Popular Music: The Podcast
Popular Music: The Podcast
Analise Nelson, Omar Najam
No guilt. Only pleasure. A podcast about pop music hosted by @lalalanalise and @OmarNajam. New episodes every Monday.
152 - Doo Wop (That Thing)
You better watch out because Popular Music: The Podcast is BACK with an all-new episode all about the great Ms. Lauryn Hill. Omar will tell you all about how this A+ student found her path to music at a very young age and Analise will tell you why this song is a perfect blend of 50s and 90s. Also some music theory nerdry happens. What can we say? This song just DOES it for us.   Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix: https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/3laLimGzRzfJ6EoI8fmdZe?si=XINMjQLHQTeiAuQ8PMNSDw           Additional Recommendations: The Monotones - “Book of Love” The Clovers - “Love Potion No. 9” The Coasters - “Poison Ivy” The Bobbettes - “Mr. Lee” Swet Shop Boys - “Aaja” Calle 13 - “Ojos Color Sol” Snow Tha Product - “Bilingue”     Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Mar 2, 2020
35 min
151 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
You can’t talk about rock ‘n’ roll without the inventor of Rock ‘n’ Roll herself, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Omar and Analise spare no ounce of love and respect to talk about the importance of the legendary guitarist and gospel artist whose influence has stretched to nearly EVERY modern artist from Little Richard (her young Padawan) to Brittany Howard.    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix: https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/3Zw2quP7owOCZFgo2RRGDc?si=nWAFI-e7SPiqiIa-ahszDg         Additional Recommendations: Sister Rosetta Thorpe - “Every Time I Feel The Spirit” Sister Rosetta Thorpe - “Up Above My Head, I Hear Music in the Air” Sister Rosetta Thorpe - “Shout Sister Shout” Tina Turner - “You Better Be Good To Me” The Noisettes - “Sister Rosetta” - this appeared on the Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack Lianne LaHavas - “Forget” Brittany Howard - “History Repeats”     Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Feb 17, 2020
33 min
150 - You Go To My Head
We are slowing things down and going back in time farther than ever before to celebrate our 150th episode. This week we're chatting about Billie Holiday's You Go To My Head, how the artist formed her music career, how the song found its way into her hands and how this piece of music has gone on to be a jazz standard. Take a seat, relax and let this episode go to your head.    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix:         Additional Recommendations: Dinah Washington - "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" Sarah Vaughn - "Tenderly" Eartha Kitt - "The Girl From Ipanema"  Nancy Wilson - "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" Billie Holiday - "All of Me" Billie Holiday - "Me, Myself, and I"    Billie Holiday - "The Very Thought of You"    And here's that blog post that Analise mentioned: http://www.beautifulsongoftheweek.com/you-go-to-my-head-by-billie-holiday/   Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Feb 10, 2020
44 min
149 - Whats Going On
We're sitting down and talking about one of our favorite songs of all time, Marvin Gaye's Whats's Going On. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and let's discuss the early life of the famed musician, the context that lead to What's Going On being such a resonant hit and how the Detroit Lions became involved.    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix:         Additional Recommendations: Marvin Gaye - “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” Public Enemy - “Can't Trust It” Marvin Gaye - “Right On” Janet Jackson - “State Of The World" Marvin Gaye - “Save The Children” Kendrick Lamar - “Alright”     Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Feb 3, 2020
34 min
148 - Don't Start Now
If you don’t wanna see us podcasting with somebody...DON’T START NOW. It’s 2020 and a new Dua Lipa is on the horizon, so by popular demand, we’ve decided to delve right into the infectious, discopop ear-worm that is her song “Don’t Start Now.” Omar will tell you everything you need to know about Dua and why she’s a pop prodigy, and Analise will break down the lyrics while discussing what makes a great ‘kiss off’ song.   Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix: https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/68p1otHs8bzABw7McWpbat?si=QzVfMjvLRCGqmmZihJKMIw       Additional Recommendations: Dua Lipa - “Future Nostalgia” Dua Lipa - “Hotter Than Hell” Dua Lipa - “Kiss and Make Up” Dua Lipa - “IDGAF” video Chromeo - “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)” Backstreet Boys - “New Love” OK Go - “Oh Lately It’s So Quiet” Taylor Swift - “I Forgot That You Existed”     Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Jan 27, 2020
41 min
147 - Favorite Albums of 2010s
What even happened these last ten years? Omar and Analise chat about what albums defined the decade. From 2010 to know we go over everything that set the tone and got us through. Buckle up, it's ride through recent music history!    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     Additional Recommendations:     Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Jan 23, 2020
1 hr 2 min
146 - Favorite Albums of 2019
What even happened last year? Omar and Analise chat about what albums made the cut for their favorites of the last year of the decade. Obviously Carly is on the final list, but will their lists match up with Pitchfork? Get the smelling salts ready!!   Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     Additional Recommendations: On The Line by Jenny lewis  Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen The Captain Marvel soundtrack by Pinar Toprak  Cuz I Love You by Lizzo Hey I’m Just Like You by Tegan and Sara  GREY Area by Little Simz Young Enough by Charlie Bliss  7 by Lil Nas X This Wild Willing by Glen Hansard  Turn Off The Light by Kim Petras   Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Jan 5, 2020
39 min
145 - JINGLE JAMS: THE NAUGHTY LIST
We're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. After last week's NICE LIST it's time to put some coal in some stockings and talk about some tracks that we're about to diss. These are holiday songs are our personal not-favorites. The yuletide earworms, the specters of the December radio, and the songs that we wish we wake up and hear no more a la Scrooge on Christmas morning. Everything from deep cut classics to some contemporary hits that hit us right in the feels. But not the good feels.  Keep in mind, this is all for fun and we wish everyone a very happy holidays.    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix:         Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Dec 24, 2019
34 min
144 - JINGLE JAMS: THE NICE LIST
HEY SIS, IT’S CHRISTMAS! Omar and Analise begin this month’s theme: JINGLE JAMS by making a list and checking it twice with their picks for holiday songs that made the cut for the NICE LIST! These are holiday songs are our personal favorites. The ones that tug at our heartstrings, remind us of the true spirit of the holiday season, and connect us to the kid within ourselves. We bring up everything from classics from Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway to the royalty that is RuPaul. And Omar tells a story from his childhood that may just make you openly weep yes it’s that touching.   Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix: https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/0MoWOFXzpqF1F3ofBgokmu?si=gRLs63agSVycyUO36P5S0g     Additional Recommendations: John Legend - “What Christmas Means To Me” feat. Stevie Wonder Donny Hathaway - “This Christmas” The Eels - “Christmas Is Going To The Dogs” Brenda Lee - “Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day” RuPaul - “Hey Sis, It’s Christmas” Pretenders - “2000 Miles” Muppet Christmas Carol - “It Feels Like Christmas”     Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Dec 9, 2019
30 min
143 - NEW WAVE NOVEMBER: TOP TEN
What better way to wrap up New Wave November than by making a playlist of our top ten favorite new wave songs! Which ones to choose? In what order? And why?! All that and more. Bring your synths and your smiles cause we're riding the new wave.    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com     Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/     This week's Spotify Mix:   Find us on all the socials!   twitter.com/popmusicpodcast instagram.com/popmusicpodcast facebook.com/popmusicpodcast   Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano https://instagram.com/jav_solo/
Dec 6, 2019
27 min
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