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The podcast where host Connor McGrath takes you back in time to a week in the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Charts. Turn down the Rock and Turn up the Talk! Continue Reading >>
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Less Rock Less Talk More Soft 4-23-2005 Connor McGrath is still celebrating the high holidays. Will these mid '00s soft rock hits harsh his mellow? He dives deep into the meaning of adult contemporary, Maroon 5's alt rock past, and the crappiness of the '04-'05 Saturday Night Live season
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Less Rock Less Talk More Soft 4-23-2005 Connor McGrath is still celebrating the high holidays. Will these mid '00s soft rock hits harsh his mellow? He dives deep into the meaning of adult contemporary, Maroon 5's alt rock past, and the crappiness of the '04-'05 Saturday Night Live season
Less Rock Less Talk More Soft (4-15-1995) Connor continues his special series of minisodes where he takes a look at the softer side of things; the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts. This week, he goes back 25 years ago today to the April 15th, 1995 charts. He looks back at Hootiemania, the Zelig-esque career of Martin Page, and Season 20 of SNL.&nbsp;
Connor's Tribute to Bill Withers Connor McGrath pays tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Bill Withers and counts down the Billboard Hot 100 from July 8th, 1972. A very eclectic group of songs. &nbsp;Join two time Maine's funniest comedian as he waxes nostalgic about his high school's terrible singing and gets unusually snetimental. There is also an unnecessary potshot at Brian Dennehy.&nbsp;
Less Rock Less Talk More Soft (4-1-1989) For April, we've decided to get into a mellow mood. In these times, rock music is a little bit too intense so we'll be looking at the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts for the month of April with a special series of minisodes. Connor McGrath drives down the carefree highway solo for this episode. He looks back at the Adult Contemporary Charts from April 1st, 1989. He discusses the divisiveness over Kenny G's popularity, Andre 3000's bootleg t-shirt collection, and the #MeToo Movement? Plus a bunch of other stuff! Take a look back at the smooth listenings of the late '80s this week!&nbsp;
December 11th, 1995 We travel back a quarter of a century to discuss an exceptionally diverse and fun week in the Rock Billboards, covering everything from Red Hot to the Beatles! Guest Tim Duffy (The Connecticut Matthew McConnahay) joins!
June 20th, 1981 We transfer out of the 70s and into the 80s with a great sonic-blend between the two! Get into it.
November 11th, 1989 On the week that the Berlin Wall came down, the exceptionally knowledgable and fun Leif Erickson joins Connor to chat about a wild list and what, exactly, defines Mainstream Rock Music!
November 2nd, 1996 Alternatively, become prepare as we tackle the Alt Rock Charts from an amazingly representative week from 1996 as Connor is joined by Leah to chat and reminisce about a very specific time in music!
October 30th, 2004 Throwing a dart at the calendar lands us in a true snapshot of a time in music. Micaela Tepler joins Connor and nic to chat about a truly diverse list of rock musics filled with growls and howls!
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