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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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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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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…