Strong Songs

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1449 reviews
This podcast has
101 episodes
Date created
Last published
Average duration
54 min.
Release period
14 days


Music: it's good. On each episode of Strong Songs, host Kirk Hamilton takes listeners inside a piece of music, breaking it down and figuring out what makes it work.

Podcast episodes

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"Silent All These Years" by Tori Amos
What if I'm a mermaid?
Three to Tango, with Alex Krebs and Andrew Oliver
Grab your partner and hit the dance floor, because it's time for some tango.
Strong Solos, Vol. 1
Kirk breaks down some of his favorite solos, with a highlight on the use of theme and variation.
"Wichita Lineman" by Jimmy Webb & Glen Campbell
I hear you singin' in the wire... I can hear you through the whine... and the Strong Songs podcast is talking about one of the best songs of all time.
Robot Composers & Horror Music
Ever wonder what makes some music sound scarier than other music? Same.
The Music of The Legend of Zelda
Few video game series have a musical tradition as rich as The Legend of Zelda.
Mario Kart & That 'Musical' Sound
Kirk answers questions about Guns N' Roses, Mario Kart 64, phasers, and what makes a song sound like it's from a musical.
"Just What I Needed" by The Cars
It's not the perfume that you wear... it's not the ribbons in your hair.... I guess it's just the perfect blend of synths and electric guitars that you bring to every song.
Story of a Session Guitarist, with Andrew Synowiec
You might not know Andrew Synowiec's name, but chances are you've heard his guitar playing. Heck, chances are you heard his guitar playing this week.
Strong Covers, Vol. 2
Three different artists! Three different covers! Of songs by one beloved band!
Funky Drummers, Cheap Guitars & Sting
What do George Michael, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and the Powerpuff Girls have in common?
"Blood and Thunder" by Mastodon
White! Whale! Holy! Grail!

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4.9 out of 5
1449 reviews
Mddoak 2022/06/09
I love this podcast!
I’m so glad I found this podcast. The deep dive analysis in these really scratches my music-student-nerd itch. I love listening to the host break down...
bonnieakirk 2022/06/05
This podcast is amazing! It sometimes makes me laugh out loud, sigh, exclaim in wonder and even cry, it’s so moving. Well done, Kirk! Love it!
carmingular 2022/06/02
Earnest and Endearing and Enlightening
Kirk Hamilton is the Ted Lasso of podcasts. He’s so genuinely into the fun, great, and good of music. It’s refreshing. And I’m getting into stuff I’ve...
Trey Chiles 2022/05/28
Love Strong Songs
Just recently got turned on to Strong Songs by one of my musician friends. Great podcast - I’m currently getting caught up on past episodes Love the...
JohnC18 2022/05/25
A fellow song geek!
Love all types of music, have been a musician for years, and know a bit of theory, production, recording and songwriting. Very cool to have someone mo...
HeynayBill 2022/05/23
Strong show
Love learning about music from Kirk who clearly loves music. Great show.
HARsquad_29 2022/05/18
I love this podcast
What is that makes the sound from disc 11 in the game of Minecraft help me please!!! Thank u
LRJalarned 2022/05/21
Strong Song-ImHooked
Thanks for introducing me to the music of Jeff Buckley, especially “The last Goodbye.” I listen to “Grace “ So haunting, dark and sad. He died too y...
JustaSaxPlayer 2022/05/15
Really loving this podcast
As a fellow musician (fellow sax player) I am really enjoying Kurts perspective and love how he deconstructs and reconstructs the songs with such grea...
zoomcreep 2022/05/11
Such quality
Love ,love the Zelda episode


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