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.
1987! The Return of Rock! Plus A Big Year For Rap, Dance
It's a turning point year for Hall of Songs. We give you our picks for the 12 best songs of 1987, which include some hard rock classics, some big cinematic rock standards, and a few under-the-radar rockers. Also, hey, rap is having a big year with some major advancements in sound and image. Plus, one dance track dares to try something totally different.
Listen to the episode, then vote for the greatest songs ever at our ballot on hallofsongs.com. There you'll find songs from 1981 to '87 all trying to vie for your favor.
32nd Election Results: Do 2 Songs Walk Into the Hall of Songs?
We'll tell you for sure that one song got into the Hall of Songs from our recent election, the 32nd overall. But two? In the 1980s? Is it possible?
Listen to get the full results of the latest vote. You'll hear what happens to songs like current smash hit "Running Up That Hill" and former smash hit "Bette Davis Eyes" ... and everything in between.
1983-86 Veterans Committee: We're Making It Up as We Go
Some songs get lost and fall into the cracks. That's what the Veterans Committee is for. Join Tim and Chris as dig back into the years of 1983 to '86 and nominate four more songs for the Hall of Songs. Dance music? Yes. Americana music? Sure. An appearance by our (sort-of) independent ombudsman? Absolutely.
Listen as Tim and Chris talk about the songs of 1983 to '86.
Hosts: Tim Malcolm and Chris Jones
Genre: Music Commentary, Music History
1986! Dance the Night Away with Our Top-12 Songs
We're past "We Are the World" and Live Aid. Hall of Songs enters 1986, when we hear pop and adult contemporary beginning to merge as rap and dance music branch out into totally new places.
This is a year of big movie soundtrack hits, plaintive pop that strikes a chord nationwide, and new sounds emerging out of big cities like New York and Chicago. Follow Tim and Chris as they chronicle this interesting year of music and pick their top-12 songs of 1986.
After listening, visit hallofsongs.com to vote for the songs you think belong in our hall of fame for songs ... the Hall of Songs.
31st Election Results: Dreaming of New Members of the Hall of Songs
Will any songs join the 65 current members of the Hall of Songs, our prestigious academy of the greatest songs of all-time?
Join Tim and Chris as they go over a huge ballot of 29 songs from between 1981 and '85. You've got records by Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Tears For Fears, Eurythmics, Phil Collins and many more big names. Will anything get through?
1985! It's The Most '80s Hall of Songs Yet!
We have been dreaming of this moment since starting Hall of Songs. It's time to enter 1985, when the biggest names in pop music converge for charity spectacles like "We Are the World" and Live Aid, and when some of the most enduring songs of a generation hit pretty darn hard.
Come along for the ride as we select our top-12 songs from 1985. After listening, head to hallofsongs.com to vote for the songs you think deserve to be in our hall of fame for songs called the Hall of Songs.
Wow, what a great podcast. If you’re a fan of American music with an inclusive focus on rock and roll that generously brings in blues, country and pop influences, you’ll love this show. Each episode is well researched and shines a light on the events and music of the focus year. It’s an American music nerdist series with a welcoming feel.
Perfect Commute Podcast
Listen to great music and up your music knowledge with two knowledgeable and entertaining hosts that have a great vibe.
I wanna Rock!
I tuned into the first 5-6 episodes and then completely forgot about it. But I’m so happy to be getting back into it! The 70’s were awesome! Can’t wait to hear the discussions going forward from here and then into the 80’s and 90’s.