's time to give one of the all-time greats his due. That's right, Michael Jackson is our Season 3 opener, and we can't wait to deep-dive into his inspirational class…

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Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - Season 2 Finale, Episode 225

Nov. 2, 2018

Oh yeah! We went big for the Season 2 Finale and tackled one of the most epic rock tunes of all time! Here's everything you want to know about Queen's signature classic, plus tons of our world famous sidebars™. Thanks for li…

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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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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 …

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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…

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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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Martin Page (Interview) - Episode 213

Aug. 10, 2018

Buckle in for an XL Episode with a fantastic interview with Martin Page, whose hits include "We Built This City," "These Dreams" and so many more, and whose 1994 opus In the House of Stone and Light set records for its time …

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Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees) w/ Joey Abbott - Episode 212

Aug. 3, 2018

Special guest Joey Abbott joins Rob and JP for a laugh-a-minute review of the Monkees classic riff on suburbia, ERR being in a mental institution? Also, The Greatest Showman, George Michael, and oh yeah Rob accuses Carole Ki…

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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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At This Moment (w/Special Guest Billy Vera) - Billy Vera and the Beaters - Episode 209

July 13, 2018

A landmark episode for Rob and JP as we speak to the writer and performer of one of our favorite '80s classics! Billy Vera calls in to discuss his signature song, the crazy story of its rise to popularity, and SO much more! …

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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…