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Each week, James Anderson (Unabashedly Obsessed, Blink and You'll Miss It, Kids on Bikes) and David Hanna (Macintosh & Maud, Kids on Bikes) pick a musical topic and a song for each topic, judging on five different criteria: Music, Lyrics, Production, Re-Listenability, and a special topic-specific category. They break each song down to find out which is better, and dig some good tunes in the process...

Each week, James Anderson (Unabashedly Obsessed, Blink and You'll Miss It, Kids on Bikes) and David Hanna (Macintosh & Maud, Kids on Bikes) pick a musical topic and a song for each topic, judging on five different criteria: Music, Lyrics, Production, Re-Listenability, and a special topic-specific category. They break each song down to find out which is better, and dig some good tunes in the process...
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Each week, James Anderson (Unabashedly Obsessed, Blink and You'll Miss It, Kids on Bikes) and David Hanna (Macintosh & Maud, Kids on Bikes) pick a musical topic and a song for each topic, judging on five different criteria: Music, Lyrics, Production, Re-Listenability, and a special topic-specific category. They break each song down to find out which is better, and dig some good tunes in the process...

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Episodes

8: 27 Club (w/ Jen & Micah!)

9/10/2019
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Find us at: iTunes Spotify Google Play Jen and Micah ofI Never Saw That join us this week for a somber and surprising discussion of musicians in the 27 Club. So many musicians have been taken from us too soon at the age of 27, leaving us with a legacy of great music that leave us wondering what could have been. It's shocking how many musicians passed away at that age; people know Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain, Winehouse, and at least one of our picks this week. But there's so many others that...

Duration:01:23:54

7: Banned from Radio (w/ Whitney and Lindsey!)

7/24/2019
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Find us at: iTunes Spotify Google Play We're back with a powerhouse dynamic duo, Whitney and Lindsey Nelsen of Historical Hotties! And what better way to bring in two of the most amazing guests with one of the spiciest topics we've discussed: Banned from Radio. This week we've got songs across popular music that got banned from airplay. Sometimes the reasons are ludicrous, sometimes they're justified, but there's one thing in common for all of these songs - they're absolute jams. Who will...

Duration:01:46:11

6: Guest's Birthday a/k/a 1992 (w/ Raeanna!)

5/15/2019
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Find us at: iTunes Spotify Google Play On today's very special Track Meet, we're joined by the amazingly awesome Raeanna Larson of Mount Olympus University. And why is this episode of Track Meet out on a Wednesday? Well it's because today is Raeanna's birthday! [Fireworks! Confetti Cannons! Noisemakers!] Raeanna's birthday gives us a bit of a challenge this week, though, as we dig through the very murky musical year of 1992. It's a bit of a gap year for popular music, but the really great...

Duration:00:50:39

5: The Beatles

5/3/2019
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Find us at: iTunes Spotify Google Play This week James and David talk about a little-known band from Liverpool that has flown waaaaaay under the radar: The Beatles. But of course, if you're expecting a typical episode about the most popular band of all time, you'd be sadly mistaken, because we picked two incredibly deep cuts. Deep enough that James didn't know about David's pick…and James is a full-blown Beatles fanatic. Our special category this week sent us down the rabbit hole to find...

Duration:00:59:54

4: Gone in 90 Seconds

4/12/2019
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Find us at: iTunes Spotify Google Play Bill Rahn of These are Some of the Sodas We Like joins us to talk about songs that are 90 seconds or shorter. We've all dug into our lists and found our favorite short songs this week, though James and David learn the hard way that sometimes less is not always more. We also dig up some of our other favorite ultra-short songs, get some fascinating production notes, and super vibe over a very important 90's album. Get ready for our shortest #SongFight...

Duration:00:54:40

3: Tetrasyllabic Titles

3/29/2019
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Beth Lindly of Buffy Speak and The Fourth Journal joins us to talk about songs with Tetrasylabic Titles. And what is that ridiculous word? Why it means a word with 4 syllables. We picked our favorite songs with 4 or more syllables in the title and boy did we pick some heavy hitters. A hip-hop masterpiece, a near-perfect indie pop song and a gorgeous ode to queer love are ready to duke it out in this week's #SongFight. And with songs like these, who cares about winners? Songs featured in...

Duration:01:20:33

2: Best Bridge

3/15/2019
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We're back with a new episode, and we're talking about who's got the best bridge! What's a bridge, you might ask? Why, it's only that part of the song that bridges the verses or a verse and chorus together. But just having a bridge doesn't automatically make a song great - a bridge also needs to have something unique to offer the listener, to take them on a journey. James and David are going to walk across those bridges in today's #SongFight on Track Meet! Songs featured in this epsiode...

Duration:00:38:08

1: 1965

2/25/2019
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For our first-ever episode, we're talking about music from the year 1965! It's not the Summer of Love, and it's not the year Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, but 1965 was a big year for music. Dylan went electric, the Beatles slowly went psychedelic and the Vietnam War became a much, much bigger deal on college campuses. James and David talk about two songs from 1965 that capture the transitional nature of the era. And, y'know, rock out too. Songs featured in this epsiode include: "Turn!...

Duration:00:58:51