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Author: Todd Nathanson

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Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and Alina Morgan, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.
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Let 'em say we're crazy, but we're gonna do another movie theme poll. Yes, I swear, it's the truth. This time we're heading off to the magical year of 1987, when mannequins came to life and no one put baby in a corner. But only one can see off our end credits, so which one will it be, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' "(I've Had) the Time of My Life" or Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The world is too depressing, let's do some happy-go-lucky '60s sunshine pop love songs! Or are they? Which is your favorite over-covered golden oldie from 1967, Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" or The Turtles' "Happy Together"? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sometimes gangstas have happy, pleasant stories! They take cars full of girls to the Eastside Motel, and they don't even have to use their AK. Back up, back up, 'cause it's on, which story about being a smooth gangsta hits the spot for you, Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day" or Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate"?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Shawty! The year is 2007, and the twin juggernauts of Akon and T-Pain are running the charts! But can Akon's reedy tenor match T-Pain's autotuned bliss? Which is the better signature tune with the bad rap verse, "Smack That" by Akon or "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" by T-Pain? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The dawn of '90s alternative rock, in the late '80s! Jael Holzman of punk band Ekko Astral joins us to argue about which abrasive college rock anthem stands up higher in hindsight, is it Sonic Youth's "Teen Age Riot" or The Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It's a new millennium and we're looking for THE NEW ROCK. And two fantastic garage rock bands have arrived to SAVE ROCK (or not). Which of the two big breakthrough singles of THE NEW ROCK is our favorite, "Last Nite" by The Strokes or "Fell in Love with a Girl" by The White Stripes? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sometimes girls kiss girls, and they write songs about it, and we have feelings about it! Who did the better "I Kissed a Girl," Jill Sobule or Katy Perry? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
We do love our country music women getting revenge on men, don't we, whether they're destroying beloved cars or actively taking lives! We invite "Don't Rock the Inbox" writer Natalie Weiner to help us answer who does female justice better, The Chicks with "Goodbye Earl" or Carrie Underwood with "Before He Cheats"? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
How much praise does one woman need??See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Two pop princesses blitzed the charts in 1999, and they would always be compared even though their paths quickly diverged. There's no chance that the iconic "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears could be upset by Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle," could there?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It's the early '80s and shockingly some of the first big rap songs were by white new wave bands. But which is the best of the two big new wave hip-hop (?) hits, "Rapture" by Blondie or "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It turns out they do still make Christmas hits! Two big pop divas have conquered the holiday airwaves in the past ten years with Yuletide jams, but which is the best, Ariana Grande's "Santa Tell Me" or Kelly Clarkson's "Underneath the Tree"?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The greatest (non-Beatles) British invasion songs of 1965! Is there anything left to say about these towering monoliths of rock? And which is actually better? Is it The Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" or The Who's "My Generation"?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
It's 2006 and two of the biggest pop songs of the year are from two couples dancing and maybe even doing more than that (but it's not likely). Which is the best flirty duet of 2006, Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland's "Promiscuous" or Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean's "Hips Don't Lie"? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Is there anything we love more here at Song vs. Song than '90s alt-rock? Probably not! So now we must debate two of the biggest mid-'90s hits, from the so-called nicest guy in rock vs. the least sympathetic! But does that matter? Who will win, the Foo Fighters' "My Hero" or the Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet with Butterly Wings"? Please welcome back Joe Kwaczala and check out his new album "Funny Songs & Sketches"!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
White people... rapping?? Comedy gold every time, and in the '00s, two different comedy acts reached new heights with this joke, but only one can be the kings of Caucasian comedy rap, so who reigns supreme? The man myth and legend Weird Al Yankovic with "White and Nerdy" or SNL upstarts The Lonely Island with "I'm on a Boat"? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The mid-'90s were a sadder time than you remember! For weeks and weeks and weeks, two songs conquered the charts with insanely long runs at #1, and now no one even seems to remember them! Which is the better grief song of the decade, Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" or Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day"?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
As always, we watch the MTV Video Music Awards, an event that these days seems to exist solely to promote Taylor Swift. Everyone loves Taylor Swift! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Two of the greatest riffs of all time! And they both have songs attached to them! What is the better killer '70s hard rock standard, Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" or Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
There was once a great movie, "The Producers"! It was made into a successful Broadway musical! And then it was turned into a terrible movie! A convoluted path that gives us this bonus episode. If you want more like it, check out our Patreon at patreon.com/songvssong and donate a couple dollars!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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