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Switched On Pop | Sicko Rap and Drunk Country

A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.

Switched On Pop | Sicko Rap and Drunk Country

Switched On Pop

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Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Four songs on the Hot 100 pop chart reveal the new directions in which music is headed. Travis Scott's 'SICKO MODE' boasts an unprecedented formal structure that points to the future of hip hop. Meanwhile, in the world of country, Jason Aldean, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Dan + Shay are putting a modern spin on one of the style's oldest tropes: drinking bourbon.

Together these tracks make up the vanguard of their respective genres, but are fans willing to take the plunge?

Songs Discussed:

Travis Scott - Sicko Mode
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
John Zorn - Cat o Nine Tails
Jason Aldean - Drowns the Whiskey (feat. Miranda Lambert)
Mitchell Tenpenny - Drunk Me
Dan + Shay - Tequila

Sicko Rap and Drunk Country

Four songs on the Hot 100 pop chart reveal the new directions in which music is headed. (35 minutes)

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