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The Bridge: Some Popstars That We Used to Know

Chris Molanphy talks to Billboard’s Jason Lipshutz about one-hit wonders from the last century through the TikTok era.

[This edition of my Hit Parade—“The Bridge” bonus series is available to Slate Plus subscribers only. A link to the episode show page is below. To sign up for Plus—and tell Slate that Hit Parade sent you!—visit slate.com/hitparadeplus.]

In this mini-episode of Hit Parade, host Chris Molanphy is joined by Billboard’s Senior Director of Music, Jason Lipshutz. The two discuss Jason’s recent interview with Lewis Capaldi—which was referenced in the latest episode of Hit Parade about the definition of “one-hit wonder”—and the pressure musicians still face to escape that fate and generate hits after their initial breakout. Plus, Jason and Chris share some of their personal favorite one-and-done hits, from such forgotten hitmakers as the New Radicals and OMI.

Next, Chris quizzes a Slate Plus listener with some music trivia, gives him a chance to turn the tables on him, and previews next month’s full-length episode.

Podcast production by Asha Saluja.

Content retrieved from: https://slate.com/podcasts/hit-parade/2020/10/definition-one-hit-wonder-billboard-magazine.