PopOff! #43: Empire State Of Mind

PopOff! #43: Empire State Of Mind

PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by Bay Area DJ Bear. Sometimes it’s a theme, sometimes it’s a big ol’ birthday shout out tribute show to a specific artist(s). Shows occur on 1st and 3rd Mondays with the occasional Thursday Bonus Beats. Every episode is a unique sonic road trip through the multitudes of genres, eras, and musicians in recorded music. So if you have an open mind for musical exploration climb into the PopOff! Bubble and let’s get to it!!

Hello poppies! On today’s episode, we give a 3-hour shout-out to the musical legacy of The Empire State, which has built many musical empires over the years.

And it should be no surprise that three hours is not nearly enough to cover even 1/4 of this state’s musical history so we will return her soon.

Plus, along the way, I drop a few noteworthy emerging acts! Enjoy!




*Denotes the new and the good.

Kiss – I Wanna Rock ‘n Roll All Nite
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 – New York New York
C&C Music Factory – Just A Touch Of Love
Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam – Just Get It Together
LeShaun – Wild Thing
The Fatback Band – Backstrokin’
Chic – Chic Cheer
79.5 – Terrorize My Heart*
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf – Bad Get Some*
Carole King (feat. James Taylor) – Medley: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind Of
Wonderful/Up On The Roof
Laura Nyro – And When I Die
Barbra Streisand – Stoney End
Neil Diamond – Holy Holly
Peter, Paul, And Mary – Day Is Done
Billy Joel – Summer Highland Falls
Art Garfunkel – All I Know
Joan Baez – Diamonds and Rust
Carly Simon – Let The River Run
Willie Nile – Run
The Cody Melville Band – Cobra Snake*
Emiy Duff Band – You Better Believe*
Gretchen Peters – 5 Minutes
Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night
Duane Eddy – Detour
Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. – Boom Chicka Boom
The Crystals – And Then He Kissed Me
The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me
The Ronettes – Baby, I Love You
The Lovin’ Spoonful – You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice
Public Enemny – Fight The Power
Run DMC – What’s It All About
Salt-N-Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex
Talking Heads – Slippery People
Blondie – Shark In Jets Clothing
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
Bonus Beat:
Bobby Darin – Sing A Simple Song Of Freedom

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