Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop
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Best Arts & Culture podcast Webby 2020 winner about the making and meaning of popular music. Musicologist Nate Sloan & songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work magic on our ears & our culture.
The Resistance is Dancing in the Streets (ICYMI)
32 minutes Posted Sep 1, 2020 at 2:00 am.
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    Our Switched on Summer Throwback Series continues with “Dancing in the Street,” the 1964 Motown hit by Martha and the Vandellas that was co-written by none other than Marvin Gaye. Over 50 years and countless covers later, we explore how this song still manages to get people off their feet and onto the streets—not just to dance, but also to raise their voices in joy, catharsis, and protest.
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    SONGS DISCUSSED
    Martha and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street
    Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind of Fellow
    The Mamas and the Papas – Dancing in the Street
    The Grateful Dead – Dancing in the Street
    Van Halen – Dancing in the Street
    Mick Jagger and David Bowie – Dancing in the Street
    Kendrick Lamar – Alright
    Pharrell Williams – Happy
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