Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters
By: Nate Sloan & Charlie Harding
Pop music surrounds us – in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist – but how often do we really hear what’s playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast known for its accessible analysis of Top 40 hits. Through close studies of sixteen modern classics, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding shift pop from the background to the foreground, illuminating the essential musical concepts behind two decades of chart-topping songs.
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