Speed of Sound

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Subscribers: 63
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Josh
 Oct 23, 2020
love this podcast. Great background info to songs and music trends. But not overwhelming. I start quoting things I've learned from the podcast when i talk with friends. very worth the time.


 Aug 3, 2020

Description

Speed of Sound is the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations. Hosted by Steve Greenberg, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer and all-around music obsessive, Speed of Sound is your all-access pass to music's biggest moments from sock hops to hip hop to k-pop; you won't want to miss a beat.

Episode Date
Smells Like Teen Pop Part 2: 90’s Pop—Boy Bands Battle, Pop Princesses Prevail
3547
On the final episode of Season One, Steve finishes up the TRL Era of the late 90s, complete with the strategies and romances that drove the acts that topped the charts. Steve's joined by music mavens Taylor Hanson, Danny Goldberg, Tom Poleman, Phil Quartararo, Karen Glauber, Lee Leipsner and Johnny Wright to give you all-star access to the gilded age of MTV Pop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 13, 2020
Smells Like Teen Pop Part 1: 90’s Pop—The Post-Grunge Comeback
3300
The inside story behind Pop's resurgence in the mid 1990s from the power players who orchestrated it- including the iconic voice behind MMMBop, Taylor Hanson of Hanson. Steve's also joined by music mavens Danny Goldberg, Tom Poleman, Phil Quartararo, Karen Glauber and Johnny Wright. It's an absolutely legendary listen! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 06, 2020
How Monster Mash Became the Ultimate Halloween Smash
2651
Dive into the frighteningly wild backstory behind Bobby Pickett's iconic novelty song "Monster Mash"- which hit the top of the charts not once, but twice, more than ten years apart. Steve's also joined by The Munster's iconic wolfboy, Butch Patrick, for some personal insight into the scene that set the stage for the song's success- and the man that sang it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 29, 2020
The Death of the Disco Era: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 4
4331
The disco fad goes into overdrive, and is met with opposition from haters who vow to bring it crumbling down, leading to an anti-disco riot on a baseball diamond in Chicago. Join Steve for the final chapter on the rise- and fall - of 70s Disco. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 22, 2020
Catch the Fever: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 3
3479
Disco declines and is brought back, big time, by the big screen. Join Steve as he traces the impact of a danceable Hollywood blockbuster on radio and discotheques as the 70s reach a fevered pitch.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 15, 2020
Let's Do the Hustle at Studio 54: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 2
4322
Steve continues to trace the trajectory of Disco's dominance of the airwaves and the hottest clubs, including New York City's notorious home for the famous and decadent; Studio 54. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 08, 2020
The Early Days (And Nights) of Disco: The Rise and Fall of 70’s Disco Part 1
3097
Tune in as Steve delves into the colorful history and influences that drove the decadent decade of Disco- from a clandestine club in Nazi occupied Paris to the underground urban clubs that heralded the beginning of the gay pride movement all the way to disco's dominance of Top 40 Radio.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 01, 2020
Let’s Twist Again!
3522
Steve traces how rock and roll is embraced by adults for the very first time, as the twist moves from a notorious Mob owned NYC dive bar all the way to high society, the White House and a very enthusiastic JFK.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 25, 2020
C'mon On Baby, Let’s Do The Twist!
3109
Steve deep dives into the origins of the song that popularized a controversial dance move, launched multiple social movements and proved to be the starting gun for the rebellious 1960's. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 18, 2020
Rapper's Delight: Inside the Song That Ignited Hip Hop
4324
Join Steve for the incredible inside story behind the song that launched hip hop on its course towards world domination. It's a tale tainted by scandal: accusations of organized crime, plagiarism and betrayal. And it's told by the artists who lived it: early South Bronx innovator Grandmaster Caz and The Sugarhill Gang's Wonder Mike and Master Gee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 11, 2020
How The Beatles Swept the States in Six Weeks
3442
Blunders, technology, tragedy and luck all played a role in America's embrace of Beatlemania. Join Steve Greenberg for a whirlwind breakdown on exactly how the Liverpool foursome went from unknowns to the biggest pop stars in the USA, in just six weeks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 04, 2020
How “Who Let The Dogs Out?” Conquered The World
4176
Join host Steve Greenberg for a deep dive into the remarkable story behind the unexpected smash hit “Who Let The Dogs Out?” by The Baha Men, a song celebrating its 20th anniversary. It's a tale involving crate-digging in Trinidadian record stores, Alex Rodriguez, Rugrats, and more. (You’ll also find out who’s really barking those “woofs” of the song’s hook and how that hook traces back years before the song was even recorded.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 28, 2020
Introducing: Speed of Sound
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Speed of Sound is the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and sounds - that topped the charts and shaped the soundtrack of generations. It's hosted by Steve Greenberg, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer and all-around music obsessive. Tune in for an all access pass to music's biggest moments from sock hops to hip hop to k-pop; you won't want to miss a beat. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 20, 2020