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In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Episode 202

May 25, 2018

Drowning conspiracies, gated reverb and teenagers who can't wait 3 minutes for a groove...we cover all that and more as we get into another all-time smash, Phil Collins' signature hit, "In The Air Tonight." Join our Facebook…

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Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) - Episode 201

May 18, 2018

We're BACK for SEASON 2! Join Rob and JP as we get back to business--Jersey Mikes, dotted quarter delays, and our favorite 1-2 punches to open an album. All this and much more as we get into U2's classic from The Joshua Tree…

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Abbey Road Suite (The Beatles) - Episode 124

March 30, 2018

The last regular episode of Season 1 is the first ever double-lenth XL Episode! We take a deep dive into the delicious well that is Abbey Road and discuss the 16-minute mashup that comprises the last tracks the Beatles ever …

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Celebration (Kool & the Gang) - Episode 123

March 23, 2018

There's a party goin' on RIGHT HERE, and your ears are invited! Rob and JP break down Kool & the Gang's ubiquitous smash hit, Celebration, and discuss search engines and Rob's really weird concert souvenir. --- Send in a …

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Black Velvet - Episode 122

March 16, 2018

Rob describes this song as "sweaty" and that's disgusting. But everything about it is magic. Be musically whisked away to the heart of the deep south with this...hold on, Alannah Myles is CANADIAN?? --- Send in a voice me…

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Who Can it Be Now (Men at Work) - Episode 121

March 9, 2018

Rob has burning questions. JP has quick answers that negate ALL of them. Find out the story behind Men at Work's 80's classic. Also in this episode: sax hooks, copyright infringement, and no mentions of Rascall Flatts. Join …

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Crazy (Seal) - Episode 119

Feb. 23, 2018

Let's get CRAZY with everyone's favorite bald dark-skinned British fashion icon-singer-songwriter-man. Seriously, we're never gonna' survive if we don't! Also, DC Talk, identical twins and potato chips on PBJ. Join our Faceb…

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Hook (Blues Traveler) - Episode 118

Feb. 16, 2018

John Popper and company deliver one of the cleverest--nay, maybe THE cleverest--single in pop history. Why does it sound instantly familiar, and, hey wait a minute, are those lyrics insulting?? Also: doxxing, spoiler alerts …

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End of the Innocence (Don Henley) - Episode 116

Feb. 2, 2018

The grumpiest member of the Eagles brings us this week's classic tune, co-written by another GSP alum, Bruce Hornsby. Also, apologies to Mickey Dolenz and a great many others. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun …

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Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) - Episode 115

Jan. 26, 2018

Don't you dare stop! Don't even think about it! You hold on to that feeling til the bitter end! Rob and JP break down Journey's ubiquitous classic, and get into why it's still selling big numbers even today. Also Rob makes a…

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When Did You Fall (Chris Rice) - Episode 114

Jan. 19, 2018

Grab your significant other and hold 'em tight, 'cause that's exactly what you're gonna' want to do by the end of this song. One of the great love songs of all time--yeah, we said it--is the topic this week, Chris Rice's del…

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Africa (Toto) - Episode 113

Jan. 12, 2018

We bless those rains! Yes we do! Sway along in the warm breeze as we cover Toto's somehow-timeless classic, "Africa." Also, weird covers, the Purdie Shuffle, and Rob wheezes at a joke about Lars Ulrich. Join our Facebook gro…

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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…