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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