Popular Music: The Podcast

By Analise Nelson, Steven Ray Morris

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No guilt. Only pleasure. A pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris (@stevenraymorris) and Analise Nelson (@iamanabot). New episodes every Monday.

Episode Date
069 - Sex & Candy
50:56

Oh mama, this surely is a dream. In the SIXTY-NINTH (yes, yes, laugh and get it all outta your system) episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise get intimate with the 1997 Marcy Playground classic, “Sex & Candy.” Steven will tell you which hit the song displaced as number 1 on the Billboard charts, Analise will break down that catchy guitar riff, and both of them will try to figure out what exactly candy smells like anyway.

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/30oRt9eFb2jD4WDEDYE8fJ?si=Tu9pTAsuTHilqNi-wcA5ag 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Donna Lewis - “Without Love”

Third Eye Blind - “I Want You”

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - “Peaches”

Fastball - “The Way”

Gin Blossoms - “Hey Jealousy”

FIona Apple - “On The Bound”

Sneaker Pimps - “6 Underground - Nellee Hooper Mix”

Mazzy Star - “Fade Into You”

Garbage - “You Look So Fine”

 

Find us on all the socials!

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise // twitter.com/anabotmusic

Follow Steven: twitter.com/stevenraymorris // twitter.com/sjrpod

 

Cover art by Kelly Rahner
https://www.instagram.com/kelrahner/

Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/


Jun 18, 2018
068 - Whenever, Wherever
58:37

[In Shakira] Lo ro lo lo lo leeeeeeee! That’s right, Popettes. In this chapter of Popular Music: The Podcast’s “Summer of Nostalgia,” your hosts dive deep into the tune that made every 8th grader want to learn how to belly dance: “Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira! Steven will tell you about Shakira’s previous FOUR albums and extensive career before the release of “Laundry Service” and Analise will teach how one minor chord can make ALL the difference in a song.

 

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

 https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/1NWcHg8wuowyRDDCXnQjXV?si=oYQ7cpIjTZeNmS5ak9otcg

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

THE WHOLE LAUNDRY SERVICE RECORD I MEAN COME ON

And also, I guess...

 

Shakira - “Estoy Aquí”

Shakira - “Timor”

Juanes - “A Dios Le Pido”

David Bisbal - “Ave María”

Paulina Rubio - “Algo Tienes”

Gloria Estefan - “Everlasting Love”

Shakira - “Ciega, Sordomuda”

Shakira - “Octavo Día”

Shakira - “Sombra de Ti”

Shakira - “Whenever, Wherever” - LIVE OMG THIS IS METAL AF AND SAMPLES EMF SONG UNBELIEVABLE

Shakira - “The One”

Shakira - “Te Dejo Madrid” - Live

Shakira - “Poem to a Horse” - Live

Shakira - “Loca”

Shakira - “Can’t Remember to Forget You”

 

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise // twitter.com/anabotmusic

Follow Steven: twitter.com/stevenraymorris // twitter.com/sjrpod

 

Cover art by Kelly Rahner
https://www.instagram.com/kelrahner/

Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/


Jun 11, 2018
067 - Wonderful
57:57

Isn’t life WONDERFUL? Popular Music: The Podcast kicks off its SUMMER OF NOSTALGIA #20gayteen with the divorce anthem of the early aughts, “Wonderful” by Everclear! Steven will give you an in-depth history of the band (including a list of some of his favorite songs!), while Analise will break down how the arrangement of the song speaks to the innocent perspective of a child.

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/5WB12EvMmpFrqWfQm3Akc5?si=gUDzrxliTNyV08NV3GYUhA

 

Additional Recommendations:

Everclear - “Thrift Store Chair”

Everclear - “Song From An American Movie Pt. 2”

Everclear - “Science Fiction”

Everclear - “Santa Ana Wind”

Everclear - “Everything To Everyone”

Adam Ant - “Wonderful”

Keane - “Is It Any Wonder?”

Spacehog - “In The Meantime”

 

FYI:

A celesta - https://goo.gl/images/iicLVq

A glockenspiel - https://goo.gl/images/iSq67G

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise // twitter.com/anabotmusic

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
https://www.instagram.com/kelrahner/

Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

 

Jun 04, 2018
066 - He's a Rebel
56:09

One hit made my TWO girl groups? How can it be?? On this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise delve into Analise’s *favorite* girl group song ever, “He’s a Rebel” by The Crystals. Steven’s history lesson covers how the production of this song was a race to the finish line (to see which artist’s version would be on the radio first) and Analise will chat about how a tricky C# totally flips the musical modulation script.  

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6kvSFCsnpPq4qBdfcuRCT7?si=-q6YWNrsQoOqflWjAnjkKA

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

The Blossoms - “That’s When The Tears Start”

The Shangri-Las - “Give Him A Great Big Kiss”

Vikki Carr - “He’s a Rebel”

The Crystals - “Heartbreaker”

Darlene Love - “Lord, If You’re A Woman”

En Vogue - “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)”

St. Beauty - “Lucid Dreams”

 

 

Find us on all the socials!

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise // twitter.com/anabotmusic

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
https://www.instagram.com/kelrahner/

Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

 

May 28, 2018
065 - Poker Face
01:07:04

She’s got us like nobody. POPETTES! It only took us 65 episodes to get here, but we are FINALLY covering Lady Gaga and the now classic, “Poker Face.” Steven will tell you the story of how Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta meticulously rose to the top of THE game, Analise will break down one of the most popular chord progressions of the modern pop age, and BOTH hosts will explain how the pop icon’s latest album, Joanne, helped make them into huge fans.

 

http://popmusicpodcast.libsyn.com/065-poker-face

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

Thanks for the tab, Sbob on Ultimate-Guitar! https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/lady_gaga/poker_face_chords_858845

 

Other songs with this chord progression: https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=532585

 

Reddit thread about chord progression: https://www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/comments/5ov685/help_understanding_why_iiiiviivi_works/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6smMjg2G03ybe7AaV5Yqqj?si=rJu9Sg63QoOqsvdmk0VuMw

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Lady Gaga - “Joanne”

Lady Gaga - “John Wayne”

Lady Gaga - “Come To Mama”

Lady Gaga - “The Cure”

Lady Gaga - “Poker Face - Live at The Cherrytree House Piano & Voice Version”

Marina and the Diamonds - “Sex Yeah”

 

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise // twitter.com/anabotmusic

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
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Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

May 21, 2018
064 - Good as Hell
50:20

Do your hair toss and check your nails, Popettes! It’s time you loved LIZZO and her banger of a hit, “Good as Hell.” In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven will break down Lizzo’s influences and her time spent recording in the Wisconsin woods, while Analise talks about the hypnotic nature of this song’s clever chord loop!

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6bWzCGB9aV8DaulWMDI6DF?si=T5e3THCVTAqGCTfRzbrdzA#_=_

 

Additional Recommendations:

Dojaj Cat - “Go To Town”

Solange, Sampha - “Don’t Touch My Hair”

Bon Iver - “_____45_____”

Lizzo - “Truth Hurts”

Lizzo - “Batches & Cookies”

Lizzo - “Bus Passes and Happy Meals”

Awkwafina - “My Vag”

Charli XCX feat. Dorian Electra and Mykki Blanco - “Femmebot”

  

Find us on all the socials!

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise // twitter.com/anabotmusic

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
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Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

May 14, 2018
063 - Oblivion
52:14

See you on a dark night. One line to send chills right to the bone. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise talk about why they enjoy Grimes’s “Oblivion” so much. What to expect? The origin of the name - Grimes - to a breakdown of the stunning pairing of the lyrics with the song’s hypnotic chords!

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/2Bg2fhYpSyM1DjXjadjcf6?si=HTKJOqVgQQ6M3CCq5onc5A

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

How To Dress Well - “& It Was You”

Kesha - “Die Young”

D’eon- “Transparency”

Blood Diamonds (feat. Grimes) - “Phone Sex”

Cat Power - “Manhattan”

Grimes - “California”

Laura Mvula - “Father Father”

TV on the Radio - “Careful You/Wolf Like Me”

Sky Ferreira - “I Will”

Lykke Li - “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

 

 

Find us on all the socials!

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/anabotmusic // twitter.com/lalalanalise

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
https://www.instagram.com/kelrahner/

Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano

May 07, 2018
062 - Oh, Pretty Woman
01:00:51

Won’t you pardon me? In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts Analise and Steven will break down the Roy Orbison classic, “Oh, Pretty Woman.” Steven will tell you the history of WHO that pretty woman actually was, while Analise breaks down the really fun and unconventional song structure.

  

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

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Thanks to Kraziekhat for this tab!

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/roy_orbison/oh_pretty_woman_chords_995698

 

Unconventional song structure article:

http://blog.discmakers.com/2017/11/subverting-song-structures-roy-orbison-and-kendrick-lamar/

 

 This week's Spotify Mix: https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/5JMCR5rwESNstia0MTedaO?si=eDROn59ERLKg8y-UsepnWg

  

Additional Recommendations:

John C. Reilly - “A Life WIthout You (Is No Life At All)”

Lana Del Rey - “Off To The Races”

Roy Orbison - “In Dreams”

Roy Orbison - “You Got It”

The Everly Brothers - “Made to Love”

The Crickets - “Maybe Baby”

The Supremes - “This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)”

Devo - “Whip It”

 

 

Find us on all the socials!

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/anabotmusic // twitter.com/lalalanalise

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
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Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
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Apr 30, 2018
061 - Curious
51:28

PRAISE GAY JESUS. That’s right, Popettes. On the SIXTY-FIRST episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise dissect the deliciously hook-y, “Curious” by our lordess and gay-vior, Hayley Kiyoko. Steven will tell you all about Hayley’s child acting beginnings (she played VELMA in Scooby Doo??), while Analise will break down what makes this song’s arrangement so catchy (along with help from a GREAT guitar tab!).

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

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Link to the guitar tab by NeoMvsEu: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/hayley_kiyoko/curious_chords_2291911

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/0ZBUwq8Y5TNPIvfJDw1reE?si=wYUGmCOu 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Charli XCX (feat. MO) - “Porsche”

Alyson Stoner - “When It’s Right”

Tegan and Sara - “I Was a Fool”

Baby Rexha - “I Got You”

Labrinth, Tinie Tempah - “Earthquake”

Kiiara - “Feels” (Jai Wolf Remix)

Jai Wolf - “Indian Summer”

Hayley Kiyoko (feat. Kehlani) - “What I Need”

Hayley Kiyoko - “Sleepover”

St. Vincent - “Young Lover”

Dragonette feat. Sara Quin - “Okay Dolores”

Jess Glynne - “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”

The Internet - “Just Sayin/I Tried”

King Princess - “1950”

Tegan and Sara - “Boyfriend”

Pom Poms - “Betty”

 

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/anabotmusic // twitter.com/lalalanalise

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
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Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
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Apr 23, 2018
060 - My Heart is a Drummer
01:10:23

In this very special BIRTHDAY edition of Popular Music: The Podcast (Happy Birthday, Steven!), the Pop Music duo talk all about Steven’s favorite song OF-ALL-TIME, Allo Darlin’s, “My Heart is a Drummer.” Steven takes us on a stroll down memory lane as he reminisces of his discovery of the band, how he reviewed them in college (!), and got to see them in London! Analise might even be able to recruit Steven to sing along with her as she reviews the beautifully fluid lyrics and melody. Tune in to find out!

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/4OIEu3Bz5RuYe1dAUUOQmd?si=l0m27E2MS6KvxMgF53cP9A

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Allo Darlin’ - “Europe”

Allo Darlin’ - “Kiss Your Lips”

Paul Simon - “Graceland”

The Field Mice - “Emma’s House”

Mirah - “Sweepstakes Prize”

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Bobby Malone Moves Home”

The Microphones - “Between Your Ear and the Other Ear”

Beat Happening - “Indian Summer”

Rilo Kiley - “A Better Son/Daughter”

The Blow - “True Affection”

Kate Nash - “Today”

 

 

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Follow Analise: twitter.com/anabotmusic // twitter.com/lalalanalise

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Cover art by Kelly Rahner
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Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

 

Apr 16, 2018
059 - Let Me Blow Ya Mind
43:53

Drop your glasses and shake your asses, Popettes. It’s time travel time! We’re going back to 2001 to one of the GREATEST collabs ever with Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani. Steven will tell you all about how this song was a Grammy trailblazer and Analise will break down what this song has in common with the James Bond theme!

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/

 

This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/7qO8LhvcmEBEZC909cpSjY?si=MvMRJNaUS3STczzg87D0tA

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Gwen Stefani feat. Eve - “Rich Girl”

Dr. Dre - “The Next Episode”

Da Brat - “That’s What I’m Looking For”

MC Lyte - “Poor Georgie”

Moby feat. Gwen Stefani- “South Side”

 

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Post Art by Kelly Rahner
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Podcast Cover Art by Javier Solórzano
https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

 

Apr 09, 2018
058 - 3 Small Words (Josie and the Pussycats)
01:14:57

It took WAY more than 6 whole hours and 5 long days for us to get here, but in this FIFTY-EIGHTH episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, we go back to 2001 to cover the Josie and the Pussycats purrrfect hit, “3 Small Words.” Steven talks about the history of the band (and their humble beginnings in the hamlet of Riverdale) while Analise breaks down how this chord progression works as a freaking PALINDROME!

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

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This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/2GkUK1I7Cq6LHDaDAfmgq2

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Sex Bob-Omb - “We Are Sex Bob-Omb”

Metric - “Black Sheep”

John C. Reilly - “A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)”

Sing Street - “Drive It Like You Stole It”

Moonpools & Caterpillars - “Hear”

Letters To Cleo - “Co-Pilot”

The Like - “What I Say And What I Mean”

The Regrettes - “Come Through”

 

 

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/exzy74/revisiting-josie-and-the-pussycats-the-worlds-greatest-fictional-pop-punk-band

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2tYHI63OQU

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_OC2WvIcg

 

 

 

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Cover art by Javier Solórzano

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Apr 02, 2018
057 - Family Affair
01:03:29

Dancery or DANCE SOIREÉ?? In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts Steven and Analise answer this question when they tackle the monster hit that is Mary J. Blige’s “Family Affair.” Steven will bring you up to speed on all the different genres that Ms. Blige has mastered throughout the decades while Analise will break down that freaking BOP of a bassline for you.

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

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This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/3t6SkmkKJ1B1H0GpFztVz6?si=T_UZcMBaS4eIH1jZqS-i2Q

 

Additional Recommendations:

Mary J. Blige - “Real Love”

Mary J. Blige - “Love Yourself (feat. Kanye West)”

Blu Cantrell - “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)”

Tinashe, Offset - “No Drama”

Mary J. Blige - “Doubt”

Mary J. Blige - “Whole Damn Year”

Mary J. Blige - “Mighty River”

 

 

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Cover art by Javier Solórzano

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Mar 26, 2018
056 - Genie in a Bottle
01:07:14

We feel like we’ve been locked up tight for a century of lonely episodes with NO CHRISTINA AGUILERA. This all changes today, Popettes, where in THIS episode of Popular Music, Steven and Analise talk “Genie in a Bottle.” Steven will take you down memory lane with Christina, The Mickey Mouse Club, and Mulan, while Analise will tell you all about how all the fluttery beats make this song sound WAY faster than it actually is!

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com

 

Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!:

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 This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/7cLY4ofF8nOncyJlOQjA62

Additional Recommendations:

Christina Aguilera - “Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)”

Christina Aguilera - “So Emotional”

The System - “Sweat”

98˚ - “The Hardest Thing”

Christina Aguilera - “Make Over”

Christina Aguilera - “My Girls (feat. Peaches)”

 

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Mar 19, 2018
055 - 1999
51:30

Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999 BECAUSE POPETTES, in the FIFTY-FIFTH episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise are doing just THAT! It’s all about the incomparable PRINCE and his hit from 1982, “1999”! Steven will walk you back in time to talk about the Mozart-level-prodigy that was baby Prince while Analise talks about a surprising connection she found between this song and The Bangles!

 

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 Additional Recommendations:

Prince - “Purple Rain”

Prince - “Partyman”

Vanity 6 - “Nasty Girl”

Vanity 6 - “Wet Dream”

The Time - “777-9311”

Chromeo - “Bonafied Lovin (+ Tough Guys Interlude)”

Janelle Monáe - “Make Me Feel”

 

 

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Mar 12, 2018
054 - Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
01:08:00

Let’s go, Popettes. In the FIFTY-FOURTH episode of Popular Music, this podcast goes COUNTRY as your hosts, Steven and Analise love the hell outta Shania Twain’s classic, “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” You’ll learn all about Shania’s journey as a songwriter (since she was 10!) and how that clever songwriter constructed one of the catchiest (and complex!) singles the country music scene has ever laid their ears on.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/04lvI3TKwCdFjSgptCurbc 

Additional Recommendations:

Shania Twain - “God Ain’t Gonna Getcha For That”

Shania Twain - “No One Needs To Know”

Shania Twain - “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)”

Shania Twain - “Honey, I’m Home”

Shania Twain - “Forever And For Always - Red Version”

Carrie Underwood - “Cowboy Casanova”

Little Big Town - “Tornado”

Shania Twain - “Life’s About To Get Good”

 

 

Haim covers Shania!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ3JzbFsGlQ

 

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Mar 05, 2018
053 - Truly Madly Deeply
01:04:35

Standing on a mountain or bathing in the sea, it is ALL about Savage Garden’s classic, “Truly Madly Deeply.” In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts, Steven and Analise talk about whether or not it’s likely this group will EVER get back together (spoiler alert, you may not like the answer) and why the chord progression is a CLASSIC tonic-tease. And we’ll talk about what that even means.

 

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/1oco7WE4yax1QE6YfLbG01#_=_

 

Additional Recommendations:

Savage Garden - “Hold Me”

Savage Garden - “Two Beds And A Coffee Machine”

M2M - “Don’t Say You Love Me”

Eagle-Eye Cherry - “Miss Fortune”

Mary Beth Maziarz - “Hold On”

Sarah Slean - “My Invitation”

David Gray - “This Year’s Love”

 

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Feb 26, 2018
052 - I Am the Best
01:04:48

The greatest confidence banger of all time? This definitely gives Demi a run for her money. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise dive into the world of K-Pop to talk about the outrageously fun and bombastic “I Am The Best” by 2NE1. Steven gives you a rundown on the academy vibe of the K-Pop machine while Analise talks about how these lyrics should give ANYone a big kick in their step.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/4mutCwgVlxuGKzOP6NThy6

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Hyuna - “Red”

BTS - “Save Me”

Lady Gaga - “Applause”

Grimes - “Kill v. Maim”

2NE1 - “Goodbye”

BIGBANG - “Fantastic Baby”

TWICE - “Candy Pop”

2NE1 - “COME BACK HOME”

BABYMETAL - “Megitsune”

 

 

I Am The Best Guitar Cover (Metal): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFve87nj1z8

I Am The Best Guitar Cover (Acoustic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrKG4VC75dc

 

 

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Feb 19, 2018
051 - I Will Always Love You
01:08:26

AND WEEEEEEEEEeeeeeEEEEEE will always love Whitney! In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise talk about one of the greatest ballads of all time, “I Will Always Love You.” Steven will teach you all about the history of the song (and the Dolly of it all!) while Analise breaks down how one phrase with only a few notes can make for the most powerful of refrains.

 

 

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Additional Recommendations:

Dolly Parton - “I Will Always Love You”

Kenny G - “Even If My Heart Would Break”

Whitney Houston - “Greatest Love Of All”

Whitney Houston - “I’m Knockin’”

Roberta Flack - “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face”

Mariah Carey - “Vision of Love”

Faith Evans (feat. Notorious B.I.G.) - “One In The Same”

Whitney Houston - “Queen of the Night”

 

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Feb 12, 2018
050 - Toxic (feat. Tess Barker and Barbara Gray)
58:53

In the FIFTIETH (!!!!) episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts Steven and Analise are joined by comedians Barbara Gray and Tess Barker (Lady To Lady, Britney’s Gram) to bring back the BRITNEY love for one of her greatest - nay, THE greatest pop songs ever written, TOXIC. Barbara and Tess talk about the origins of their love for Britney Jean, while Steven talks about how this song has climbed ALL the charts and Analise breaks down how the song’s brilliant Bollywood sample and its almost *creepy* chords make it totally unforgettable and cinematic.

 

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Additional Recommendations:

Marina and the Diamonds - “Hermit The Frog”

Britney Spears - “Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)”

Britney Spears - “Liar”

Fergie - “M.I.L.F. $”

Britney Spears - “Love Me Down”

Britney Spears - “Kill The Lights”

Britney Spears - “Shattered Glass”

Britney Spears - “Till The World Ends”

Britney Spears - “Trouble For Me”

Britney Spears, will.i.am - “Big Fat Bass”


Marina and the Diamonds tribute to Britney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlbs63Q_nGg

When Marina met Britney: https://twitter.com/marinadiamandis/status/588594412441055232?lang=en

Miley Cyrus & Ariana Grande duet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ua3O_fdCY

 

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Britney’s Gram: https://twitter.com/BritneysGram

 

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Feb 05, 2018
049 - Dreaming of You
01:19:58

Late at night when all the world is sleeping, we stay up and listen to Selena. No joke. A LOT of late-night listening to (and playing) Selena was conducted in the research of this song. In the FORTY-NINTH episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts Steven and Analise chat about the life of Selena, discuss her murder, but mainly focus on how this beautiful ballad helps Selena live on in our hearts forever.

 

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 https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/5g9KFi18FmYBwEDtUnUvZ5?si=nIvZ7LkATzyegSYknDSahA

 

Additional Recommendations:

Natalia Lafourcade - “Mi Lugar Favorito”

Selena - “El Chico Del Apartamento 512”

Selena - “I Could Fall In Love”

Jennifer Lopez - “Promise Me You’ll Try”

Juanes - “Es Por Ti”

Rilo Kiley - “I Never”

Rolegio Martinez - “Y Sigues Siendo Tú”

Selena - “Missing My Baby”

Selena, Alvaro Torres - “Buenos Amigos”

Selena - “Amor Prohibido”

Selena - “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”

 

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Jan 29, 2018
048 - Finesse (Remix)
01:02:09

Don’t it feel so good to be us? AYYYY. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise talk about the Bruno Mars and Cardi B collaboration “Finesse (Remix).” Your hosts dive into the history of both artists (like how Bruno got the MARS) and why this track is a perfect homage to all things early 90s and New Jack Swing.

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Additional Recommendations:

Levert - “Casanova”

Karyn White - “The Way You Love Me”

Major Lazer, Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz. Tyga, Mystic - “Bubble Butt (Remix)”

Guy - “I Like”

Bell Biv DeVoe - “Poison”

Janet Jackson - “You Want This”

Arrested Development - “Mama’s Always On Stage”



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Jan 22, 2018
047 - I Want It That way vs. Bye Bye Bye (Part Deux) feat. Heather Mason & Emily Cipriani
01:01:42

It all comes down to THIS! In Part TWO of last week’s *NSync vs. BSB showdown, guests Heather Mason and Emily Cipriani help our hosts Steven and Analise crown the king of all pop songs of Millennial youth. What will it be, Popettes?

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/3utkdhXGsTKpvKLInczHRE?si=REqMB5IlTRuewC3hqfZEhA

 

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Blaque feat. *NSYNC - “Bring It All To Me”

BTS - “Save Me”

The Wanted- “Walks Like Rihanna”

BBMak - “Back Here”

2gether - “The Hardest Part About Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)”

Jesse McCartney - “Beautiful Soul”

Mya - “Fallen”

5ive - “Slam Dunk (Da Funk)”

Bobby Brown - “My Prerogative”

Spandau Ballet - “True”

Dream - “He Loves You Not”

*NSYNC - “It Makes Me Ill”

Backstreet Boys - “The Call”

Hey Violet - “Break My Heart”

Bruno Mars, Cardi B - “Finesse (Remix)”

*NSYNC - “I Drive Myself Crazy”

*NSYNC - “Girlfriend”

*NSYNC - “Gone”

Timbaland - “Bounce” feat. Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, Dr. Dre

Postmodern Jukebox - “I Want It That Way”

Backstreet Boys - “Everybody”

Backstreet Boys - “I’ll Never Break Your Heart”

Abba - “Take A Chance On Me” - (https://youtu.be/a6HtMqVRzQg)




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Jan 15, 2018
046 - I Want It That Way vs. Bye Bye Bye (Part One) feat. Heather Mason & Emily Cipriani
01:23:27

OH IT IS ON. For years, the world has divided itself. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Democrats and Republicans. But none has been as vicious as the fight between the fans of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven are joined by their friends Heather Mason (team Backstreet) and Emily Cipriani (team *NSYNC) - as well as peanut gallery made of Dax Schaffer and Mia Resella - to duke it out and find WHICH song AND band is the best. So who will reign supreme?

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Additional Recommendations:

Blaque feat. *NSYNC - “Bring It All To Me”

BTS - “Save Me”

The Wanted- “Walks Like Rihanna”

BBMak - “Back Here”

2gether - “The Hardest Part About Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)”

Jesse McCartney - “Beautiful Soul”

Mya - “Fallen”

5ive - “Slam Dunk (Da Funk)”

Bobby Brown - “My Prerogative”

Spandau Ballet - “True”

Dream - “He Loves You Not”

*NSYNC - “It Makes Me Ill”

Backstreet Boys - “The Call”

Hey Violet - “Break My Heart”

Bruno Mars, Cardi B - “Finesse (Remix)”




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Jan 08, 2018
045 - It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
53:05

It’s the eeeeend of the wooooorld as we know it and we feeeeeel fiiiiiiiiine! Happy 2018 Popettes! In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise talk about this cheerily apocalyptic 1987 classic by R.E.M.! You’ll hear all about the original versions of this song (and how half of it became a NEW song 16 years later!) and why the happy key of G major helps provide the best sort of cognitive dissonance the song achieves!

 

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Additional Recommendations:

Muse - “Apocalypse Please”

Zero 7 - “Waiting To Die”

Electric Six - “Improper Dancing”

Rihanna, Calvin Harris - “We Found Love”

The FIeld Mice - “Emma’s House”

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “New Year’s Kiss”

Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two-Headed Boy”

Maria Taylor feat. Michael Stipe - “Cartoons and Forever Plans”

Camera Obscura - “New Year’s Resolution”

Taylor Swift - “New Year’s Day”

 

No Doubt performing the song on NYE 2000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei1BZwb4wik


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Jan 01, 2018
044 - Last Christmas (Carly Rae Jepsen)
54:43

*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 episode, your hosts will talk about the original composition of Last Christmas (George Michael *insisted* on playing those sleigh bells himself) and why this cover is the perfect homage to an 80’s Christmas classic.   

 

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This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/51EHjANh15OF2yhrCLBYes?si=SFEacE4x

 

Additional Recommendations:

Carly Rae Jepsen - “Mittens”

Hall and Oates - “Jingle Bell Rock”

Mystery Jets - “Flakes”

Cocteau Twins - “Frosty The Snowman”

Phoenix - “Alone on Christmas Day”

Jimmy Eat World - “Last Christmas”

Carly Rae Jepsen - “Store”

 

Carly performing “Last Christmas” on the Late Late Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tipEqbG_Bo8



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Dec 25, 2017
043 - All I Want For Christmas Is You
01:00:47

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 goes over the history of the song (this Christmas album was barely announced because the record company wanted it to fly UNDER the radar??) and Analise talks about why it’s not just sleigh bells that makes this song so Christmassy.

 

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This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/51EHjANh15OF2yhrCLBYes?si=SFEacE4x

 

 Additional Recommendations:

Ashanti - “Christmas Love”

My Chemical Romance - “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Ariana Grande - “Santa Tell Me”

Jessie J - “Man With The Bag”

The Raveonettes - “Come On Santa”

The Ronettes - “Sleigh Ride”

Darlene Love - “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

 

Check out Adam Ragusea’s chord analysis on “All I Want For Christmas Is You”:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2014/12/mariah_carey_s_all_i_want_for_christmas_is_you_a_musicological_explanation.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4LO22-cyY




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Dec 18, 2017
042 - Oi To The World
49:16

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 less overtly “happy” Christmas tunes as well as how this song musically takes a Christmas traditional and makes it delightfully raucous.  

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Additional Recommendations:

The Kinks - “Father Christmas”

No Doubt - “I Throw My Toys Around”

Pretenders - “2000 Miles”

New Found Glory - “Ex-Miss”

The Used - “Alone This Holiday”

Fall Out Boy - “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out”

All Time Low - “Fool’s Holiday”



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Dec 11, 2017
041 - Christmas In Hollis
51:32

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 Aerosmith) and his personal history with the “A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 1” album, while Analise breaks down the song’s creative use of sampling and the strong ties between 60s soul Christmas songs and rap Christmas songs.

 

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

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This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/51EHjANh15OF2yhrCLBYes?si=SFEacE4x

 

Additional Recommendations:

James Brown - “Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto”

Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg - “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto”

Tha Dogg Pound - “I Wish”

DMX, Divine Bars - “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer”

Froggy Fresh - “Christmas”

TLC - “Sleigh Ride”

Ludacris - “Ludacrismas” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tiw3ueH3EI  

 

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Dec 04, 2017
040 - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
52:45

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 get that mac ‘n’ cheese ready, make sure your cut out of Michael Jordan is silhouetted just so, and be careful to not use too much of your dad’s aftershave.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/51EHjANh15OF2yhrCLBYes?si=SFEacE4x

 

 Additional Recommendations:

The Beach Boys - “Little Saint Nick”

José Feliciano - “Feliz Navidad”

Bella Thorne - “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”

The Drifters - “White Christmas”

Brenda Lee - “Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day”



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Nov 27, 2017
039 - Kiss Me
51:03

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 damn romantic.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6OIYbbnEGfNr3Vzn6oePd6  

 

Additional Recommendations:

Savage Garden - “Hold Me”

Leigh Nash - “Blue on Blue”

Switchfoot - “Dare You To Move”

M2M - “Don’t Say You Love Me”

Nouvelle Vague - “Our Lips Are Sealed”

Wild Colonials - “Day Ditty”

The Cardigans - “Choke”


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Nov 20, 2017
038 - Daniel
58:31

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 this enchanting tune to the sounds of a 19th century French art song. Believe me, it works!

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/7uQYCuXEuywPN7VLvVJu9P  

 

Additional Recommendations:

Bat For Lashes - Lilies

Mirah - Oxen Hope

T’Pau - Heart and Soul

Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

The Cure - A Forest

Paper Route- Dance On Our Graves

Kate Bush - The Sensual World

Natalie Imbruglia - Leave Me Alone

Gabriel Fauré - Après un rêve

 

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Nov 13, 2017
037 - Wildest Dreams
01:08:55

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 much about who Taylor is dating, so this episode is basically just about how talented she is and how much they like this song. So bye, Daily Mail.

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/0j7w3JIM0i9Q8HFA3RvstQ

 

Additional Recommendations:

Cyndi Lauper - All Through The Night

Janelle Monae - What an Experience

A Flock Of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song

Sleep ∞ Over- Romantic Streams

Zola Jesus -  Night

Taylor Swift - Holy Ground

 

Steven’s article on 1989: https://thoughtcatalog.com/steven-ray-morris/2014/11/the-pop-humanity-of-taylor-swifts-1989/

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Nov 06, 2017
036 - THRILLER
59:42

LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK! The most spooky, spoopy, terrifying episode EVER. This week, Analise and Steven rip into THE most iconic Halloween pop song ever! No - not The Monster Mash (*ahem* STEVEN)...it’s Michael Jackson’s THRILLER! The two hosts uncover the mystery behind what makes this song so creepy SONICALLY, how its music video changed the landscape of video directing forever, and may encounter some GHOSTS while they do it. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

 

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/5jN6k3i3l3Poh3Bc1shDnE

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Backstreet Boys - “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”

Rockwell - “Somebody’s Watching Me”

Elton John - “Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”

Britney Spears - “Kill The Lights”

Bloc Party - “Helicopter (Whitey Version)”

Michael Jackson - “Scream”

 

 

Indian Thriller Remake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZRBEoimJc

 

Steven’s Halloween Pop Playlist! - https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/1rVpzrKbhd4HASVsXUrJXe

 

Steven’s Halloween Album, “The Autumn Fall” - https://thankgoodness.bandcamp.com/album/the-autumn-fall

https://soundcloud.com/neilcic/mouth-moods




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Oct 30, 2017
035 - Hollaback Girl
59:35

THIS EP IS BANANAS. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. That’s right, kids. On this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven travel back in time to talk about one of the biggest hits of 2005, Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.” In this episode, your hosts talk about Gwen’s (gasp) first dip into the waters of pop music, what it meant to No Doubt fans, and ALSO, can you believe a song that mostly has chanting (rather than singing) can have more than one key signature??

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/15kXNrDq4arbfLgzcGpYZK

 

Additional Recommendations:

Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It’s Hot

Gwen Stefani - Bubble Pop Electric

Toni Basil - Hey Mickey

No Doubt - Waiting Room

Paul Simon - Obvious Child

Mariah Carey - Up Out My Face + Reprise

Outkast - Morris Brown

 

Steven’s Halloween Pop Playlist! - https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/1rVpzrKbhd4HASVsXUrJXe

 

Steven’s Halloween Album, “The Autumn Fall” - https://thankgoodness.bandcamp.com/album/the-autumn-fall

 

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Oct 23, 2017
034 - Nikes
55:23

In episode THIRTY-FOUR of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven go into deep analysis over Frank Ocean’s “Nikes,” the first single from his album, “Blonde.” We’ll go through everything from Frank’s early years, how he departed ways from Def Jam with a “contract” album, and how there might even be a lyrical storytelling thread between Frank and Joni Mitchell. Analise will try to convince you of this. You be the judge.

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Additional Recommendations:

Chance The Rapper - “Summer Friends”

Perfume Genius - “Fool”

Vampire Weekend - “Ya Hey”

Joni Mitchell - “People’s Parties”

Frank Ocean - “Solo”

Miguel - “coffee”

 

About Frank Ocean references in HBO’s “Insecure”: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2017/08/insecure-frank-ocean-lyrics-season-2

 

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Oct 16, 2017
033 - Sorry Not Sorry
01:08:37

BABY, I’M SORRYYYYYY (I’m not sorry!)!  In the THIRTY-THIRD episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about how what once was a ubiquitous 2011 Twitter hashtag has now become a pop hit heard round the world. Your hosts talk about Demi’s rise to fame (all the way from Barney and Friends!) to her new image of vulnerability and self-empowerment and how this song, its music and ALL, encompass that drive. 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/450w8MGr00111P45pckWIv

 

Additional Recommendations:

Demi Lovato - “This Is Me” (feat. Joe Jonas) from Camp Rock

Hilary Duff - “Breathe In. Breathe Out.”

Natalia Kills - “Problem”

Demi Lovato - “Cry Baby”

 

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Oct 09, 2017
032 - Where Did Our Love Go?
53:48

In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, there will be three lessons you learn. 1 - How to properly name a band, as taught by The Supremes, 2 - Never play The Supremes when Analise has had a few drinks (unless you want her to start crying happy (?) tears) and 3 - All we could ever hope for in life is the approval of Diana Ross. Your hosts Steven and Analise urge you to travel through time with them, all the way back to 1964, to indulge in the history of the classic, the beautiful, “Where Did Our Love Go?”

 

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/5rIXEnuoA2Ui5Q1x2pezPs

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

The Four Tops - “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”

David Ruffin - “Walk Away From Love”

David Ruffin - “Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay)”

Gloria Jones - “Tainted Love”

The Beatles - “The Night Before”

Solange - “Would’ve Been The One”

 

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Oct 02, 2017
031 - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
01:04:51

WHEN THE WORK-ING DAY IS DONE, all Steven and Analise want is to discuss Cyndi Lauper’s seminal hit from 1983. Everything about it! From its sneaky chorus (it kind of arrives and leaves out of nowhere!) to the fact that Cyndi didn’t even WANT to sing this song. On this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts tell you the story of how she came around and why this song is feminist AF.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/3fpMc9QrBNyLOuI6rrTALd

 

Additional Recommendations:

Carly Rae Jepsen - “Let’s Get Lost”

The Go-Go’s - “Vacation”

Kesha - “Woman”

Carly Rae Jepsen - “First Time”

Cyndi Lauper - “When You Were Mine”

 

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Sep 25, 2017
030 - Lose Control
52:50

GET YOUR BACK OFF THE WALL! Missy needs absolutely no introduction. On this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven go deep into her 2005 hit, “Lose Control.” They discuss everything from Missy’s long time creative relationship with Timbaland to why her vocal delivery in this track actually MAKES the beat! All this and more.

 

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This week's Spotify Mix:

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6VJZIKsRM4ursui6aS60hv

 

Additional Recommendations:

“The Way I Are” - Timbaland, Keri Hilson, D.O.E.

“Body Party” - Ciara

“Oops (Oh My)” - Tweet featuring Missy Elliott

“Read My Lips” - Ciara

“Where  You Go” - Ciara, Future

“My Struggles” - Missy Elliott, Grand Puba, Mary J. Blige

 

Check out Martin Connor’s article on Missy’s vocal rhythmic techniques! - http://flypaper.soundfly.com/produce/how-missy-elliott-works-the-beat-in-lose-control/

 

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Sep 18, 2017
029 - Sk8er Boi
49:13

He was a Steven. She was an Analise. Can we make it anymore obvious? This week’s Popular Music: The Podcast is ALL about the Canadian patron saint of Hot Topic, Avril Lavigne and her hit, “Sk8er Boi.” This week’s topics include artists making the transition from performers to writers, the Sk8er Boi MOVIE that was never to be, and the song’s COMPLICATED key changes (see what we did there?).

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/2irsuxuwTSLIV1WTYX4L1Y

 

Additional Recommendations:

 

Avril Lavigne - “What The Hell”

Avril Lavigne - “Sippin’ On Sunshine”

Katy Perry - “Fingerprints”

Avril Lavigne - “Unwanted”

Sum 41 - “In Too Deep”

Take Me Away - “Christina Vidal” (Freaky Friday Soundtrack)

 

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Sep 11, 2017
028 - Girls On Film
54:27

It’s another week of that sweet 80s sound when Analise and Steven relay a whole bunch of information regarding the Duran Duran smash, “Girls On Film.” In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, your hosts chat about this New Wave jam, what it owes to funk (that guitar riff tho...that BASS riff tho), and why new Duran Duran songs deserve just as much love!

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/7KSBFUkBVNOpLiC7uiDcej

 

Additional Recommendations:

 

Duran Duran - “A View To A Kill”

Night Jewel - “One Second of Love”

Emily Reo - “Coast”

Duran Duran - “The Chauffeur” -

Duran Duran - “Pressure Off” (feat. Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers)

Sing Street - “The Riddle of the Model”***

 

*Analise note: Watch Sing Street before listening! I promise you, it’s WORTH it!

 

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Sep 04, 2017
027 - Nasty
39:16

NASTY THOUGHTS - NASTY FOOD - NASTY BOYS.  In episode twenty-seven of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven dish on all things “Nasty” by Janet Jackson! How did Janet settle on the name “Control” for her second album? What is up with that addictive bassline? We’ve got you covered.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/5m3Nom9StbNdsGhX9lnAjq

 

Additional Recommendations:

Janet Jackson - “Let’s Wait Awhile”

Janet Jackson - “The Knowledge”

Janet Jackson - “Miss You Much”

Janet Jackson - “New Agenda”

Janet Jackson - “Trust A Try”

Paula Abdul - “Vibeology”

Charli XCX - “Boys”

 

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Aug 28, 2017
026 - A Thousand Miles
45:48

Is this the song that brought indie pianiast-singer-songwriters to the forefront of 2001? Can Analise play the iconic intro on her midi piano without messing up? Is it even POSSIBLE to walk a thousand miles? Analise and Steven get to the bottom of ALL of this on this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, when your hosts discuss the Vanessa Carlton hit, “A Thousand Miles.”

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6U5GFXpJeqjH5u0c12hOfX

 

Additional Recommendations:

 

Aimee Mann - “Wise Up”

Fiona Apple - “Limp”

Sara Bareilles - “Beautiful Girl”

Vanessa Carlton - “Dear California”

Vanessa Carlton - “Get Good”

Vanessa Carlton - “House of Seven Swords”

Vanessa Carlton - “Matter of Time”

 

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Aug 21, 2017
025 - Everywhere
54:00

In the TWENTY FIFTH episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven delve into memories of acoustic guitars and peering into a neighbor's window. That's right, kiddos. We are doing Everywhere by Michelle Branch! The two hosts talk about everything from Steven's long time love of Ms. Branch and why the song could have sounded SO much different if not for one. Single. Note.

 

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This week's Spotify Mix:

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/4cSI4IGWq1OaLAhwh5tztw

 

Additional Recommendations:

Joni Mitchell - "Free Man In Paris"

Michelle Branch - "Paper Pieces"

Michelle Branch - "Sweet Misery"

Michelle Branch - "It's You"

Neko Case - "People Got A Lotta Of Nerve"

The Wreckers - "Stand Still, Look Pretty"

Michelle Branch - "Knock Yourself Out"

Yellowcard - "Everywhere"

 

 

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Aug 14, 2017
024 - I'm Real (Murder Remix)
47:37

This song R-U-L-E-S. In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven analyze everything about one of the (if not THE) greatest remixes of all time. They dish all about J.Lo’s rise to power, Ja Rule’s beginnings and relationship with Murder INC Records, and why this is one of the most charming and romantic duets of the early 21st century.

 

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This week's Spotify Mix:

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/0ZrCudmZsp0OTZXNWWOxGM

 

Additional Recommendations:

Jennifer Lopez -”I’m Real”

Jennifer Lopez - “That’s The Way”

Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule - “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)”

Jennifer Lopez - “I Luh Ya Papi”

The Starting Line - “I’m Real”

 

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Aug 07, 2017
023 - Absolutely (Story of a Girl)
53:10

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 Steven tells you all about Nine Days’ journey to the top of the charts (including how they got that name!). Nine Days is about to become your new fave.

 

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https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/0R5T4B8514J66akMBXzphB

 

 

Additional Recommendations:

Nine Days - “257 Weeks”

Evan and Jaron - “Crazy For This Girl”

Something Corporate - “Drunk Girl”

American Hi-Fi - “Flavor Of The Week”

Sugarcult - “Bouncing Off The Walls”

SR-71 - “Right Now”

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Jul 31, 2017
022 - No Scrubs
54:07

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!

 

 

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Additional Recommendations:

Busta Rhymes ft. Janet Jackson - What’s It Gonna Be”

Toni Braxton - He Wasn’t Man Enough

Lizzo - Bus Passes and Happy Meals

SWV - Right Here

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

 

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Jul 24, 2017
021 - Candy
54:36

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 she was 12-years-old. All of this embarrassment and Moore (stop it, Analise) on this week’s episode of “Popular Music: The Podcast.”

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Additional Recommendations:
Mandy Moore - “What You Want”
Mandy Moore - “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day Of The Week”
Mandy Moore - “Have A Little Faith In Me”
Jennifer Love Hewitt - “BareNaked”

Candy Remix on Fox Family’s Front Row Center:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MMcrK06q3c7j

Mandy performing Candy in Chicago in June 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BIHrjf8zgc


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Jul 17, 2017
020 - I Try (Feat. Omar Najam)
52:18

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 Omar’s perspective on the song evolving over time to the song’s insatiable love for surprising key changes.

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Additional Recommendations:

Macy Gray - “White Man”
Raphael Saadiq - “Heart Attack"
Macy Gray - "I Try" (from her 2016 album, ‘Stripped’)
Rebecca Ferguson - "Glitter & Gold”
Corinne Bailey Rae
Samantha Mumba - "Always Come Back To Your Love"

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Jul 10, 2017
019 - Wannabe
01:08:49
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 story of the Spice Girls can speak to young girls regardless of age or era. 
 
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Additional Recommendations:
Little Mix - “How Ya Doin’” feat. Missy Elliott
Chumbawamba - SAME EXACT RIFF but in F# major
Spice Girls - “Bumper to Bumper”
Savage Garden - “I Want You”
M2M - “Don’t Say You Love Me”
S Club 7 - “Natural”
 
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Jul 03, 2017
018 - Bad Liar
54:50
Oh I’m trying I’m trying I’m trying I’m trying I’m trying! Two little words in a chorus make up a song that Analise and Steven are OBSESSING OVER: “Bad Liar” by Selena Gomez! In this week’s episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, A + S chat not only about the song’s deft adaptation of the bass line from the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer," but also Ms. Gomez’s transformation from Disney Channel star to sophisticated pop queen. They also at one point go on a tangent about Disney XD shows. So there’s that!
 
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 Additional Recommendations:
 
Bella Thorne and Zendaya - “Watch Me"
Hayley Kiyoko- “Sleepover”
Ariana Grande - “Everyday”
St. Vincent - “Digital Witness”
Annie Lennox - “Walking on Broken Glass”
 
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Jun 26, 2017
017 - She Loves You
01:05:48

YEAH YEAH YEAH. Or was the iconic phrase from the early Beatles hit almost something else ENTIRELY? In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven take down the snobbery against early Beatles tunes and get into some serious SERIOUS detail when it comes to the great, "She Loves You." They touch on the band's early history, the song's unconventional chord structure, and even what Paul's dad had to say about his son's lyrics.

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Additional Recommendations:

The Rutles - "I Must Be In Love"
The Pipettes - "Pull Shapes"
Courtney Barnett - "Debbie Downer"
The Futureheads - "Fallout"
The Beatles - "You’re Going To Lose That Girl"

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Jun 19, 2017
016 - I Love You Always Forever
48:57

We LOVE THIS ALWAYS FOREVER. We had to get our pun in somewhere, guys. In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven travel back in time to an era of sepia-tone music videos and light mists of pale amber rose. AKA the 1996 Donna Lewis hit, "I Love You Always Forever." Listen to them break down the eclectic writing history of the somewhat enigmatic artist and why the simplistic chord structure of this song only speaks to the simplistic beauty of love. Barfing yet? Get ready to get used to it and enjoy it, people. 

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Additional Recommendations:
Mandy Moore - "Crush"
Rebel and a Basketcase - "Lightning Look"
Michelle Branch - "Drop In The Ocean"
Vanessa Carlton - "I Don't Want To Be a Bride"
Sophie B. Hawkins - "As I Lay Me Down"
Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"
SFIAS (w/ The Anchorites) - "Love You Always Forever" - https://www.thesixtyone.com/s/82NhfKwM98H/?drawer_mode=bumps

WHAT IS THE CIRCLE OF FIFTHS? https://ledgernote.com/columns/music-theory/circle-of-fifths-explained/

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Jun 12, 2017
015 - Love On Top
40:53

It's time to bow down to Queen Bey. Analise and Steven could have picked almost ANY Beyoncé song this week, but for this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, they picked one of their favorites off the classic album, 4, "Love On Top." A + S chat about the circumstances surrounding the production of this great throwback and also get into the music theory nitty gritty of Beyoncé's vocal badassery through all THOSE key changes at the end.

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Additional Recommendations:
New Edition - "Mr. Telephone Man"
Beyoncé - "Suga Mama"
Beyoncé - "Irreplaceable"
Mariah Carey - "Inseparable" 

 - More about THOSE key changes: http://musictheoryprof.com/2015/03/decoding-the-love-on-top-modulations/
 - Love On Top (Parody) through 14 key changes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHO3GMJcZZ4
 - Mr. Telephone Man/Love On Top mashup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFi39uubyoA

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Jun 05, 2017
014 - It's My Party
54:41

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 really just a big F you to polite 60s society. So grab your tissues! It's your party.

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Additional Recommendations:

Lesley Gore - Just Let Me Cry
Lesley Gore - It's Judy's Turn To Cry
Lesley Gore - California Nights
Maxine Brown - Ask Me
Connie Francis - Lipstick on Your Collar
Lesley Gore - Off and Running
Connie Stevens - 16 Reasons
Linda Scott - I Told Ev'ry Little Star
Judy Bridgwater - Never Let Me Go
Lesley Gore - Better Angels

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May 29, 2017
013 - What's My Age Again?
51:11
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!), and Blink's everlasting impact on the world of pop punk.
 
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Additional Recommends:
 
Blink 182 - "Always"
The Pixies - "Debaser"
No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
The Starting Line - "Make Yourself At Home"
New Found Glory's self-titled album
 
 
*Correction: Sum 41's first album is actually "Half Hour of Power" and not "All Killer No Filler."
 
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May 22, 2017
012 - I Am Not A Robot
50:05
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 very important even now, seven years on. 
 
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Additional Recommendations:
Carly Rae Jepsen - "Favourite Colour"
Imogen Heap - "Wait It Out"
Kate Bush - "Hounds of Love"
MUNA - "Winterbreak"
Marina and the Diamonds - "Blue"
Marina and the Diamonds - "I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmESmaLObVo
 
Video of Marina playing this solo back in 2009 in what looks like an elevator in Amsterdam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J0bSKTdb9Y
 
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May 15, 2017
011 - Hard Times
50:08

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 song so damn catchy. (And possibly your 2017 summer jam).

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Additional Recommendations:

Lene Lovich - “New Toy”

Missing Persons - “Destination Unknown”

B-52’s - “Junebug”

The Used - “Lunacy Fringe”

Vampire Weekend - “Giving Up The Gun”

Allison Crutchfield - “Dean’s Room”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7775628/hayley-williams-loves-hard-times-covers-piano-favorite

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May 08, 2017
010 - I Want You Back
45:51

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 speaks to everyone's inner love sick pre-teen.

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Additional Recommendations:

Lake Street Dive - "I Want You Back"
Janelle Monáe - "I Want You Back"
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?"
(Live Performance) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q96ylFiQK_I
Discovery - "I Want You Back"
Penny & the Quarters - "You and Me"


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May 01, 2017
009 - All Star
01:02:35

SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME that in this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven bring back the love for Smash Mouth's 1999 hit, "All Star." A + S ponder on what has made this song such an easy target of the 21st century (touching on the potent effect it has had on meme culture) and why the song’s “all that glitters is gold” positive mentality truly makes it a gem and a half.

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Additional Recommendations:
Smash Mouth – “The Fonz”
Smash Mouth – “Disenchanted”
Smash Mouth – “Diggin’ Your Scene”
SR-71 – “Right Now”
Sugar Ray – “Answer The Phone”

*Analise would like to correct her mispronunciation of Smash Mouth’s first album, “Fush Yu Mang.” It’s Fush (rhymes with mush), not Fush (rhymes with douche). Which makes WAY more sense as a play on words when you think about it.

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Apr 24, 2017
008 - Bad Girls
50:15

In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven delve into the seriously badass anthem that is “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. They talk about M.I.A.’s incredible back story, why she chose the iconic moniker, and how the activism of “Bad Girls” adds a unique and poignant perspective to the on-going relationship between the political and artistic elements of pop music.

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Additional Recommendations:

Samsaya – “Stereotype”

Charli XCX – “Body of My Own”

Peaches – “Boys Wanna Be Her”

Donna Summer – “Bad Girls”

M.I.A. feat. Missy Elliott, Rye Rye– “Bad Girls – Switch Remix”

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Apr 17, 2017
007 - I Really Like You
53:48
In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about why they REALLY REALLY like Carly Rae Jepsen's "I Really Like You" (don't worry, that happens a lot), addressing why she is so grossly underrated in the world of mainstream pop artists and how this song directly speaks to that joyfully desperate part of us all in love.
 
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Carly Rae Jepsen - "The One"
The Go-Go's - "Head Over Heels"
Debbie Gibson - "Who Loves Ya Baby"
 
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Apr 10, 2017
006 - Can't Help Falling In Love
48:47
In this week's vintage pop episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven take on one of the most iconic ballads of the 60's: "Can't Help Falling In Love" by The King himself, Elvis Presley! We touch on the song's 18th century French roots and why everyone should just go watch Fools Rush In right now.
 
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Additional Recommendations:
Dave Matthew's Band - "The Stone"
Roy Orbison - "You Got It"
Marianne Faithfull "Plaisir D'Amour"
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Apr 03, 2017
005 - C'est La Vie
58:57
In this week's ultimate Millennial Nostalgia episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, it's the naughtiest Radio Disney song that ever was: "C'est La Vie" by B*Witched! Analise and Steven don't just break down the lyrics line by line (did we mention how naughty this song is?), but we talk about the group's often unrecognized songwriting talents and legacy.

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Additional Recommendations:

B*Witched - "C'est La Vie"
98º and Stevie Wonder - "True To Your Heart"
O-Town - "All Or Nothing"
B*Witched - "Get Happy"
B*Witched - "Castles In The Air"
Milla Jovovich - "Gentleman Who Fell"
Five - "Slam Dunk (Da Funk)"
S Club 7 - "Bring It All Back"
Heathers - "Circular Road"

"C'est La Vie" featured on the Disney Channel Original Movie, "Smart House" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxyLUBl419Q

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Mar 27, 2017
004 - You're Not The One
44:36

In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven delve into the delightfully ferocious “You’re Not The One” by Sky Ferreira. We talk about Sky’s humble Myspace beginnings and her chameleon-like ability to mutate her sound through different genres, which is both the cause of her struggle to find footing within the world of mainstream pop, but also the very thing that makes this such an air-punch worthy breakup anthem.  

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Additional Recommendations:

DIIV- “Doused”

Big Country - “In a Big Country”

Siouxsie and the Banshees - “Hong Kong Garden”

Oh Land - “Head Up High”

Sky Ferreira - “Obsession”

Sky Ferreira - “Everything Is Embarrassing”

Sky Ferreira - “One”

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Mar 20, 2017
003 - Get Lucky
48:07
In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven gush about the disco electronic pop sensation "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Chic frontman Nile Rogers. We breakdown the infusion of genres that makes the song such an earworm and even touch on the rivalry between Daft Punk that Eiffel 65 that Steven totally made up one (more) time.
 
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Additional Recommendations:
 
CHIC - "Good Times"
Pharrell Williams - "Gust Of Wind"
Eiffel 65 - "Too Much Of Heaven"
Sally Shapiro - "I Know"
The Lonely Island (Feat. Pharrell Williams) - "Hugs"
Daft Punk (Feat. Panda Bear) - "Doin' It Right"
 
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Mar 13, 2017
002 - Be My Baby
52:01
In this week's episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven talk about the classic and gorgeous "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, touching on everything from crazy Phil Spector to why a dropped drum stick created one of pop music's most ubiquitous drum beats by total accident. 
 
No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.
 
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This week's Spotify Mix:
 
https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/6dMlfcIbpwadOSJO74BOsR
 
Additional Recommendations:
 
The Beach Boys - "Don't Worry Baby"
The Slackers - "Set The Girl Free"
The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Just Like Honey"
The Noisettes - "Never Forget You"
Eddie Money - "Take Me Home Tonight"
Ronnie Spector - "Don't Worry Baby"
 
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Mar 06, 2017
001 - ...Baby One More Time
48:49

In our FIRST episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Analise and Steven dig deep into what makes Britney Spears's first single and smash-hit, "...Baby One More Time," iconic.

No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is pop music podcast hosted by Steven Ray Morris and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

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This week's Spotify Mix:

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239070814/playlist/3P0inLck5a1pHu0bzp6Nbq

Additional Recommendations:

Britney Spears - "I Will Be There"

Vitamin C - "Dangerous Girl"

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Feb 27, 2017
000 - First Episode Drops Monday February 27th
01:58
First episode drops Monday, February 27th wherever you listen to podcasts.
 
No guilt. Only pleasure. A pop music podcast hosted by @stevenraymorris and @iamanabot. New episodes every Monday.
 
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Feb 22, 2017