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Popular Music: The Podcast

Dec 25, 2017

*Sung aloud* Last Christ-mas, *song- of-the-year* and it’s the one-we-love-most to give you some cheer! Merry Christmas Popettes! Today, to cap off our five week holiday track adventure through pop time and space, Steven and Analise go HAM on Carly Rae Jepsen’s cover of “Last Christmas.”  In this week’s...


Dec 18, 2017

I don’t want a lot for Christmas. But this song is a required addition to EVERY Christmas playlist. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about THE most successful Christmas song written after 1963, the incomparable “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. Steven...


Dec 11, 2017

Oi to the punks! And Oi to you! This week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast has Analise and Steven traveling back to the magical year of 1997 to celebrate No Doubt’s insanely fun cover of The Vandals’, “Oi To The World.” In this episode, your hosts talk about how punk/ska bands help to create space for...


Dec 4, 2017

It’s Christmastime in Hollis, Queens! And in your ear things! In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven dive into the Christmas cheer full force with Run DMC’s 1987 hit, “Christmas In Hollis.” Steven breaks down the history of the group (including their time collaborating with...


Nov 27, 2017

Want to make a pop song a holiday song? ADD SOME F’IN SLEIGH BELLS! All this and much, MUCH more when in this FORTIETH episode and first HOLIDAY THEMED episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, in which your hosts Analise and Steven dissect the 1958 total jam, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee. So...