Summer of 2004 at 20: “Yeah!” by Usher with David Banks

The Summer of 2004 at 20 Music Video Companion series will post every Friday, featuring a discussion of a music video from a song featured in the Casey Kasem weekly top 440. David Banks returns to the Summer of 2004 at 20 and we are talking one of the biggest hits of the year AND […]

Summer of 2004 at 20: “Toxic” by Britney Spears with Jessica Alsman

The Summer of 2004 at 20 Music Video Companion series will post every Friday, featuring a discussion of a music video from a song featured in the Casey Kasem weekly top 440. We kick off the series as always, with Jessica Alsman. And we kick off with maybe the biggest banger we’ve every had on […]

Closing With A Song “Dreamlover” by Mariah Carey with Abe Moua

Brandon PetersAttachmentsSat, Jul 29, 3:39 PM (11 days ago)to me True to form – Friday’s bring the music video companion episodes to THE SUMMER OF 93 AT 30! Picking from Casey Kasem’s top 10 each time. Abe is back to finish off his stint to talk about one of the biggest pop stars of all time […]

Closing With A Song “Slam” by Onyx with Tony Schaab

True to form – Friday’s bring the music video companion episodes to THE SUMMER OF 93 AT 30! Picking from Casey Kasem’s top 10 each time. First off – WHOOPS! I recorded this not realizing my mic settings were all on my laptop. So, you’ve got subpar audio this week and next. That subpar audio […]

Closing With A Song “Dre Day” by Dr Dre with Troy Brownfield

True to form – Friday’s bring the music video companion episodes to THE SUMMER OF 93 AT 30! Picking from Casey Kasem’s top 10 each time. Troy Brownfield makes his long awaited debut on the summer series. And Dr. Dre makes his return with the famous diss track, “Dre Day”. We have LOTS to cover […]

Closing With A Song “Come Undone” by Duran Duran with Matt Pelsor

True to form – Friday’s bring the music video companion episodes to THE SUMMER OF 93 AT 30! Picking from Casey Kasem’s top 10 each time. Matt Pelsor from 92.3 WTTS in Indianapolis is back to have a geeky discussion about microphones as well as Duran Duran’s comeback tour that was the Wedding Album! Thank […]

Closing With A Song “Bad Boys” by Inner Circle with Jessica Alsman

True to form – Friday’s bring the music video companion episodes to THE SUMMER OF 93 AT 30! Picking from Casey Kasem’s top 10 each time. Jessica is back and we are discussing Inner Circle’s “Bad Boys”. This leads into a personal aside from me, as well as dive into the Cops generation for which […]

Closing With A Song “Ditty” by Paperboy with David Banks

True to form – Friday’s bring the music video companion episodes to THE SUMMER OF 93 AT 30! Picking from Casey Kasem’s top 10 each time. Paperboy’s “Ditty” headlines the second week. Quite a relaxing easy going jam. David Banks joins me to go over why he possibly was such a one hit wonder and […]

Closing With A Song “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s with Jennifer Wreyford

Jennifer Wreyford wraps up summer camp here on The Summer of ’82 at 40 with the lead off single from The Go-Go’s sophomore effort called “Vacation”. Sure, youngins might recognize this as part of Marvel’s Spider-Man Far From Home but The Go-Go’s are far from being well known just from that movie. This coincides with […]

Closing With A Song “Only The Lonely” by The Motels with Mike Vanderbilt

Mike Vanderbilt wraps up his stint here on The Summer of ’82 at 40 music video series. We discuss The Motels’ “Only the Lonely”. You may ask “Who are The Motels?” Well, look up “Suddenly Last Summer” and you go “Ahhhhh, ok!”. This video was done by the director of Highlander, which I believe we’ve […]

Closing With A Song “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor with Troy Brownfield

The summer’s biggest song from one of its biggest movies – Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” is here. And our returning champion Troy Brownfied is here to dissect and devour it. Did you know that Stallone originally wanted “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen for Rocky III? Once rejected, he commissioned Survivor to write […]

Closing With A Song “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell with Jennifer Wreyford

Jennifer returns and we talk some “Tainted Love”. I whoops and didn’t realize there was another video for the UK before it hit the states. Jennifer outresearched me and covered it though. This little on big smash was already a hit overseas the previous year before it got here to the states, but the summer […]

Closing With A Song “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League with Jessica Alsman

Jessica Alsman returns and we have the song that finally knocks off Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. You all know The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me”. It’s an interesting, energetic kind of song with nice trade offs and memorable verses with a belting chorus. Oddly enough, while interesting in its own right, the music […]

Closing With A Song “Rosanna” by Toto with Jennifer Wreyford

Jennifer Wreyford is back and we have a gem of a video to talk about. “Rosanna” was unknowingly star-studded and Dirty Dancing heavy when it cast Cynthia Rhodes to star and Patrick Swayze as one of the background dancers in it. The video also has a cool West Side Story vibe to it. Toto’s “Toto […]

Closing With A Song “Do The Evolution” by Pearl Jam with Jonathan Graves

I had always planned to get to Pearl Jam as they are one of my favorite bands. But, I’d imagined it would be something like “Jeremy”, “Alive” or “Love Boat Captain”. Seeing as things came together with Jonathan Graves being a big animation guy and Pearl Jam having one of the most glorious fully animated […]

Closing With A Song “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe with Greg McGoon

This one came up out of nowhere recently in a side conversation between myself and show regular Aaron Neuwirth. And then…I realized it actually kind of fit Cabaret with that theme of abortion. So, yeah, abortion week on The Brandon Peters Show, i suppose. Greg McGoon is back and we talk about the song, its […]

Closing With A Song “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows with Pres Maxson

In addition to the movie this week, Pres had also mentioned wanting to do this particular music video. And I have no objection to discussing Counting Crows. In fact, it was past time to do so. “Mr. Jones” really blew up and immediately grabbed your attention when it landed in 1993. Like nothing else out […]

Closing With A Song “MMMBop” by Hanson with Jessica Alsman

Hanson took the world by storm with “MMMBop”, building an army of Hansonites to bop the globe with. Jessica Alsman and I take a look back at this infectious little song that no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t not have it in your head and you’d still easily belt the chorus out today […]

Closing With A Song “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus with Troy Brownfield

Wheatus seems an odd choice for a Satanic Panic music video to tie into Monday’s episode. But a closer glance at the genesis of the song’s lyrics and you’ll see it is incredibly relevant to the topic. Troy Brownfield (who has seen Wheatus in concert) rejoins and we go over the song, the video, touch […]

Closing With A Song “Yer So Bad” by Tom Petty with Jamie Alvey

It feels weird when I think how long the show has been going on and you are landing on a legend like Tom Petty for the first time, but thus is the beauty of it all. There’s a lot of ground to still cover in the Closing with a Song segment. Sadly the late rock […]

Closing With A Song “You Might Think” by The Cars with Yancy Berns

We are gonna start 2022 with one of the biggest music videos of all time. The Cars “You Might Think” was a marveling achievement in the art of music video making back in 1984. The ambitious visual stunner went on to be the fist “Best Music Video” winner at the first ever MTV Video Music […]

Closing With A Song “8 Days of Christmas” by Destiny’s Child with Greg McGoon

Well, its Christmas Eve, so why not bring some holiday cheer? Who better to ring in that joy than Beyonce….and Kelly and Michelle. Its the Destiny’s Child Christmas cheer we all wanted! Greg McGoon rejoins to help close out the year on the show with thoughts on this Destiny’s Child holiday excursion, the whacky video, […]

Closing With A Song “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies with Steven Schapansky

We close the show with “One Week” which spent one week at number one on the charts. The Barenaked Ladies hail from my neighbor to the north, Canada, as does my guest Steven Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro. We talk this wild McG directed video and Steven provides a wonderful perspective on the Barenaked Ladies […]

Closing With A Song “Informer” by Snow with Geoff Arbuckle

Well, it’s December now and with it comes…Snow! Certainly something you had to be there to believe. “Informer” was a big #1 hit from a white Canadian reggae artist. Yeah, that’s correct. This video is mostly flash, but with Geoff Arbuckle in tow I knew the conversation would fly and be a lot of fun. […]

Closing With A Song “Breaking The Law” by Judas Priest with Jim Dietz

Keeping with our Satanic Panic theme going, there’s no better band to focus on than Judas Priest. They actually went on trial for supposed subliminal messaging on their albums causing murders in the 1980s. Insane stuff. We brush on it a bit. “Breaking the Law” is one of their grooviest music videos and it’s so […]

Closing With A Song “Venus” by Bananarama with Troy Brownfield

Wow – It’s been over a month since we did a music video episode! Bananrama was an easy choice as it was featured in the documentary we were discussing on Monday. “Venus” is actually a cover song made even more famous than before with Bananarama. Troy is back to discuss the video. When studying and […]

Closing With A Song “Pressure” by Billy Joel with Scott Mendelson

When it comes to artists that consistently went all in and produced provocative, memorable and big theatrical music videos, Billy Joel was one of the tops. Beyond having an incredible assembly of amazing, timeless songs, the man put together a great library of music videos as well. “Pressure” is also one of the bigger, stand […]

Closing With A Song “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC with Jessica Alsman

I’m unleashing a beast. A huge music video. One of the biggest ever. NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” doesn’t even need to be rewatched to remember every detail of it. The video. The song. They were in constant rotation everywhere. I don’t care how cool or too good for this you think you were…you knew every […]

Closing With A Song “Simple Kind Of Life” by No Doubt with Sabina Graves

I pay close attention to my guests; what they say, things they might drop in passing, social media…la la la. Back when we recorded the “Best Soundtrack Songs of the 90s” episode, I remember Sabina Graves saying that No Doubt was one of her favorites and specifically the Return of Saturn album. So here we […]

Closing With A Song “The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson with Sharareh Drury

Maybe it’s fandom. Maybe it’s a crush. Maybe it’s admiration. But, whatever, I enjoy the heck out of Ingrid Michaelson, both her music and as a person. I’ve seen her in concert a handful of times and will continue to seek her out and she’s a great entertainer. “The Way I Am” was her breakthrough […]

Closing With A Song “I Need Love” by LL Cool J with Peter Paras

Keeping the 80s hip hop train rolling, we stop on a damn larger than life icon – LL COOL J! A much different guy than we know him now, we travel back to a rather big left turn for the whole genre with a “rap ballad” that met success across all sorts of borders and […]

Closing With A Song “Holy Diver” by Dio with Troy Brownfield

Time to get metal once again! Fitting perfectly with Hawk The Slayer this week, Troy Brownfield and I discuss the sword and sorcery inspired “Holy Diver” from Dio. We also dive into fantasy and metal’s bond to one another and the career of the great Ronnie James Dio. Due to copyright and fair use laws […]

Closing With A Song “Sweet Surrender” by Sarah McLachlan with Scott Mendelson

Sweet surrender with Scott Mendelson

Here’s a little fun fact, returning guest Scott Mendelson is a big Sarah McLachlan fan! I specifically picked this week’s music video out with him in mind. And it was a more difficult task as Sarah McLachlan doesn’t quite sink her teeth into deep music videos too much. “Sweet Surrender” is easily her most interesting […]

Closing With A Song “Shame” by Stabbing Westward with Reyna Cervantes

And we’ve gotten to a very “one for me” music video. I was pretty big on what is now an obscure 90s industrial band called Stabbing Westward. They had a sound that really lent it to sounding like the perfect music for movie trailers. Some of theirs would be. “Shame” is a really awesome music […]

Closing With A Song “Violet” by Hole with David Kronmiller

Hole "Violet"

Time to talk some grunge! Courtney Love was a big figurehead of the female rock scene in the 1990s. A controversial one at that and had a legendary partnership with that of Kurt Cobain. “Violet” was the song that personally was my gateway into being a fan of her band Hole. David Kronmiller joins again […]

Closing With A Song “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler

Closing with a Song: Bonnie Tyler "Holding Out for a Hero"

Aw, not “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, Brandon? We’ll get there, folks. Don’t work, this Bonnie Tyler video is equally weird, baffling and not what you’d expect when hearing the song or seeing how its been incorporated into movies. It has nothing to do with footloose and I’m not sure the old west comes to […]

Closing With A Song: “Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys

Closing with a Song: Intergalactic from Beastie Boys

Cleansing my palate after countrying it up for a week, we spin right over to Beastie Boys. And what a perfect video to pair with doing a Godzilla movie on Monday than the Kaiju inspired “Intergalactic”. This video rules and we are here for every second of it. Aaron Neuwirth returns and is a huge […]

Closing With A Song: “The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks

Closing with a Song Garth Brooks Thunder Rolls

Yup, I’ve gone country! No need to discriminate. All genres made music videos good and bad. Garth Brooks was one of the biggest artists of the 90s and this might be his most significant contribution to the art form. I’d been holding on to this one until the right guest came around, and Mike Vanderbilt […]

Closing With A Song: “Love Is A Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

Closing with a Song: Pat Benetar "Love on the Battlefield"

This felt like a good one to stick with Buffy. Pat Benatar herself was a badass and she also delivered a lot of pretty cool music videos. The pinnacle of them would be “Love Is A Battlefield”, easily. This one tells a story and has a bit of goofiness to it as well. Oh, and […]

Closing With A Song: “Shot In The Dark” by Ozzy Osbourne

Closing with a Song: Ozzy Osbourne "A Shot in the Dark"

We haven’t really done much in the way of metal on the music video portion. So let’s go back and do some Ozzy Osbourne. “Shot In The Dark” comes from an album he’d rather soon forget, was that due to some legal issues regarding this song or just not enjoying it? We go over that […]

Closing With A Song: “Wannabe” by Spice Girls

The Spice Girls "Wannabe"

Spice Girls are finally here. Don’t say I don’t listen to my listeners. “Wannabe” has been one of my most requested music videos to do in the early life of this show. And I kind of waited until the perfect storm to unleash this classic. Jessica Alsman was ripe for Spice Mania growing up and […]

Closing With A Song: “Two Princes” by Spin Doctors

When “Two Princes” arrived, the Spin Doctors were huge. I was stunned in my research to see the album it was on went 5 times platinum. Insane to think, considering they fell off the map quickly after and became kind of a joke to people for a while after. Also, Two Princes = Two Videos. […]

Closing With A Song: “Angel of Mine” by Monica

Closing with a Song: Monica "Angel of Mine"

Monica had a huge record with her sophomore album “The Boy Is Mine” which led off on a big duet with her rival Brandy. The second single was, oddly as a I found out, a cover of “Angel of Mine”. It wasn’t a duet, but the video featured the up and coming singer/MTV VJ Tyrese […]

Closing With A Song: “Raspberry Beret” by Prince and the Revolution

Closing with a Song: Raspberry Beret by Prince and the Revolution

Time to finally get to some Prince here on the music video series. I decided to go with something somewhat whacky combined with just a damn fine song. “Raspberry Beret” was the first thing we received from him after “Purple Rain”. The video is very 1980s loud as well fun and eclectic. Returning to analyze […]

Closing With A Song: “Regulate” by Warren G & Nate Dogg

Closing with a Song: "Regulate" Warren G & Nate Dogg

For this soundtrack week, why not one of the heaviest rotation videos from MTV, Warren G & Nate Dogg’s “Regulate”. It’s a song and video firmly stored in your brain forever. From the Above The Rim soundtrack, we were all tweaking into a whole new era. Step to this, I dare ya! Joining me for […]

Closing With A Song: “Ready Or Not” by The Fugees

Closing with a Song: Ready or Not by the Fugees

It feels as if right when The Fugees took off, they were no more. As a matter of fact that’s exactly how it played out. They all went solo. “Killing Me Softly” was a phenomenon, but the next music video was extremely influential on the hip hop music video world. “Ready or Not” had a […]

Closing With A Song: “Like A Virgin” by Madonna

Closing with a Song: Madonna Like A Virgin

This is probably the biggest video by the biggest artist that’s been tackled here on The Brandon Peters Show. Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” is considered one of the greatest pop songs ever made and turned her and it into such an icon. I don’t think I really need to spill out details about it. Danielle […]

Closing With A Song: “Testify” by Rage Against The Machine

Closing with a Song: Rage Against the Machine "Testify"

I’m not sure there’s been a more perfect pairing on a Friday Music Video episode than this one. It’s a very political week, we talked a political film, my guest is a political filmmaker…yeah, we are gonna do Rage Against The Machine. Returning is the director of Storm Chaser, Gretl Claggett. And wow, did this […]

Closing With A Song: “Block Rockin’ Beats” by The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers Block Rockin' Beats

I chose “Block Rockin’ Beats” by The Chemical Brothers as I wanted something that sort of fit in with the vibe of music my guest creates. The album it came from was the first techno album I ever bought and the music of The Chemical Brothers is what kind of made me think “Okay, I […]

Closing with a Song “Last Christmas” by Wham

Closing with a Song - "Last Christmas" by Wham

There was no way my new show’s first trip around the holidays wasn’t going to touch on Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. Quite possibly the most known Christmas song addition of the 1980s, it comes with a very 80s video companion. Returning is Jen Edds of The Brassy Broadcast Company. And oh my word, did we have […]

Closing With A Song: “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany

Closing with a Song - I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany

I absolutely adore Tiffany and this was the one that launched her to a rather short brush in mega stardom. This video is one of the most 80s of 80s things you’re ever going to see. Its legacy has long lasted too, even fully inspiring the Robin Sparkles material for How I Met Your Mother […]

Closing With A Song: “I Don’t Want To Wait” by Paula Cole

Closing with a Song "I Don't Want to Wait" - Paula Cole

No, this has nothing to do with Secondhand Lions. It has everything to do with being random and having fun. Paula Cole’s hit “I Don’t Want To Wait” of course became immortalized when it became the opening title jingle for Dawson’s Creek in the 1990s. And yes, we talk about that plenty. Molly Farnsley, creator […]

Closing With A Song: “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette

Ironic by Alanis Morissette

There were few (If any) bigger albums in the 1990s than Alanis Morissette’s juggernaut, Jagged Little Pill. Her single “Ironic” was also one of the most decorated and talked about videos from the album, having its share of Grammy appreciation and the all too sought after VMA accolades. “Ironic” found itself with heavy play and […]

Closing With A Song: “Heartbeat” by Don Johnson

Closing with a Song: "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson

No, the song has nothing to do with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. But, I wasn’t choosing any other video for my guest. Did you know during his Miami Vice years, Don Johnson recorded an album? Did you also know he made on of the most overdone, ridiculous music videos for it? If […]

Closing With A Song: “Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team

Whoomp There it Is by Tag Team

Taking the nation by storm in 1993 was “Whoomp! (There It Is)”. Still an arena staple for sports, Tag Team was truly one of the most One Hit Wonder of One Hit Wonders. Their only other notable song was a remix of “Whoomp!” for Addams Family Values as a replacement for a Michael Jackson song […]

Closing With A Song: “Living Dead Girl” by Rob Zombie

Closing with a Song: Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl

Halloween is upon us and what better music to celebrate with than Rob Zombie? I’ve long been a fan of his and no matter what, this time of year, Hellbilly Deluxe gets a spin in my car. For this week’s music video, I picked what is probably artistically my favorite of his in the Dr. […]

Closing With A Song: “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys

The Brandon Peters Show Closing with a Song Everybody Backstreets Back

It’s that timeless combo of Classic Monsters and Boy Bands, right? One of the most popular boy band songs from the 1990s and videos was Backstreet Boys “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”. Stop trying to act too cool. You know it, I know it. It’s hard not to sing or move to it. We actually touched upon […]

Closing With A Song: “Hazard” by Richard Marx

Closing with a Song: Richard Marx Hazard

“Hazard” by Richard Marx is a music video that came to mind IMMEDIATELY upon the desire to do music video retrospectives as a part of this show. When this video came out, I was but 8 years old, but I found myself quite entrance by it and the pop culture phenomenon of the time of […]

Closing With A Song: “Doing It All For My Baby” by Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis Doing it for My Baby

When it comes to the week of discussing Back To The Future, you surely discuss “The Power of Love” right? Nah. Check the video out for yourself, its kinda lame in terms of being a discussion starter. Instead, with it being October, let’s use this to shift our gears into a more horror-centric focus for […]

Closing With A Song: “Blister In The Sun” by The Violent Femmes

Closing with a Song Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

While it would be neat in most weeks to tie the Friday music video to the movie we’re discussing via the soundtrack, it doesn’t always work out so neatly. Many soundtrack videos consist mainly of clips from the film its supporting and nary a unique story to go with the music video. Luckily, with Grosse […]

Closing With A Song: “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul

Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul

It feels right to close a weeklong show with a song before the curtain drops. I grew up in the 1980s and 1990s where music videos were a big part of pop culture. Going back and discussing these on a podcast has always been a curiosity of mine and now this show will have a […]