Switched on Pop

Switched on Pop

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D.O.C. (Death of the Chorus) with Emily Warren

Listen to Top 40 pop over the last decade and you’ll notice something weird is happening. The chorus—the...

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ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX

Is it true that all pop music sounds the same today? For the past year the “pop-drop” has dominated the...

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ICYMI: Do You Believe in Life After Autotune?

Auto-Tune may be the most divisive effect in music. Artists have protested it publicly at the Grammys, and critics...

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Wham! Op. 84 “Last Christmas” with Chilly Gonzales

Wham’s 1984 contribution to the holiday cannon, “Last Christmas,” has surprising staying power....

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"evermore" of a good thing

Just five months after releasing her Grammy-nominated album “folklore,” Taylor Swift surprised fans with...

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Women's Rap Renaissance

Producer Bridget Armstrong shares her top tracks from women who are running hip-hop in 2020: Megan Thee Stallion,...

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Red Hot + Blue with Meshell Ndegeocello

In 1990 John Carlin and Leigh Carrol pioneered a new kind of charity album. Together they co-founded Red Hot, a...

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The Cyndi Lauper Conspiracy (with Sam Sanders)

Every song Cyndi Lauper writes is pop perfection according to Sam Sanders, host of NPR’s “It’s Been...

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ANTHEMS: Missy Elliot — Work It

Cultural critic Ivie Ani breaks down how Missy Elliot broke into the pantheon of anthems, and how she changed the...

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ANTHEMS: Smash Mouth - All Star

When Smash Mouth wrote "All Star,” they knew that it was going to change their lives. But they never expected...

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ANTHEMS: Jock Jams — Get Ready For This

In 1995, ESPN launched Jock Jams Volume 1, a compilation record that would define the sound of sports for the next...

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ANTHEMS: Queen — We Are The Champions

Freddie Mercury and team made one of the most unusual anthems of all time. “We Are The Champions” has a...

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Cory Henry has Something to Say

Cory Henry is a remarkably gifted multi-instrumentalist. Growing up in the church, he started playing the Hammond B3...

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The Pop Music Forecast (with Lauren Michele Jackson)

Shawn Mendes, BTS, Alicia Keys, 24kGoldn, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber & Chance The Rapper are all in the Hot 100 with...

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Brandy Clark's Life Is A Record

There is a tradition in country that loves flawed characters lost on a winding journey… likely down a dit road....

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Keith Urban on The Speed of Now Part 1

Keith Urban is a legend of country. He’s been releasing hit records for two decades now. Each album he...

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Mickey Guyton’s fight for Country Music’s acceptance

Mickey Guyton spent a decade of fits and starts trying to make a career in country music. But now in recent months...

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Disclosure: Where Energy Flows

Howard and Guy Lawrence, the brothers behind Disclosure, found global acclaim in 2012 with their song...

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THE 5TH — MOVEMENT IV, What Beethoven Would Have Wanted

When we listen closely to the Fifth, we hear a testament to self-expression and determination. Which means that we...

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THE 5TH — MOVEMENT III, Putting the Classism in Classical

When you walk into a concert hall, there’s an established set of conventions and etiquette (“don’t...

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