Switched On Pop | 90s Music Canon
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 20 August 2020
Spice Girls

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Matt Daniels, editor of the publication The Pudding, wanted to find out what songs from his youth would last into the future. So he designed a study that would test if Gen-Z had a grip on 90s culture

Hundreds of thousands of participants provided over 3 million data points. Daniels parsed through the data for insights.

Sadly, the majority of his most beloved songs have not survived even one generation. Though most had been forgotten, he found that just a few songs had staying power across generations — what he defined as the merging 90s music canon. Find out what songs make it and which have fallen to the wayside.

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