Switched On Pop | The Man Behind the Rocketman (with Giles Martin)
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 11 June 2019
Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman / Paramount Pictures

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.

is a spectacle the size of Elton John, four films in one.

It contains a biopic, jukebox musical, addiction recovery story and a romance between friends.

The soundtrack ties the story together by taking historical liberties to tell a fantastical story about one of the best living songwriters.

Charlie is joined by Vox’s film critic, Alissa Wilkinson to breakdown the film and deconstruct how its melodic themes create an emotional arc. He also speaks with Giles Martin (son of 5th Beatle George Martin) who music directed the film and soundtrack about how he assembled an entire life’s work into a singular narrative.

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