Behind the Song

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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

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  • Dan S. from Palos Hills
    Great show.
    I love the great stories, overview of the lyrics, and super short format. Perfect length of time to enjoy the show while doing something less enjoyable, like folding laundry.
  • RealTalkRyan
    Just a lot of top soil stuff. Not good, not bad. Not surprising from a radio station.
  • Team Ridgeback
    Love It!
  • DM5669
    Know we know
    Great podcast, I will be listening to all episodes.
  • jrjbk
    Keep these coming! Love the background and details!
  • manayunk wall
    almost good
    From the few I've heard so far, they just need a couple of more sentences added to each story/review on an episode! The facts are right but lacking a few major details in the ones I heard. They need to push it a bit more to 15-20 minutes and just get it right. This is by no means a History of Rock Music in 500 songs. I prefer that podcast for full accurate information!!
  • jd eggsjnf t
    Love the show
    All I can say is do more. Love The background of the songs. A ton of things I never knew. Please keep it up
  • moondoggy02116
    A little diversity would be nice
    Over 100 episodes and the only artist of color in the whole stack is Dobie Gray? That’s kinda sad.
  • musucliver
    Love the trivia
    Stumbled on to this great podcast, full of great trivia. Love the simplicity of it. Love this
  • Joeyo013
    Great show!
    Only one bad thing…. I have been singing the lyrics all wrong😂
  • Foxbody King
    Rock History Lessons
    Love the show. Helps me appreciate the music I have been listening to for years.
  • qb1knob
    Love it!
    Love the songs and the storytelling! Great show.
  • davegrz
    Love the podcast!
    Janda has a real gift for telling a story and her voice is money!!!
  • MichachelGD
    Wanted more
    After hearing the backstory, I would enjoy hearing the song in its entirety without any talking over it.
  • Carolyn Chambers
    Blown away by this Podcast
    I love the deep dives. Highly addictive & I binged right through it!
  • RNpink
    Most annoying voice
    Ugh! Good songs, but that flat nasal staccato delivery make it unlistenable. Just terrible , which is a shame sine the songs are good. And omg when she reads a lyric...misplaced emphasis on words, no musicality at all
  • cølleen
    Love this!
    ❤️each podcast is a gem 👍Then afterwards, When you hear each song again you remember all the new information you learned. The writing is really top notch. I feel like I am increasing my vocabulary as well.
  • joijoi
    Great song selection
    In addition to the great song selection, the content within each podcast is informative and entertaining.
  • KelsBell67
    More women rockers!
    I love your podcasts on digging deeper into the lyrics of classics. Let’s hear about some female singer/song writers too. Heart, Joan Jett, and some many great singers from the 90’s...I am looking forward to it!
  • Baseball1818
    Janda’s through research coupled with her keen intuition cuts these iconic songs to the bone. You’ll be sure to learn something you didn’t know or had never occurred to you to consider before. And you get to hear it all spoken to you in a voice that’s dark, like tinted glass yet beautiful and rhythmic.
  • Johnius Caesar
    Guessing at the meaning of lyrics?
    Love the concept of the show and getting the scoop of what the song writer really meant when writing the song. Which does periodically happen in this podcast. But when this narrator of this show periodically says things like “hazarding a guess” about what a lyric means, I kind of feel that defeats the purpose of this podcast. I could guess all day what the lyrics mean and really don’t care what other people “guess” it means. Maybe skip those lyrics you don’t know or choose a different song.
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