51 episodes

On each episode of ONE SONG, friends Diallo Riddle ( Emmy-nominated star and creator of HBO Max’s South Side and IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase) and Blake "LUXXURY" Robin (Music Producer & TikTok creator) will hilariously break down ONE SONG from the pop music canon that you know - or need to know - but have never heard quite like this.

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    • 4.8 • 576 Ratings

On each episode of ONE SONG, friends Diallo Riddle ( Emmy-nominated star and creator of HBO Max’s South Side and IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase) and Blake "LUXXURY" Robin (Music Producer & TikTok creator) will hilariously break down ONE SONG from the pop music canon that you know - or need to know - but have never heard quite like this.

    Introducing: Switched On Pop

    Introducing: Switched On Pop

    This week on One Song, we’re sharing another music podcast that LUXXURY and Diallo both love. It’s called Switched On Pop, and it’s about the making and meaning of popular music, hosted by musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding.

    The episode we’re sharing focuses on the fact that the first half of 2024 has been for the “pop girlie.” It seems like every major artist who’s dominated the discourse this year has been a woman, ostensibly making music about what it means to be a woman. There’s Camila Cabello's "Chanel no.5,” Lorde and Charli XCX working out the labyrinth of emotions that come with female friendship on the “Girl, so confusing” remix, and Sabrina Carpenter’s ode to the female ego, “Please Please Please." On this episode, Charlie, Nate, and Reanna – with some insight from journalist Ilana Kaplan – unpack these tracks at length, exploring what these artists are saying about femininity, and by extension, themselves.

    • 45 min
    TLC's "Creep" with Rachel Lindsay

    TLC's "Creep" with Rachel Lindsay

    Is creeping ever okay? If you ask Rachel Lindsay (co-host of the "Higher Learning" podcast)…it is when TLC does it. This time on One Song, Diallo is joined by Rachel (who fills in as guest host) to break down why “Creep” is sneakily an empowerment anthem, the impact of the song's unforgettable music video, and how TLC’s look and sound evolved on their second album, "CrazySexyCool."

    • 57 min
    Missy Elliott's "Work It" with Punkie Johnson

    Missy Elliott's "Work It" with Punkie Johnson

    On this special re-run, Diallo and LUXXURY are joined this week by comedian and friend of the pod, Punkie Johnson. Together, they go on a quest to flip it and reverse it and unpack the many layers of samples and interpolations that went into Missy Elliott’s 2002 banger, Work It. Come for the badonkadonk, stay for the obscure Paul Simon sample.

    The song Work it is the first single from Missy Elliot's 2002 album Under Construction. Stems, interpolations and sampled songs from Peter Pipe by Run-D.M.C, The Request Line by Rock Master Scott and more. Music genres: Hip hop, R&B, progressive rap, Female Rappers.

    • 59 min
    The Response Episode: Listener Mailbag + Songs of the Summer

    The Response Episode: Listener Mailbag + Songs of the Summer

    What good is a format if you can’t break it every now and then? On this special episode of One Song, Diallo & LUXXURY break out the listener mailbag, answer some DMs, and bring an entirely new angle to the "Buffalo Soldier"/"The Banana Splits" theme song connection. Finally, they react to the early contenders for the Song of the Summer from Tommy Richman, Sabrina Carpenter, and more.

    • 49 min
    Miley Cyrus' "Flowers"

    Miley Cyrus' "Flowers"

    This week on One Song, Diallo and LUXXURY frolic through "Flowers" -- Miley Cyrus' smash hit from 2023. Along the way, they discuss the track's importance as an self-love and empowerment anthem, its connection to Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man," and pose a very important question: Can Diallo say “I can love me better than you can” without sounding narcissistic?

    • 58 min
    Britney Spears' "Toxic"

    Britney Spears' "Toxic"

    On this special rerun, Diallo Riddle and LUXXURY get Toxic! Join for LUXXURY’s thesis on why the song is a pop masterpiece that weds high art and obscure sonic references with Britney Spears’ bubblegum vocals. There’s also all of the usual deep dives, rabbit holes, and interpolations — Including a James Bond connection.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
576 Ratings

576 Ratings

Burrlover ,

Love the podcast but….

Ugh. When is Luxxxury back? Also, you guys don’t need guests. Diallo and Luxxxury carry the show on their own.

heyojenn ,

Let these guys make your playlists

I love all of the facts about how these songs link back to other songs. It’s also really great to make playlists related to that “One Song” that you’re obsessed with because they discuss all of these original songs and covers that would not have popped up on your radar (ex: hearing about a 12 minute edit of Jolene and falling in love with it!)
Keep it up, guys!

C Morillo ,

Okay Podcast

One Song is an okay podcast as long as they are not talking about Hip Hop. It is super clear they are spectators from afar and not true Hip Hop heads. I do not think they are qualified in any way to speak about Hip Hop authoritatively.

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