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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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    • 4.9、8件の評価

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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4.9/5
8件の評価

8件の評価

Mike from Tokyo

Great fun

Every episode is great fun.

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Great Dive into Great Musical Memories

A whole episode on Red Red Wine? No problem. Chris sheds light on the conditions that made this hit possible. From the growing influence of Reggie to the seemingly random trend of top disk jockeys giving overlooked songs a second chance, we can re-appreciate not only this song, but this moment in music history and all that went into and came out of it. Chris reminds us that culture doesn’t happen in a vacuum and that none of the songs or trends he discusses could either. This is a fascinating podcast with a great dose of nostalgia that doesn’t just bring us back in time, it helps us to understand the music and the time it was born in.

soejfisoe

speak faster, please

Did someone tell Chris he should slow it down? Several months ago, I noticed a change in the host's speaking style. It got excruciatingly slow all of a sudden. What happened? I usually enjoy the content of the podcast, but man. . . so slow! Just my opinion, man.

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