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The Songtopsy Report

Dec 23, 2019

New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits; this is not one of them. We dissect one of the most infamous Christmas songs from the legendary boy band's already-infamous Christmas album, and along the way Mike almost is broken due to the SHEER lack of funk present.


Dec 16, 2019

On this week's equally festive and patriotic episode we dissect an obscure Cold War-era jingle in which a child pleads with the USSR not to murder Santa; how this song did not become a Christmas mainstay will forever remain a mystery. Stay tuned to the end to hear an original, definitely-not-written-by Steven...


Dec 30, 2018

We foolishly stumble into the Culture Wars on this week's episode and discuss the increasingly-seen-as-problematic holiday classic "Baby, it's Cold Outside." Has this song actually been describing sexual harassment this whole time, or is it just being misconstrued in today's climate? Either way, you'll definitely agree...


Dec 24, 2018

For our heartwarming Christmas episode we dissect John Denver, a legendary folk musician who somehow did a Christmas album with the Muppets while also recording another Christmas album involving alcoholism and childhood trauma. We dive into the history of this song (and its songwriter(s)) and along the way we attempt to...


Dec 25, 2017

Merry Christmas everyone! But not too merry, because then Bob Geldof will find you and make you feel guilty. We discuss the condescending-to-Africa charity mega-hit and subsequent 1985 Live Aid concert, and along the way we discuss how a lot of the money raised *might* have actually just gone to warlords, and we end our...