The Great Song Podcast
The Great Song Podcast
Rob Alley
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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys) w/Joey Abbott - Episode 615
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 Spector, Brian Wilson and “The Wall of Sound” Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, & Megan Dolan --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Nov 25
1 hr 21 min
"One More Day" (Diamond Rio) w/Bobby Tomberlin
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 keep it 100 and get as silly as possible. Also: - An interview with co-writer (and stud radio voice) Bobby Tomberlin - A surprise cameo from an old friend - The debut of Hear the Mustache! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Nov 18
1 hr 8 min
American Pie (w/Don McLean) - Episode 613
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 brilliant Don McLean, to chat with us on the show! In this episode: - “It’s as American as Germany!” - The Day the Music Died: The plane crash that killed 3 pop icons, and our thoughts on who their modern parallels might be - We talk to Don Mclean about the important issues, such as beef jerky - That awful Madonna cover and the brilliant "Weird Al" Yankovic cover Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan, Michael Conley, & Megan Dolan --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Nov 11
1 hr 21 min
Good Lovin (The Rascals) w/Felix Cavaliere - Episode 612
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 history, as The Rascals/Young Rascals frontman Felix Cavaliere joins us to chat about their breakout hit. Also in this episode: - The incredible legacy of producer Tom Dowd - The honor or being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - The beauty of the Hammond B3 organ Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Nov 4
56 min
Hooked on a Feeling (w/BJ Thomas) - Episode 611
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 of his many signature hits, plus: - Sweetest candies by volume - Turns out it’s not a SIT-tar - Who added these ooga-chakas, anyway? Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Oct 28
1 hr 11 min
Flood (Jars of Clay) w/Dan Haseltine - Episode 610
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 recognizability, Stump the Genius, and more, including: -Jars of Clay singer Dan Haseltine joins the show to talk about the ‘90s explosion of CCM, looping in the analog age, touring with Sting and more. - The Zombie version of flood Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod NEW: Want a Great Song Podcast shirt? They're back and they're half the price! greatsongpod.bigcartel.com Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Oct 21
1 hr 23 min
Dirty Dancing Double Feature: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" + "Hungry Eyes" w/Franke Previte Interview - Episode 609
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 popcorn - A Brand new list! - Jennifer Warnes, The Ultimate Soundtrack Hit-Maker - Sleepy Teeth and other emotive body parts - Franke Previte talks about the creation of these beloved songs, how Time of My Life changed the cast’s whole perspective on Dirty Dancing, and the importance of maintaining publishing rights as a songwriter Get Franke’s original demos for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” and “Hungry Eyes” and support Patrick's Swayze's Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at https://www.facebook.com/dirtydancingdemos Check out “One World” and support charities for musicians, actors, first responders and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund at oneworldoursong.com! Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod FB/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Oct 14
1 hr 18 min
The Ultimate Van Halen Playlist (Bonus Pod)
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 together and process in our own way, and that way was by celebrating our favorite Van Halen tracks (with rules in place, of course, or what would be the fun?), and turning them into a playlist for you to enjoy. So whether you're a VH novice, a Diamond Dave purist, a Waborita, or somewhere in between, we know you'll find something to love in the discussion and the music. Get the playlists here ⬇️ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ultimate-vh-playlist-by-the-great-song-podcast/pl.u-NEymSKMR2J Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3prDPpPIcjLF2hHGseFP2g?si=1pXtOXk6RzmoMGqIFw2GMw Co-Producers: Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, Brad Callahan & Michael Conley --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Oct 9
1 hr 1 min
Biggest Part of Me (Ambrosia) w/Burleigh Drummond Interview - Episode 608
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 pop-rock-blue-eyed-prog-soul history, and we chat with the man behind the groove, Ambrosia drummer Burleigh Drummond. Perfect name, yeah? Also: - Honing musical skills at a lesbian nightclub - White musicians getting compliments from black musicians Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Oct 7
1 hr 5 min
"Ready to Go" (Republica) + Saffron Interview - Episode 607
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 person to bring “Ready to Go” to bouncy, hyperactive life--in fact, she might be the biggest music fan we’ve ever spoken with. She’s just bursting with love for the bands, the artists, and the art form. We'll talk with her about: - Electronica in the analog age - Shy people meeting shy people - A collab with The Cure, and more Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for weekly reaction mini-sodes, new ways to interact with us, and chances to be part of the show! patreon.com/greatsongpod Connect with us on socials for Shenanigans, merch, and more! Facebook.com/groups/greatsongpod Twitter/Instagram: @GreatSongPod greatsongpodcast.com Co-producers: Andrea Konarzewski, Ari Marucci, & Brad Callahan --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/greatsongpod/support
Sep 30
57 min
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