As Year Two of Strong Songs draws to a close, it's time to take a look back.
SCHEDULING NOTE: Strong Songs will be off for the month of December, and will be back for Year Three at the start of January, 2021.
But before that! Let's go back, back, back in time one hundred years, to the start of 2020.
* "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin IV, 1971
* "Lovefool" by The Cardigans from First Band on the Moon, 1996
* "Tom Sawyer" by Rush from Moving Pictures, 1981
* "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli from The Witcher, 2019
* "Sinnerman" as performed by Nina Simone from Pastel Blues, 1965
* "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys from Pet Sounds, 1966
* "So What" by Miles Davis from Kind of Blue, 1959
* "Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley from Grace, 1994
* "Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox from Diva, 1992
* "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens from Illinois, 2005
* "Kiss" by Prince from Parade, 1986
* "World 1-1" by Koji Kondo from Super Mario Bros., 1985
* "No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age from Songs for the Deaf, 2002
* "Wedding Song" by Anaïs Mitchell from Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast), 2019
* "The Chain" and "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac from Rumors, 1977
* "Hyperballad" by Björk from Post, 1995
* "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
OUTRO SOLOISTS: Kyle Molitor, Luke Price, & Kirk Hamilton
Not as many new outro soloists this year as in year one, but hey, covid made it hard to record safely. Thanks to Kyle and Luke for joining the cast.
You've still got some gift-buying time before the holidays! Check it out the new Strong Songs Store cool t-shirts, mugs, totes, and more: store.strongsongspodcast.com
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NOVEMBER 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS
Jeanneret Manning Family Four
Craig J Covell
NOVEMBER 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS
M Shane Borders
Will Dwyer Alethea Lee
Erika L Austin
Jeffrey C. Yarnell
Cyrus N. White
Juan Carlos Montemayor Elosua
Nate from Kalamazoo
John and Sharon Stenglein