The Xum for Sam Podcast! Track 1: The Best Is Yet to Come

[Previously released on FW Presents...]

It's the first episode of “The Xum for Sam Podcast”, the show in which Xum Yukinori shares his joy of Samantha Fox by spotlighting a single single in a single episode!

Today, Xum briefly talks about how he had discovered Ms. Fox and her music, and then dives into her cover of Andy McCoy's "The Best Is Yet to Come," the tenth track of her sophomore self-titled album -- and explains why this particular song holds a special place in his heart.


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Music clips performed by Samantha Fox and the Suicide Twins.

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6 responses to “The Xum for Sam Podcast! Track 1: The Best Is Yet to Come

  1. Xum, I will admit I still thought you were joking about this, so I was a bit dubious going in, but I have to say this was a very sweet and heartfelt episode, and of course expertly produced. A nice coda to the season premiere of Done-in-One as well. Nicely done.


  2. Everyone who listened to Done-in-One needs to hear this, because it captures the joy Xum has found after Dan’s story. I love the picture of you and Namiko here. So sweet. And congrats on getting to talk with Miss Fox. Cheers!

  3. I ultimately couldn’t hang with Pod Dylan in the one-song-per-episode format, so I wouldn’t bet on me and Sam Fox, but I certainly enjoyed this particularly meaningful debut episode. I remember this song from the #30DaySongChallenge and liked it, but it was enriching to hear the entire heartbreaking backstory. Obviously, getting the actual artist to discuss her songs, however briefly, is a great draw. My main interest is the saucy singles, but I’m at least in for one more album cut episode…

  4. I have an odd memory concerning Samantha Fox. As an 80s teenager, I listened to Top 40 radio (we got the channels from Maine that weren’t constrained to playing much Canadian music) and Touch Me was of course in rotation. But I had no idea what she looked like, as MTV was not a thing and the Canadian equivalents weren’t yet available in our market. So I was quite surprised to eventually discover she was a short, buxom blonde. I had her pegged as a more punky Pat Benatar type. Why I remember that is anybody’s guess. Adolescent reverie was all it was.

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