The Bridge: The Give My Regards Edition

Slate’s music history podcast is here to quiz you with some Broadway trivia. By Chris Molanphy and T.J. Raphael June 14, 20194:16 PM Tweet Share <iframe src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT8336863500?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Get More Hit Parade Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today and try it free for [...] Read more

Hit Parade: The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition

Meet chart overachievers Genesis:’70s prog rockers turned ’80s pop juggernaut, spinning off multiple careers, countless hits, and thundering drums. By Chris Molanphy May 31, 201911:07 AM Tweet Share <iframe src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT2966321846?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Get More Hit Parade Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today and try [...] Read more

The Bridge: The Monster Drums Edition

Slate’s music history podcast is here to quiz you with some trivia. By Chris Molanphy May 17, 201912:40 PM Tweet Share <iframe src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT8387017886?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Get More Hit Parade Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today and try it free for two weeks. Join Slate [...] Read more

The “Old Town Road” Controversy Reveals Problems Beyond Just Race

  Music The debate about Lil Nas X’s No. 1 hit is only the latest sign that Billboard’s methodology is broken. By Chris Molanphy April 12, 20194:23 PM <img src="https://compote.slate.com/images/6f8b3507-72bb-4d74-928b-46a983211fe4.jpeg?width=780&amp;height=520&amp;rect=1560x1040&amp;offset=0x0" alt="Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus" /> Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Columbia Records; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty [...] Read more

Hit Parade: The Everybody Say YEAH! Edition

Stevie Wonder’s legendary songbook started when he was a young man. How a semi-improvised live recording became his first, and least likely, No. 1 hit. By Chris Molanphy Listen to Hit Parade: <iframe src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT7217539530?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Get More Hit Parade Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign [...] Read more

The Bridge: Cover Queens and the Boy Wonder

Slate’s music history podcast is here to quiz you on cover songs, and Stevie Wonder. By Chris Molanphy and T.J. Raphael <iframe src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT4519163661?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe> Get More Hit Parade Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today and try it free for two weeks. Join Slate [...] Read more

Hit Parade: The Bad Moon on the Rise Edition

Creedence Clearwater Revival was an eternal chart bridesmaid—with a record number of No. 2s—and the No. 1s holding them back weren’t all classics. Listen to Episode 21 of Slate’s Hit Parade: &lt;iframe src="https://player.megaphone.fm/SLT7769267473?light=true" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" width="100%"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt; Get More Hit Parade Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today [...] Read more