The Great Song Podcast

Rivalry Week Episodes

Rare episodes in which we strongly disagree about a song, artist or album.
Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week - Matchbox Twenty vs Rob Thomas - Episode 919

June 8, 2022

The time has come in which once per season we agree to disagree, and season 9 has led us to The Great Rob Thomas Showdown. One of us loves the Matchbox 20 era, one the Rob Thomas solo era, and we will make our cases for and …

'80S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) - Rivalry Week 2 - Episode 818

Dec. 8, 2021

Rivalry Week continues, as we now go toe-to-toe over another iconic '80s track, Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon," which Rob loves and JP hates. We'll fight over harmonicas, guitar tuning and more as we dig into the signature…

'80S '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Home Sweet Home (Motley Crüe) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 817

Dec. 1, 2021

The gloves are off, and we go head-to-head in the first installment of Rivalry Week for Season 8! This week it's Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and the boys of Motley Crüe, with one of the iconic proto-power ballads, "Home Sweet Home…

Non-Interview Rivalry Week Icons

Madonna (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 718

June 9, 2021

Well, here we go. We're giving one of the most iconic artists of all time the rivalry treatment, because one of us can't stand her. Take a listen and see who you side with on Madonna's body of work. Join us on PATREON for ea…

Non-Interview Rivalry Week

"Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) - Rivalry Week, Episode 717

June 2, 2021

Chris Isaak’s steamy “Wicked Game” is the focus of Rivalry Week 1 for Season 7, and we can’t wait to hear who you side with. In this episode: - JP gets seasick - The crazy story of how this song was produced and assembled - …

Pop '10S '20S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Charlie Puth (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 617

Dec. 9, 2020

For Round 2 of this season's Rivalry Week, we're going to look at the body of work of one Charlie Puth and fight over his worthiness of our attention (no pun intended). JP hates him; Rob loves him. How about you? Want MORE s…

Pop '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week - "How Bizarre" (OMC) - Episode 616

Dec. 2, 2020

Rivalry Week returns with a look into the '90s hit "How Bizarre" by your favorite New Zealand acoustic mariachi pop group, OMC! JP loves this song, and Rob can't stand it--take a listen and see who you side with! Want MORE s…

Rock Pop '10S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Best Day of My Life (American Authors) - Rivalry Week 6 - Episode 518

June 3, 2020

The happiest, most commercial song of the 2010s is the divisive topic for our 6th installment of Rivalry Week. Rob loves it; JP hates it--it's the absolutely ubiquitous "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors. Grab your ba…

Pop '90S Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview Rivalry Week

I'll Be (Edwin McCain) - Rivalry Week 5, Episode 517

May 27, 2020

It's Rivalry Week time once again, and this season we kick off with a song JP loves and Rob HATES. It's Edwin McCain's smash ballad, "I'll Be." Let us know who you side with! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads and fu…

Rock '90S '00S '10S '20S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters) - Rivalry Week 2, Episode 419

Nov. 22, 2019

RIVALRY WEEK, ROUND 2 If you’ve been with us on the show before, you may already know how JP feels about Dave Grohl. Well this week you’re gonna find out why. Rivalry Week Pt 2 focuses on “Monkey Wrench” by the band Rob cons…

Pop '70S Non-Interview Rivalry Week Movie And TV Songs

Grease (Soundtrack) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 418

Nov. 15, 2019

RIVALRY WEEK returns for Season 4--Rob and JP go head-to-head on something one loves and one hates! In week 1, we talk the Grease soundtrack, which JP loves and Rob detests. Whose side are you on? Tell us in our Facebook g…

Pop '10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week 2 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift) - Episode 312

March 22, 2019

We're back at each other's throats again this week over country-turned-pop princess Taylor Swift. In this episode: - JP relies on Ad Hominem attacks to keep himself from being swayed -Max Martin is a modern pop monster, and…

Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week 1 - Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) - Episode 311

March 15, 2019

On this pod, the rule of thumb is "celebrate." But in an unprecedented move, this week we're covering a song that one of us hates! Rivalry Week 1 sees the huge hit for Goo Goo Dolls from the soundtrack to the movie City of A…