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What are the greatest songs of all-time? Hosts Chris Jones and Tim Malcolm nominate songs for the Hall of Songs, with each episode tackling a new year chronologically, starting with 1951. Listeners are asked to vote after each episode for the songs they feel should reach the Hall of Songs.

Hall of Songs Tim Malcolm and Chris Jones

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What are the greatest songs of all-time? Hosts Chris Jones and Tim Malcolm nominate songs for the Hall of Songs, with each episode tackling a new year chronologically, starting with 1951. Listeners are asked to vote after each episode for the songs they feel should reach the Hall of Songs.

    1996! The Future of Pop + R&B and the Rise of Sunny Alt Rock

    1996! The Future of Pop + R&B and the Rise of Sunny Alt Rock

    When it's all said and done, this may be the most interesting episode of Hall of Songs. Tim and Chris go deep into the music of 1996, which includes rap, alternative rock, R&B, and ... well, you'll have to listen to hear the rest.

    Listen to hear our top-12 songs of the year. Then visit hallofsongs.com to vote for what you think are the absolute greatest songs of all-time.
    Website: http://www.hallofsongs.com
    Social: http://www.twitter.com/hallofsongs

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    41st Election Results: 32 Songs from 1989 to 95 Face the Music ...

    41st Election Results: 32 Songs from 1989 to 95 Face the Music ...

    Voters, you had a tall task in front of you. The latest Hall of Songs ballot included 32 songs released between 1989 and '95. We're talking some of the biggest artists of all-time, including Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, U2, George Michael, Notorious B.I.G., Green Day, Oasis, and Nirvana. Plus we have genre favorites from artists like Son Volt, Bjork, and D'Angelo, among others. Big ballot. So what did you do?

    In voting for what you thought were the absolute greatest songs ever ... you gave us plenty to talk about. Listen to this 41st election results show to learn how it all shook out. It's a lot of fun!
    Website: http://www.hallofsongs.com
    Social: http://www.twitter.com/hallofsongs

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    • 39 min
    1995! Britpop, Rap Becomes Pop, and New Voices Emerge

    1995! Britpop, Rap Becomes Pop, and New Voices Emerge

    In 1995, the world starts zooming onto the Information Superhighway. And while we're figuring out our screen names and hoping the phone doesn't ring, we're hearing some mammoth tunes from the likes of Mariah Carey, Coolio and Oasis. We're also seeing some new names on the charts, on MTV, and in our record stores. 

    These are our top-12 songs from the year that was. Listen now, then head to hallofsongs.com to vote for what you think are the absolute greatest songs of all-time. 
    Website: http://www.hallofsongs.com
    Social: http://www.twitter.com/hallofsongs

    Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hall-of-songs/id1550546067

    • 1 hr 49 min
    40th Election Results: We Actually Have Done 40 of These

    40th Election Results: We Actually Have Done 40 of These

    Songs that were released between 1989 and '94 were up for election to the Hall of Songs. Did any get in? You have to tune in to find out!

    Listen to this episode recapping our 40th election to find out how songs by artists like A Tribe Called Quest, The Cranberries, Green Day, Oasis, and Mazzy Star did on the ballot. 



    Website: http://www.hallofsongs.com
    Social: http://www.twitter.com/hallofsongs

    Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hall-of-songs/id1550546067

    • 35 min
    1991-94 Veterans Committee: We're Strong Enough to Admit Mistakes

    1991-94 Veterans Committee: We're Strong Enough to Admit Mistakes

    It's another great episode of Hall of Songs! This time around, Tim and Chris select songs from the years 1991-94 that they either overlooked or previously didn't get a chance to nominate for the Hall of Songs. And now ... they get nominations!

    So you'll hear hits from Sheryl Crow and TLC, plus some other gems.

    And while we nominate four tracks, we also talk a lot about some other songs that interested us.  So hang with us as we investigate the early 1990s in the way only we can.
    Website: http://www.hallofsongs.com
    Social: http://www.twitter.com/hallofsongs

    Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hall-of-songs/id1550546067

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Top-12 Songs of 1994! Guitars, Bedroom Listening + Curse Words!

    The Top-12 Songs of 1994! Guitars, Bedroom Listening + Curse Words!

    For the hosts of Hall of Songs, 1994 is a major turning-point year. On one hand, it's about graduating high school and looking forward, and on on the other hand, it's hiding into a boombox and letting the music become you. No matter how we took in 1994, this year is a big one. We've got alternative rock, hard rock, pop punk, and R&B making big moves this year, and we're chronicling it all.

    Listen as we choose our top-12 songs of 1994. We'll put the songs on our ballot, which stays at hallofsongs.com. Visit to vote for the songs that you think belong in our prestigious hall of fame for songs!
    Website: http://www.hallofsongs.com
    Social: http://www.twitter.com/hallofsongs

    Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hall-of-songs/id1550546067

    • 1 hr 46 min

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