Listen to the Dans discuss Chuck Berry and more in the latest Dan and Dan Music Podcast

The 51st episode of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast is here. This time around, the Dans tackle the recent passing of rock & roll legend Chuck Berry. In between reflecting on his highest highs and lowest lows, the dynamic duo listens to material from Berry’s soon to be released new album Chuck and lists their favorite Chuck covers. Eventually, their conversation leading them to a discussion of the interplay between a star’s career and their personal life. Stream the show below. Continue reading →


Introducing Dan and Dan: Listen to WXPN’s Dan Reed and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dan Deluca talk music criticism in this week’s segment

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WXPN’s Dan Reed and The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca have teamed up to create Dan and Dan, a new podcast where the two music critics talk about current happenings in the wide world of music. The third episode came out today and it covers a range of topics, like Mumford and Sons’ new electric sound, the upcoming Firefly Music Festival and the Grateful Dead Farewell Concert. Continue reading →


Dan DeLuca of the Philadelphia Inquirer picks his Top Five Greatest Songs of the New Millennium

amy-winehouse WXPN’s listener-voted countdown The 885 Greatest Songs of the New Millennium started this morning at 6 a.m. with LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” and already moved through songs by Cat Power, Hot Chip, Rosanne Cash, Taylor Swift, The National, Bloc Party and Norah Jones. We asked a handful of locals to weigh in with some of their favorite songs from the new Millenium. Below are selections chosen by our friend Dan DeLuca, who is the Philadelphia Inquirer Pop Music Critic. Check out his top five list below.

“Power” by Kanye West
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885 Countdown Guest List: Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca’s Top Rock Picks

As part of this year’s 885 Greatest Rock Songs countdown on WXPN, we asked a number well-known Philadelphians to share their own picks for the best rock and roll moments of all time. Today we bring you the top picks from Philadelphia Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca. 

  1. James Brown – “I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself)”
  2. Tom Petty – “Listen To Her Heart”
  3. Rolling Stones – “Rocks Off”
  4. The Ronettes – “Be My Baby”
  5. Chuck Berry – “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”