The Great Song Podcast

Episodes

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Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne) - Halloween, Episode 416

Oct. 31, 2019

It's frickin' bats! The Prince of Darkness graces the pod ever-so-serendipitously on this Halloween edition, and we get into the heavy rock greatness that is "Crazy Train." Also in this episode: - Why Ozzy keeps getting sued…

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Smooth Operator (Sade) - Episode 415

Oct. 25, 2019

Officially our smoothest episode ever, we dare you not to walk away singing this one for a few days. Sade brings the cool as season 4 rolls on! In this episode: - The sound and story of "Quiet Storm" - Rob flies his dork fl…

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Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers) - Episode 414

Oct. 18, 2019

It's our 2 year anniversary, and what better song to celebrate our love for each other and for you than the stylings of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, written by everyone's favorite BeeGee, Barry Gibb! Come join us in a warm…

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Hard to Handle (Black Crowes) - Episode 413

Oct. 11, 2019

It's hard to ha-na-na this week, as the lads dig into this modern rock classic--er, classic rock classic? Classic-modern-contemporary-oldie? Regardless of its classification, it rocks and it's awesome, and we're gonna talk a…

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Jeremy (Pearl Jam) - Episode 412

Oct. 4, 2019

::Trigger Warning:: This week's episode covers and references true events that touch at the heart of current American tragedies, and specifically school shootings. Pearl Jam's 1992 hit "Jeremy" is about an awful reality, bu…

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Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) w/Robby Wade and Bonus Jimmy Wallace Interview - Episode 411

Sept. 26, 2019

"Blue on Black," signature hit from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, hits the pod at full throttle this week. Our first taste of the blues on the pod calls for an XL episode, so we've got it! Special in-studio host, fresh inte…

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Buddy Holly (Weezer) w/ Joey Abbot - Episode 410

Sept. 20, 2019

Oooweeooo, we can't wait for this one! Weezer's Blue Album gem Buddy Holly gets the Great Song treatment, with returning special guest Joey Abbot! In this episode: - Rivers Cuomo is never happy - Rob super botches an intro, …

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Counting Blue Cars (w JR Richards of Dishwalla) - Episode 409

Sept. 13, 2019

Tell me all your thoughts on Dishwalla, 'cause we're on our way to see them! Original Dishwalla lead singer JR Richards joins the show to talk about the song that made people all over the country say, "What in the world does…

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The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408

Sept. 6, 2019

He's no Joaquin Phoenix, but he'll do. Steve Miller, the chillest rock legend maybe ever, graces the show for the first time with his classic, "The Joker." We'll learn about his love for '50s doo-wop and maybe some lyrical a…

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Forever Young (Rod Stewart) - Episode 407

Aug. 30, 2019

That instantly recognizable voice. That beautifully leathery face. That mole nobody really talks about. It’s Rod Stewart, blessing the show and the world with his classic hit “Forever Young.” Also in this episode: - How does…

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Shattered Dreams (w/Clark Datchler of Johnny Hates Jazz) - Episode 406

Aug. 22, 2019

Our first interview episode of Season 4 is a great one! Clark Datchler comes in hot with his opinions on subgenres, the streaming era, and modern pop music, and picks out a few artists he believes are doing pop well in 2019.…

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Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) - Episode 405

Aug. 16, 2019

The definition of arena rock is Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Stick around to the end to yell the key change with us, because otherwise we made ourselves hoarse for nothing. In t…

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When Doves Cry (Prince & the Revolution) - Episode 404

Aug. 9, 2019

The greatest song in pop history? The transitive property suggests *maybe.* Regardless, this song and its iconic album are in the upper echelon of pop (or funk-rock) history. Jam along with us and the late, very great Prince…

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Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) - Episode 401

Aug. 2, 2019

The boys are back in town! …is not the song we’re kicking off Season Four with. No no, we’ve gone VERY big for the premiere of this new season, with a trilogy of episodes we’re calling the Genesis Family Tree! Starting here …

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Invisible Touch (Genesis) Album Listen - Episode 402

Aug. 2, 2019

Part 2 of the Genesis Family Tree is a full-album listen through the album that changed the game for Genesis and catapulted them into the pop music spotlight. Sit back and enjoy all the incredible yumminess that is “Invisibl…

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The Living Years (Mike + The Mechanics) - Episode 403

Aug. 2, 2019

The Genesis Family Tree closes out the first week of Season Four with one of the greatest songs of the 1980s, courtesty of Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford’s side project, Mike + the Mechanics! In this episode: - All the fe…

Bonus

Bonus Pod: Nonsense Lyrics - Episode 323

July 10, 2019

Your money's no good here; this one's on the house! Back with another bonus episode to make sure you don't forget us before Season 4. This time we're talking about our favorite nonsense lyrics--the nah nah nah's of the world…

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Bonus Pod! "If You Like/You Might Like" - Episode 322

June 21, 2019

A bite-sized minisode for your listening pleasure, as we gear up for Season 4... Our favorite CCM "If you like this artist, you might like this artist" comparisons. Don't know what we mean? Promise you will after you listen.…

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Best of Season Three - Episode 321

May 31, 2019

It's the best we could do. At least if it sucks, there's almost two hours of it! As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to follow on social to get all the news about Season 4, and the things we'll be doing in between. …

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November Rain (Guns N' Roses) - Episode 320, Season 3 Finale

May 17, 2019

For the Season 3 finale, we talk the epic masterpiece that is “November Rain.” Guns N’ Roses brings all the feels and mood swings and breakups and makeups and maybe getting hit by a freakishly huge hail nugget to the show to…

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You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon) - Episode 319

May 10, 2019

Two episodes left in Season 3, and we have no quit! Going hard right up to the end, this week with the super-fun, walking around downtown with your hands in your pockets, not a care in the world pop ditty "You Can Call Me Al…

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I Wish (Skee-Lo) - Episode 318

May 3, 2019

The debut smash from Skee-Lo will instantly take you back to the playground, and we've got the scoop on the song this week! Grab a basketball and meet us at the court (so you can keep us company on the bench), and let's talk…

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Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas) - Episode 317

April 25, 2019

FINALLY we answer all of you SCREAMING for prog. We have heard your cries, and we have answered with the McDonald's cheeseburger of progressive rock: Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son," the classic that has served billions and b…

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Easy (The Commodores) - Episode 316

April 19, 2019

It's Easter week, and with a wink and a nod to that most holy day we celebrate one of the great lines in pop history: "I'm easy like Sunday morning." Roll your windows down and feel the breeze as you cruise through Tuskeegee…