Hit Parade: Make My Wish Come True Edition

How Mariah Carey overcame the chart bias against Christmas music to score a No. 1 holiday song after 25 years. <audio title="Make My Wish Come True Edition" src="https://traffic.megaphone.fm/SLT8261523327.mp3" class="slate-megaphone__audio-player" tabindex="0" preload="metadata" controls></audio> <iframe title="Make My Wish Come True Edition" src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT8261523327?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts [...] Read more

The Weeknd’s Latest No. 1 Hit Proves He’s the New AC/DC

On “Heartless,” the singer keeps on recycling the same old tricks, and America still can’t get enough. For years—really, decades—AC/DC bandleader Angus Young has been finding creative ways to restate the maxim “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” in interviews. The guitarist can often come off as self-satisfied about his Rock Hall–inducted band’s endurance. [...] Read more

The Bridge: Queens Bey, Rih, and Robyn Reign Over Different Kingdoms

Chris Molanphy and Bridge producer Asha Saluja discuss who won the 2010s in music. <audio title="The Bridge: Queens Bey, Rih, and Robyn Reign Over Different Kingdoms" src="https://traffic.megaphone.fm/SLT9916162235.mp3" class="slate-megaphone__audio-player" tabindex="0" preload="metadata" controls></audio> <iframe title="The Bridge: Queens Bey, Rih, and Robyn Reign Over Different Kingdoms" src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT9916162235?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Listen & Subscribe Choose your preferred player: [...] Read more