Total Request Live! Taylor, Lana, Kim, and More (with Sam Sanders)

NPR’s Sam Sanders stops by to break down the tracks that Switched On listeners have been loving. Swedish dancefloor confessionals, songs that stop time, the specificity of Lana Del Ray, and the awkwardness of descending fourths: it’s all on the table in this freewheeling conversation of deep musical nerdiness.

Songs Discussed

  • Tove Lo ft Kylie Minogue – Really don’t like u
  • Camila Cabello – Liar
  • Ace of Base – All That She Wants
  • Tyler the Creator – EARFQUAKE
  • Taylor Swift – Cruel Summer
  • Lana Del Ray, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus – Don’t Call Me Angel
  • Lana Del Ray – Happiness is a butterfly
  • King Princess – Prophet
  • Kim Petras – Hillside Boys
  • IDK – Porno
  • Jai Paul – Str8 Outta Mumbai
  • Jai Paul – Genevieve (Unfinished)

Many thanks to everyone who called in for this one: Amanda, Jackie, Melanie, Alec, Madeleine, John B, Steve, Courtney, Julia, Zach, Lee, Tara, Habbi, and of course – John from Baltimore.

For more of Sam’s great takes on culture, check out It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders