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Popular Music: The Podcast

May 27, 2019

It’s a crue [it’s a cruel!]l...cruel summer [CRUEL SUMMER]! THAT IS RIGHT, KIDS. We are finally gearing up for our Summer of Nostalgia 2019 and we’re kicking it off with the strangely morose 1984 Bananarama hit, “Cruel Summer.” Omar and Analise address why this song is one of the saddest bops, how there are...

May 20, 2019

No episode description needed. Carly's "Dedicated" is finally here. We love it. You know the drill.


No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Omar Najam and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.


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May 13, 2019

Quite possibly the thirstiest song that the Millennial generation encountered as teens, “Take It Off” by The Donnas is iconic. Omar and Analise were BOTH obsessed in their own ways and talk about what the song meant to them as baby teens back in 2002 and discuss why people need to pay more attention to this...

May 6, 2019

Genre-defying and catchy AF, Omar and Analise talk about *arguably* one of the most defining (if not THE most defining) songs of 2019 so far - and it all began as a Tik Tok challenge! Omar will talk about why Billboard charts are completely unfair (spoiler: it involves not letting this be categorized as a country jam)...