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Dec 26, 2022

One of the greatest songs of the 80s, which drove the success of one of the biggest movies of the 80s, by on of the most compelling stars of the 80s. Who could possibly cover that? Oh, OK. Flashdance... What a Feeling, originally by Irene Cara, covered by Celine Dion.

Outro music is Fame, also by Irene Cara.

Dec 19, 2022

Who doesn't love a good Christmas song -- particularly one designed to wipe the floor with Bing Crosby. Merry Christmas Baby, originally by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, covered by Billy Idol, and by Melissa Etheridge.

Outro music is Linus and Lucy, by Vince Guaraldi Trio.

Dec 12, 2022

We embark on the Monsters of Pop Punk tour and find hidden depths. Basket Case, originally by Green Day, covered by Avril Lavigne.

Outro music is Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely, by Hüsker Dü -- and we hope those umlauts don't break the download.

Dec 5, 2022

A master of a modern craft, a plucky band does the impossible, and a new context for maximum impact. Praise You, originally by Fatboy Slim, covered by The Belligerents, and by Jordyn Shellhart.

Outro music is You Don't Get to Get to Me, also by Jordyn Shellhart.

Nov 28, 2022

A band far too good to be so stealthy, a talent much bigger than her time, cynical awards shows, and a Lucille Ball cameo. Georgy Girl, originally by The Seekers, covered by Carol Burnett. And a wonderful intro from listener Janie.

Outro music is Born Free, by Andy Williams, who gets the one-raised-eyebrow look for this...