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Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia

Author: Slate Magazine

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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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Aaron Campbell

my wife and I look forward to every episode!

Dec 31st
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Athena&TheOwl

and for all the predictions we voted for a no1 about Sausage Rolls!

Dec 23rd
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Jeff Z

title = alt rock... spends a full third of the podcast talking about Mikey Cyrus. And then starts talking about hair metal. WTF?!?!?!?!

Nov 30th
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One More Tune DJs

Absolutely fascinating. Every episode of this podcast is fantastic

Aug 16th
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Tony Kearney

Love and Reccomend this 'Donna Summer' episode..

Jul 12th
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Sara Elizabeth

Two part series suck when you have to wait a month for part 2. :(

Jul 2nd
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Christopher Schooley

Metallica is from the Bay Area!

Apr 28th
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Christopher Schooley

Christopher Schooley But I do love this show!

Apr 28th
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Kathryn Whitbourne

love these episodes and the music

Jan 10th
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Andy S.

Great stories and well researched!

Dec 8th
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Srinath Sharma

Very interesting information and very well presented. Highly recommend

Dec 5th
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Dawn Skaggs

thats nice

Oct 31st
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