BeatSeeker: The Charts with Chris Molanphy

How does a song get on Billboard’s Hot 100? How have the charts adapted to stay relevant? We speak with chart analyst Chris Molanphy, who explains how the charts are always evolving and why they are so important to the industry. Read more

MetaPod: Chris Molanphy of Hit Parade

In this episode of MetaPod, Chris Molanphy discusses how he conceives topics and uncovers chart phenomena for his podcast Hit Parade—and makes the case that music charts still matter. Read more

Jonathan Small’s Write About Now: Chris Molanphy

Chris Molanphy is a music journalist, pop-chart expert, and host of the podcast Hit Parade, which dissects how the songs you love (or hate) rule the airwaves. His must-read Slate column “Why Is This Song No. 1?” analyzes current hits. Read more