Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.
53: "Freak on a Leash" vs. "Nookie" (with Lindsay Ellis!)
It is finally time to do some nu-metal, and if you don't like that, you can stick it up your (yeah!)! Korn and Limp Bizkit were the kings of late '90s rock, but only one can come out victorious here, so which angry white boy anthem reigns supreme, "Freak on a Leash" or "Nookie"?
52: "Rockstar" vs. "Rockstar" (with Daren "Rap Critic" Jackson)
It's the last episode of 2020 so we here at Song vs. Song wanted to put out the year with one of its biggest songs! But wait... wasn't there a rap song named "Rockstar" just a couple years ago? It's DaBaby's "Rockstar" vs. Post Malone's "Rockstar," which rapper will capture rock stardom?
51: "Do They Know It's Christmas" vs "We Are the World"
It's Christmas time and that means it's the time of the year we give back, so we are doing the big star-studded charity singles of the '80s? But can Band Aid's holiday perennial "Do They Know It's Christmas" compete with the overwhelming American star power of USA for Africa's "We Are the World"?
50: "Celebration" vs. "All Night Long (All Night)"
We may all be trapped in our houses but that doesn't mean we can't party like we're at the lamest wedding reception of all time! Let us get on the floor and decide which lightly-funky early '80s party jam is superior, Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" or Lionel Richie's "All Night Long (All Night)"!
49: "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" vs. "The Book of Love"
Song vs. Song goes hipster! We welcome back Billboard editor Andrew Unterberger to discuss two of the late '90s giants of indie rock! Which mopey acoustic love song shall reign supreme, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel or "The Book of Love" by The Magnetic Fields?
48: "Ghostbusters" vs. "Men in Black"
It's Halloween and that means it's time for every appropriately-distanced Halloween gathering to play "Ghostbusters"! But: Is it superior to the other ridiculous just-the-plot-of-the-movie action comedy theme song, Will Smith's "Men in Black"? Who ya gonna call? Woo, ha ha!
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Great podcast, love Todd and Dany, but most importantly, I enjoyed Dany’s “not in front of da baby” joke!
Great concept, charmingly executed. I’ve enjoyed Todd in the Shadows for years now, but only started listening to this podcast earlier this year. It always makes me smile. I like that the songs are chosen from a variety of decades.
I love Dany's laugh on this podcast (content is great too!). If I meet him someday, and can make him laugh like that in real life, I will feel #blessed.