Offbeat Tracks

Two high school friends who initially bonded over their love of weird '80s music have come together to do a show about said weird music.

Now known as a versatile at-least-quadruple threat, the great Vanessa Williams kicked off her music career with an album chock full of delicious dancepop and beautiful ballads.

She may have recorded one of the greatest ballads in the history of pop music and kickstarted the career of one of pop music's all-time greatest singers, but we spend most of this episode pining for the release of the song she sings in Beat Street.

Two guys approach superproducer Arthur Baker with the idea of making an entire album based on the Dhar Braxton single "Jump Back (Set Me Free)," and he jumped right on it.

Are Propaganda more German than Kraftwerk? At what point must a band record under a different name? We're back from our summer break, and we tackle this and more in our most German episode yet!

Doing proper justice for one of the all-time great pop divas.