Author: Jason Hare

Jason Hare used to love Christmas. He feels differently now.
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Mellow Gold, Music

Adventures Through the Mines of Mellow Gold 50: Mang!

Sing along with Jason Hare as he leads you down the path of smooth music, stopping to marvel at the genius of Chuck Mangione's "Feels So...

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Mellow Gold, Music

Happy Birthday, “What a Fool Believes”

Thirty-one years ago this week, Michael McDonald and some other dudes released one of the greatest songs ever written. Happy birthday,...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 5

Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton return for more irreverent conversation on music, movies and Michael McDonald -- all in this very...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: Jason’s Holiday Edition

Despite what you’ve seen every day so far this month, I really do enjoy listening to holiday music. In fact, I’m downright...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 4

Don’t know what to get your friends and loved ones for the holidays this year? If they’re lovers of merriment, obnoxious humor...

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Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Living Fireplace Volume 2”

Let me answer your first question straight off: Yes, I’ve written a review of a Blu-ray disc that features little more than a burning...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 12/2/89

Hello again, everybody, and welcome to the final CHART ATTACK! of 2009! In case you haven’t noticed, Popdose has been pretty much...

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Mellowmas, Music

The First Day of Mellowmas: The Gates of Mell

It's the moment you've been dreading for the past 11 months: Mellowmas returns to Popdose!...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 3

What's tastier than day-after-Thanksgiving leftovers? A fresh new episode of the Popdose Podcast, featuring the immature humor of Jeff...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 11/20/76

A duck, a muskrat, and Rod Stewart in a bowtie -- the only thing that could save this Billboard Top 10 is a four-minute talkbox solo. It's...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 11/3/73

Join us for a trip back in time -- when Art Garfunkel shunned his first name, Cher sang on a horse, and Billy Preston's afro threatened to...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock”

I became a Queen fan the winter before my 14th birthday; a friend let me borrow his well-worn Greatest Hits cassette, and by the time I got...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 2

Popdose...in your ear! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for another irreverent pop culture discussion -- it's Episode 2 of the...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/19/91

Mariah Carey shatters a 21-year record (and probably a few crystal glasses), Color Me Badd continues to suck, and Bryan Adams is told his...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 10/11/80

Diana Ross smacks Chic around, Kenny Loggins starts his soundtrack reign, and Olivia welcomes us to Xanadu -- all in Jason Hare's latest...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 1

We've invaded your browser, your radio dial, and your pop culture fantasies -- and now, at long last, it's time for us to snuggle up to...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 9/24/88

What artist is currently being credited on the Internet as winning five Grammy Awards when, in fact, she's won zero? What song supposedly...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: Beatles Edition

Beatles Week continues with CHART ATTACK!, where Jason Hare looks at ten Beatles covers that hovered around the Billboard Top 10. Prepare...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/28/82

Survivor sends a thank-you note to Queen, Air Supply goes to Brooklyn, David Foster takes over Chicago and CSN inexplicably has a Top 10...

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Consumerism, Contests

Popdose Contest: DKNY Be Delicious Fragrance

Tired of smelling like a sweaty gorilla's ass? Well, now you can Be Delicious -- for free! -- thanks to a new Popdose Contest sponsored by...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/18/90

Which musician lost a huge role in Terminator 2? Which one was accosted by fat hookers? Which one likes to wear really tight...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 8/1/92

Before he heads off to become a part of the live Jack Wagner experience, Jason Hare brings us unnecessary ad-libs, vulgar stories, and the...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 7/20/74

The beginning of disco, guest Beach Boy appearances, and the sound of John Denver being strangled -- it's all part of Jason Hare's latest...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: Michael Jackson Edition

Jason Hare takes a look at some of Michael Jackson's most (and least) memorable tracks to grace the Top 10 on this week's CHART ATTACK!...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 7/19/86

Four songs from movie soundtracks! Two videos set in courtrooms! One cat sitting on Peter Cetera's face! It's all in Jason Hare's latest...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 6/7/75

Mellow Gold tracks, country crossovers, and uncomfortable backing vocals -- join Jason Hare (and his childhood haircut) as he takes us back...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 5/20/78

If Jason Hare can't have you, he don't want nobody, baby. Join him for a look back at 1978, where, with a little luck, we'll shadow dance...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 5/13/89

Jason Hare takes us back to 1989, when 38 Special begged for forgiveness, Peter Cetera warbled with Cher, and a "mystery artist" made it...

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Chart Attack!, Music

CHART ATTACK!: 4/22/72

Jason Hare is back for another installment of Chart Attack! -- and this week, he takes us all the way back to April 22, 1972, and a top 10...

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Music

Awful/Awesome: “Neil Diamond … Hello Again”

Do you have about 45 minutes to spare? If so, you won’t want to spend it watching Neil Diamond … Hello Again, a television...