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The stories behind our favorite commercially unsuccessful pop tunes. Follow us on IG: @flopredeemer and TW: @flopredeemer

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The stories behind our favorite commercially unsuccessful pop tunes. Follow us on IG: @flopredeemer and TW: @flopredeemer

    Amy Winehouse: If You Seek Amy

    Amy Winehouse: If You Seek Amy

    Amy Winehouse broke through in a big way with her 2006 album Back To Black, earning the British Singer-Songwriter five Grammy Awards for her unique, modern take on vintage soul music. Pop music pundits wondered whether her success signaled a cultural turn toward a retro renaissance. Today we’re talking through some of the winners and losers in the world of throwback pop music.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Paramore: The Great Orange Hope Goes Blonde

    Paramore: The Great Orange Hope Goes Blonde

    Rock band Paramore broke through with their 2007 single “Misery Business” and lead singer Hayley Williams was once lauded by John Mayer as “The Great Orange Hope.” In 2017, the band released their fifth studio album After Laughter featuring a newish sound with a newish lineup into a pop musical landscape that had grown increasingly unfriendly toward rock music in the preceding decade. Today we’re talking about the lead single from that effort, the disco new wave fantasia, “Hard Times.”

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Cher: Cher Is Paralyzed

    Cher: Cher Is Paralyzed

    Today, we're talking about Cher's 1982 post-disco flop, "I Paralyze," which didn't just paralyze her music career, it shot it and put it in a five year coma.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mariah Carey: New Year, New Mimi

    Mariah Carey: New Year, New Mimi

    What does it take to sustain a pop music career for multiple decades? Talent? Charisma? Sheer force of will? Twelve-year-old singer Mariah Carey's attempts to remain in the pop cultural spotlight for over thirty years have given us some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Today we're discussing one of those lows, 2012's non-album single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" and its accompanying Throwback Remix.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jazmine, Whitney and Barbra: Joyful, Joy and Jingle

    Jazmine, Whitney and Barbra: Joyful, Joy and Jingle

    Today, we're talking three holiday songs that we believe should be on every holiday playlist: "Joyful Joyful" by Jazmine Sullivan (and Pentatonix), "Joy To The World" by Whitney Houston, and Barbra Streisand's chaotic "Jingle Bells?" Happy Holidays!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Miranda Cosgrove: iCantBelieveItsNotBetter

    Miranda Cosgrove: iCantBelieveItsNotBetter

    In 2007, actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove rose to stardom on the hit Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly, a show which inspired the youth of America to seek fame by broadcasting themselves on the internet with seemingly little concern over their personal privacy or safety. In 2010 she took an obligatory turn at pop stardom and released her debut album, Sparks Fly. Though a moderate hit, the album may not have reached as many non-iCarly fans as hoped, and by the time iCarly ended in 2012, so too had Miranda Cosgrove’s recording career. Today we’re talking about her 2010 song, “Disgusting.”

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

LewZealand ,

Playlists. Beautiful playlists.

Enjoy learning about these “lesser than” songs.

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Switched on Pop Meets Las Culturistas

Recently discovered this pod, can’t get enough and can’t stop revisiting the catalogs of every artist they discuss.

RealAdamOne ,

Super Stellar

Loves these two!
They’re are knowledgeable and do a great job recording their shows! They’re clear, enjoyable, and keep the listener intrigued.

Great job!!!

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