The Great Song Podcast

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Good Lovin (The Rascals) w/Felix Cavaliere - Episode 612

Nov. 4, 2020

True rock royalty joins us for Hall of Fame week, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome a member of one of the most important acts in rock history, as The Rascals/Young Rascals frontman Felix Cavaliere joins us to chat…

Pop '70S '60S Country/Folk/Americana Interview Yacht Rock

Hooked on a Feeling (w/BJ Thomas) - Episode 611

Oct. 28, 2020

BJ Thomas is a big deal. Multiple Grammys, Oscar winner, you name it he's done it. Plus he's like super handsome. In this episode we break down one of his many signature hits, plus: - Sweetest candies by volume - Turns out i…

Pop '90S Interview Christian & Gospel

Flood (Jars of Clay) w/Dan Haseltine - Episode 610

Oct. 21, 2020

The halfway point of Season Six is a big one, with a massive crossover hit from the '90s, and a seminal piece of CCM, Jars of Clay's "Flood." We'll get into all the greatness of the song, it's instant and unique recognizabil…

Pop '80S Interview Movie And TV Songs

Dirty Dancing Double Feature: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" + "Hungry Eyes" w/Franke Previte Interview - Episode 609

Oct. 14, 2020

Our first-ever Double Feature! This week we're covering two songs, both featured on the same movie soundtrack, and both co-written by the same guy, Franke Previte! In this XL episode we'll talk about: - Weird stuff in popcor…

Bonus Milestone/Special Non-Interview

The Ultimate Van Halen Playlist (Bonus Pod)

Oct. 9, 2020

Leave it to JP to tastefully turn grief into a fun game. In the wake of the tragic passing of Eddie Van Halen earlier this week, we had to get together and process in our own way, and that way was by celebrating our favorite…

Pop '70S Interview Yacht Rock

Biggest Part of Me (Ambrosia) w/Burleigh Drummond Interview - Episode 608

Oct. 7, 2020

It's a stone-cold groove, man. And the chords, my gosh, the chords!! The boys drool over the sheer musicality of one of the most versatile bands in pop-rock-blue-eyed-prog-soul history, and we chat with the man behind the gr…

Rock '90S Disco And Dance Interview

"Ready to Go" (Republica) + Saffron Interview - Episode 607

Sept. 30, 2020

One of the most energetic frontwomen in history brings us one of the 90s’ most rockin’ songs. Youll hear right away why Saffron was the perfect person to bring “Ready to Go” to bouncy, hyperactive life--in fact, she might be…

Pop '80S '70S Interview Yacht Rock

Escape (The Piña Colada Song) + Rupert Holmes Interview - Episode 606

Sept. 23, 2020

This week we're talking about the catchiest little ditty about cheating on your spouse you ever did hear, and we are joined by the brilliant and funny Rupert Holmes to tell the tale. An instant Mount Rushmore interview with …

Rock Pop '00S Interview

"Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five For Fighting w/John Ondrasik Interview - Episode 605

Sept. 16, 2020

One of the most gut-punching songs of the 21st Century is about the Man of Steel admitting he's not so strong, and it comes from a band that's not really a band. Does that about cover it? Very special interview with Five for…

Pop '10S '20S Interview

Must Be Hard Being You (Clark Beckham) - Episode 604

Sept. 9, 2020

American Idol Season XIV standout and runner-up Clark Beckham joins us to talk about his funky, fun single "Must Be Hard Being You," life beyond Idol, and more, including: - The tightest band Clark has ever heard - Clark’s h…

'80S '90S Country/Folk/Americana Interview

I'll Still Be Loving You (w Larry Stewart of Restless Heart) - Episode 603

Sept. 2, 2020

Restless Heart was a country music sensation, but they weren't always beloved by the powers-that-be. We'll talk about it with frontman Larry Stewart in a very fun interview episode centered around their beautiful, classic lo…

'70S R&B/Hip-Hop Disco And Dance Interview

Reunited (Peaches & Herb) + Linda "Peaches" Tavani Interview - Episode 602

Aug. 26, 2020

Our excitement for being back together for Season 6 couldn’t be contained in just one episode—we had to bring along Peaches and Herb to explain how we really feel! The soul classic “Reunited” is a delight for friends and lov…

Pop '70S Singer-Songwriter

Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) - Episode 601

Aug. 19, 2020

Season 6 starts with a bang! Neil Diamond, the Jewish Elvis, gives us one of the most iconic singalongs of all time, and yer boys are back to break it down. In this episode: - Neil’s almost-stage-names, the * better* of whic…

Bonus

Bonus Pod: Ernest Goes to Camp

July 22, 2020

To give you something to chew on between seasons, we present our dive into the music of classic '80s movie Ernest Goes to Camp! We'll dig into our favorite songs and tidbits, plus: - The actor from the film who turned out to…

Rock '70S Icons Guest Co-host

Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd) w/Dave Barnes - Season 5 Finale

June 17, 2020

Very special guest Dave Barnes returns to co-host our Season Five Finale! This week we cover Southern Rock’s magnum opus, “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd—aka Bro-hemian Rhapsody. In this episode: -Yeah yeah, southern rock, but…

Guest: Dave Barnes
'90S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Interview

Show the Way (w/ David Wilcox Interview) - Episode 519

June 10, 2020

The penultimate episode of Season Five hits us right in the middle of the feels with one of our all-time favorite songs, and one that couldn't be more relevant for the moment in which we find ourselves. "Show the Way" by Dav…

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 '70S '60S Interview Christian & Gospel Blues

Some Kind of Wonderful (w/Mark Farner Interview) - Grand Funk Railroad - Episode 516

May 20, 2020

"All the girls in the world beware!!!" As a happenstance, our episode for the week of Memorial Day in the US brings us a classic from the kings of Assembly-Line Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, and we've got a riveting interview w…

Pop '70S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview

Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin) - Episode 515

May 13, 2020

The storyteller's storyteller give us the ultimate song about fathers and sons. Grab your tissues for Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle." In this episode: - One of the most charitable artist-activists of all time - The tra…

'90S Interview Christian & Gospel

Special Guest Nichole Nordeman - Episode 514

May 6, 2020

One of our all-time favorite artists and writers, CCM legend Nichole Nordeman, joins us to talk about her life and career. Check out her latest projects at nicholenordeman.com! In this episode: - The Enneagram 9: Feeling, se…

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Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) - Episode 513

April 29, 2020

What can you say about Mariah Carey? She’s one of the most revered and celebrated artists in history, and arguaby the greatest singer of all time. - ‘90s R&B, man. - Mariah’s embarrasing “Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Draft” mo…

Pop '80S Guest Co-host

Everybody Wants to Rule the World (w/ Dave Barnes) - Episode 512

April 22, 2020

Very special guest Dave Barnes returns to co-host this episode on one of the all-time greats from the 1980’s, Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World!” Also in this episode: - Roland Orzabal is not who you think …

'90S R&B/Hip-Hop Non-Interview Icons

California Love (2Pac and Dr. Dre) - Episode 511

April 14, 2020

Out on bail, fresh out of jail…and that’s just JP! This week is our love letter to one of the most mind-blowing collaborations of all time…2Pac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love!” In this episode: - “So much rhyming!” - W…