Jan 1, 2018
It’s the eeeeend of the wooooorld as we know it and we feeeeeel fiiiiiiiiine! Happy 2018 Popettes! In this episode of Popular Music: The Podcast, Steven and Analise talk about this cheerily apocalyptic 1987 classic by R.E.M.! You’ll hear all about the original versions of this song (and how half of it became a NEW song 16 years later!) and why the happy key of G major helps provide the best sort of cognitive dissonance the song achieves!
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This week's Spotify Mix:
Muse - “Apocalypse Please”
Zero 7 - “Waiting To Die”
Electric Six - “Improper Dancing”
Rihanna, Calvin Harris - “We Found Love”
The FIeld Mice - “Emma’s House”
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “New Year’s Kiss”
Neutral Milk Hotel - “Two-Headed Boy”
Maria Taylor feat. Michael Stipe - “Cartoons and Forever Plans”
Camera Obscura - “New Year’s Resolution”
Taylor Swift - “New Year’s Day”
No Doubt performing the song on NYE 2000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei1BZwb4wik
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