Playing tracks by
Michael Kiwanuka, Kimya Dawson, Ed Sheeran, Travis, Michael Jackson and more.
A new podcast from Blastocyst.org.uk, pop historian Jonny Brick looks at the Popular Song.
He starts with a 'modern standard', a classic song that will be still be sung in 100 years; he moves to First Impressions of a new act, and clips some chat from the new Opportunity Inbox podcast with a song from Kimya Dawson with notes from Chris Imlach.
Songonyms, two tracks with the same title but a different beat and melody, are put together, which you may SING, and then we visit the Songwriter's Room to see which British band with 18 top 40 UK hits is in there.
The podcast concludes with the most Popular Song in the US this week, and a famous number one from this date by a 24-year-old Indiana native who went on to be Bad and Dangerous.
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