Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
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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.
The Bridge: Rain Sounds and Moody Goths
State of the World Edition
The Bridge: Ladies of the Canyon and the Rhythm Nation
We Are Stardust, We Are Gold-Certified
The Bridge: Nostalgic for Number Ones
Without The Beatles
The Bridge: Farewell, Lilith Fan
The Lullaby of Broadway Edition
The Bridge: The "Give My Regards" Edition
The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition