PopOff! #43: Empire State Of Mind

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!


PopOff! is an “anything goes” musical show hosted by me DJ Bear. 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!!

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*Denotes the new and the good.

1. Kiss – I Wanna Rock ‘n Roll All Nite
2. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 – New York New York
3. C&C Music Factory – Just A Touch Of Love
4. Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam – Just Get It Together
5. LeShaun – Wild Thing
6. The Fatback Band – Backstrokin’
7. Chic – Chic Cheer
8. 79.5 – Terrorize My Heart*
9. Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
10. Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf – Bad Get Some*
11. Carole King (feat. James Taylor) – Medley: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind Of
12. Wonderful/Up On The Roof
13. Laura Nyro – And When I Die
14. Barbra Streisand – Stoney End
15. Neil Diamond – Holy Holly
16. Peter, Paul, And Mary – Day Is Done
17. Billy Joel – Summer Highland Falls
18. Art Garfunkel – All I Know
19. Joan Baez – Diamonds and Rust
20. Carly Simon – Let The River Run
21. Willie Nile – Run
22. The Cody Melville Band – Cobra Snake*
23. Emiy Duff Band – You Better Believe*
24. Gretchen Peters – 5 Minutes
25. Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night
26. Duane Eddy – Detour
27. Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. – Boom Chicka Boom*
28. The Crystals – And Then He Kissed Me
29. The Drifters – Save The Last Dance For Me
30. The Ronettes – Baby, I Love You
31. The Lovin’ Spoonful – You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice
32. Public Enemny – Fight The Power
33. Run DMC – What’s It All About
34. Salt-N-Pepa – Let’s Talk About Sex
35. Talking Heads – Slippery People
36. Blondie – Shark In Jets Clothing
37. Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
38. New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
39. Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
40. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
41. Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind

Bobby Darin – Sing A Simple Song Of Freedom

Billy Joel – Summer Highland Falls
Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf – Bad Get Some*
Joan Baez – Diamonds and Rust

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