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Popular Music: The Podcast

Jul 31, 2017

Recognize the name of the song, but not the band? Have no fear! In this week’s episode of “Popular Music: The Podcast,” Analise and Steven are here to bring back ALL the love to Nine Days and their 2000 hit, “Absolutely (Story of a Girl).” Analise talks about the magic of the song’s swift chord changes and...


Jul 24, 2017

scrub1/skrəb/ (noun): A scrub is a guy who thinks he’s fine and is also known as the topic of THIS week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast. Steven and Analise talk all about the badass women of TLC, why the topic of this song still matters today, and how the music itself plays into its own theme!

 

 

No guilt....


Jul 17, 2017

WE’RE SO ADDICTED TO this song. 18 years later, Mandy Moore’s “Candy” still has our hearts. Steven tells you all about Mandy’s surprising discovery story while Analise not only dishes about the song’s deceptively complex chord structure, but also recalls a certain rap she may have written about Mandy when...


Jul 10, 2017

Games, changes, and fears. All this and more when in THIS episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven are joined by friend, writer, and Sunnydale Studygroup Podcast host, Omar Najam to dissect Omar’s pick of the week: Macy Gray’s classic ballad, “I Try.” The three friends discuss everything from...


Jul 3, 2017

GIRL POWER. That’s right, kiddos. Buckle your seatbelts because in THIS episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk “Wannabe!” with everything from the famous girl group ad that began it all, to discussing what makes this song so “repeatable musically” (ALL THOSE CHROMATICS), and why the...