By Songs About Podcast: a musical journey through lyrics & life with Allana & Kate
S2 Episode 4 | Songs About Dancing
This week we talk songs about dancing - from disco to techno we explore seven songs that get your body moving with the help of Shakira, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and The Pipettes.
There are loads of songs that make you dance, but songs about dancing need to be celebrated themselves. Shakira’s signal that a song is ready is when her hips start moving of their own accord, and we really miss that feeling of dancing like you’ve got no bones at the end of a night out.
Songs About Hair
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that hairdressers should be considered essential services.
The last few months have been a bleak time for good hair days but in celebration of the return of looking sharp we explored songs about hair with the help of Willow, Miranda Lambert, Pavement and INXS.
On Songs About Hair, we also discuss the long relationship between haircuts and music - from Elvis’s iconic quiff to The Beehive, The Emo Fringe and the recent very welcome return of The Mullet.
S2 Episode 2 | Songs About Being A Teenager
This week on the Songs About Podcast we talk songs about being a teenager.
The teenage years - when you're too young to drink or vote but you're old enough to be drafted to fight in a war - have provided some brilliant inspiration.
From love to laziness and anguish to anxiety, we discuss some old and new songs that tackle the feelings of boredom, hope, love and anxiety that come with puberty, growing up and becoming a teenager.
S2 Episode 1 | Songs About Space
From humanoid aliens, oozing giant slugs and the spiders from Mars to the worlds first music video filmed in space, we take you to another dimension and a new galaxy aided by among others, David Bowie, The Prodigy and Ash.
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Songs About Unrequited Love
On episode 16 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about the exquisite pain of unrequited love.
From fantasy relationships and love at first sight to what happens to the feelings when love fades for one person in the relationship, with the help of Tegan & Sarah, Chic, Joan Jett and Coldplay we discuss what is and isn’t appropriate when it comes to one-sided love.
Songs About Drugs
On episode 15 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about drugs.
This week we said YES to what you're traditionally told to say no to - from Mary Jane to marching powder and everything in between. We talked about why there are so many songs about weed, ecstasy and meth, about prohibition and partying, and the genre-defining tracks that tell a million stories about the highs and lows of drugs.
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Songs About Other Artists
On episode 14 of the Songs About Podcast we talked songs about other artists. We know that musicians are influenced by the people around them, the artists they admire and the people that they decide to make their muse - and that leads to some fantastic songs.
This week, we explored songs about artists including Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, Nas, Geri Halliwell and the mighty Elvis.
Listen now, and tell us what we missed @songsaboutpodcast
Songs About Cars
Cars mean freedom, escape, and independence so today we’re exploring six great songs about Cadillacs, Camaros and low riders.
Listen now to learn just how many times Kate had to take her driving test, why we’d rather be knocked over by a Cadillac than a Robin Reliant and the kind of things you can get up to in a Ford Fiesta.
Songs About Love Gone Bad
On episode 12 of the Songs About Podcast, we’re talking songs about love. Bad love. Really, really, bad love.
From boundary-pushing behaviour and very bad boyfriends/girlfriends to the last desperate hours of a relationship that's run its course, we've selected six perfect songs about love gone bad for your listening pleasure.
We also talk the technical perfection of Britney's Toxic, the incredibly varied hobbies and interests of Dexter Holland from The Offspring and the kind of behaviour that you just shouldn't stand for when you're in love.
Songs About Fear
With a little dip into stoicism, imposter syndrome and the Mod haircut/sideburn look, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode.
Songs About Masturbation
Close the door, turn down the lights and enjoy our exploration of seven highly satisfying songs about me-time.
Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences for today’s episode! If we told your story, don’t worry - you got a fake name 😉
Songs About Happiness
Episode 9 of the Songs About Podcast is all about happiness. In the dark days of January, we wanted to hit you with some aggressively happy songs to keep the blues away. From Lana Del Ray finally finding happiness to the obvious classic by Pharrell, listen to the #songsabout podcast and forget the madness of 2021, which has so far packed in at least a month’s worth of drama into the first 8 days of the year.
Songs About Parties
Songs About Christmas (that you love)
Thank you to everyone who suggested songs. Next time, Kate won’t drink as many Bloody Mary’s before recording.
Songs About Christmas (that we love)
From Kate's Christmas Song Classification System (KCSCS), to Allana's carefully selected, genre-spanning top 3, we hope you discover or re-discover some better Songs About Christmas.
Songs About Murder
Learn about the murderous messages in some well-loved songs in this weeks podcast.
Songs About Phone Calls
Songs about...obsessive love
This week Kate and Allana talk shit about obsessive love; from heavy breathers down a phone line to staring through a window. Plus, find out what monologue Allana chose for her GCSE Drama exam.
Songs About Podcast: listen exclusively on Spotify
Join us every week on the Songs About Podcast as Allana and Kate take a closer look at songs, lyrics and life around a theme-based playlist.
From songs about teenagers to songs about masturbation, we cover it all on a joyous and stupid journey through music and make you wonder how much of us really listen to the lyrics at all.
Listen exclusively for free on Spotify.