The Great Song Podcast

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Rock '80S '70S

Styx (w Lawrence Gowan of Styx) - Episode 820

Dec. 22, 2021

It's epic season finale time, and it doesn't get more epic than the Grand Rock of Styx! Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, James J.Y. Young and the rest of the crew are ready to rock, and JP's ultimate band is great fodder for a wa…

'70S Interview Yacht Rock

Baby Come Back (w Peter Beckett of Player) - Episode 819

Dec. 15, 2021

Atop the pinnacle of Yacht Rock Mountain, you'll find but a handful of songs, and "Baby Come Back" is definitely one of them. Lead singer Peter Beckett joins us to talk about one of the ultimate make-up songs, his newfound s…

'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…

Rock Interview Christian & Gospel

Beyond Belief (w John Schlitt of Petra) - Episode 816

Nov. 24, 2021

The biggest rock band in Christian music history is almost undeniably Petra, and JP is one of their biggest fans on planet Earth. Frontman John Schlitt joins us this week to talk about Petra's legacy, Beyond Belief, getting …

Rock '90S Interview

If You Could Only See (w Emerson Hart of Tonic)

Nov. 17, 2021

This episode gets burst wide open by JP's brilliant analysis of the guitar riff to this iconic '90s track, and Tonic frontman Emerson Hart joins us to talk about his favorite video memories, roller skating, and getting inter…

'60S Singer-Songwriter Interview Icons

Mr. Businessman (w Ray Stevens) - Episode 814

Nov. 10, 2021

One of the all-time comedy and Nashville music legends, Ray Stevens, joins us to talk about his song Mr. Businessman, his iconic career and more! Also: - Rob has an epiphany - Freakin’ Ray Perm! - The art of the laugh track …

Rock Pop '80S Guest Co-host

Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer) w/Dave Barnes - Episode 813

Nov. 3, 2021

Might as well face it, this episode is going to be awesome. Uncle Dave Barnes joins us fresh off his new comedy album release "It's Hard Being an Idiot," to cover one of the most rocking songs of the 1980s. We'll talk about:…

Guest: Dave Barnes
Rock Pop '70S Interview

Magic (Pilot - w David Paton) - Episode 812

Oct. 27, 2021

Magic month closes out with one of the hookiest choruses of all time, and one of the great single-hit bands of the '70s, who never even got a chance to tour the U.S. We'll talk about it in depth with lead singer David Paton,…

Rock Pop '80S Guest Co-host

Magic (The Cars) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 811

Oct. 20, 2021

Longtime friend and guest co-host Joey Abbott joins the boys to continue Magic Month with one of the greatest hits from one of the greatest American bands, The Cars! Ric Ocasek and company deliver all kinds of goodness in th…

Pop '20S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Magic Trick (feat. Martin Johnson of The Night Game) - Episode 810

Oct. 13, 2021

Magic Month continues with Martin Johnson, aka The Night Game, and his brilliant industry-inspired song "Magic Trick." We'll cover it in all its new-new-wave glory, as well as his role in pop-punk group Boys Like Girls, and …

Pop '10S '20S Singer-Songwriter Milestone/Special Interview

Old Friends (w Ben Rector) - Episode 809, 4th Anniversary Episode

Oct. 6, 2021

We're kicking off Magic Month with our 4th Anniversary spectacular, an XXL episode featuring one of our favorite tunes by one of our favorite artists, Ben Rector. "Old Friends" (from the album Magic) couldn't be a more perfe…

Rock '90S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Good (w Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra) - Episode 808

Sept. 29, 2021

One of the great alt-rock songs of the '90s is the topic this week, and we do our usual deep-diving and off-roading, as well as a great chat with lead singer (and writer of modern hits for Sugarland, Howie Day and many other…

Pop '10S '20S Interview Christian & Gospel

Industry (w Jon McLaughlin)

Sept. 22, 2021

We have a soft spot for songs about the music industry, and this is such a great one. Lots of good breakdown to be had, plus Disney tie-ins and the usual shenanigans. Plus.. The handsomest, and possibly most talented, guest …

Rock Pop '80S Interview

She's a Beauty (w Fee Waybill of The Tubes)

Sept. 15, 2021

A theatrical rock band collaborating with David Foster and Steve Lukather--what more could you want from the '80s? Good luck getting this one out of your heads. San Fransisco/Bay Area legends The Tubes deliver an all-time ea…

Bonus Interview Guest Co-host

Bonus! Dave Barnes Talks "Notes From Paris"

Sept. 10, 2021

Surprise! Uncle Dave Barnes sits with us for a quick conversation about his brand-new collection Notes From Paris , which is available everywhere today! GET THE NEW ALBUM NOTES FROM PARIS HERE! https://tonetree.ffm.to/notesf…

Guest: Dave Barnes
'90S R&B/Hip-Hop Disco And Dance Interview

Finally (w Cece Peniston)

Sept. 6, 2021

Get Rob's new album "Also-Ran Bluesman" here! _______ We snagged a diva! The great Cece Peniston was kind enough to sit with us for a few minutes and chat about her '90s Dance/R&B classic "Finally," regarded as one of the gr…

Bonus Blues

Also-Ran Bluesman (Rob Alley) - Bonus Episode

Sept. 3, 2021

The EP sure to set the blues world on its ear is finally here. You can get Rob's new album Also-Ran Bluesman everywhere you stream or download great music. And you KNOW we had to give you a full breakdown, so we're back in y…

'90S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Artist Spotlight: Toad the Wet Sprocket (w Glen Phillips) - Episode 804

Sept. 1, 2021

Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" comes out this Friday! Pre-save or listen now! -------- It's a total love-fest this week as we gush over an all-time favorite artist, Toad the Wet Sprocket ! Lead singer Glen Phillips sits wi…

Pop '80S Singer-Songwriter Interview

Overkill (w Colin Hay of Men at Work) - Episode 803

Aug. 25, 2021

Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!" ------ Can't get to sleep? Perfect! This week's episode is sure to nullify the night, as we dig into an incredible solo interpretation of Men…

'10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

Family (w Drew Holcomb) - Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors

Aug. 18, 2021

Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!" -- You gotta love em, right? "Family" is the song and topic this week, and one of the the top dogs of the Americana scene, Drew Holcomb, stop…

'00S '10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

"Need You Now" (w Dave Haywood of Lady A) - Episode 801

Aug. 11, 2021

Season 8 begins with a BIG BANG --Lady A's Dave Haywood joins us to talk about all things Lady A, and we go in-depth (maybe a little too in-depth) on their absolute SMASH hit "Need You Now." Also: The Ruth's Chris and White …

Bonus Playlist My Life

Lost in the Mall - Playlist My Life 5

Aug. 4, 2021

The first series of Playlist My Life wraps up with this great submission from Jason in Lafayette, GA. What song would you add? Let us know on socials @greatsongpod or at facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod. Hope you've enjoyed …

Bonus Playlist My Life

I Danced So Hard I Burned Dinner - Playlist My Life 4

July 28, 2021

Submitted by Allison. 💿What song would you add to this week's playlist? We'll put our favorite in the official playlist and credit you in the notes! 💡What scenario in your life needs a playlist? Click the "messages" button a…