The Best Backing Vocals, Opinions on BROCKHAMPTON & Eleventh Dream Day

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This week hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs defined by their backing vocals, much like Merry Clayton left her mark on The Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter." Plus they review the new album from Eleventh Dream Day and learn what they're missing in Brockhampton.

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Best Backing Vocals

This week, Jim and Greg are sharing some of their favorite backing vocals songs.


  • R.E.M., "Superman"
  • The Beach Boys, "Sloop John B"
  • The Turtles, "Elenore"
  • Ray Charles (& the Raelettes), "Night Time is the Right Time"


  • Stereolab (Mary Hansen), "French Disko"
  • Sam Cooke (with Lou Rawls), "Bring It On Home to Me"
  • Laura Nyro and LaBelle, "I Met Him on a Sunday"
  • David Bowie (with Luther Vandross), "Young Americans"

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  • Billy Joel, "The Longest Time"

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