Come in out of the rain for another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1978 classic, “Sultans of Swing,” by Grammy-winning British rock band, Dire Straits. We’ll learn all the chords and talk about meteorological anomalies in sad parks. YOU are in the action in this episode … Continue reading Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits
Ring Ring! Can you hear the podcast, Fernando? There’s something in the air in this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1976 pop classic, “Fernando,” by Grammy-winning Swedish supergroup, ABBA. In this episode, we’ll discuss the historical accuracy of old computer games, unfortunately named music festivals, and … Continue reading Fernando by ABBA
Don’t just stand out on the stoop waiting for a full moon! Come keep compania with another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1947 song, “Baciagaloop (Makes Love On the Stoop)” by legendary bandleader and Grammy winner, Louis Prima. Find out how many people you can fit … Continue reading Baciagaloop (Makes Love on the Stoop) by Louis Prima
Someone found another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of the 1979 disco megahit, “On the Radio” by legendary pop music icon Donna Summer. Find out why you should never mend your clothing, learn just how long one song can be, and find out if your hosts think this … Continue reading On the Radio by Donna Summer
Cruise on over to another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In this episode, your hosts review the classic 1963 pop hit, “Dead Man’s Curve” by California surf-rock pioneers, Jan and Dean. In this episode, you’ll learn about city-planning mistakes, lackluster vacation destinations, and most importantly, you’ll get our expertise on vroom-vrooms (cars, to the … Continue reading Dead Man’s Curve by Jan and Dean
Learn to love again with another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts for their review of a song whose beauty is beyond compare — the Grammy-nominated 1973 country classic, “Jolene,” written and performed by superstar and icon Dolly Parton. Join us for an episode full of uncomfortable confrontations, sleep talk, and bank gossip. … Continue reading Jolene by Dolly Parton
In our latest episode, we covered the 1977 song, "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold. This catchy song about one-sided sibling rivalry is a single off of the singer-songwriter's second album, "What's Wrong With This Picture?" But the title isn't just a title, it's an invitation! It turns out there ARE things wrong with the cover … Continue reading What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Ring in the new year with THE STORY SONG PODCAST! Join your hosts for this end-of-year Bonus Episode, featuring a discussion of the story songs they reviewed this year and for a special conversation about music, as they play the music-themed conversation-starter card game, “Songversations” by Eric Hutchinson. Happy New Year from THE STORY SONG … Continue reading SSP 2019 New Year’s Special
Happy Birthday to Reba McEntire, singer of one of our favorite story songs, "Fancy". It tells the story of a poor girl who's sent out to the streets by her mother to "be nice to the gentlemen" so they'll be nice to her. It's tough out there for Fancy, but she winds up making a … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Fancy!