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Switched On Pop | The Resistance is Dancing in the Streets
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 01 September 2020
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

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.

The Switched on Summer Throwback Series continues with “Dancing in the Street”, the 1964 Motown hit by Martha and the Vandellas that was co-written by none other than Marvin Gaye.

Over 50 years and countless covers later, Nate and Charlie explore how this song still manages to get people off their feet and onto the streets—not just to dance, but also to raise their voices in joy, catharsis, and protest.

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