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Welcome!

My name's Clifford Stumme, and I explain the deeper meanings of popular songs. Let's have a conversation about what you think about the songs and go deeper together. Feel free to email me at clifford@popsongprofessor.com with questions or ideas!

Podcast: What does "Closer" by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) mean?

Podcast: What does "Closer" by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey) mean?

Hey everyone! I'm looking at the biggest recent pop hit in this podcast. "Closer" is a fantastic song--great for dancing and for listening--and it's got some interesting stuff going on behind the scenes. Enjoy this explanation!

What does "24k Magic" by Bruno Mars mean?

What does "24k Magic" by Bruno Mars mean?

What does "Starboy" by The Weeknd mean?

What does "Starboy" by The Weeknd mean?