Hit Parade | Music History and Music Triviaactive
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Slate Podcasts
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What makes a song a smash? Talent? Luck? Timing? All that—and more.

Chris Molanphy, pop-chart analyst and author of Slate’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series, tells tales from a half-century of chart history. Through storytelling, trivia and song snippets, Chris dissects how that song you love—or hate—dominated the airwaves, made its way to the top of the charts and shaped your memories forever.
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Brooklyn, NY
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47 Available Episodes (47 Total)Average duration: 00:53:38
Oct 11 | 00:27:27
The Bridge: Rain Sounds and Moody Goths
Sep 27 | 01:15:10
State of the World Edition
Sep 13 | 00:25:55
The Bridge: Ladies of the Canyon and the Rhythm Nation
Aug 30 | 01:17:01
We Are Stardust, We Are Gold-Certified
Aug 16 | 00:26:02
The Bridge: Nostalgic for Number Ones
Jul 26 | 01:11:22
Without The Beatles
Jul 19 | 00:27:28
The Bridge: Farewell, Lilith Fan
Jun 28 | 01:18:36
The Lullaby of Broadway Edition
Jun 14 | 00:26:11
The Bridge: The "Give My Regards" Edition
May 31 | 01:24:15
The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition
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