The Great Song Podcast

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'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…

Rock '70S Interview

Blinded By the Light (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) w/ Lead Singer Chris Thompson - Episode 510

April 8, 2020

It’s one of the great misheard lyrics of all time: “Wrapped up like a douche, another runner in the night.” This week we go straight to the source: Chris Thompson, lead singer of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, joins us to talk a…

Rock Pop '80S '00S Milestone/Special Non-Interview

Photograph (Nickelback) - Episode 509

April 1, 2020

Canada’s greatest export Nickelback is the topic today, and we can’t wait to talk about the fresh maple syrup that is their legendary track, “Photograph.” In this episode: - Chad Kroeger, the original Tiger King? The lead si…

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Respect (Aretha Franklin) - Episode 508

March 25, 2020

The one and only Diva of Divas, Aretha Franklin, is up to the mic today, with her legendary classic, “Respect.” We’ll talk about Aretha’s history (and her shared birthday with Rob), her music, her writing and arranging chops…

Pop '70S '60S Disco And Dance Non-Interview Icons Jazz

Turn Your Love Around (George Benson) - Episode 507

March 18, 2020

This week we celebrate one of the literal greatest guitarists and musicians to ever pick up the instrument, not to mention his status as a legendary singer and performer of pop and R&B. The genius and range of George Benson—…

Rock '80S Interview

White Wedding (Billy Idol) w/ Phil Feit- Episode 506

March 11, 2020

It's a nice day to start again! This week we talk about Billy Idol's hit "White Wedding," its roots and origin, and overall awesomeness. Plus a special guest interview with Billy's bassist Phil Feit! Also in this episode: - …

Pop '90S Non-Interview

I Love You Always Forever (Donna Lewis) - Episode 505

March 4, 2020

It's the most adorable song of the 1990's on this week's episode! Bob your head and feel the warm hug that is "I Love You Always Forever," a song that is somehow amazing even though its title feels like it was made up by a r…

Pop '70S R&B/Hip-Hop Non-Interview Christian & Gospel Icons

Let's Stay Together (Al Green) - Episode 504

Feb. 26, 2020

It’s the perfect intersection of Valentine’s month and Black History Month—Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” is without a doubt one of the greatest love songs ever penned, and Al Green is without a doubt one of the smoothest …

Rock Pop '80S '70S Disco And Dance Non-Interview Icons Blues

Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503

Feb. 21, 2020

The pop hit that made David Bowie a mainstream star and introduced Stevie Ray Vaughan to the world is our topic this week, and we've put on our red shoes, which are obviously a metaphor for...systemic racism? Oh, wait. I mea…

Pop '00S '10S '20S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Milestone/Special Interview Christian & Gospel Guest Co-host

A Special 100th Episode with Dave Barnes (Valentine's Day 2020)

Feb. 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day! We’re celebrating 100 episodes with a very special in-studio guest: artist and songwriter extraordinaire Dave Barnes! We had the privilege to pick the brain of one of modern Country and Christian music…

'60S Country/Folk/Americana Non-Interview Icons

Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) - Episode 501

Feb. 7, 2020

Season 5 kicks off with a true American icon: the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, and his signature song. We'll walk you through Johnny's story, including the writing of the song by June Carter Cash (well, probably) and Merle Kil…

Season 5 Teaser!

Jan. 31, 2020

We're so excited to announce the start of Season 5, coming at you first thing Friday, February 7 with "Ring of Fire" by the legendary Johnny Cash! This season is already one of our favorites, and we can't wait to share these…

Rock '90S '70S Non-Interview Icons

I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf [Season 4 Finale]

Nov. 29, 2019

The most epic song of the 1990's is the perfect finish to an epic Season 4! Settle in for the journey into Jim Steinman's insane musical drama and the story of the sexiest lip-sync job of all time! Also in this episode: - Ro…

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…

'60S R&B/Hip-Hop Non-Interview Icons

Ain't Too Proud to Beg (The Temptations) - Episode 417

Nov. 8, 2019

We know you wanna leave us, but we refuse to let you go! Let's sing with some soul this week as we dig into the Temptations' enduring hit, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." In this episode: - The opening drum fill, and how you can t…