The Great Song Podcast

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston - Episode 307

Feb. 15, 2019

The height of 80's fun pop (and maybe the single most catchy tune we've covered yet) comes to us in the form of Whitney Houston's smash hit. Rob and JP continue the show's Black History Month celebration with one of the all-…

'70S R&B/Hip-Hop Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview Blues

Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - Episode 306

Feb. 8, 2019

Groove along with us as Black History Month continues! We’re talking about the most down-to-Earth music legend of all time and celebrating his classic hit, “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In This Episode: -“Grandma’s Hands” and the art…

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Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips) - Episode 305

Feb. 1, 2019

Let's Pip it up! The pod is celebrating Black History Month and kicking it off with this classic ear worm from Gladys and the lads. In this episode: - The original title of this song was what now? - Fat-back bass - Pips, p…

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Enter Sandman (Metallica) - Episode 304

Jan. 25, 2019

Awww, yea-heh!! Get your rock fist in the air and bang that head with us as we dive into Metallica's signature song (at least if you're posers like us!). In this episode: - We definitely say some stuff that Metallica die-har…

Pop '80S '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock

You Make My Dreams (Hall and Oates) - Episode 303

Jan. 18, 2019

Bop along and get ready for the feel-good earworm of 1981, Hall and Oates' "You Make My Dreams." In this episode: - A Philadelphia gang fight - What is blue-eyed soul, and is it racist? - a cover version that’s so bad we nee…

Rock Pop '80S '90S Non-Interview Movie And TV Songs

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams) - Episode 302

Jan. 11, 2019

There's no love like your love! Grab some arrows and impress your favorite maiden with Bryan Adams' 1991 classic ballad. Also in this episode, we learn a LOT we didn't know about Shania Twain and we accuse Bryan Adams of pus…

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Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) - Episode 301

Jan. 4, 2019

Sha-mone! Grab your crotch and turn up your winter coat, it's time to give one of the all-time greats his due. That's right, Michael Jackson is our Season 3 opener, and we can't wait to deep-dive into his inspirational class…

'60S Milestone/Special Non-Interview Christmas Jazz

Christmas Time is Here (Bonus Episode)

Dec. 14, 2018

AKA "Why Willie Mays and Coca-Cola are Responsible for Your Childhood." Deck them halls and all that! Get in the Christmas feels with Rob and JP, and learn the really pretty unlikely story of an all-time Christmas classic. …

Bonus Milestone/Special

Best of Season 2

Nov. 23, 2018

All (well, most of) the funniest moments from season 2, including a few moments not included previously. Have a good laugh at or with us, and we'll see you at season 3 unless we've got something devastatingly sneaky up our s…

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Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - Season 2 Finale, Episode 225

Nov. 2, 2018

Oh yeah! We went big for the Season 2 Finale and tackled one of the most epic rock tunes of all time! Here's everything you want to know about Queen's signature classic, plus tons of our world famous sidebars™. Thanks for li…

'80S '70S Country/Folk/Americana Non-Interview

The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels) - Episode 224

Oct. 27, 2018

It's the week of Halloween, and in tribute we're talking about our favorite song about the devil! Rob and JP talk Satan, fiddles, and a weird amount of baseball for a song about...well, Satan. As always, leave us a review to…

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Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Episode 223

Oct. 19, 2018

Hug a buddy and sway along! We've got Sir Elton's classic crowd-pleaser in an episode chock full of goodness as we ramp toward the end of season 2. Also in this episode: splitting sandwiches, the shirt your wife hates, and o…

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When the Night Comes (Joe Cocker) w Phil Grande - Episode 222

Oct. 12, 2018

Our very special 1-year anniversary show includes one of our all-time favorite Joe Cocker jams, and an interview with Joe's lead guitarist-slash-our-new-bff Phil Grande (in what turned out to be his final interview). Want MO…

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Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) - Episode 221

Oct. 5, 2018

A year after his passing, the lads honor Tom Petty by covering his signature song. Also, our top fictional bands, and how this song can be described perfectly in a six-second Vine. (RIP Vine and Tom.) As always, leave us a r…

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Life's Been Good (Joe Walsh) - Episode 220

Sept. 28, 2018

One of the most unique guys in rock brings us a delightfully cheeky song about stardom. In this episode: Intentional sloppiness Tambourines in church Sean Connery The harmonic series Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for we…

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September (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Episode 219 ft. Janson Furrow

Sept. 21, 2018

Janson Furrow joins the boys for the danciest dance floor jam maybe ever! Dare you to get up and groove with GSP and EWF. Also: Al McKay’s Star licks, afros of choice, and creating a musical Captain Planet. --- Send in a …

Rock Pop '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock Jazz

Reelin' in the Years (Steely Dan) - Episode 218

Sept. 14, 2018

We're Two Against Nature! Well... we've been called unnatural, anyway. Everyone's favorite jazz-rock outfit is this week's topic, and the song is the happiest sounding breakup song you've ever heard! Also: the most appropri…

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The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and The News) - Episode 217

Sept. 7, 2018

Feel the power! Lyric debates, Back to the Future, Musical Pseudonyms and way more in a big ol' fun episode about a classic 80s jam. Synth on, party people! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/mess…

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Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees) - Episode 216

Aug. 31, 2018

ONE TIIIME! Oh yeah, it's time to bust out the 90's hip hop classic that first was a 70's R&B classic that was first a...well, it was an OK folk tune. Also, the boys discuss who should be cast in a musical version of Clue, a…

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25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) - Episode 215

Aug. 24, 2018

Windows down, radio up! Chicago and company are providing the perfect road trip song about--wait, what's this song about? Also, bad horsies, Billy Joel breaks our hearts, and guitar innovations that are totally impractical. …

Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview

500 Miles (The Proclaimers) - Episode 214

Aug. 17, 2018

DAAH-DADAT-DA!! Get yer Scottish accent ready for this week's singalong classic. Also in this episode:90's CCM artists and their web of lead singers, and how to pronounce "Auchtermuchty!" Join our Facebook group for weekly t…

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Martin Page (Interview) - Episode 213

Aug. 10, 2018

Buckle in for an XL Episode with a fantastic interview with Martin Page, whose hits include "We Built This City," "These Dreams" and so many more, and whose 1994 opus In the House of Stone and Light set records for its time …

Pop '60S Guest Co-host

Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees) w/ Joey Abbott - Episode 212

Aug. 3, 2018

Special guest Joey Abbott joins Rob and JP for a laugh-a-minute review of the Monkees classic riff on suburbia, ERR being in a mental institution? Also, The Greatest Showman, George Michael, and oh yeah Rob accuses Carole Ki…

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Right Now (Van Halen) w/Robby Wade - Episode 211

July 27, 2018

Robby Wade joins the boys for a lively back-and-forth, all centered around Van Halen's rock masterpiece, "Right Now." Pop open a Crystal Pepsi and grab your striped guitar, 'cause it's 5150 time! Join our Facebook group for …