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Popular Music: The Podcast

May 29, 2017

AND WE WILL CRY IF WE WANT TO. In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven pick apart a song about the worst birthday EVER. The Lesley Gore hit from 1963 is full of treats, from its history (the ACTUAL birthday party it was based on), the unusual chords outside of its key, and the fact that it's...


May 22, 2017

In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, it's a first! Analise and Steven break down a discussion of pop punk icons Blink-182 and their 1999 hit, "What's My Age Again?" The two pop obsessives discuss the song's themes on extended youth, the history of the song's title (yep, it was something different!),...


May 15, 2017

On this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven chat about the genius that is Marina and the Diamonds and her early single, "I Am Not A Robot." They dissect the smorgasbord arrangement of genres that the song employs (baroque pop anyone?) and why Marina's lyrical musings on vulnerability are so...


May 8, 2017

In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven can barely contain their excitement to dissect Paramore’s NEW single, “Hard Times.” They discuss Paramore’s venture into new New Wave territory (and ponder on the hardcore fans’ reaction to it), as well as chat about what makes this...


May 1, 2017

In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven gab about the Jackson 5's classic hit, "I Want You Back." They delve into the group's humble beginnings, break down what many call the "best chord progression in pop music," and discuss how the voice of a pre-teen love sick Michael Jackson somehow...