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POP Goes The World!

Feb 2021

Fear Is A Lie







"The Devil in His Youth" from The Agent Intellect (2015)


Uranium Club

"Operation, Pt. II" from All of Them Naturals (2016)


Sauna Youth

"Transmitters" from Distractions (2015)



"Throw It Away" from Cassette (2017)








Jacuzzi Boys

"Lucky Blade" from Ping Pong (2016)


Cloud Nothings

"Hey Cool Kid" from Turning On (2010)


The Young Veins

"Change" from Take a Vacation! (2018)


The Monochrome Set

"The Jet Set Junta" from Volume Contrast Brilliance (1979)


Suburban Lawns

"Flying Saucer Safari" from Suburban Lawns (1981)



"I Rooted a Girl Who Rooted a Guy Who Rooted Girl Who Rooted a Guy Who Rooted a Girl Who Rooted Shane Crawford" from The White Albun (2004)








Bad Sports

"All Revved up to Kill" from Constant Stimulation (2018)



"M.E." from Machine Man / M.E. - Single (2015)


Jeff the Brotherhood

"Mad Dog 20/20" from Dig the Classics (2014)


Girls Names

"Reticence" from Arms Around a Vision (2015)


Cass McCombs

"A.Y.D." from A Folk Set Apart (2015)


Richard Papiercuts

"Peanut Butter Is Back" from If (2015)







Green Buzzard

"Guessing Games" from (I Don't Wanna) Break Your Heart - Single (2016)


Mikal Cronin

"iv) Ready" from MCIII (2015)


Will Butler

"What I Want" from Policy (2015)



"Wind Up" from Why Choose (2015)









"Pretty Girl" from Silent Kill (2015)


Male Gaze

"Cliffs of Madness" from Cliffs of Madness / Think Twice - Single (2014)



"Christine" from Blisters in the Pit of My Heart (2016)


Julian Casablancas

"Boy / Girl" from Boy / Girl - Single (2015)


White Reaper

"Make Me Wanna Die" from White Reaper Does It Again (2015)








Sheer Mag

"What You Want" from Compilation (I, II, & III) (2017)


King Tuff

"Eddie's Song" from Black Moon Spell (2014)


Royal Headache

"My Own Fantasy" from High (2015)


The Marked Men

"A Little Time" from Fix My Brain (2006)








Zounds "Can't Cheat Karma" from The Curse of Zounds! (1997)


Hüsker Dü

"Books About UFOs" from New Day Rising (1985)


The King Khan & BBQ Show

"Alone Again" from Bad News Boys (2015)



"Blow Dumb" from First Blood (2010)


Thee Oh Sees

"I Was Denied" from Warm Slime (2010)



"Garbage People" from Garbage People (2018)


Mission of Burma

"That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate" from vs. (1983)








The Almighty Defenders

"Bow Down and Die" from The Almighty Defenders (2009)


Feb 2021

POP Laps




The Morning Benders

"Waiting for a War" from Talking Through Tin Cans (2014)


The Cleaners From Venus

"Girl on a Swing" from Going to England (1987)


Phil Krauth

"Saharan Girl" from 1997 Teen Beat Sampler (1997)


Tall Tales & True

"Trust" from Shiver (1985)








Lia Pamina

"So Far Tonight" from So Far Tonight (2018)


The Singles

"See You Again" from Better Than Before (2003)


The Bats

"Too Out Bottom of the Ninth" from How Pop Can You Get? (1982)









The Birdinumnums

"She Say Go" from She Say Go (2008)


The Dahlmanns

"Forever My Baby" from Forever My Baby Single (2017)



"Aaa" from Mono (2008)



"Til I Get It Right" from Keep Your Wig On (2004)


Oh No Ono

"Keeping Warm In Cold Counrty" from Yes (2006)


The Telefones

"She's in Love (With the Rolling Stones)" from She's in Love (With the Rolling Stones) - Single (2019)









The Now

"Into the Eighties" from Fuzztone Fizzadelic (2005)


The Bureaucrats

"Feel the Pain" from Roi (2020)


Brian Eno

"Needles In the Camel's Eye" from Here Come the Warm Jets (1973)


Cub Scout Bowling Pins

"Heaven Beats Iowa" from Heaven Beats Iowa (2021)


The Happy Fits

"No Instructions" from What Could Be Better (2020)


Smoking Popes

"I Know You Love Me" from Destination Failure (1997)









Filhos da Judith

"Drive N' Beat" from Filhos da Judith (2011)


The Frights

"Submarines" from The Frights (2013)



"Short Elevated Period" from Silver / Lead (2017)


Crystal Stilts

"Love Is a Wave" from Love Is a Wave (2009)


Poverty Stinks

"You Can't Give Enough" from Getting Deeper (1991)


Los Punsetes

"Mabuse" from ¡Viva! (2017)










RAF Mod Band

"(It's a) Modern World" from Come On! (2014)


The Rills

"The Angler" from The Angler - Single (2020)


The Len Price 3

"Girl Like You" from Rentacrowd (2007)


Fast Cars

"Turn On the Radio" from Well... You Started It! (2008)


Radio Days

"I Got a Love" from I Got a Love - Single (2020)


The Whiffs

"Now I Know" from Another Whiff (2019)










Hard Girls

"996 Tears" from A Thousand Surfaces (2014)



"Sick City Sometimes" from Buzzcocks (2003)


The Outlets

"Best Friends" from The Outlets Rock 1980 (2007)



"Gimme Shelter" from The Very Best of Thunder (2009)










Pee Tanks

"With Or Without You" from Picnic With Your Mom (1994)


Feb 2021

POP At First Sight







Fruit Bats

"When U Love Somebody" from Mouthfuls (2003)


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Home" from Up from Below (2009)


The Flaming Lips

"Do You Realize?" from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)


John Doe

"The Golden State" from A Year In the Wilderness (2007)









Michael Penn

"I Can Tell" from Resigned (1997)


Aimee Mann

"Save Me" from Magnolia (Music from the Motion Picture) (1999)


Ane Brun

"Song No.6 (feat. Ron Sexsmith)" from Song No. 6 - Single (2011)


The Innocence Mission

"Bright As Yellow" from Glow (1995)


Best Coast

"When I'm With You" from Crazy For You (2010)








The Posies

"Fall Apart with Me" from Success (1998)


Marshall Crenshaw

"You're My Favorite Waste of Time" from The 9 Volt Years (1998)


Paul Westerberg

"Someone I Once Knew" from 14 Songs (1993)


Jennifer Trynin

"Better Than Nothing" from Cockamamie (1994)


Iggy Pop

"Candy" from Brick By Brick (1990)









"It Must Be Love" from Complete Madness (1982)


Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians

"So You Think You're In Love" from Perspex Island (1991)


The Waterboys

"The Whole of the Moon" from This Is The Sea (1985)


Josh Ritter

"Real Long Distance" from The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (2007)








The Wolfgang Press

"A Girl Like You" from Queer (1991)


A Flock of Seagulls

"Space Age Love Song" from A Flock of Seagulls (1982)


Thomas Dolby

"Europa and the Pirate Twins" from The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)


New Order

"Temptation (7" Version)" from Singles (2005)


The Postal Service

"Clark Gable" from Give Up (2003)








Lou Reed

"Romeo Had Juliette" from New York (1989)



"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" from Ramones (1976)


Ezra Furman

"I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend" from Twelve Nudes (2019)


Hunx & His Punx

"Lovers Lane" from Too Young To Be In Love (2011)








Richard Hawley

"Valentine" from Lady's Bridge (2007)


The National

"Slow Show" from Boxer (2007)








The Vinylistic

"I'm Confessin' That I Love You" from I'm Confessin' That I Love You (2003)


Feb 2021

Double Nickels



Today is my 55th birthday (hence the double nickels reference).

In the 14 years I’ve been here at WRIR, I’ve only gotten to spend my birthday on the air twice before. The first time was 3 weeks after I started back in 2007 when I was doing the Monday Morning Breakfast Blend, and the last time was in 2014 when I was doing the Tuesday night time slot, and quite honestly, even though I do this show every week, I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing for my birthday.







"Sugar Sugar" from Powerpop! (1978)


Chuck Prophet

"Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins" from Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins (2017)


Ronnie Spector

"For His Love" from Something's Gonna Happen (2007)


Marshall Crenshaw

"Rockin' Around In NYC" from The 9 Volt Years (1998)









"#1 Hit Song" from Double Nickels On the Dime (1984)


The Mars Volta

"Birthday" from The Bedlam in Goliath (2008)


King Khan & The Shrines

"Born to Die" from Idle No More (2013)


Bart Davenport

"Born To Suffer" from Palaces (2008)








Makin' Time

"Here Is My Number" from Rhythm and Soul (1985)


The Jam

"Heatwave" from Setting Sons (1979)


The Smirks

"OK-UK" from OK-UK (1978)


The Crooks

"Modern Boys" from Modern Boys (1979)


The Directions

"Three Bands Tonite" from Weekend Dancers (1980)


Missing Persons

"Forever Young" from Uppers on the South Downs (2013)








The Posies

"Dream All Day" from Frosting On the Beater (1993)



"Ageless Beauty" from Set Yourself On Fire (2004)


The Vacant Lots

"Bells" from Damage Control (2020)



"Born Again" from Vigil (1987)



"Rebirth" from Glow and Behold (2014)








Hey Steve

"Birthday Suit" from High and Tight (2016)


The Living End

"Growing Up (Falling Down)" from The Living End (1998)


Cock Sparrer

"What's It Like to Be Old?" from Rarities (1995)



"I Don't Want to Grow Up" from Adios Amigos (1995)


The Teenbeats

"Teenage Beat" from Uppers on the South Downs (2013)








Peelander Z

"Happee Birthday" from P-TV-Z (2010)



"Happy Birthday" from Happy Birthday (1995)



"Happy Bithday to Me" from Cracker (1992)


The Geraldine Fibbers

"Birthday Boy" from Live from the Bottom of the Hill (1996)


Fletcher C Johnson "Happy Birthday" from Salutations (2020)


Gravys Drop

"Happy Birthday" from For the Love of Gravy (2011)








The Smiths

"Unhappy Birthday" from Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)


A Giant Dog

"Birthday Song" from Pile (2016)


Concrete Blonde

"Happy Birthday" from Free (1989)


Warm Soda

"I Don't Wanna Grow Up" from I Don't Wanna Grow Up (2017)








Lou Reed

"Perfect Day" from Transformer (1972)


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