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No guilt. Only pleasure. A podcast about pop music hosted by @lalalanalise and @OmarNajam. New episodes every Monday.

Popular Music: The Podcast Analise Nelson, Omar Najam

    • Music
    • 4.9, 97 Ratings

No guilt. Only pleasure. A podcast about pop music hosted by @lalalanalise and @OmarNajam. New episodes every Monday.

    152 - Doo Wop (That Thing)

    152 - Doo Wop (That Thing)

    You better watch out because Popular Music: The Podcast is BACK with an all-new episode all about the great Ms. Lauryn Hill. Omar will tell you all about how this A+ student found her path to music at a very young age and Analise will tell you why this song is a perfect blend of 50s and 90s. Also some music theory nerdry happens. What can we say? This song just DOES it for us.
     
    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com
     
     
    Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839 
     
    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/
     
     
    This week's Spotify Mix:
    https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/3laLimGzRzfJ6EoI8fmdZe?si=XINMjQLHQTeiAuQ8PMNSDw
     
     
     
     
     
    Additional Recommendations:
    The Monotones - “Book of Love”
    The Clovers - “Love Potion No. 9”
    The Coasters - “Poison Ivy”
    The Bobbettes - “Mr. Lee”
    Swet Shop Boys - “Aaja”
    Calle 13 - “Ojos Color Sol”
    Snow Tha Product - “Bilingue”
     
     
    Find us on all the socials!
     
    twitter.com/popmusicpodcast
    instagram.com/popmusicpodcast
    facebook.com/popmusicpodcast
     
    Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise
    Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam 
     
    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
    https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

    • 35 min
    151 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    151 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    You can’t talk about rock ‘n’ roll without the inventor of Rock ‘n’ Roll herself, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Omar and Analise spare no ounce of love and respect to talk about the importance of the legendary guitarist and gospel artist whose influence has stretched to nearly EVERY modern artist from Little Richard (her young Padawan) to Brittany Howard. 
     
    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com
     
     
    Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839 
     
    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/
     
     
    This week's Spotify Mix:
    https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/3Zw2quP7owOCZFgo2RRGDc?si=nWAFI-e7SPiqiIa-ahszDg
     
     
     
     
    Additional Recommendations:
    Sister Rosetta Thorpe - “Every Time I Feel The Spirit”
    Sister Rosetta Thorpe - “Up Above My Head, I Hear Music in the Air”
    Sister Rosetta Thorpe - “Shout Sister Shout”
    Tina Turner - “You Better Be Good To Me”
    The Noisettes - “Sister Rosetta” - this appeared on the Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack
    Lianne LaHavas - “Forget”
    Brittany Howard - “History Repeats”
     
     
    Find us on all the socials!
     
    twitter.com/popmusicpodcast
    instagram.com/popmusicpodcast
    facebook.com/popmusicpodcast
     
    Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise
    Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam 
     
    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
    https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

    • 33 min
    150 - You Go To My Head

    150 - You Go To My Head

    We are slowing things down and going back in time farther than ever before to celebrate our 150th episode. This week we're chatting about Billie Holiday's You Go To My Head, how the artist formed her music career, how the song found its way into her hands and how this piece of music has gone on to be a jazz standard. Take a seat, relax and let this episode go to your head. 
     
    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com
     
     
    Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839 
     
    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/
     
     
    This week's Spotify Mix:
     
     
     
     
    Additional Recommendations:
    Dinah Washington - "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby"
    Sarah Vaughn - "Tenderly"
    Eartha Kitt - "The Girl From Ipanema" 
    Nancy Wilson - "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"
    Billie Holiday - "All of Me"
    Billie Holiday - "Me, Myself, and I" 
     
    Billie Holiday - "The Very Thought of You" 
     
    And here's that blog post that Analise mentioned: http://www.beautifulsongoftheweek.com/you-go-to-my-head-by-billie-holiday/
     
    Find us on all the socials!
     
    twitter.com/popmusicpodcast
    instagram.com/popmusicpodcast
    facebook.com/popmusicpodcast
     
    Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise
    Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam 
     
    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
    https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

    • 44 min
    149 - Whats Going On

    149 - Whats Going On

    We're sitting down and talking about one of our favorite songs of all time, Marvin Gaye's Whats's Going On. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and let's discuss the early life of the famed musician, the context that lead to What's Going On being such a resonant hit and how the Detroit Lions became involved. 
     
    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com
     
     
    Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839 
     
    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/
     
     
    This week's Spotify Mix:
     
     
     
     
    Additional Recommendations:
    Marvin Gaye - “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”
    Public Enemy - “Can't Trust It”
    Marvin Gaye - “Right On”
    Janet Jackson - “State Of The World"
    Marvin Gaye - “Save The Children”
    Kendrick Lamar - “Alright”
     
     
    Find us on all the socials!
     
    twitter.com/popmusicpodcast
    instagram.com/popmusicpodcast
    facebook.com/popmusicpodcast
     
    Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise
    Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam 
     
    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
    https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

    • 34 min
    148 - Don't Start Now

    148 - Don't Start Now

    If you don’t wanna see us podcasting with somebody...DON’T START NOW. It’s 2020 and a new Dua Lipa is on the horizon, so by popular demand, we’ve decided to delve right into the infectious, discopop ear-worm that is her song “Don’t Start Now.” Omar will tell you everything you need to know about Dua and why she’s a pop prodigy, and Analise will break down the lyrics while discussing what makes a great ‘kiss off’ song.
     
    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com
     
     
    Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839 
     
    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/
     
     
    This week's Spotify Mix:
    https://open.spotify.com/user/lalalanalise/playlist/68p1otHs8bzABw7McWpbat?si=QzVfMjvLRCGqmmZihJKMIw
     
     
     
    Additional Recommendations:
    Dua Lipa - “Future Nostalgia”
    Dua Lipa - “Hotter Than Hell”
    Dua Lipa - “Kiss and Make Up”
    Dua Lipa - “IDGAF” video
    Chromeo - “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”
    Backstreet Boys - “New Love”
    OK Go - “Oh Lately It’s So Quiet”
    Taylor Swift - “I Forgot That You Existed”
     
     
    Find us on all the socials!
     
    twitter.com/popmusicpodcast
    instagram.com/popmusicpodcast
    facebook.com/popmusicpodcast
     
    Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise
    Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam 
     
    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
    https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

    • 41 min
    147 - Favorite Albums of 2010s

    147 - Favorite Albums of 2010s

    What even happened these last ten years? Omar and Analise chat about what albums defined the decade. From 2010 to know we go over everything that set the tone and got us through. Buckle up, it's ride through recent music history! 
     
    Email us: popmusicpodcast@gmail.com
     
     
    Get a Popular Music t-shirt!: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4134024-classic-pop-music-logo?store_id=205839 
     
    Chat pop music with us in our Facebook group!: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/647416295647220/
     
     
    Additional Recommendations:
     



     
    Find us on all the socials!
     
    twitter.com/popmusicpodcast
    instagram.com/popmusicpodcast
    facebook.com/popmusicpodcast
     
    Follow Analise: twitter.com/lalalanalise
    Follow Omar: twitter.com/omarnajam 
     
    Podcast logo by Javier Solórzano
    https://instagram.com/jav_solo/

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Diandra <3 ,

So many recovered memories!

This podcast does an amazing job of reminding me of tons of songs I thought I had forgotten! As a prior music student, I appreciate the combo of history and theory. Thanks for such a great podcast and keep up the good work guys!

dbj12345 ,

Nice

Long time Fan, but two great things have happened to this podcast recently — 1) the driving playlists and the quick reaction podcasts are really fun, and 2) pulling back to 30 minutes is huge improvement, keeps things vital. Way to go guys!

CJ_Sch-85 ,

Always poppin’

I’ve always loved listening to pop music but these two make learning about artists and songs so interesting. The trivia is always fun to hear and then the break down of the musicality is so informative and insightful. I’m always excited to see what song/artist is going to be covered as the new episodes drop. Keep up the good work!

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