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Song Vs. Song

Author: Todd Nathanson

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Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.
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It's the early '80s, and we've got a couple fun tunes about dopey guys and their funny reactions to sex workers! Does the J. Geils Band's "Centerfold" make our blood run cold, or does Tommy Tutone have us dialing "867-5309"?
It's two of the quote-unquote "worst" songs of all time! Which controversial pop-rap earworm of 2005 will reign supreme, "Hollaback Girl" or "My Humps"? 
The Pusherman vs. the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about! Which blaxploitation theme is more badassssss? 
The original stan wars!! It's a boyband battle for the ages, but which is the ultimate boyband anthem, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys or "Bye Bye Bye" by 'N Sync?
The greatest crush song from the glory days of minivan rock? Which of these two songs about the guy improbably getting the girl reigns supreme, Tal Bachman's "She's So High" or Wheatus's "Teenage Dirtbag"?
We're kickin' ass in the '80s! But which is the greater '80s fight song , Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" or Sruvivor's "Eye of the Tiger"? Touch gloves and ring the bell 'cause the main event's about to start!
Kids movie soundtracks turned mind-destroying hits! Who is triumphant, Pharrell's "Happy" or Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
The two impossible-to-do-at-karaoke rapid fire rock-and-roll songs of the '80s! They have very little in common but they'll always be associated with each other! Will R.E.M. go down in the fire or is this the end of Billy Joel as we know it?
Ric vs. Rick! They both covet their best friend's girlfriend, but which Ric(k) wins the hearts of the voters? The Cars vs. Rick Springfield, on Song vs. Song!
The '60s garage rock classics! But do either of them hold up, and which one holds up the best?
We welcome special guest, Andrew Unterberger, editor for Billboard magazine, as we look at two of 2008's biggest crossover smashes, from two of the biggest rappers in the game! T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" vs. Lil Wayne's "Lollipop", but which Southern rapper's disappointing sellout track will reign supreme?
The greatest r&b girl group of 1999 vs. the greatest r&b girl group of 2000! TLC and Destiny's Child put shitty men in their place, but who does it better?
What did Todd and Dany think about Billie Eilish's big night, and other things that happened in the latest, typically interminable edition of the Grammys?
The most dad of '80s dad rock! Which is the better nostalgia for your teenage years, Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69" or John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane"?
IT STARTS WITH: WAKE ME UP!! The angsty nu-metal showdown of the early 2000s! Linkin Park vs. Evanescence, who shall be victorious.
We finish off the last year of the decade with one of biggest hits of the 2010s and one of the biggest hits of 2019! Lizzo vs. Cardi! Who shall reign supreme?
Who is the best Christmas-themed magical creature?? And which is the better animated Rankin-Bass Christmas special?? Watch Todd and Dany battle it out!
In honor of Disney now controlling literally everything, we decided to put the big song from "Frozen" against the big song from "Moana"! Will it be Elsa's empowerment anthem or Moana traveling just around the riverbend?
The big movie ballads of 1998! From the blockbuster "Armageddon," Aerosmith's mammoth blockbuster hit "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing!" From the decently profitable "City of Angels," The Goo Goo Dolls's mammoth blockbuster hit "Iris"! Which song will crush the other like a massive asteroid hitting the Earth?
We head into the '70s to see which is the superior funky pop single of the '70s! Earth Wind and Fire's "Shining Star" vs. Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"!
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Comments (9)

Julie McLaughlin

ooh, mr brightside vs. float on would be tougggggh

Oct 26th
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Julie McLaughlin

no debate for me: 1. it's modest mouse 2. it's a come back/mainstream breakthrough song 3. it makes you not kill yourself

Oct 26th
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Julie McLaughlin

I'm so proud of both of you for coming to the correct side! ❤️

Oct 26th
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Kamaras Krisztian

the pinnacle of U2 is Achtung baby ,not Joshua Tree ..as good as that album was.

Sep 22nd
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Julie McLaughlin

this was my first listen and I loved it! and pretty much agreed with most of the arguments for and against each song.

Sep 13th
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Bill Clark

Nah, Journey is weaksauce and only has a career because of Glee, which is weaksauce squared.

Sep 7th
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Kaykay Love

The Man is my favorite song off of Taylor's album. 😢

Aug 28th
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Lena Fisher

so was anyone gonna tell me that there's an Aretha Franklin version of Let It Be or was I supposed to hear that in Song Vs Song myself

Jun 27th
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Jason Huntley

Gave this a try, but I don't care about your Krftisy political correct cultural appropriation talk. That idiocy doesn't logically for in any part of society. I get that in my news feed. I don't need it in my ears on what is supposed to be a fun podcast. Did black people appropriate basketball? Central Americans steal baseball? White people take blues and jazz? What about art? Comedy? Food? It's such a stupid and illogical thing to bring up.

May 21st
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