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A pop music conversation between two pop music fans who are also musicians... After endless discussions about our favorite artists/writers/producers and pop music history, we decided to take our obsession to the mics and start Pop Kitchen, here in Lesley’s Kitchen! We hope to break down some of the most current trends within pop music culture whilst also deep diving back in time to freak out about the songs that inspired them. Thanks for listening and feel free to leave us some messages and reviews about what YOU want to hear next week .
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Pop Kitchen Lesley Roy and Jeff Johnson

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A pop music conversation between two pop music fans who are also musicians... After endless discussions about our favorite artists/writers/producers and pop music history, we decided to take our obsession to the mics and start Pop Kitchen, here in Lesley’s Kitchen! We hope to break down some of the most current trends within pop music culture whilst also deep diving back in time to freak out about the songs that inspired them. Thanks for listening and feel free to leave us some messages and reviews about what YOU want to hear next week .
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/popkitchenpodcast/support

    17. Selena Gomez's new album: "Rare"

    17. Selena Gomez's new album: "Rare"

    After being apart two long, difficult weeks, Jeff and Lesley reunite to talk about Selena Gomez and her new album, "Rare," and some stand-out tracks. Melodies on melodies. Acoustic instruments and synth leads. Dance beats and slow ballads. Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and a team of Swedes. Rhythm, Music. My man. Who could ask for anything more?! Join us for the journey of Season 2 on Pop Kitchen.
    - Taylor Swift

    - Katy Perry

    - Lady Gage

    - Justin Bieber

    - Billie Eilish




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    • 40 min
    16. The 1983 Birthday Episode

    16. The 1983 Birthday Episode

    A New year, a new decade, a new season of Pop Kitchen. And we are kicking things off with Jeff's birthday special. Take a trip with us back to 1983 to talk about a few hit songs that found their way into Jeff's DNA.  And we will, of course, dive into a couple other memorable tunes that burrowed their way into Jeff's musical psyche.  37 years of random musical obsessions...there's a lot to discuss.

    Join us for the adventure of Season Two. Big things are coming. Big news is on the horizon. It'll be an epic drama. a dramatic epic that you want to be a part of. And we want you with us!

    - Bonnie Tyler

    - Celine Dion

    - David Foster

    - Max Martin

    - Boyz II Men

    - Toto

    - Billy Joel

    - Peter Cetera

    - Mariah Carey (always)


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    • 40 min
    15: The Decade Comes to an End!

    15: The Decade Comes to an End!

    This. Is. The. End...of the year...of the decade...of the inaugural season of Pop Kitchen. Jeff and Lesley take time out of their New Year Celebration to recap and recount some of the best pop songs of this past decade. Who mattered? What did we love? Why did we love it? What songs made a lasting impact on the climate of pop music? We talk about the biggest hits, biggest artists of the past ten years and what made them stand out. So much to cover in just an hour... Katy Perry, Taylor Swift (do you think an episode would go by without a TayTay shout-out?) Lorde, Robyn, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Lizzo, Post Malone.  Who else can we name drop in 65 minutes? Oh don't even challenge us...Lady Antebellum, Drake, Mumford and Sons, Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, CHVRCHES, Ke$ha, Mark Ronson, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Hozier, Avicii, Fun, Jack Antonoff, The Lumineers, Carly Rae Jepsen. And of course, Jeff even finds a way to get in some solid Mariah time. All hail Queen Mimi! Yes, all these things and more! That's what the decade-end special means to us, my loves. 


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    14. What Did You Stream In 2019 ?!

    14. What Did You Stream In 2019 ?!

    The Data is in and theres no denying it. Jeff and Lesley talk about the songs, artists and genres that occupied their headphones this past year. In preparation for their year-end and decade-end episode, we face the music and share our most listened to tracks of 2019. Some surprises along with our obvious favorites.... what did you stream in 2019 ?



    Also Discussed

    - Katy Perry

    - Taylor Swift

    -Arizona

    - Mansionair

    - Kelly Clarkson

    -Pink

    - SYML

    - Gregory Alan Isakov

    - Ben Platt

    - Marren Morris

    - The 1975

    - Gryffin

    AND so many more .......!!!!! 


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    • 34 min
    13. " Lights On, Lights Up " The intersection of Harry Styles & Maggie Rogers.

    13. " Lights On, Lights Up " The intersection of Harry Styles & Maggie Rogers.

    As great as Maggie's new track " Love You For A Long Time " is, it reminded us of the pop greatness of her biggest hit to date , " Light On " 

    At first listen, you might not recognize the similarities with Harry Styles " Lights Up ",  but more than the similar titles among other things, the tracks share a co-writer and some west coast synth undertones. Lesley and Jeff break down the lyrical context and speculate wildly at what the artists are singing about. Synthesizers, acoustic guitars, and great melodies are interwoven for a couple stand out tracks in 2019. 

    Also Discussed ;

    - Journey

    - Ellie Goulding 

    - Haim 

    - Halsey

    - Britney Spears

    - Rostam

    - Kid Harpoon

    - Pharrell Williams

    - Taylor Swift

    Reminder ;

    Pop Kitchen Christmas Show Dec 8th / 7pm @ The Gray Mare, East Village, NYC . Tix $15 in advance / $20 at the door 


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    • 49 min
    12. Pop Genius Max Martin & The Story of Lesley Roy

    12. Pop Genius Max Martin & The Story of Lesley Roy

    It is finally time. Time to get into the history of Max Martin, from Ace of Base, to his new musical & Juliet, and everything in between. Time to talk about the pop genius who helped launched the careers of Britney Spears & Katy Perry, to name a few.  Time to discuss the music master that is responsible for some of the greatest songs of our time. And its finally time to hear the story of Lesley Roy. Pop Kitchen gets real as Lesley shares her own journey navigating the ups and downs of the music industry... what she learned from Max, what is still a mystery and how all that has impacted her.

    It's funny, it's real, it's honest, it's not always what you expect, but it's Pop Kitchen.

    DECEMBER 8th, 2019 | 7:00pm | The Gray Mare | East Village, NYC | 

    Pop Kitchen's First Annual Christmas Party. 
    Lesley and Jeff invite you to a Live Podcast Event celebrating the glory of Christmas through pop music.

    Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-kitchen-presents-a-very-poppy-christmas-tickets-82019692107?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

    Also discussed in this episode

    - NYSNC

    - Backstreet Boys

    - Avril Lavigne

    - Kelly Clarkson

    - Pink

    - Justin Timberlake

    - Robyn

    - Ellie Goulding

    - Rent

    - Jive Records 




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    • 1 hr 14 min

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