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Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia

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Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia

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.

Latest Episodes

The Bridge: Monster Drums Edition

Think you know music? Hit Parade, the music history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of The Bridge.In this mini-episode of Hit Parade, Host Chris Molanphy is joined by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding of the podcast Switched on Pop. Together, they quiz one listener contestant with some music trivia. The player also has the opportunity to turn the tables: They get a chance to try to stump Molanphy, a music journalist for the past 25 years, with one of their own trivia questions. If you’d like to be a contestant on an upcoming show, sign up for a Slate Plus membership, and then enter as a contestant here. You can also enter if you’re already a Slate Plus member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN3 days ago
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The Bridge: Monster Drums Edition

The Posthumous Hits Edition, Live from Seattle

Spin̈al Tap was right: Death sells. When musical icons die, their songs and albums climb the charts all over again—sometimes, a legendary artist even scores his or her only No. 1 hit. In this very special episode recorded live from the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Hit Parade pours one out for the legends who topped the charts from beyond the grave. Chris is joined by some of America’s top music writers to discuss the unusual circumstances that brought everyone from Otis Redding to Janis Joplin, John Lennon to Kurt Cobain, Biggie Smalls to Prince to the top of the charts after their untimely passings.Email: hitparade@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

90 MIN3 weeks ago
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The Posthumous Hits Edition, Live from Seattle

Coming Soon: Hit Parade, Live in Seattle!

Join Chris Molanphy for an evening of stories and trivia, at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle Washington, Saturday, April 13th, 2019. Tickets are going fast at Slate.com/LIVELearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 sAPR 5
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Coming Soon: Hit Parade, Live in Seattle!

Latest Episodes

The Bridge: Monster Drums Edition

Think you know music? Hit Parade, the music history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of The Bridge.In this mini-episode of Hit Parade, Host Chris Molanphy is joined by Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding of the podcast Switched on Pop. Together, they quiz one listener contestant with some music trivia. The player also has the opportunity to turn the tables: They get a chance to try to stump Molanphy, a music journalist for the past 25 years, with one of their own trivia questions. If you’d like to be a contestant on an upcoming show, sign up for a Slate Plus membership, and then enter as a contestant here. You can also enter if you’re already a Slate Plus member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN3 days ago
Comments
The Bridge: Monster Drums Edition

The Posthumous Hits Edition, Live from Seattle

Spin̈al Tap was right: Death sells. When musical icons die, their songs and albums climb the charts all over again—sometimes, a legendary artist even scores his or her only No. 1 hit. In this very special episode recorded live from the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Hit Parade pours one out for the legends who topped the charts from beyond the grave. Chris is joined by some of America’s top music writers to discuss the unusual circumstances that brought everyone from Otis Redding to Janis Joplin, John Lennon to Kurt Cobain, Biggie Smalls to Prince to the top of the charts after their untimely passings.Email: hitparade@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

90 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
The Posthumous Hits Edition, Live from Seattle

Coming Soon: Hit Parade, Live in Seattle!

Join Chris Molanphy for an evening of stories and trivia, at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle Washington, Saturday, April 13th, 2019. Tickets are going fast at Slate.com/LIVELearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55 sAPR 5
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Coming Soon: Hit Parade, Live in Seattle!
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