Todd Nathanson

Song Vs. Song

Song Vs. Song


Hosted by Todd (in the Shadows) Nathanson and SyFy's Dany Roth, Song vs. Song pits two similar songs of an era against each other with controversial outcomes.



31: "No Scrubs" vs. "Say My Name"

Feb 12, 2020 45:35


The greatest r&b girl group of 1999 vs. the greatest r&b girl group of 2000! TLC and Destiny's Child put shitty men in their place, but who does it better?

Obligatory Grammy Coverage, 2020!

Jan 27, 2020 42:34


What did Todd and Dany think about Billie Eilish's big night, and other things that happened in the latest, typically interminable edition of the Grammys?

30: "Summer of '69" vs. "Jack & Diane"

Jan 22, 2020 53:05


The most dad of '80s dad rock! Which is the better nostalgia for your teenage years, Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69" or John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane"?

29: "In the End" vs. "Bring Me to Life"

Jan 8, 2020 54:38


IT STARTS WITH: WAKE ME UP!! The angsty nu-metal showdown of the early 2000s! Linkin Park vs. Evanescence, who shall be victorious.

28: "Bodak Yellow" vs. "Truth Hurts"

Dec 24, 2019 56:51


We finish off the last year of the decade with one of biggest hits of the 2010s and one of the biggest hits of 2019! Lizzo vs. Cardi! Who shall reign supreme?

27: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" vs. "Frosty the Snowman"

Dec 11, 2019 55:29


Who is the best Christmas-themed magical creature?? And which is the better animated Rankin-Bass Christmas special?? Watch Todd and Dany battle it out!

26: "Let It Go" vs. "How Far I'll Go"

Nov 27, 2019 47:06


In honor of Disney now controlling literally everything, we decided to put the big song from "Frozen" against the big song from "Moana"! Will it be Elsa's empowerment anthem or Moana traveling just around the riverbend?

25: "Iris" vs. "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"

Nov 17, 2019 55:22


The big movie ballads of 1998! From the blockbuster "Armageddon," Aerosmith's mammoth blockbuster hit "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing!" From the decently profitable "City of Angels," The Goo Goo Dolls's mammoth blockbuster hit "Iris"! Which song will crush the other like a massive asteroid hitting the Earth?

24: "Shining Star" vs. "Superstition"

Oct 23, 2019 51:03


We head into the '70s to see which is the superior funky pop single of the '70s! Earth Wind and Fire's "Shining Star" vs. Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"!

23: "Take Me Out" vs. "Float On"

Oct 8, 2019 51:06


It's the enduring indie rock crossover smashes of 2004! And one of the most even matchups in the show's history? Who shall reign supreme, Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" or Modest Mouse's "Float On"?

22: "What's Love Got to Do with It" vs. "If I Could Turn Back"

Sep 25, 2019 46:25


'60s pop stars turned '80s divas! Which is the superior comeback smash, Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" or Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It"?

21: "You Oughta Know" vs. "Criminal"

Sep 11, 2019 56:17


Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple! The youngest (and angriest?) of the '90s Lilith Fair crowd! Which is the better song, Fiona's guilt anthem or Alanis's burst of rage?

20: Not Remotely Necessary MTV Video Music Awards Coverage

Aug 27, 2019 36:11


Bonus episode! Hear Todd and Dany discuss the least-talked-about music event of the year! Did anyone exist besides Lizzo? Did Shawn Mendes burn up the screen with their "chemistry"? Did Lil Nas X remotely make a case for having a second hit? Is Taylor Swift still getting on our nerves? Did anyone remotely important decide to not skip the awards? Find out!

19: "Hey Ya!" by Outkast vs. "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

Aug 22, 2019 45:10


Oh man, here's a tough one. Which is the better of the genre-hopping soul-hiphop pop songs from singing rappers? "Hey Ya!" by Outkast! "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley! Who can pick?!

18: "With or Without You" vs. "Every Breath You Take"

Aug 8, 2019 47:23


That slow, driving '80s bass. Two smash rock ballads by two of the greatest rock bands of the '80s! Who will reign supreme, U2 or the Police? And as a bonus, who's more annoying, Sting or Bono? 

17. "Back That Azz Up" vs. "Thong Song"

Jul 24, 2019 44:33


Butts! Whose classic booty jams from the turn of the millennium shall reign supreme, Juvenile or Sisqo? Also: Find out the shocking reason that Sisqo is like Moses

16: "Jeremy" vs. "Black Hole Sun"

Jul 10, 2019 46:06


 Get ready for an extremely content-warning-y episode as we talk about some dark topics as we debate which dark grunge classic should reign supreme, Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" vs. Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun"! 

15: "Let It Be" vs. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

Jun 26, 2019 47:54


It's the one you've been waiting for. The main event: Beatles vs. Stones! Which quasi-religious rock masterpiece shall reign supreme? 

14: "Boys Don't Cry" vs. "This Charming Man"

Jun 12, 2019 50:11


Battle of the Makeup Wearing '80s Sad Boys! "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure! "This Charming Man" by The Smiths! Who will win? And can we make it to the end of the episode talking about something besides Morrissey's awful politics?!

13: "Get the Party Started" vs. "Since U Been Gone"

May 22, 2019 46:40


Battle of the 2000s chick-rock pop stars! 

12: "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" vs. "Sugar, We're Goin Down"

May 8, 2019 41:15


The two songs that turned emo into the sound of rock music in the '00s! But which one is better? And which fanbase will eat Todd and Dany alive? 

11: "Space Oddity" vs. "Rocket Man"

Apr 25, 2019 43:17


Battle of the Space Race era sci-fi astronaut songs? Can Elton's Rocket Man take down Bowie's doomed man-in-a-can Major Tom? 

10: "All-Star" vs. "Smooth"

Mar 29, 2019 28:06


Battle of the two biggest beloved smashes of 1999 that became the biggest jokes of the 2010s!

09: "My Heart Will Go On" vs "I Will Always Love You"

Mar 13, 2019 26:46


Battle of the overwrought inescapable diva ballads from blockbuster '90s movies! Does Celine Dion's titanic smash big enough to overcome Whitney Houston's era-defining hit from "The Bodyguard"?

08: "Kokomo" vs "Got My Mind Set On You"

Feb 18, 2019 28:03


It's the battle of the '60s legends and their shameful late '80s sellout hits! Is former Beatle George Harrison's obnoxious "Got My Mind Set on You" the better song or is it a Brian Wilson-less Beach Boys and their irritating soundtrack smash "Kokomo"?


iTunes description: It's the battle of the '60s legends and their shameful late '80s sellout hits! Is former Beatle George Harrison's obnoxious "Got My Mind Set on You" the better song or is it a Brian Wilson-less Beach Boys and their irritating soundtrack smash "Kokomo"?

07: Obligatory Grammys Coverage

Feb 13, 2019 34:57


Todd and Dany break down the annual nearly-awardless award ceremony of the 2019 Grammys! 

06: "Yeah!" vs "Umbrella"

Feb 13, 2019 38:15


Todd and Dany debate: Which of these R&B mega-hits was the song of the 2000s??

05: "Africa" vs. "Down Under"

Feb 13, 2019 37:45


It's the battle of the windswept '80s tributes to foreign continents! Will Toto or Men at Work reign supreme?

03: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" vs. "Material Girl"

Feb 13, 2019 36:03


It's the big girly pop anthems of 1984! Will Madonna or Cyndi Lauper be the glamorous pop princess of the year?

04: "I Will Survive" vs. "Stayin' Alive"

Feb 13, 2019 38:36


It's an argument with no right answers. Comparing Gloria Gaynor's 1978 smash "I Will Survive" against The Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" from 1977 is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child.  And these are the indeed amongst the greatest progeny of Papa Disco.

02: "Ice Ice Baby" vs. "U Can't Touch This"

Feb 13, 2019 32:48


Both were amazingly huge rap songs that left questionable legacies behind.  But which is ultimately the more epic track: "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice, or "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer?

There isn't a perfect answer to this conundrum.  Boldly diving into this quagmire are Todd Nathanson and Danny Roth, who attempt to make sense of it all.

01: "Wonderwall" vs. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"

Feb 12, 2019 30:04


Oasis' "Wonderwall" vs. Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)": which is the most epic?  In this episode, Todd Nathanson and Danny Roth pick it all apart with scant facts and little hard data.

Song vs. Song: PILOT "Livin' on a Prayer" vs. "Don't Stop Believin'"

Jan 30, 2019 43:32


Todd "In the Shadows" Nathanson and Dany Roth debate about which of two songs is the superior pop tune and lets you decide the winner! The series kicks off with the Big '80s! Will Bon Jovi or Journey reign supreme?