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Nov 25, 2020

As Year Two of Strong Songs draws to a close, it's time to take a look back.

SCHEDULING NOTE: Strong Songs will be off for the month of December, and will be back for Year Three at the start of January, 2021.

But before that! Let's go back, back, back in time one hundred years, to the start of 2020.

SONGS DISCUSSED:

  • "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
  • "Lovefool" by The Cardigans from First Band on the Moon, 1996
  • "Tom Sawyer" by Rush from Moving Pictures, 1981
  • "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli from The Witcher, 2019
  • "Sinnerman" as performed by Nina Simone from Pastel Blues, 1965
  • "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys from Pet Sounds, 1966
  • "So What" by Miles Davis from Kind of Blue, 1959
  • "Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley from Grace, 1994
  • "Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox from Diva, 1992
  • "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens from Illinois, 2005
  • "Kiss" by Prince from Parade, 1986
  • "World 1-1" by Koji Kondo from Super Mario Bros., 1985
  • "No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age from Songs for the Deaf, 2002
  • "Wedding Song" by Anaïs Mitchell from Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast), 2019
  • "The Chain" and "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac from Rumors, 1977
  • "Hyperballad" by Björk from Post, 1995
  • "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967

OUTRO SOLOISTS: Kyle Molitor, Luke Price, & Kirk Hamilton

Not as many new outro soloists this year as in year one, but hey, covid made it hard to record safely. Thanks to Kyle and Luke for joining the cast.

STRONG MERCH!

You've still got some gift-buying time before the holidays! Check it out the new Strong Songs Store cool t-shirts, mugs, totes, and more: store.strongsongspodcast.com

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STRONG PLAYLISTS

Kirk has condensed his Strong Songs picks into a single new list, which you can find on Spotify, Apple Music, and thanks to listener L.B., it's now on YouTube Music.

SUPPORT STRONG SONGS ON PATREON!

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NOVEMBER 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS

Jeffrey Jue
Rick Klaras
Niko
Laurie Acreman
Ken Hirsh
Jez
Jenness Gardner
Simon Cammell
Guinevere Boostrom
Jill Smith-Moore
Narelle Horn
Mickey Clark
Nathaniel Bauernfeind
Bill Rosinger
Anne Britt
David Zahm
Erin
Aidan Coughlan
Jeanneret Manning Family Four
Matt Butler
Doug Paton
Robert Paul
R Watson
Viki Dun
Christer Lindqvist
Sami Samhuri
Craig J Covell
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Ryan Torvik
Merlin Mann
Fraser
Glenn
CALEB ROTACH
Andre Bremer
Chad Barnard
Mark Schechter
Dave Florey
Dan Apczynski

NOVEMBER 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS

Kevin Potter
M Shane Borders
Pete Simm
Shawn McCarthy
Dallas Hockley
Jana J
Terron Ishihara
Jason Gerry
Rich Roskopf
Melissa Gallo
Joel Stevenson
Will Dwyer Alethea Lee
Lauren Reay
Eric Prestemon
Erika L Austin
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Spencer Shirley
Joshua Jarvis
Damian Brady
Angela Livingstone
Jeffrey C. Yarnell
David Friedman
Phillip Dalton
Christopher Cudnoski
Mark Edwards
Randall Browning
Sarah Sulan
Diane Hughes
Kenneth Tiong
Jo Sutherland
David Catlett
Joe Laska
Michael Casner
Michael York
Barb Courtney
Derek Bender
Melanie Andrich
Franco Famularo
Don Hutchison
Lowell Meyer
Etele Illes
Jeff Almond
Stephen Tsoneff
Lorenz Schwarz
Becca Sample
chamomiatea
Wen
Jack Sjogren
Aparajit Raghavan
Benedict Pennington
Geoff Golden
Robyn Fraser
Alexander Geddes
Pascal Rueger
Randy Souza
Joe C
Clare Holberton
Jake Tinsley
Georgia Livesay
David Zucker
Diane Turner
Tom Coleman
SUELLEN MOORE
Judy Chapple
Stuart Terry
Mark Perry
Malory
Dhu Wik
Eric Helm
Jake Roberts
Briony Leo
Bill Fuller
Jonathan Daniels
Sheilah
Steven Maron
Michael Flaherty
Jarrod Schindler
Zoe Little
Albukitty
Caro Field
Judith Stansfield
Jenifer Carr
michael bochner
Duncan
Dave Sharpe
brant brantphillip
Markus Koester
David Cushman
Alexander
Jeremy Dawson
Robbie Ferrero
Gavin Doig
Sam Fenn
Tanner Morton
AJ Schuster
Jennifer Bush
David Stroud
Amanda Furlotti
Andrew Baker
Brooke Wilford
Cyrus N. White
Chris Brown
Mark Haberlen
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Kate Albury
Matt Gaskell
Jules Bailey
Eero Wahlstedt
Bill Thornton
Brian Amoebas
Brett Douville
Jeffrey Olson
Matt Betzel
Mueller
Nate from Kalamazoo
Melanie Stivers
Richard Toller
Alexander Polson
John and Sharon Stenglein
Tom Lauer
Forrest Chang
Earl Lozada
Jon O’Keefe
Justin McElroy
Arjun Sharma
Shane DeLeon
James Johnson
Andrew Lee
Kevin Morrell
Tom Clewer
Kevin Pennyfeather
Nicholas Schechter
Justin Liew
Emily Williams