The Music Club, 2013

Entry 2: Was “Harlem Shake” by Baauer actually a hit song? Or just a fad? Macklemore performs during the Grammy Nominations Concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2013. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Dear Geeta, Ann, and Carl: What a swell party this is—in my suit and tie, Imma leave […]

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Hit Parade: The Rogue DJ Edition

A new podcast about how that song you love—or hate—became a smash. Neil Diamond performs in 1976. Jessie Eastland/Wikipedia https://megaphone.link/PPY8123266549 In this debut episode, Chris Molanphy tells the story of “Red Red Wine,” a song written in the 1960s by a certain journeyman singer-songwriter who loves a Hot August Night. Improbably, it became a reggae song, […]

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With ‘American Idol’ Ending & One Direction Taking a Bow, Is the Simon Cowell Era Ending?

Austin Hargrave From left: One Direction’s Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles photographed by Austin Hargrave on May 17 in Las Vegas. With American Idol kicking off its final season in January, and One Direction bowing at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with what figures to be their swan-song studio album, we might be witness to the […]

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