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Over My Head: A Look Back at Pop’s Past
102 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Episode 20: "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean)
This week's episode breaks down "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira (feat. Wyclef Jean), a smash hit that went #1 in over 50 countries in 2006.Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan takes us through the brief history of Shakira...
83 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Episode 19: "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey
Hey listener. You and The Los Lovely Boys... belong together. This week's episode breaks down "We Belong Together", the record-breaking comeback single by Mariah Carey in 2005. Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Anthony...
102 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Episode 18: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! At The Disco
Los Lovely Boys! Cover! Panic! At The DiscoThis week's episode breaks down "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", the landmark single of Panic! At The Disco in 2006. Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan walks us through how the...
101 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Episode 17: "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne
The Los Lovely Boys are jumping back to a less complicated time in 2002. This week's episode breaks down "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne, her debut single off her successful first album, Let Go.Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's...
116 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Episode 16: "Hey Ya!" by Outkast (With Special Guest Carl Lane from LAV.ISH)
Hey! Listen to this episode about "Hey Ya!" by Outkast! The Los Lovely Boys are joined by a special guest this week, Carl Lane of LAV.ISH. Check out the links below to stream the latest music by LAV.ISH. LAV.ISH on Spotify:...
89 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Episode 15: "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley
Get ready for a Crazy episode! The Los Lovely Boys make that joke about 93 times, so brace yourself.This week is all about the 2006 global hit, "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan breaks down...
77 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Episode 14: "Party Like A Rockstar" by Shop Boyz
The Los Lovely Boys are tackling a one-hit wonder? T-t-totally dude! This episode features a ringtone smash that was a #2 hit in 2007, "Party Like A Rockstar" by The Shop Boyz. Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan...
79 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Episode 13: "Lonely" By Akon
Did you get LONELY without us? The Los Lovely Boys are back after a July 4th break to bring you the breakdown of "Lonely" by Akon.Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan explains the backstory and prison time served by...
73 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Episode 12: "Glamorous" by Fergie (feat. Ludacris)
G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, yeah. This week features the song "Glamorous" by Fergie (feat. Ludacris).Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan explains the very busy career Fergie had prior to joining The Black Eyed Peas and...
57 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
The Top Ten Back Then: Week of 8/22/2008
Welcome to another episode of "The Top Ten Back Then"!This was previously a segment on our weekly episodes covering individual songs. However, we wanted to give the entire list of top ten songs the recognition and love they deserve in an extended...
66 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Episode 11: "Disturbia" by Rihanna
Bum bum be-dum bum bum be-dum bum. It's the "Disturbia" episode. The Los Lovely Boys have been waiting to cover Rihanna, and the moment has arrived. Here's a quick look at what was discussed in this week's episode: Ryan pinpoints where "Disturbia" fell...
66 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
The Top Ten Back Then: Week of 8/8/2003
Welcome to the first official episode of the "The Top Ten Back Then"!This was previously a segment on our weekly episodes covering individual songs. However, we wanted to give the entire list of top ten songs the recognition and love they deserve in an...
80 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Episode 10: "Where Is The Love?" by The Black Eyed Peas
Episode 10 is “Where Is The Love” by The Black Eyed Peas. While there aren't a lot of top-charting pop songs that spoke about social issues in the '00s, this song was one of the few. We chose this song in light of the recent events in the United States....
80 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Episode 9: "Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy
NOTE: We recorded this podcast last week, without mention of the George Floyd protests. It has become clear that the conversation about systemic racism and oppression must continue in the days that have passed, and the days to come. Please visit...
83 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 8: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Ra-ra-ah-ah-ah, Roma-roma-ma, GAGA, ooh la-la. It's the "Bad Romance" episode. The Los Lovely Boys are looking back at Lady Gaga's biggest hit from The Fame Monster, and possibly the most Gaga-iest song of her career.Ryan explains how the fame-driven...
107 minutes | May 21, 2020
Episode 7: Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Episode VII is all about Coldplay's #1 song, "Viva La Vida". The Los Lovely Boys are clearly over their head on this lengthy episode, but it's a song that deserves the extra time! Ryan discusses how "Viva La Vida" was successful in revolutionizing the...
66 minutes | May 14, 2020
Episode 6: Kiss Me Thru The Phone by Soulja Boy Tell’em (feat. Sammie)
SOULJA BOY TELL’EM! It’s Episode 6, and the Los Lovely Boys are talking through the phone about “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” by Soulja Boy Tell’em (feat. Sammie). Ryan frames Soulja Boy as a digital prophet, a savvy marketer, and… “creative” entrepreneur of...
77 minutes | May 7, 2020
Episode 5: Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake
This week the Los Lovely Boys are looking back at the 2003 hit, Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake. Ryan takes a look back at the transformation from Justin Timberlake’s (ramen-noodle) roots and beginnings as a boy band member of NSYNC, to a bonafide...
80 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Episode 4: Toxic by Britney Spears
It’s Britney, bitch. Los Lovely Boys are looking back at the 2004 smash hit, “Toxic” by Britney Spears (AKA the Princess of Pop). Ryan takes a look back at the complicated saga of Britney Spears - including her come-up with other pop stars such as...
63 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
Episode 3: Over My Head (Cable Car) by The Fray
The Los Lovely Boys break down the 2005 song “Over My Head (Cable Car)” by The Fray. Ryan chronicles internal family drama and the promotions from TV medical drama. How were they both potential catalysts for “Over My Head” becoming a top ten hit? Chris takes a look at the similarities between “Over My Head” and “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, turning into a discussion about the line between creative inspiration and music copyright lawsuits. Anthony dissects the lyricism of the song, which includes deeper lyrics than initially thought. Find out what the reference to Cable Car really means! Stay tuned for another riveting edition of The Top Ten Back Then. The Top Ten Back Then: Take a look at the Billboard Hot 100 Chart from the week of June 3rd, 2006, for a walk down memory lane. We walked through the top ten songs, but there are plenty more worth rediscovering. Check out our ever changing Top Ten Back Then playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/756M4o8W2uFIhTNyeTNqZZ?si=6tqojxjqR22KNVfs9QSAZQ Further Reading: Caleb Slade’s account of his relationship with his brother (Issac Slade) and the background of his EP, Victory In Defeat: https://www.westword.com/music/caleb-slade-steps-out-of-brother-isaacs-shadow-5111438 The Fray talk about getting credit on The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”: https://www.youredm.com/2016/10/27/fray-talk-getting-credit-chainsmokers-closer/ Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are found liable in copyright infringement for the similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”: https://www.forbes.com/sites/adriennegibbs/2018/03/21/marvin-gaye-wins-blurred-lines-lawsuit-pharrell-robin-thicke-t-i-off-hook/#4a769744689b Follow Los Lovely Boys: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LosLovelyBoys (@LosLovelyBoys) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/los_lovely_boys/ (los_lovely_boys) Email: Loslovelyboysllc@gmail.com Follow friendofyours: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/chris_afriendofyours
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