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Behind The Song Video - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

In this episode of Behind The Song, Janda takes a look at the lyrics of Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale.”

Behind The Song Video - "Where The Streets Have No Name"

In the first episode of Behind The Song for 2021, Janda dives deep into the lyrics of U2’s “Where The Streets Have No Name.”

Behind The Song Video - "I Believe In Father Christmas"

In another special Christmas episode of Behind The Song, Janda digs into the lyrics of the Christmas classic “I Believe In Father Christmas” from Greg Lake.

Behind The Song Video - "2000 Miles"

In this special Christmas edition of Behind The Song, Janda takes a look at the lyrics to The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles.’

Behind The Song Video - "Alice's Restaurant"

In our special Thanksgiving episode of Behind The Song, Janda dives into the Turkey Day classic “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie.


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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in “Behind The Song,” a podcast by The Drive’s Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

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How “Killer Queen” set the stage for Queen to grab the crown
When the band Queen set out to make Sheer Heart Attack, their third album, much was at stake. They were embroiled in a battle over royalties with their management, and guitarist Brian May had become extremely ill while on tour as the supporting act for Mott The Hoople. Broke and finding themselves working under pressures that could have dashed their rock star dreams, Freddy Mercury somehow wrote “Killer Queen.” The whimsical song about a high-class call girl ended up being their first smash hit in the US, and its success finally helped propel the band to headliner status. Take a closer look at this killer song in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Down Under by Men At Work: the song that made vegemite famous
When Men At Work wrote their 1982 hit, "Down Under," little did they know that it would become a worldwide smash. They were the first Australian band to have a simultaneous number one song on both the Billboard album and singles charts in the US, and the enormous success of this song introduced the world to very Australian things...vegemite spread, what it is to "chunder," and more. Unpack the meaning of this Aussie hit in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Hungry Heart" for who?
When Bruce Springsteen decided to double up on songs for his 1980 album, The River, he also decided to keep its biggest hit for himself instead of giving it to the punk rock band he originally wrote it for. With a title inspired by a poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, this song about the wanderlust of a traveling man resonated with fans so much that it became his first chart-topping hit, going all the way to number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Unpack the history of “Hungry Heart” in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Watch the video episode and subscribe to the Behind The Song Youtube channel: https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

Janda-bio150Janda co-hosts afternoons with Seaver on The Drive.

Janda is an enthusiastic transplant to Chicago, having recently arrived from Los Angeles. She has hosted radio programs across the country, including at KCRW – Los Angeles, 91X – San Diego, Soundbreak.com – Los Angeles, KNDD – Seattle, WAVF – Charleston and WEND – Charlotte. Her experience also includes work behind the camera as a video director and producer and as a music curator.

Janda’s interests outside of radio and music include all kinds of film and TV shows, thriller fiction, food, her family and her cats Ollie and Liam. When she has any spare time, she studies traffic maps and practices saxophone and guitar. Her favorite artist of all time is David Bowie, and her favorite color is red.

Janda says, “I’m thrilled to be here in Chicago, the best city in the world, and at The Drive, the best station with the best fans in the world!”