The Great Song Podcast

Episodes

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 …

Rock '90S '70S Interview Icons Blues

Soulshine (w Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule/Allman Brothers) - Episode 918

June 1, 2022

Our 200th episode comes with a very special guest, guitar and jam band icon Warren Haynes! We're talking about a song that somehow it feels like everyone knows from birth, the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule classic, "Soulshi…

Guest: Warren Haynes
Rock '00S Interview Female Artist

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (w KT Tunstall) - Episode 917

May 25, 2022

Ladies' Month concludes with a tough track from punk-spirited Scottish rocker KT Tunstall, from her debut album "Eye to the Telescope." We'll discuss why this album was immediately re-released, the power of early American Id…

Guest: KT Tunstall
'70S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview Female Artist

Kate Taylor Did it First - Episode 916

May 18, 2022

You surely know big brother James, but have ya met Sister Kate? As unpredictable a career as you could imagine, and as sweet a soul as you could meet, Kate Taylor reunited with an amazing who's who crew in 2021 to release he…

Guest: Kate Taylor
Rock '90S Singer-Songwriter Interview Alternative Female Artist

Mother Mother (w Tracy Bonham) - Episode 915

May 11, 2022

Tracy Bonham is the woman who broke the algorithm. After "Mother Mother" in 1996, no other female solo artist topped the modern rock charts until Lorde in 2013(!). In this week's episode we break down her breakout single and…

Guest: Tracy Bonham
Pop '90S Interview Christian & Gospel Movie And TV Songs

Kiss Me (w Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer) - Episode 914

May 4, 2022

"Kiss Me" is one of the biggest hits of the '90s, and the self-titled Sixpence None the Richer album is an enduring classic full of rich songs and complex emotions, a real standout in the CCM genre, and a major pop crossover…

Tell Me How it Feels (w Chris Buck and Tom Hollister of Cardinal Black) - Episode 913

April 27, 2022

Cardinal Black are so new they don't even have an album out yet. But when we heard them, we couldn't wait to talk to you about them. One of the smoothest, most interesting groups to come along in a while is bound to be one o…

Pop '20S Interview

The Many Shapes of Stephen Day (w Stephen Day) - Episode 912

April 20, 2022

Modern Men of Pop Month continues with one of our favorite up-and-coming acts, who we've affectionately dubbed "The Ultimate Touring Partner." Stephen Day can do it all, and we're digging into his musical fun-bag this week. …

Guest: Stephen Day
Pop '10S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Get to You (w Matt Wertz)

April 13, 2022

The Whitney Houston of male singer-songwriters (there's more context in the Patreon version, but that'll do for now) brought us a fire album in 2014 appropriately titled "Heatwave," and the opening track "Get to You" is our …

Guest: Matt Wertz
Pop '20S Interview 10

Thinking About You (w Cody Fry) - Episode 910

April 6, 2022

Modern Men of Pop month kicks off with boy genius Cody Fry, a brilliant young talent whose sentimental anthems and grooving pop tracks have set TikTok and Spotify ablaze. We'll talk about the opening track to his 2021 album …

Guest: Cody Fry
'20S Country/Folk/Americana R&B/Hip-Hop Milestone/Special Interview

Opening Day Double Header (feat. Aaron Chewning and Matthew Kaminski) - Episode 909

March 30, 2022

YES, it's baseball season once again, and we're celebrating in style with not one, but TWO of our favorite baseball-related creators, social media legend Aaron Chewning and Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski ! We're fu…

Rock Pop '90S Guest Co-host Movie And TV Songs

All For Love (from The Three Musketeers) [Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting] w Dave Barnes - Episode 908

March 23, 2022

The ultimate trio of adult contemporary powerhouse dudes gave us one of the absolute hardest movie songs of all time, so it's only fitting that we become a trio once again with our very own D'Artagnan, mister Dave Barnes! We…

Guest: Dave Barnes
Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

Send Me an Angel [from The Wizard] w David Sterry of Real Life - Episode 907

March 16, 2022

Movie Month's third tasting comes from the 1989 classic/disappointment/dud The Wizard, starring Fred Savage, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater and more. The movie may have flopped as well as the Nintendo Power Glove it promoted…

Rock '80S '90S Interview Movie And TV Songs

God Gave Rock and Roll to You (KISS) w Russ Ballard

March 9, 2022

From Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey comes our next Movie Month entry, the grand, uplifting power ballad, "God Gave Rock and Roll to You"...2? We'll answer all the questions and cover the significant versions leading up to this…

Rock '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

Eye of the Tiger (w Dave Bickler of Survivor) - Episode 905

March 2, 2022

Movie Month returns with one of the all-time iconic soundtrack songs. From Rocky III (and pretty much every Rocky movie thereafter) comes Survivor's signature hit, "Eye of the Tiger." Original Survivor lead vocalist Dave Bic…

Rock '90S Interview

The Freshmen (w Brian Vander Ark of The Verve Pipe)

Feb. 23, 2022

Let’s be honest, there was a lot of brooding going on in the ’90s. But this week’s track may have been the most brooding thing to come out of the whole decade, and we all loved it. The grim story of The Verve Pipe’s “The Fre…

Rock Pop '00S Singer-Songwriter Interview

I'm No Superman (Theme from "Scrubs") w Chad Fischer of Lazlo Bane

Feb. 16, 2022

Multi-talented writer, producer and scorer Chad Fischer chats with us this week about his Lazlo Bane track "I'm No Superman," the story behind its inclusion in the TV show "Scrubs," his friendships with Zach Braff, Lisa Loeb…

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902

Feb. 9, 2022

Valentine's Day calls for a great love song, and they don't come much better than Lanco's #1 smash "Greatest Love Story." Frontman and eponym Brandon Lancaster joins us, and the conversation starts off with some fascinating …

Pop '70S Disco And Dance Interview

YMCA (w Felipe Rose of The Village People) - Episode 901

Feb. 2, 2022

Season 9 kicks off with a worldwide classic! Get your disco boots with the goldfish in 'em and let's get to dancing with the Village People classic, YMCA. In this episode we'll learn the origin of the group, the song, and th…

Milestone/Special

Best Of, Volume 4

Jan. 26, 2022

Some of the funniest and favorite clips from seasons 4-8 of The Great Song Podcast, presented with almost zero context. Highlights include: Bette Middler and Linda Ronstadt Chocolate Rain Rod Stewart and Sandpaper Toast Farm…

Playlist My Life

Playlist My Life: My Spouse Didn't Replace the Toilet Paper Roll

Jan. 19, 2022

Stuck with no TP, a desperate spouse struggles with the betrayal and downright stench of the realization that there's no paper. This real-life suggestion from Jeremy Parker leads us to a rather unique playlist. Enjoy. What d…

Playlist My Life

Playlist My Life: Enemies Becoming Friends (PML 203)

Jan. 12, 2022

A tale as old as time. No, not THAT one. This week's prompt comes from Rich, and it's a perfect example of reconciliation and the power of forgiveness. What did we leave out? Let us know what song we should have included in …

Playlist My Life

Playlist My Life: Camping at the Grand Canyon (PML 202)

Jan. 5, 2022

This week the boys tackle a playlist for the ultimate camping trip—one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. And it's up to you to tell us what we left out! Check out the official playlists and tell us what …

Playlist My Life Interview

Playlist My Life - I Accidentally Got My Boss High

Dec. 29, 2021

Series 2 of Playlist My Life begins with a hilariously awkward, but totally true, scenario set in an '80s Christian recording studio—how could we resist?? Let us know what song is missing, and we'll add our favorite to the o…