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Popular Music: The Podcast

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...


Nov 20, 2017

Oh what’s that? Could it be the sweet, sweet sound of Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. finding love in She’s All That? That’s right! Also known as Sixpence None The Richer’s smash hit, KISS ME. In episode THIRTY-NINE of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about what makes this song so...


Nov 13, 2017

In episode THIRTY EIGHT of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven bring back the love for Bat For Lashes’s 2009 single, “Daniel” off her sophomore album, Two Suns. You’ll hear all about the origin of the song, who the heck Daniel is (Karate Kid???), and Analise ties together the form and mood of...


Nov 6, 2017

Say you’ll remember this episode, sitting in your nice car, staring at the traffic, babe. In this THIRTY SEVENTH edition of Popular Music:The Podcast, Steven and Analise spend approximately 69 minutes talking all about Taylor Swift and the fifth single off her fifth album, “Wildest Dreams.” Your hosts don’t care...