The Jingle Jank Podcast

Episodes

February 21, 2021

Episode 19: Warm Weather Christmas Songs

Many listeners are in the middle of winter, so Scott and Jay are offering a little reprieve with Christmas songs about warm weather. Artists include The Dukes of Surf, Jimmy Buffett, The Hollyberries, Don Ho, Kenny Chesney, Batesy, and Los Straitjackets.

January 31, 2021

Episode 18: The Star Wars Christmas Album

Scott and Jay are taking a deep dive into the "Christmas in the Stars", the Original Star Wars Christmas album from 1980.

January 17, 2021

Episode 17: The Christmas Blues

Are you feeling the Christmas blues now that the season is over? This week, Todd Killian joins us to listen to some great Christmas blues songs. Artists include Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Lou Ann Barton, Canned Heat, Joe Bonamassa, and the Moonglows.

January 10, 2021

Episode 16: (Bonus) A Very Polka Christmas

We are joined by Jake from the Chardon Polka Band to listen to and discuss their 2020 album "A Very Polka Christmas".

January 3, 2021

Episode 15: Sellout Christmas Songs

We are joined by Tony Dixon, our Chief Compliance Officer, to discuss "sellout" Christmas songs where an artist changed a popular song just slightly enough to call it a "Christmas Song". Artists include Randy Bachman, Mike Love, Tommy Tutone, Los Del Rio, Cheap Trick, and more.

December 23, 2020

Episode 14: Christmas Songs About Food

We are celebrating one of our favorite parts about the holidays with Christmas songs about food. Artists include The Irish Rovers, Fred Schneider and the Superions, Bing Crosby, Paul and Storm, Carrie Cunningham, The Gift of Christmas Players, and Grant Kirkhope.

December 13, 2020

Episode 13: Funny Christmas Songs

We're providing a much-needed stress reliever for the busy holiday season by exploring funny Christmas songs. Artists include Dropkick Murphys, Teresa Brewer, The Snake Oil Willie Band, Paul Evans, The Moron Brothers, Ruth Moore, and Oscar the Grouch.

November 29, 2020

Episode 12: Reggae Christmas Songs

Welcome in the Christmas season with some cool island rhythms! This week, we explore reggae Christmas songs. Artists include Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Toots & The Maytals, Shaggy, Inner Circle, The Cimarons, and Carlene Davis.

November 27, 2020

Episode 11: (Bonus) You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

In this bonus episode, we review the album You'll Shoot Your Eye Out! by Ralphie's Red Ryders. All of the songs on this fantastic album are themed on scenes from the movie A Christmas Story and we really geek out about the music and the scenes.

November 15, 2020

Episode 10: Songs from 'A Christmas Carol' Musicals

This week we have another special guest, Jack from The Total Christmas Podcast, who helps us discuss songs from musical adaptations of A Christmas Carol. The versions we cover are Scrooge (1970), The Stingiest Man in Town, The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Shower of Stars Christmas Carol, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, A Christmas Carol the Musical (2004), and A Christmas Carol (1997, animated)

November 5, 2020

Episode 9: Underappreciated Christmas Songs from TV and Movies

This week we have a very special guest, Bran from Deck the Hallmark, who helps us discuss songs from Christmas television specials and movies that we rarely hear played. Artists include Ray Charles, Brenda Lee, The Monkees, The Wee Winter Singers, Clarence Carter, Bob Wills, Lou Rawls, and Loreena Mckennitt.

October 26, 2020

Episode 8: Spooky Christmas Songs

Just in time for Halloween, we dive into some spooky Christmas songs. Artists include Count Floyd, Spinal Tap, Tarja, Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler, Douglas Pipes, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, Sheb Wooley, Brice Armstrong, and Defiant Brood.

October 11, 2020

Episode 7: Depressing Christmas Songs

Do you enjoy sad, depressing Christmas songs? This week, we discuss why this genre is so popular and why someone would want to feel down at Christmas. Artists include John Denver, Romeos Fault, Nat King Cole, The O'Jays, The Emotions, The Everly Brothers, Dan Hicks, Sufjan Stevens, LCD Soundsystem, and Marvin Gaye.

September 26, 2020

Episode 6: Santa Claus in Outer Space

Santa Claus blasts off to worlds unknown in this latest episode. This week we featured Sonny Cole, Tim Dinkins, Bobby Helms, The BellRays, Lawrence Welk's Little Band, Tiny Tim, Barry Gordon, and Patty Marie Jay with the Hal Bradley Orchestra.

September 12, 2020

Episode 5: Disco Christmas Songs

Do you like to get down and groove to Christmas disco music? This week we featured The Universal Robot Band, The Salsoul Orchestra, Mirror Image, Les Jokers, Charo, Holiday Express, Kurtis Blow, and Irwin the Disco Duck.

August 24, 2020

Episode 4: Yacht Rock Christmas Songs

Do you enjoy Yacht Rock? If so, Episode 4 is for you! We featured Christmas songs by Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Jim Croce, Bill Withers, Michael Bolton, Dan Fogelberg, and Hall and Oates.

August 15, 2020

Episode 3: Ska-Punk Christmas Songs

This week we discuss Ska-Punk Christmas songs. Artists include The O.C. Supertones, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, The Holophonics, The Toasters, and Ska-J.

August 9, 2020

Episode 2: 80s Cartoon Christmas Songs

This week we discuss Christmas songs in popular 1980s cartoons: The Smurfs, He Man and the Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Care Bears, and My Little Pony.

August 1, 2020

Episode 1: Celebrity Christmas Songs

In this episode, Scott and Jay discuss Christmas songs performed by non-musical celebrities, including John Schneider and Tom Wopat, Regis Philbin, Joe Pesci, David Hasselhoff, and William Shatner.