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60 Songs That Explain the '90s

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The Songs We Didn’t Do (Everyone Yells at Rob)

With just three songs remaining, it felt like a great week to have some of Rob’s favorite guests as well as producers stop by and yell at him over songs that he missed

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Jay-Z, in the Past Tense

We’re doing "Hard Knock Life." But first, we gotta go back in time.

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Breaking the Myth of Michael Jackson

Breaking down MJ in the 1990s, on and off record

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Goo Goo Dolls, “Iris,” and the Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Girl

Talking the massive 1998 hit from the ‘City of Angels’ soundtrack

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George Michael’s Fight for Freedom

On "Freedom! ’90," going solo, and what happens when Frank Sinatra thinks you’ve screwed up

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Rebirth of Cher, via Auto-Tune

"Believe" always sounded like the future—even today

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Lenny Kravitz and the Fear of a Black Rock Star

Rob breaks down Lenny’s 1993 hit "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" and an artist that defies categorization

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: 4 Non Blondes, “What’s Up?”

Is it a neo-hippie classic? The most annoying song of the ’90s? Just a straight-up anthem? What’s going on, anyway? Rob explores.

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Sun-Soaked Magic of Sublime’s “Santeria”

Exploring the history of Long Beach’s favorite sons with our friend Yasi Salek

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‘60 Songs’ x ‘Bandsplain’ Live at the Teragram

Listen as Rob and Yasi Salek are joined by Chris Ryan to hold the ultimate ‘60 Songs’ draft!

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Puff Daddy, “I’ll Be Missing You”

How an unthinkable loss (and a, let’s say, generous Police sample) became one of the defining songs of late ’90s hip-hop

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‘Loki’ Season 2 Finale and ‘The Curse.’ Plus, Rob Harvilla on ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s.’

Rob Harvilla joins Chris and Andy to get into his new book! Plus, Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder’s ‘The Curse,’ starring Emma Stone, and the Loki Season 2 finale.

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Portishead, “Glory Box”

Exploring the dark, sultry, dare-we-say menacing closing track from ‘Dummy’

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Perfecting Pop With the Swedes, “Lovefool” Edition

Exploring the 1996 Cardigans song from the ‘Romeo + Juliet’ soundtrack

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Who’s Afraid of Eminem?

On this week’s episode: "My Name Is" and various other provocations, courtesy of Marshall Mathers

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The Gorgeous, Eternal Guitar Tone of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

Exploring Chris Cornell and Co.’s biggest hit, its gorgeous guitar tone, and its moderately destabilizing, unforgettable video

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: “One,” U2

Rob focuses in on what Bono and U2 meant to music in the ’90s versus their ’80s impact

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Fugazi and the Making of a Hardcore Revolution

Also! Minor Threat! Rites of Spring! Embrace! And … emo. ;(

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Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, and the ‘Star Search’ Loss That Launched a Kingdom

We’re talking "Say My Name," but before we get there, we’ve gotta discuss the most infamous defeat to ever happen in front of Ed McMahon

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: How Sinéad O’Connor Turned a Prince Song Into Her Classic

The Irish singer-songwriter died Wednesday at age 56. She leaves a vast legacy that includes being perhaps the only person to do a Prince song better than Prince.

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Mazzy Star, “Fade Into You”

Exploring one of the decades slowest, mopiest, most important alt-rock standards

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100 Episodes of ‘60 Songs’: A They Might Be Giants Celebration

The world’s most inaccurately named music podcast hits the century mark, so Rob’s doing one for him

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Daft Punk, “Around the World”

A journey through dance music and the world of robotics

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Nate Dogg, Warren G, and the Apex of the G-Funk Era

Talking "Regulate," Michael McDonald, and the effortless brilliance of the late gangsta crooner Nate Dogg

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: PJ Harvey’s Scary Movies

Talking Polly Jean and "Down by the Water" with Yasi Salek from ‘Bandsplain’ and ‘24 Question Party People’

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: “Tubthumping” and the Chart-Topping Anarchists

Don’t call them one-hit wonders, and don’t you dare try to knock them down. This week, we’re covering Chumbawamba and the unlikely song that took over the world in 1997.

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Filthy Brilliance of Prince in the ’90s

Finding the joy in the repetition—and experimentation—of Prince’s most interesting decade

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: ‘If It Makes You Happy,’ Sheryl Crow

Exploring the singer-songwriter through her loudest, most visceral hit

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: All Hail Beck, King of the Losers

Just don’t call him a slacker, he doesn’t like that very much

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Sacred and the Profane of Salt-N-Pepa

On this week’s episode, we’re tackling the legendary rap trio and their 1993 hit, "Shoop"

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‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Nirvana and the Courtney Love Interview

‘60 Songs’ is back for another season, and we’re kicking it off with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and a very special guest

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The Bittersweet Triumph of De La Soul’s Streaming Arrival

On the latest ‘60 Songs,’ we’re joined by Open Mike Eagle to celebrate the legendary trio hitting Spotify and other DSPs and to remember Trugoy the Dove, who passed away earlier this month