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Celebrating the greatest songs in modern music history with love and excitement, and interviewing some of the writers and artists behind them.

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Playlist My Life: Enemies Becoming Friends (PML 203)

January 12th, 2022

16:03

A tale as old as time. No, not THAT one. This week's prompt comes from Rich, and it's a perfect example of reconciliation and the power of …

Playlist My Life: Camping at the Grand Canyon (PML 202)

January 5th, 2022

17:05

This week the boys tackle a playlist for the ultimate camping trip—one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. And it's up to you to …

Playlist My Life - I Accidentally Got My Boss High

December 29th, 2021

18:26

Series 2 of Playlist My Life begins with a hilariously awkward, but totally true, scenario set in an '80s Christian recording studio—how could we …

Styx (w Lawrence Gowan of Styx) - Episode 820

December 22nd, 2021

1:08:43

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 …

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

December 15th, 2021

1:02:38

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 …

Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) - Rivalry Week 2 - Episode 818

December 8th, 2021

39:13

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 …

Home Sweet Home (Motley Crüe) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 817

December 1st, 2021

50:38

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 …

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

November 24th, 2021

1:28:43

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, …

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

November 17th, 2021

53:09

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 …

Mr. Businessman (w Ray Stevens) - Episode 814

November 10th, 2021

1:24:58

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 …

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

November 3rd, 2021

1:00:21

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 …

Magic (Pilot - w David Paton) - Episode 812

October 27th, 2021

1:10:44

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 …

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

October 20th, 2021

1:04:50

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 …

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

October 13th, 2021

1:15:09

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 …

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

October 6th, 2021

1:35:51

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 …

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

September 29th, 2021

1:09:31

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 …

Industry (w Jon McLaughlin)

September 22nd, 2021

1:20:55

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, …

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

September 15th, 2021

1:07:10

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 …

Bonus! Dave Barnes Talks "Notes From Paris"

September 10th, 2021

18:59

Surprise! Uncle Dave Barnes sits with us for a quick conversation about his brand-new collection Notes From Paris, which is available everywhere …

Finally (w Cece Peniston)

September 6th, 2021

59:33

Get Rob's new album "Also-Ran Bluesman" here!

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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 …

Also-Ran Bluesman (Rob Alley) - Bonus Episode

September 3rd, 2021

47:43

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 …

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

September 1st, 2021

1:29:49

Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" comes out this Friday! Pre-save or listen now!

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It's a total love-fest this week as we gush over an all-time …

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

August 25th, 2021

59:21

Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!"

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Can't get to sleep? Perfect! This week's episode is sure to …

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

August 18th, 2021

1:17:42

Pre-save Rob's new EP "Also-Ran Bluesman" and stream the new single, "Wheelhouse!"

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You gotta love em, right? "Family" is the song and topic this …

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

August 11th, 2021

1:32:59

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 …

Lost in the Mall - Playlist My Life 5

August 4th, 2021

17:03

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 …

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

July 28th, 2021

16:21

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!

I Accidentally Broke Into the Gap - Playlist My Life #3

July 21st, 2021

19:22

EPISODE 3: I ACCIDENTALLY BROKE INTO THE GAP is now live! Submitted by Andrea K.

Last week's listener addition to "Quitting My Job" is "My Own Summer …

Quitting Your Job - Playlist My Life Episode 2

July 14th, 2021

15:48

Episode 2 of Playlist My Life curates the perfect soundtrack for Quitting Your Job. Submit your scenarios by clicking the Messages button at …

Playlist My Life 1: A Trip to the Dentist

July 7th, 2021

19:49

Welcome to the first official spinoff episode, Playlist My Life, where we take your real-life scenarios and compile the ultimate playlist to …

Whoomp! There It Is (w DC Glenn of Tag Team)

June 30th, 2021

1:02:59

Bonus time! We had so much fun with this episode we decided to release it as an addendum to Season 7, connecting two of our favorite Geico ad artists, Europe and Tag Team.

Who doesn't love "Whoomp! There It Is"? The …

The Final Countdown (w/ Mic Michaeli of Europe) - Season 7 Finale, Episode 720

June 23rd, 2021

1:08:58

Season 7 draws to an epic close as we cover the most well-known synth riff of the 1980's and chat with the man who played it--that's right, it's The Final Countdown, the smash hit by Europe! We'll cover it in depth (and …

Between You and Me (w/ Kevin Max of DC Talk)

June 16th, 2021

1:26:15

Rivalry Week is over; it's time for some healing. Let's make up and get some good groovin' makeup music on the radio. This week it's DC Talk's crossover hit, "Between You and Me."
One third of the biggest CCM group in …

Madonna (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 718

June 9th, 2021

49:05

Well, here we go. We're giving one of the most iconic artists of all time the rivalry treatment, because one of us can't stand her. Take a listen and see who you side with on Madonna's body of work.

Join us on PATREON …

"Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak) - Rivalry Week, Episode 717

June 2nd, 2021

41:25

Chris Isaak’s steamy “Wicked Game” is the focus of Rivalry Week 1 for Season 7, and we can’t wait to hear who you side with. In this episode:

- JP gets seasick

- The crazy story of how this song was produced and …

No Easy Way Out (from Rocky IV) w/Robert Tepper - Episode 716

May 26th, 2021

1:31:09

The finale of Movie Month is the ultimate montage track, from the Cold War epic Rocky IV, Robert Tepper's "No Easy Way Out." Fire up your …

Wild Thing (The Troggs) w/Chip Taylor

May 19th, 2021

1:19:31

One of the all-time great rock songs PERIOD is one of the great movie songs PERIOD. Movie Month continues with our favorite jam from Major League, and an interview with the man behind the song, writer and Americana …

"The Promise" (From Napoleon Dynamite) - w Farrington+Mann of When in Rome -Episode 714

May 12th, 2021

1:03:54

Movie Month continues with this closing-scene classic from 2004's Napoleon Dynamite. We'll dig into it with the usual gusto, and chat with When in …

St Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) w/John Parr - Episode 713

May 5th, 2021

1:07:18

Movie Month kicks off with one of the most iconic soundtrack tracks of the 1980's, the great story of Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, and how they...well, they uh... oh it doesn't have anything to do with their actual movie. …

Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from "Cheers") w Gary Portnoy - Episode 712

April 28th, 2021

1:08:44

It's one of the most recognizable and beloved TV themes of all time, and man, just a darn great song. It makes us feel a warm sense of community and …

Vienna (w Billy Currie of Ultravox)

April 21st, 2021

1:23:30

It's the #1 #2 UK hit of All Time, a synth-pop classic, and a darn catchy masterpiece, and many of our US listeners will say, "I've never heard this." Well you can thank JP for expanding your minds this week, and you …

Feelin' Alright (w Dave Mason of Traffic)

April 14th, 2021

1:11:15

You know this song. You love this song. You wanna play this song? Of course you do. Grab a bass and we can teach you in 60 seconds. 

Time for a deep dive into perhaps the all-time most jammable song in rock history, …

King's X Ultimate Playlist w/dUg Pinnick of King's X - 150th Episode, Episode 709

April 7th, 2021

2:36:30

“King’s X invented grunge.”

“King’s X invented Drop D tuning.”

“The greatest ever cult band.”

Buckle in, everybody! Our biggest episode EVER is our …

Found Out About You (w Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms)

March 31st, 2021

1:07:18

'90s Madness concludes with one of the most ubiquitous bands and albums of the decade, Gin Blossoms' New Miserable Experience and its many hit singles! We'll cover all things regarding this classic rock anthem, and chat …

Only Wanna Be With You (w Jim Sonefeld of Hootie & the Blowfish) - Episode 707

March 24th, 2021

1:14:51

“Cracked Rear View” is the biggest-selling studio album since “Thriller,” and this week we're diving into it, and specifically one of the '90s' most beloved songs! We'll be talking with Hootie drummer Jim "Soni" …

All For You (w Ken Block of Sister Hazel) - Episode 706

March 17th, 2021

1:17:22

90s Madness continues with the singalong of singalongs, “All For You” by Sister Hazel! Lead singer Ken Block joins us to talk about the legacy of the band, the real life Sister Hazel, Lyrics for Life, and more. Also:

- …

90s Madness: The Way (w Tony Scalzo of Fastball) - Episode 705

March 10th, 2021

1:09:47

The road that they walk on is paved in gold, and this episode is definitely gold too. Fastball singer and bassist Tony Scalzo joins us to talk about …

90s Madness: Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots) w Dave Barnes

March 3rd, 2021

1:07:21

We're kicking off '90s Madness with one of the greatest rock hits of the decade, Stone Temple Pilots' signature cut "Interstate Love Song," and we brought along Uncle Dave to help us dig into it! Also in this episode:

- …

Crazy Love (w Rusty Young of Poco) - Episode 703

February 24th, 2021

1:15:35

Get your sandals on and let's all head out to the yacht! This beautifully breezy hit from 1979 is the perfect companion to spending a day on the …

Waiting for a Star to Fall (w/Boy Meets Girl) - Episode 702

February 17th, 2021

1:15:09

One of the all-time most magical '80s tracks, full of so much magical '80s magic, is our delightful track this week. Did we say it's magical?

George …

Cosmo's Factory (Creedence Clearwater Revival) w/ Doug "Cosmo" Clifford - Episode 701

February 10th, 2021

1:45:33

We kick off Season 7 with one of the biggest American rock bands in history, and one of their most iconic albums! Plus we chat with the album's …

A Long December (Counting Crows) - Season 6 Finale, Episode 620

December 30th, 2020

54:34

Season 6 comes to a close, and so does the longest. year. ever. The perfect metaphor for breathing in the last of 2020 and looking hopefully toward a …

Last Christmas (Wham!) w/ Dave Barnes - Episode 619

December 23rd, 2020

49:45

Uncle Dave, aka heartthrob and songster Dave Barnes, returns as special guest cohost as we get in the celebration mode for the holidays! Wham!'s …

Bonus! Episode 618.5 - Patreon Reaction Show

December 21st, 2020

21:00

A Christmas gift from us--a free peek into our weekly Patreon bonus shows! 

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"How Long" (Ace) w/Paul Carrack Interview - Episode 618

December 16th, 2020

1:10:15

Ace. 

Squeeze. 

Mike + The Mechanics. 

Oh yeah, and he also the #1 song in the world for the year 1995. No big deal.

Paul Carrack has made an …

Charlie Puth (Rivalry Week 2) - Episode 617

December 9th, 2020

42:31

For Round 2 of this season's Rivalry Week, we're going to look at the body of work of one Charlie Puth and fight over his worthiness of our attention (no pun intended). JP hates him; Rob loves him. How about you?

Want …

Rivalry Week - "How Bizarre" (OMC) - Episode 616

December 2nd, 2020

38:59

Rivalry Week returns with a look into the '90s hit "How Bizarre" by your favorite New Zealand acoustic mariachi pop group, OMC! JP loves this song, and Rob can't stand it--take a listen and see who you side with!

Want …

Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 615

November 25th, 2020

1:21:39

Track 1 from arguably the greatest album of all time, with the commentary and perspective of good friend of the show Joey Abbott!

- Rob’s sad lack of Beach Boys familiarity

- The Greatest Song of the 1960’s

- Phil …

"One More Day" (Diamond Rio) w/Bobby Tomberlin

November 18th, 2020

1:09:07

Get yer tissues ready. This week we feature a modern country classic that is indelibly linked to a couple of tragic events, and has been part of many people's stories of love, heartache, and healing. But of course we …

American Pie (w/Don McLean) - Episode 613

November 11th, 2020

1:21:59

An absolutely iconic piece of art, "American Pie" is one of the greatest single songs in pop music history. And we've got the man behind it, the …

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

November 4th, 2020

56:16

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 …

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

October 28th, 2020

1:11:24

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 …

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

October 21st, 2020

1:23:00

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 …

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

October 14th, 2020

1:19:44

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 …

The Ultimate Van Halen Playlist (Bonus Pod)

October 9th, 2020

1:01:21

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 …

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

October 7th, 2020

1:05:26

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 …

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

September 30th, 2020

57:39

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 …

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

September 23rd, 2020

1:16:11

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 …

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

September 16th, 2020

58:17

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 …

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

September 9th, 2020

1:01:42

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 …

I'll Still Be Loving You (Restless Heart) - Episode 603

September 2nd, 2020

1:09:14

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 …

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

August 26th, 2020

54:42

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 …

Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) - Episode 601

August 19th, 2020

46:30

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 …

Bonus Pod: Ernest Goes to Camp

July 22nd, 2020

33:38

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 …

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

June 17th, 2020

1:18:01

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, …

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

June 10th, 2020

1:07:31

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 …

Best Day of My Life (American Authors) - Rivalry Week 6 - Episode 518

June 3rd, 2020

38:29

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 …

I'll Be (Edwin McCain) - Rivalry Week 5, Episode 517

May 27th, 2020

40:36

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 …

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

May 20th, 2020

1:10:13

"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 …

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

May 13th, 2020

51:27

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 …

Special Guest Nichole Nordeman - Episode 514

May 6th, 2020

1:00:17

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 …

Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) - Episode 513

April 29th, 2020

55:42

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 …

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

April 22nd, 2020

1:11:29

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 …

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

April 14th, 2020

56:03

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 …

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

April 8th, 2020

1:01:28

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 …

Photograph (Nickelback) - Episode 509

April 1st, 2020

52:20

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 …

Respect (Aretha Franklin) - Episode 508

March 25th, 2020

53:49

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 …

Turn Your Love Around (George Benson) - Episode 507

March 18th, 2020

53:59

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 …

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

March 11th, 2020

51:37

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 …

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

March 4th, 2020

39:48

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 …

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

February 26th, 2020

39:14

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 …

Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Episode 503

February 21st, 2020

53:34

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. …

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

February 14th, 2020

1:27:41

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 …

Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) - Episode 501

February 7th, 2020

1:09:56

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 …

Season 5 Teaser!

January 31st, 2020

2:23

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 …

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

November 29th, 2019

56:50

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:
- …

Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters) - Rivalry Week 2, Episode 419

November 22nd, 2019

47:46

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 …

Grease (Soundtrack) - Rivalry Week 1, Episode 418

November 15th, 2019

31:05

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 …

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

November 8th, 2019

41:42

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 …

Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne) - Halloween, Episode 416

October 31st, 2019

57:18

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 …

Smooth Operator (Sade) - Episode 415

October 25th, 2019

57:47

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 …

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

October 18th, 2019

59:25

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 …

Hard to Handle (Black Crowes) - Episode 413

October 11th, 2019

44:08

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? …

Jeremy (Pearl Jam) - Episode 412

October 4th, 2019

48:55

::Trigger Warning::
This week's episode covers and references true events that touch at the heart of current American tragedies, and specifically …

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

September 26th, 2019

1:38:53

"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 …

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

September 20th, 2019

56:33

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 …

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

September 13th, 2019

52:51

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 …

The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408

September 6th, 2019

56:39

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 …

Forever Young (Rod Stewart) - Episode 407

August 30th, 2019

56:14

That instantly recognizable voice. That beautifully leathery face. That mole nobody really talks about. It’s Rod Stewart, blessing the show and the …

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

August 22nd, 2019

1:01:30

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 …

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

August 16th, 2019

1:10:37

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.

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

August 9th, 2019

1:10:08

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 …

Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel) - Episode 401

August 2nd, 2019

59:58

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 …

Invisible Touch (Genesis) Album Listen - Episode 402

August 2nd, 2019

50:31

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 …

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

August 2nd, 2019

42:04

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 …

Bonus Pod: Nonsense Lyrics - Episode 323

July 10th, 2019

18:43

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 …

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

June 21st, 2019

16:19

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 …

Best of Season Three - Episode 321

May 31st, 2019

1:59:30

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 …

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

May 17th, 2019

1:08:12

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 …

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

May 10th, 2019

52:40

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 …

I Wish (Skee-Lo) - Episode 318

May 3rd, 2019

48:14

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 …

Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas) - Episode 317

April 25th, 2019

1:02:34

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 …

Easy (The Commodores) - Episode 316

April 19th, 2019

49:00

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." …

Money for Nothing (Dire Straits) - Episode 315

April 12th, 2019

1:01:50

An instant classic episode about one of the biggest, most enduring rock hits of the 1980's. Remember that weird old homophobe who used to hang out at …

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) - Episode 314

April 5th, 2019

41:54

The Unusual One herself, standout pop legend Cyndi Lauper is the topic this week, and we will celebrate her beautiful weirdness with a song that is …

Centerfield (John Fogerty) - Episode 313

March 29th, 2019

1:02:20

Baseball season is here, and we feel like celebrating! We're ready to put on the cleats and the eye-black, hit the turf and, well, probably pop up to the shortstop, but still. Baseball is back! Get the season started …

Rivalry Week 2 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift) - Episode 312

March 22nd, 2019

37:16

We're back at each other's throats again this week over country-turned-pop princess Taylor Swift.  In this episode:

- JP relies on Ad Hominem attacks to keep himself from being swayed

-Max Martin is a modern pop …

Rivalry Week 1 - Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) - Episode 311

March 15th, 2019

31:45

On this pod, the rule of thumb is "celebrate." But in an unprecedented move, this week we're covering a song that one of us hates! Rivalry Week 1 …

Higher Love (Steve Winwood) - Episode 310

March 8th, 2019

50:37

BRAAAAAANG me some 80's square-tie-wearing pop! One of the most talented guys in pop music, Steve Winwood's been making hits since he was 15! He's played with the biggest names in the industry, and fashioned a Hall of …

Old Time Rock And Roll (Bob Seger) w/Jim "Moose" Brown Interview - Episode 309

March 1st, 2019

1:18:31

AKA "Hard Truths About the Music Industry."
You don't get more classic rock than this. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (well, actually...let's …

**MUSIC + COMMENTARY** Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Episode 308

February 22nd, 2019

1:10:02

**MUSIC WITH COMMENTARY VERSION**
This week we close out Black History Month with a celebration of one of the great rock albums of all time--"Are You Experienced?" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Listen along with Rob …

**COMMENTARY ONLY** Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Episode 308

February 22nd, 2019

1:10:02

**COMMENTARY ONLY VERSION**
This week we close out Black History Month with a celebration of one of the great rock albums of all time--"Are You Experienced?" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience! Listen along with Rob and JP …

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

February 15th, 2019

50:14

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 …

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

February 8th, 2019

55:41

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 …

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

February 1st, 2019

52:44

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, …

Enter Sandman (Metallica) - Episode 304

January 25th, 2019

1:07:58

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 …

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

January 18th, 2019

41:27

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 …

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

January 11th, 2019

52:38

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 …

Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) - Episode 301

January 4th, 2019

1:01:13

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 …

Christmas Time is Here (Bonus Episode)

December 14th, 2018

42:55

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 …

Best of Season 2

November 23rd, 2018

26:24

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 …

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

November 2nd, 2018

1:11:17

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 …

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

October 27th, 2018

48:10

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 …

Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Episode 223

October 19th, 2018

47:38

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. …

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

October 12th, 2018

51:27

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).

Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) - Episode 221

October 5th, 2018

42:46

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 …

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

September 28th, 2018

52:36

One of the most unique guys in rock brings us a delightfully cheeky song about stardom. In this episode:

Intentional sloppiness

Tambourines in church

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

September 21st, 2018

51:32

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.

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Send in a …

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

September 14th, 2018

53:11

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 …

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

September 7th, 2018

1:08:09

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 …

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

August 31st, 2018

42:48

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 …

25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) - Episode 215

August 24th, 2018

1:01:49

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 …

500 Miles (The Proclaimers) - Episode 214

August 17th, 2018

41:03

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!"
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Martin Page (Interview) - Episode 213

August 10th, 2018

1:35:28

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 …

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

August 3rd, 2018

56:07

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 …

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

July 27th, 2018

1:26:50

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!
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Dance With Me (Orleans) - Episode 210

July 20th, 2018

42:36

WARNING: This song WILL be stuck in your head FOREVER. You may not think you know it, but you definitely do. And it will never leave you alone (and that's a good thing). Plus the sweetest story from JP's cross-section …

At This Moment (w/Special Guest Billy Vera) - Billy Vera and the Beaters - Episode 209

July 13th, 2018

55:41

A landmark episode for Rob and JP as we speak to the writer and performer of one of our favorite '80s classics! Billy Vera calls in to discuss his …

Summer in the City (The Lovin' Spoonful) - Episode 208

July 6th, 2018

44:13

The ultimate Summer song? Hard not to make the argument when you're still in rotation 50 years  after release, and oh yeah you came out ON the Fourth …

Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) - Episode 207

June 29th, 2018

45:52

Our Tribute to Summer begins with this smooth hip-hop classic from the one and only Will Smith and his right hand man, DJ Jazzy Jeff. We talk Fresh Prince, Ninja Turtles, mixtapes and everything in-between, including …

Barracuda (Heart) - Episode 206

June 22nd, 2018

52:49

Ooooooooooh, Barracuda! Rob and JP lead into a lovefest about Heart's greatness as a rock band with - what else - a side conversation about MC Hammer and Deion Sanders. Also, Rob outs one of his friends in a …

Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) - Ep 205 COMMENTARY ONLY

June 15th, 2018

56:47

**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES COMMENTARY ONLY**
The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest …

Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) Ep 205 WITH MUSIC

June 15th, 2018

56:50

**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES ALBUM AUDIO WITH COMMENTARY**
The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of …

Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross - Episode 204

June 8th, 2018

52:41

This week we celebrate the King of Yacht Rock himself! Feel the breeze and let your flamingo flag fly! Also, Michael McDonald, Penguino Rodgriguez, and the sax intro that stumped Rob.
Join our Facebook group for weekly …

Fire and Rain (James Taylor) - Episode 203

June 1st, 2018

54:51

James Taylor is ready to get all up in your feels on this week's episode, and so are Rob and JP. We'll laugh, we'll cry; we'll insult John Denver. …

In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Episode 202

May 25th, 2018

56:58

Drowning conspiracies, gated reverb and teenagers who can't wait 3 minutes for a groove...we cover all that and more as we get into another all-time …

Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) - Episode 201

May 18th, 2018

1:05:19

We're BACK for SEASON 2! Join Rob and JP as we get back to business--Jersey Mikes, dotted quarter delays, and our favorite 1-2 punches to open an album. All this and much more as we get into U2's classic from The Joshua …

Best of Season 1

May 11th, 2018

1:49:17

To get you ready for next week's Season 2 premiere, we've got our favorite jokes and moments from Season 1 compiled in a big ol'...pile, I guess, of …

Abbey Road Suite (The Beatles) - Episode 124

March 30th, 2018

1:28:37

The last regular episode of Season 1 is the first ever double-lenth XL Episode! We take a deep dive into the delicious well that is Abbey Road and …

Celebration (Kool & the Gang) - Episode 123

March 23rd, 2018

46:43

There's a party goin' on RIGHT HERE, and your ears are invited! Rob and JP break down Kool & the Gang's ubiquitous smash hit, Celebration, and …

Black Velvet - Episode 122

March 16th, 2018

52:34

Rob describes this song as "sweaty" and that's disgusting. But everything about it is magic. Be musically whisked away to the heart of the deep south …

Who Can it Be Now (Men at Work) - Episode 121

March 9th, 2018

30:19

Rob has burning questions. JP has quick answers that negate ALL of them. Find out the story behind Men at Work's 80's classic. Also in this episode: sax hooks, copyright infringement, and no mentions of Rascall Flatts.

Life is a Highway - Episode 120

March 2nd, 2018

36:59

A true Canadian classic--yeah, that's right, CANADIAN! Tom Cochran's ultimate road song gets us grooving this week in what's probably the funniest …

Crazy (Seal) - Episode 119

February 23rd, 2018

43:18

Let's get CRAZY with everyone's favorite bald dark-skinned British fashion icon-singer-songwriter-man. Seriously, we're never gonna' survive if we don't! Also, DC Talk, identical twins and potato chips on PBJ.
Join our …

Hook (Blues Traveler) - Episode 118

February 16th, 2018

36:19

John Popper and company deliver one of the cleverest--nay, maybe THE cleverest--single in pop history. Why does it sound instantly familiar, and, hey …

Livin' on the Edge (Aerosmith) - Episode 117

February 9th, 2018

42:40

"There's something wrong in the world today, and everybody knows it's wrong." Tell you what it ain't--THIS. SONG. The boys from Boston get down in one of our all-time favorite rock songs. Also pedal tones, …

End of the Innocence (Don Henley) - Episode 116

February 2nd, 2018

38:11

The grumpiest member of the Eagles brings us this week's classic tune, co-written by another GSP alum, Bruce Hornsby. Also, apologies to Mickey …

Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) - Episode 115

January 26th, 2018

40:07

Don't you dare stop! Don't even think about it! You hold on to that feeling til the bitter end! Rob and JP break down Journey's ubiquitous classic, …

When Did You Fall (Chris Rice) - Episode 114

January 19th, 2018

31:09

Grab your significant other and hold 'em tight, 'cause that's exactly what you're gonna' want to do by the end of this song. One of the great love …

Africa (Toto) - Episode 113

January 12th, 2018

50:02

We bless those rains! Yes we do! Sway along in the warm breeze as we cover Toto's somehow-timeless classic, "Africa." Also, weird covers, the Purdie Shuffle, and Rob wheezes at a joke about Lars Ulrich.
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The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby) - Episode 112

January 5th, 2018

53:39

By request...and not just by us! Bruce Hornsby's classic is our subject this week, and we are psyched to get into it! One of our favorite songs by one of our favorite artists...let's do this!
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Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - Episode 111

December 29th, 2017

43:22

The great Stevie Wonder makes his first GSP appearance this week. Check out the amazing story of how this song played a part in waking Stevie Wonder from a coma after a car accident threatened his life. Plus Rob and JP …

Changing (John Mayer) - Episode 110

December 22nd, 2017

51:00

The older, wiser, John Mayer 3.0 is our subject this week. From his 2017 album "The Search For Everything" comes this introspective song about …

Price Tag (Jessie J) - Episode 109

December 15th, 2017

41:19

It ain't about the money! Taking on a more recent hit, Rob and JP dig into Jessie J's catchy broke-folks anthem, what Bruno Mars songs Rob hates, and …

Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney) - Episode 108

December 8th, 2017

31:02

It's McCartney time! Sir Paul makes his first appearance in the Great Song zeitgeist with his signature hit. Other topics include chromaticism and …

Piano Man (Billy Joel) - Episode 107

November 30th, 2017

54:27

One of the all-time classics, and one of our all-time favorite artists! Billy Joel's piano lounge anthem is our subject this week--learn about the debacle of Joel's first album release, and why Rob hates it when you mix …

More Than a Feeling (Boston) - Episode 106

November 24th, 2017

36:14

Break out the afro wig and sway along as we break down Boston's biggest hit! Also: Who is Maryanne, GNR's drummer's awful timekeeping, and dropping …

I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley/Eric Clapton) - Episode 105

November 17th, 2017

38:42

A 2-time Hall of Famer! Rob and JP dive into Bob Marley's original and Eric Clapton's cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff." Also, Marley's drummer had 40 kids, so we'll get into that.
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Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Pink Floyd) - Episode 104

November 10th, 2017

44:07

Rob and JP break down the themes and sounds of another classic British rock tune. Also, broccoli, narcoleptic teachers, and our favorite guitar solo …

Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) - Episode 103

November 3rd, 2017

40:18

In which Rob and JP say they're here to discuss modern American music and proceed to spend the next 40 minutes breaking down a British rock anthem. Buy the original song here.
Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, …

Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks) - Episode 102

October 27th, 2017

52:47

Rob and JP dig deep into the song that launched Garth Brooks into the stratosphere! Plus Star Wars, the NY Yankees' "Bleacher Creatures," and the worst National Anthem performance of all time. Enjoy!
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Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn) - Episode 101

October 10th, 2017

40:06

Marc Cohn's 1992 debut single is widely acclaimed as the greatest song of all time. Wait, no it's not really--it's amazing but why are we starting with this one anyway?  Rob Alley and JP Moser introduce themselves and …

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