By Kirk Hamilton
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Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.
||Clean"Single Ladies" by Beyoncé||On this episode, Kirk dives into one of the greatest pop songs of all time. Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" is arguably the defining song of the last decade, but it's far from your average pop tune. With its unusual tensions and...||12 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon||This week, Kirk breaks down one of his favorite songs from one of his favorite albums. Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" was a single from his incredible 1986 album Graceland, and its music video introduced a generation to the wonders of goofy...||28 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Africa" by Toto||On the first episode of Strong Songs, Kirk breaks down Toto's hit song "Africa," a single so good that it still lights up the Internet today. Band/Artist: Toto Album: Toto IV, 1982 Composed by: David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Listen/Buy: Apple...||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Kirk’s dissections of well-known pop songs is in equal parts interesting and charming. It’s endearing to hear someone talk with enthusiasm about a subject they love, and I look forward to the next bite size deep dive in a few weeks.
Excellent music analysis podcast
Kirk is very engaging and manages to tread a fine line explaining complex music theory concepts in a way that appeals to musicians and non-musicians alike.