The Spin on Original and Sampled Tracks

Hosts, Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell, connect the musical dots between legendary tracks and the often lesser-known songs they sampled. Uncover how these epic songs borrow from music of the past, enriching the musical landscape for generations to come.

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The Way to a Little Bit of Love

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She is one of the industry’s leading princess’ of pop with a trail of hits, world tour and a Grammy to prove it. In this episode, Joe and Toby explore the music of pop sensation, Ariana Grande. Alongside her widely successful music career and string of chart-topping collaborations - from Iggy Azalea, the Weeknd and Nicki Minaj - to name a few, Grande performance goes beyond her infamous ponytail. It is safe to say her cheesy kids’ sitcom days are over! It’s time to hop in the time machine connect the music dots between Ariana Grande’s 2013 hit “The Way” and a fellow power ballad singer from 1979.

What we geek out over in this episode: The impressive power ballads of Brenda Russell, Nickelodeon’s Victorious, “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes (1992), Troglodytes (Cavemen), Rush 2112: Overture, Big Pun “Still Not a Player” featuring Joe (1998), and Ariana Grande dating debacles via TMZ style gossip.

Bonus Material: Jimmy Castor’s Troglodytes (Cavemen) sample used by NWA, Christina Aguilera, Blackstreet, Lil’ Kim & Phil Collins. Bonus, Bonus Material: “The Bertha Butt Boogie” by The Jimmy Castor Bunch.

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