Episodes

1969: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Proud Mary” / “Both Sides, Now” / “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” / “Walk on By” / “I Wanna Be Your Dog” / “Suspicious Minds” / “Here Comes the Sun” / “Fortunate Son” / “I Want You Back” / “Heartbreaker” / “Gimme Shelter” / “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”

14th Election Results: Did the Listeners Prove Tim Wrong and Put in The Doors?

Inductee: “Light My Fire”
Inductee: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”

Bonus: Introducing Kevin Goldstein, the Hall of Songs Palate Cleanser

In this bonus episode, we welcome in Kevin Goldstein, baseball writer and podcaster, who talks at length about the music that he loves. Then, we chat about songs that he would entertain for the Hall of Songs, along with the tunes he’d strike off the list completely. 

1968: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” / “Mrs. Robinson” / “The Weight” / “Street Fighting Man” / “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” / “Piece of My Heart” / “Hey Jude” / “All Along the Watchtower” / “Israelites” / “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” / “Everyday People” / “Sympathy For the Devil.”

13th Election Results! Surprises and Real Debate About a Hall of Songs Contender

Inductee: “Purple Haze”
Inductee: “Brown Eyed Girl”
Inductee: “Respect”

1967: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Light My Fire” / “Ruby Tuesday” / “Strawberry Fields Forever” / “Purple Haze” / “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” / “Respect” / “Waterloo Sunset” / “A Whiter Shade of Pale” / “A Day in the Life” / “Brown Eyed Girl” / “Ode to Billie Joe” / “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”

12th Class Results! A 2nd Beatles Song is in the Hall of Songs

Inductee: “Good Vibrations”
Inductee: “God Only Knows”
Inductee: “Yesterday”
Inductee: “For What It’s Worth”

1963-66 Veterans Committee

We nominate four songs for the Hall of Songs – “Downtown,” “She’s Not There,” “Turn, Turn Turn” and “Eleanor Rigby” – and talk about a few favorite tunes from this period.

1966: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Eight Miles High” / “When a Man Loves a Woman” / “Wild Thing” / “Paint It Black” / “River Deep – Mountain High” / “God Only Knows” / “Tomorrow Never Knows” / “Reach Out I’ll Be There” / “Good Vibrations” / “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” / “I’m a Believer” / “For What It’s Worth”

11th Class Results! Did ‘Satisfaction’ Get Into the Hall of Songs?

Inductee: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
Inductee: “Like a Rolling Stone”
Inductee: “California Dreamin'”

1965: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“My Girl” / “Wooly Bully” / “Ticket to Ride” / “Mr. Tambourine Man” / “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” / “The Tracks of My Tears” / “Like a Rolling Stone” / “Yesterday” / “My Generation” / “I Got You (I Feel Good)” / “In My Life” / “California Dreamin'”

10th Class Results! Could 5 Songs Get Into the Hall of Songs?

Inductee: “Dancing in the Street”
Inductee: “A Change is Gonna Come”
Inductee: “The House of the Rising Sun”
Inductee: “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
Inductee: “You Really Got Me”

1964: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“The Times They Are-A Changin'” / “A Change is Gonna Come” / “Be My Baby” / “Rag Doll” / “Where Did Our Love Go” / “The House of the Rising Sun” / “A Hard Day’s Night” / “Dancing in the Street” / “You Really Got Me” / “Leader of the Pack” / “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” / “Gloria”

9th Class Results! Bob Dylan is in the Hall of Songs. Who Else?

Inductee: “Blowin’ in the Wind”
Inductee: “Be My Baby”

Nothing But Beatles: A Bonus Conversation About the Fab Four

Yes, we both love the Beatles. So for this bonus episode of Hall of Songs, we take some time to talk about our favorite artist: the four mop-tops from Liverpool. Among the questions we answer: How we became fans of the group, our favorite (and least favorite) songs, how we listen to them today, and what we like most about their respective solo careers.

1963: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Surfin’ USA” / “Twist and Shout” / “Louie Louie” / “Fingertips Pts. 1/2” / “Heat Wave” / “Be My Baby” / “Blowin’ in the Wind” / “She Loves You” / “In My Room” / “It’s All Right” / “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” / “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

8th Class Results! Motown Joins the Hall of Songs

Inductee: “Do You Love Me”

1959-62 Veterans Committee Meeting

We invite four new Hall of Songs nominees – “Think,” “Turn on Your Lovelight,” “Up on the Roof” and “She Thinks I Still Care” – and discuss the music of the years 1959 to 1962.

1962: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“You Don’t Know Me” / “I Can’t Stop Loving You” / “Miserlou” / “The Loco-Motion” / “Do You Love Me” / “If I Had a Hammer” / “Sherry” / “Telstar” / “He’s a Rebel” / “Green Onions” / “Love Me Do” / “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”

7th Class Results! 4 New Hall of Songs Inductees!

Inductee: “Crazy”
Inductee: “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
Inductee: “Stand By Me”
Inductee: “Crying”

An Hour on Elvis: A Retrospective with Justin Gausman of TCBCast

The illuminating conversation touches on perspectives and opinions of Elvis’ career and story, the songs of his that we’ve nominated for the Hall of Songs, and what 1960s and ’70s Elvis songs we should consider going forward. 

1961: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“I Fall to Pieces” / “Runaway” / “Running Scared” / “Stand By Me” / “Back Door Man” / “Crying” / “Please Mr. Postman” / “Let’s Go Trippin'” / “Runaround Sue” / “Can’t Help Falling in Love” / “Crazy” / “The Wanderer”

6th Class Results! A Big Class + A Ray Charles Debate for the Golden Vote

Inductee: “Shout”
Inductee: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
Inductee: “At Last”
Inductee: “What’d I Say”

1960: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“This Magic Moment” / “Cathy’s Clown” / “Wonderful World” / “Only the Lonely” / “Walk, Don’t Run” / “The Twist” / “Chain Gang” / “Save the Last Dance” / “Georgia on My Mind” / “Shop Around” / “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” / “At Last”

5th Class Results! Oh No …

No inductees.

1959: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Peter Gunn” / “White Lightning” / “Come Softly to Me” / “Dream Lover” / “I Only Have Eyes For You” / “There Goes My Baby” / “What’d I Say” / “Shout” / “Money (That’s What I Want)” / “Mack the Knife” / “El Paso”

4th Class Results! Two Quintessential 1950s Tracks are in the Hall of Songs!

Inductee: “Johnny B. Goode”
Inductee: “Good Golly, Miss Molly”

1955-58 Veterans Committee Meeting

We invite three new Hall of Songs nominees – “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Don’t Let Go,” and “Yakety Yak” – and discuss the voting so far for our song hall of fame.

1958: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Good Golly, Miss Molly,” / “Tequila” / “Rumble” / “Johnny B. Goode” / “All I Have to Do is Dream” / “Rebel-‘Rouser” / “Summertime Blues” / “It’s Only Make Believe” / “La Bamba” / “Stagger Lee” / “Lonely Teardrops” / “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

3rd Class Results! Two Songs Make the Hall of Songs!

Inductee: “Great Balls of Fire”
Inductee: “You Send Me”

1957: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Lucille” / “All Shook Up” / “Bye Bye Love” / “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” / “That’ll Be the Day” / “Wake Up Little Susie” / “You Send Me” / “Rock and Roll Music” / “Jailhouse Rock” / “Peggy Sue” / “Not Fade Away” / “Great Balls of Fire”

2nd Class Results! Which 1956 Song is in the Hall of Songs?

Inductee: “Heartbreak Hotel”

1956: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” / “Heartbreak Hotel” / “Blue Suede Shoes” / “Long Tall Sally” / “In the Still of the Night” / “I Walk the Line” / “Roll Over Beethoven” / “Be-Bop-a-Lula” / “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” / “Blueberry Hill” / “I Put a Spell on You”

1st Class Results! Which 1955 Song is in the Hall of Songs?

Inductee: “Rock Around the Clock”

1955: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Bo Diddley” / “I’m a Man” / “Ain’t That a Shame” / “Rock Around the Clock” / “Mannish Boy” / “Maybellene” / “Mystery Train” / “Tutti Frutti” / “The Great Pretender” / “Rock Island Line”

1951-54 Veterans Committee Meeting

A recap of the first four episodes and discussion of the current crop of nominees.

1954: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” / “Work With Me Annie” / “Sh’Boom” / “Shake, Rattle and Roll” / “That’s All Right” / “Earth Angel” / “Hearts of Stone” / “Mr. Sandman”

1953: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Your Cheatin’ Heart” / “Hound Dog” / “(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean” / “Crazy Man, Crazy” / “Gee” / “Mess Around” / “Shake a Hand” / “Money Honey” / “The Things That I Used to Do”

1952: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Night Train” / “Rock ‘N Roll Blues” / “Have Mercy Baby” / “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” / “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” / “Mean Old World”

1951: Our Nominees for the Hall of Songs

“Cold, Cold Heart” / “How High the Moon” / “Rocket 88” / “Sixty Minute Man” / “Hey, Good Lookin'” / “I’m in the Mood”

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