The Strong Mixed Feelings of the Sad Banger

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Mark Ronson made the term famous, and Robyn is their undisputed queen, but the sad banger has a sob story all its own.

Featuring:
- Robyn – “Dancing On My Own”
- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – “Body”
- Donna Summer – “Heaven Knows”
- Frankie Knuckles – “Your Love”
- ABBA – “Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)”
- Lykke Li – “Sadness Is A Blessing”
- Lady Gaga – “Alejandro”
- Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
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Podcast art by Anthea LeBrocq (@fulltimeangel on Instagram; antheaaaa@gmail.com for enquiries and commissions).

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Singles Club Vol 3 – 3 Small Words (Josie and the Pussycats)

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An iconic song off the soundtrack for an underrated teen movie, ‘3 Small Words’ is a perfect gem for pop connoisseurs.

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The Yeehaw Agenda – Is Old Town Road a novelty song?

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A record-breaking chart-topper. A viral sensation on TikTok. A bold fusion of country flavours and trap rhythms. We know all that. But seriously…. what the hell kind of song is Old Town Road?

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How Lil Nas X Took ‘Old Town Road’ from TikTok Meme to No. 1 | Diary of a Song [YouTube]

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Singles Club Vol 2 – Juice by Lizzo

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In one of those working-for-years-first overnight success stories, Lizzo burst into our lives late in 2018 with the irresistible glitterbomb that is “Juice”, the lead single off her 2019 album Cuz I Love You. It’s tough to remember a time pre-Lizzo’s rule, such is the force of her incredibly timely brand of self-love and genre-hopping grooves. If she doesn’t do a sideshow when she visits Australia in early 2020, I may cry.

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Singles Club Vol 1 – Night Shift by Lucy Dacus

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The Singles Club takes a close-up look at individual songs and what makes them tick. First up, a personal favourite – the opening track from Lucy Dacus’s 2018 album Historian, “Night Shift”. With a six and a half minute runtime, it’s a bold way to kick off an album by any standard, but “Night Shift” manages to be both challenging and familiar, all while packing a massive emotional punch.

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Kind of Blue – How Joni Mitchell's Influence Lives On

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It’s a no-brainer to say that Joni Mitchell has had a massive influence across her career, but how did her album Blue come to define the sound of 2019?

Featuring:
- Joni Mitchell – “All I Want”, “River” and “A Case of You”
- Weyes Blood – “Andromeda”
- Julia Jacklin – “Body”
- Phoebe Bridgers – “Motion Sickness”
- Stella Donnelly – “Boys Will Be Boys”
- Lucy Dacus – “Night Shift”
- Angel Olsen – “Not Gonna Kill You”
- Laura Jean – “Girl On The TV”
- Julia Holter – “Marienbad”
- Cate Le Bon – “The Light”

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Why Meg White is better than you think

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She cops a lot of grief, but is the White Stripes drummer better than you remember?

Featuring:
Fell In Love With A Girl, Hotel Yorba, The Hardest Button to Button and Icky Thump by the White Stripes

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Over and Over – How repetition gets a hook stuck in your head

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Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, even seeing the words Baby Shark is enough to get your brain singing “doo doo doo-doo do-doo” on a short, maddening loop. For me, though, it got me thinking about how repetitive hooks mess with your brain, and how that power can be used for good (or evil, depending on how you feel about Baby Shark).

Repetition is a MASSIVE subject, so I’ve focused on repetitive lyrics, and what they do to us. After I’d recorded this episode, I realised that Vox has already done a terrific video on this phenomenon. Thankfully I had gone down a very different path, but you should watch all of the Vox Earworm videos because they’re great. I actually referenced one in the episode! Watch their video on triplet flow, and see what I dream about Key Change becoming one day (<3 you Estelle Caswell).

Songs in this episode:
– Pinkfong - Baby Shark
– Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
– The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
– Lil Pump - Gucci Gang
– Migos - Versace
– Dolly Parton - Jolene
– Britney Spears - Womanizer
– The National - Afraid of Everyone
– Rihanna - Work (feat Drake)
– Hot Chip - Over and Over
– Carly Rae Jepsen - Store

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