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Popular Music: The Podcast

Mar 25, 2019

Sometimes you know “the charts” are off because Omar and Analise insist that every middle schooler in the WORLD listened to this song on endless repeat in 2001. That’s right, kids. We’re doing the Mandy Moore CULT CLASSIC, “In My Pocket.” Omar touches on which countries gave this song the most love, while...


Mar 18, 2019

If your St. Patrick’s Day mix DIDN’T include “Gotta Tell You,” you’re wrong. This week on Popular Music: The Podcast, Omar and Analise talk about one of our favorite Irish pop stars, the incredible, SAMANTHA MUMBA. This song is FULL of music theory tricks, Popettes. Tricky key signatures, deceptive cadences,...


Mar 11, 2019

Happy 3/11, Popettes! Obviously, we couldn’t let this day pass without us talking about 311, which Analise lovingly dubs as “underloved, like Smash Mouth.” “Amber” is the hit of choice and Omar and Analise talk about why this song is so gentle and earnest (which is probably why there are some insecure haters...


Mar 4, 2019

Charly Bliss has new music coming out this year and guest, Holland Farkas was so excited about it, she asked US if SHE could be on our podcast to talk about it. A friend asked to BE on a podcast! What?! But that’s how freaking good this song is, you guys! We break down the lyrics, talk about the new pop direction band...