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.
Raise Your Glass Edition Part 1
A Little Love and Some Tenderness Edition Part 2
A Little Love and Some Tenderness Edition Part 1
Thinking About Tomorrow Edition Part 2
Thinking About Tomorrow Edition Part 1
Hits of the Year Edition Part 2
Decoder Ring: The New Age Hit Machine
Hits of the Year Edition Part 1
Angry Young Men Edition Part 2
Angry Young Men Edition Part 1
Give Up the Funk Edition Part 2
Give Up the Funk Edition Part 1
At Last, My Legacy Has Come Along Edition Part 2
At Last, My Legacy Has Come Along Edition Part 1
Still Billy Joel to Me Part 2
Still Billy Joel to Me Part 1
Point of No Return Part 2
Point of No Return Part 1
A Deal with the TV God Part 2
A Deal with the TV God Part 1
Born to Run peaked at #23. It just missed the inclusion criteria. But, in all honesty, is there a better legacy hit?
I must admit, I have never heard of Biggy (but have recognized a song).
Too many ads. Bye.
I absolutely love ABBA. Just wished you would have done a whole segment on them.
thank u,that was amazing
Excellent! Loved this!
I kind of hoped they would also talk about former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips, who had his own string of successful progressive folk albums in the 70s as a solo artist.
great episode , a must for you Brits admirers, good on you Chris! thanks
I've noticed a bit of verbal sleight of hand in other episodes, but to basically claim that the reason disco - an obvious music fad - died was because of a backlash against homosexuals, people of color and women is going a bit too far. It also kind of implies that women, homosexuals and people of color do not attend baseball games and did not participate in the occurrences that evening. I was around when this happened. As with other music fads, disco eventually became nothing but a parody and caricature of itself and it deserved the death it received. The good stuff survives, as is always the case.
In the supermarket and guess what's on the radio?
That was a very interesting tale, the Stars On 45 part especially. One thing: Sparks are American, not British. Great podcast - please keep them coming.
this episode is fantastic
Can u do a Queen trivia or the beatles trivia
my wife and I look forward to every episode!
and for all the predictions we voted for a no1 about Sausage Rolls!
title = alt rock... spends a full third of the podcast talking about Mikey Cyrus. And then starts talking about hair metal. WTF?!?!?!?!
Absolutely fascinating. Every episode of this podcast is fantastic
Love and Reccomend this 'Donna Summer' episode..