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 playing at Glastonbury, and hears from three rock acts whose albums were feature in the latest Opportunity Inbox podcast.
We’ll hear from an act beloved by Bob Harris who will in fact headline his Under The Apple Tree Festival in a Day in September. Songonyms, two tracks with the same title but a different beat and melody, are put together as thanks to Paul Gambaccini, who hosted his final America's Greatest Hits show on BBC Radio 2 on July 2 2016.
We then review the Buckle and Boots country music festival, with new discoveries who impressed Jonny, including Two Ways Home.
The podcast concludes with the most Popular Song in the US this week, and a famous number one from two very popular songsmiths.
Tweet @blastocyst_ with criticism and feedback!