Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
About This Show
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.Read more »
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Music Trivia: The MTV and Alt-Rock Edition
The Bridge is back, and this time it's tackling some music trivia about the heyday of MTV, and some alt-rock favorites. Play along at home and quiz yourself by listening to The Bridge. 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. Want your question featured in an upcoming show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Podcast production by T. J. RaphaelLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesRead more »