Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs
Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs
Mark Blankenship & Sarah D Bunting
Mark Blankenship and Sarah D. Bunting are journalists, friends, and music fans who love talking about pop music of all stripes.
Episode 225: Songs Prince Wrote (But Didn't Perform), Ranked
The esteemed John Ramos returns to help us rank Prince covers, which means we're discussing everyone from Cyndi Lauper to Chaka Khan to [checks notes] Tevin Campbell. We're also confronting strong feelings about Martika and parsing the fashions of Vanity 6. Our intro is by Laura Barger and Jack Baldelli, and our outro is by Prince. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
May 10
1 hr 16 min
Episode 224: Dua Lipa, "Levitating"
Dua Lipa's "Levitating" makes it look easy to fill a song with killer hooks, and she's got us talking about words invented by pop stars, the surprising depth of dance anthems, and the way, inevitably, that Madonna is always there. Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Gramatik. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
May 3
18 min
Episode 223: Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock, "It Takes Two"
We wanna rock right now, so naturally we're talking about "It Takes Two," the timeless jam by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock. We're also talking about the beauty of last-minute inspiration and who can or can't stand sex. Our intro is by David Gregory Byrne, and our outro is by Run-DMC. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Apr 26
29 min
Episode 222: Keane, "Somewhere Only We Know"
As we talk about the power pop of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know," we also dig into American Idol, emotional British bands, and songs that are required to soundtrack a montage.  Our intro is by Laura Barger and Jack Baldelli, and our outro is by Everything But the Girl. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Apr 19
21 min
Episode 221: The Monkees, "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
As we talk about "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees, we also talk about the long road to authenticity, the secret excellence of Micky Dolenz, and the various ways you could exist in the '60s.  Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by The Soup Dragons. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas. SHOW NOTES Episode 16 on the Monkees' "Circle Sky"
Apr 5
36 min
March MASTAS 2021: The Championship
Our Teen Idol Tournament reaches its legally binding conclusion as we discuss the championship match-up between The Monkees and Britney Spears. This live episode features analysis, predictions, and our wistful thoughts on NKOTB. Go vote at patreon.com/mastas. (You just need a free Patreon account to vote.)  Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Barenaked Ladies. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Mar 29
38 min
March MASTAS 2021: Final 4 Live Discussion
It's getting REAL as we reach the Final Four in our March MASTAS tournament to choose the all-time best teen idol. This live episode features analysis, predictions, Intro to Max Martin Theory, and the Monkees. Go vote at patreon.com/mastas. (You just need a free Patreon account to vote.)  Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Katy Perry. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Mar 22
29 min
March MASTAS 2021: Elite 8 Live Discussion
It's the Elite 8 in our March MASTAS tournament to choose the all-time best teen idol. This live episode features analysis, predictions, and various ways to root for Boston bands. Go vote at patreon.com/mastas. (You just need a free Patreon account to vote.)  Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by Britney Spears. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Mar 15
40 min
March MASTAS 2021: Sweet 16 Live Discussion
It's the Sweet 16 in our March MASTAS tournament to choose the all-time best teen idol. This live episode features analysis, predictions, and dancing to New Edition. Go vote at patreon.com/mastas. (You only need a free Patreon account to vote.)  Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by The Partridge Family. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Mar 8
49 min
March MASTAS 2021: Round of 32 Live Discussion
It's the Round of 32 in our March MASTAS tournament to determine the all-time best teen idol. This live episode features our analysis and predictions for every match-up, plus impassioned comments from our patrons. Go vote at patreon.com/mastas. (You just need a free Patreon account to vote.)  Our intro is by Andrew Byrne, and our outro is by the Spice Girls. To contact us or buy our books, visit MarkAndSarahTalkAboutSongs.com. To become a patron of the show, visit patreon.com/mastas.
Mar 1
1 hr 2 min
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