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Feb 26, 2024

A song that may not have stood the test of time, but definitely lives rent free in your head — and a band that may well do the same. Abracadabra, originally by The Steve Miller Band, covered by Sugar Ray.

Outro music is My Own Worst Enemy by Lit.

Feb 19, 2024

A huge song from a band that should have taken over the world, an early cover from a band that kinda did, and a family band that can hold their own with both of them. I’m a Man, originally by Spencer Davis Group, covered by Chicago Transit Authority, and by Los Lonely Boys.

Outro music is 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago,...

Feb 12, 2024

An unforgettable song with origins we never would have expected, and a wild ride of popularity nobody could have predicted. Unchained Melody, originally by Todd Duncan, covered by The Righteous Brothers. 

Outro music is Christmas in Prison by John Prine.

Feb 5, 2024

Get out your striped socks and your blue foods for an ultra-listenable song that had massive success, and a cover that understood the assignment better than anyone could have expected. Riptide, originally by Vance Joy, covered by Stealth. 

Outro music is Pokerface, by Lady Gaga. 

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