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Sodajerker On Songwriting

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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

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By Pboco3 - Jul 30 2019
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Such a great listen - these guys know their stuff and truly appreciate the music and musicians they interview! Highly recommended!

Almost in tears

By LivingstonScott - May 25 2019
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Paddy McAloon hit me hard. Prefab Sprout is one of my top 10 bands, ever. I adore the music and this interview was kind, fun, real and forward. I loved it and cherish that they welcomed him back.

iTunes Ratings

187 Ratings
Average Ratings
175
7
1
2
2

Great!

By Pboco3 - Jul 30 2019
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Such a great listen - these guys know their stuff and truly appreciate the music and musicians they interview! Highly recommended!

Almost in tears

By LivingstonScott - May 25 2019
Read more
Paddy McAloon hit me hard. Prefab Sprout is one of my top 10 bands, ever. I adore the music and this interview was kind, fun, real and forward. I loved it and cherish that they welcomed him back.
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Sodajerker On Songwriting

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Rank #176 in Music category

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Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

Rank #1: Episode 122 - Paul McCartney

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In this special episode, legendary songwriter and Beatle Paul McCartney sits down with Simon and Brian at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to discuss songs from his new album Egypt Station. During the conversation, Paul describes the process of collaborating with Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder, how he develops and captures his ideas, his natural flair for melody, and his modular approach to putting different sections together.

Sep 07 2018
43 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 88 - Paul Simon

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In this special episode, we meet with Paul Simon to talk about his stunning new album Stranger to Stranger and the writing processes behind songs like 'Wristband', 'Street Angel', 'In A Parade', 'The Riverbank' and 'Cool Papa Bell'. In this interview, the legendary singer-songwriter reveals a profound curiosity for musical experimentation that goes some way to explaining both his incredible influence in popular music, and his timeless catalogue.

May 26 2016
42 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 100 - Jason Isbell

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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell joins Simon and Brian in London to mark the milestone of the 100th Sodajerker podcast. Jason talks about the writing of his incredible new record, The Nashville Sound, classic songs from his solo and Drive-By Truckers periods, how TV's Hoarders impacted upon the new album, and the songwriting significance of the humble weed vape.

Jun 16 2017
59 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 110 - Noel Gallagher

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This special episode features a sit down with legendary British songwriter Noel Gallagher who talks about his approach to writing the new High Flying Birds album Who Built The Moon? as well as classic Oasis songs like 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. In describing his work, Noel likens the discipline of songwriting to fishing, and, in that way only he can, expresses his distaste for artists who rely on songwriting teams.

Dec 20 2017
39 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 22 - "Weird Al" Yankovic

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Internationally renowned parodist, singer-songwriter, actor and accordionist "Weird Al" Yankovic takes some time out to chat with Simon and Brian about his approach to writing comedy songs and style parodies. Al discusses the processes behind songs like 'Trapped in the Drive-Thru', 'Hardware Store', 'The Night Santa Went Crazy', 'Pancreas' and 'Skipper Dan'.

Aug 31 2012
33 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 140 - Sting

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In this very special episode, the one and only Sting talks about approaching his classic hits from a fresh perspective on his new record, My Songs. With his guitar to hand, the singular artist sits down at home in London with Simon and Brian to reveal the creative processes behind one of pop's most extraordinary catalogues.

Jun 14 2019
48 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 70 - Adam Duritz

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As the frontman and principal songwriter for Counting Crows, Adam Duritz has been captivating audiences worldwide for almost 25 years with his literate, melodic and introspective songs. In this special 70th episode of the podcast, Adam sits down with Sodajerker to talk about the writing of the recent Counting Crows album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, and the methods behind classics from their catalogue such as 'Mr Jones', 'Round Here', 'A Long December' and 'Mrs Potter's Lullaby'.

May 04 2015
59 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 8 - Andy Partridge

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Andy Partridge of XTC and The Dukes of Stratosphear joins Simon and Brian for a conversation about the writing of some of his greatest songs, including 'Senses Working Overtime', 'Love on a Farmboy's Wages', 'Ballet for a Rainy Day', 'Scarecrow People' and 'Brainiac's Daughter' among many others. With his guitar at hand, Andy talks Sodajerker through his writing process in a way only he can!

Feb 28 2012
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 54 - Rufus Wainwright

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Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright talks about the writing processes behind such songs as 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk', 'The Art Teacher', 'Zebulon', 'Out of the Game', 'Montauk', 'Swings Both Ways', 'Me and Liza' and much more. In addition to describing his collaborations with people like Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams and Mark Ronson, Rufus also provides details about his new album Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright.

Feb 26 2014
55 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 81 - Joe Jackson

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Joe Jackson chats with Sodajerker about his latest album Fast Forward and the writing of classic songs from his catalogue like 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?', 'It's Different for Girls', 'Steppin' Out', and 'Be My Number Two'. Joe also reflects on his early career, his work on film scores alongside directors like Francis Ford Coppola, and why not every song needs an origin story.

Dec 03 2015
44 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 1 - Billy Steinberg

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In the first episode of Sodajerker On Songwriting, co-hosts Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor introduce the podcast and talk to Grammy winning songwriter Billy Steinberg about the many pop classics he has written including 'Like A Virgin' (Madonna), 'True Colors' (Cyndi Lauper), 'Eternal Flame' (The Bangles) and 'I Drove All Night' (Roy Orbison).

Nov 09 2011
47 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 2 - Todd Rundgren

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In the second episode of Sodajerker On Songwriting, Simon and Brian talk with writer/artist/producer Todd Rundgren (Nazz, Utopia, Meat Loaf, XTC) about his approach to the art form and the writing of hit songs like 'Hello it's Me', 'I Saw the Light' and 'It Wouldn't Have Made any Difference'.

Nov 25 2011
25 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 91 - The Lumineers

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Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers discuss the writing of their stunning album Cleopatra, including songs like 'Ophelia', 'In the Light', 'Angela' and 'Gun Song'. The guys also detail their approach to penning the worldwide smash 'Ho Hey' and their work on 'The Hanging Tree' for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, as performed by Jennifer Lawrence.

Jul 18 2016
39 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 106 - Yusuf / Cat Stevens

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In this special episode, Yusuf aka Cat Stevens meets with Simon and Brian in London for a chat about the writing of his new record The Laughing Apple and classic songs from his back catalogue. Songs discussed include: 'Matthew & Son', 'The First Cut Is The Deepest', 'Wild World', 'Father and Son', 'Moonshadow', '(Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard', 'Heaven/Where True Love Goes' and 'Mighty Peace'.

Oct 30 2017
41 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 65 - Dan Wilson

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From his days as the frontman of alt-rock band Semisonic to his latter-day career as a solo artist and co-writer of songs for some of the world's biggest artists, Dan Wilson has proven himself to be an extraordinary songwriter. In this episode, Dan chats with Simon and Brian of Sodajerker about the songwriting processes behind 'Secret Smile', 'Closing Time', 'Chemistry', 'One True Love', 'Someone Like You' (Adele), 'Not Ready to Make Nice' (Dixie Chicks) and more. Dan also describes the writing of songs from his recent solo album, the excellent Love Without Fear.

Jan 07 2015
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 90 - Alicia Keys

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Multi Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys sits down in London with Simon and Brian to discuss her new single 'In Common', her forthcoming sixth studio album, and her songwriting on a range of hits including 'Fallin'', 'A Woman's Worth', 'If I Ain't Got You', 'Put It In A Love Song', 'Empire State of Mind' and 'Girl On Fire.' Alicia also describes her relationship with the late, great, Whitney Houston, and the circumstances that led to her co-writing the singer's final hit, 'Million Dollar Bill.'

Jul 05 2016
40 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 132 - Hozier

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Hozier joins Simon and Brian for a chat about the writing of his new album Wasteland, Baby! In addition to discussing songs like 'Movement', 'Almost (Sweet Music)' and his work with the great Mavis Staples on 'Nina Cried Power', the Irish singer-songwriter also revisits the writing of songs from his first album, such as 'In A Week' and the colossal hit, 'Take Me To Church'.

Mar 04 2019
37 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 141 - Gretchen Peters

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Country noir superstar Gretchen Peters explains the process she embarks upon when creating the cinematic and socially conscious songs that have become her calling card. In our in-depth conversation, the Nashville stalwart describes the writing of recent albums like Blackbirds and Dancing With The Beast, her classic hits for the likes of Martina McBride, Bonnie Raitt and Trisha Yearwood, and her collaborative partnership with Bryan Adams.

Jul 17 2019
52 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 18 - Thomas Dolby

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Musician and producer Thomas Dolby is the guest for episode 18 during which he talks about his illustrious career and the writing of songs like 'She Blinded Me With Science', 'Europa and the Pirate Twins', 'Hyperactive!', 'Nothing New Under the Sun', 'Evil Twin Brother' and 'The Toad Lickers'. Thomas also discusses his work as producer on the classic Prefab Sprout album Steve McQueen (aka Two Wheels Good).

Jul 13 2012
47 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 4 - Jimmy Webb

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Simon and Brian talk to legendary American songwriter Jimmy Webb about the writing of classic songs like 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix', 'Wichita Lineman' and 'MacArthur Park'.

Jan 02 2012
57 mins
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