Music

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The most popular song in the world

Switched On Pop

A brilliant, detailed musical analysis of arguably the most popular song in the world, with one billion plays a day (!) at its peak: the Nokia ringtone. Yes, that one. This is an older and somewhat atypical episode of my new favourite podcast, «Switched On Pop». A musicologist and a songwriter go deep into the anatomy of popular songs (usually not ringtones) and explain what makes them hits and «help listeners find a-ha moments in the music». They are at their best when they cross-examine songs – like in «Hotline Hello: Drake and Adele».

Published in Weekly Filet #242

Glastonbury 2017

BBC

The National, Radiohead, Dizzee Rascal and many more. The BBC offers the complete sets of 89 Glastonbury concerts on its website (for another 25 days). Available only from within the UK (or, you know…😉)

Published in Weekly Filet #238