Chart Attack!, Episode 1

Longtime Popdose devotees may be looking at this post and thinking, “Wait, Episode 1? Haven’t there been other Chart Attack! podcasts already? Is this some kind of shitty reboot?”

Allow me to clear up a few things.

The Popdose staff has ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song 1983

Welcome back to another installment of Soundtrack Saturday’s look at Best Original Song nominees from days of old.

This week, the specific day of old we’re looking at is 1983 and the 55th Academy Awards, featuring the weirdest roster of hosts ...

November In Metal, Part II: Jimi Jamison and Issa

Album: Jimi Jamison, Never Too Late
Label: Frontiers
Release: November 6, 2012
Genre: AOR/Melodic Rock
Rating: 10/10

Stand up! Believe It! “The Voice” is back with a new record and holy 80’s hell, ...

CAPTAIN VIDEO!: Survivor, “I Can’t Hold Back”

There were a lot of things CAPTAIN VIDEO! loved about the ’80s, if you hadn’t guessed already. To put together a list of all of them would take forever. But one of CAPTAIN VIDEO!’s very favorite things about the ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 87

Just when you thought it might be over, we get Survivor holding up the completion of the 19th letter of the alphabet. It’s the penultimate week of the letter S, as we take a look at the bottom feeders ...

CHART ATTACK!: 10/11/80

Hi everyone! It’s Friday and it’s time to look back at another Billboard Top 10 from — holy crap, this is from 29 years ago. Anybody else feel really old? Thankfully, I think this is a pretty good week ...

Basement Songs: Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger”

Friday night, Julie took me aside to tell me the results of Jacob’s latest throat culture. Each time he goes to an appointment with his CF doctor they shove a swab down his throat and test him for harmful ...

CHART ATTACK!: 8/28/82

Howdy, everybody! Hope you’re all enjoying the last of your summer days, while I sit indoors and listen to ten artists who are likely never be found on the Top 10 — hell, probably the Top 40 — ever again. Let’s ...

Bride of Popdose: A Wedding Songs Mixtape

If you’ve ever ventured into that thicket of sweetness and stress known as Planning A Wedding, you’ve probably at least considered buying one (or five) of those awful compilations of “wedding music.” They come in all sorts of flavors ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for… David Bowie

You never know when your college friends may become useful professional contacts. One night 17 years ago, Lev Skwatzenschitz and I found ourselves stumbling down College Avenue at Rutgers, trading verses of “I’m a Little Bumblebee” and praying aloud for the grease ...