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Aug 19, 2019

Nobody ever doubted this week's song was incredibly successful. But it's also a lot more substantial than we expected. Don't judge a book by the bandaid on its cover. Hot in Herre, originally by Nelly, covered by Jenny Owen Youngs.

Outro Music is Welcome to the Hellmouth by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo.


Aug 12, 2019

A complete transformation of a song leads to, arguably, the complete transformation of a national identity. Overstating it? Not for the best music movie ever! Try A Little Tenderness, originally by the Ray Noble Orchestra, covered by Otis Redding and by The Commitments.

Outro music is Mustang Sally, also by The...


Aug 5, 2019

Beautiful voices, old white people, after-school TV reruns, and just how much difference the right room makes. Dream a Little Dream of Me, originally by Ozzie Nelson and his orchestra, covered by Doris Day, and by The Mamas and The Papas.

Outro music is If I Had A Hammer by Peter, Paul, and Mary.


Jul 29, 2019

Magic guitar playing can't make up for really icky lyrics, but it sure can distract you -- unless you double down. Hey Joe, by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, covered by Willy DeVille and by The Offspring.

Outro music is Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees.


Jul 22, 2019

We are completely serious about this. A song that turned out to be way bigger than anyone ever expected, a cynical exercise with market power, and CGI-based musical redemption. Bad Day, originally by Daniel Powter, covered by Kidz Bop (really), and by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Outro music is Witch Doctor by David Seville.