Hit Parade

There’s some thrill and satisfaction in knowing.

If you thirst for music trivia, Hit Parade (Music History and Music Trivia) is the recommended podcast for you.

Its host, Chris Molanphy, takes his expertise as pop-chart analyst and journalist in making the show pleasingly informative. Chris also works as a writer for “Why is this Song No.1?” in Slate Magazine – the producer of Hit Parade.

His way of presenting the topics through narrative essay is compelling and accurate. You’ll be drawn to him, and as you listen your imagination wanders off unknowingly.

He tells the tales of chart-topping songs, remarkable artists of the industry, and extraordinary events that shaped the music industry.

The likes of Madonna, Miley Cyrus, and most recently a tribute episode for the late Aretha Franklin, to name a few, are featured in this podcast.

To get updates on the podcast, follow Chris on Twitter.

latest episodes

Rock ’n Soul, Part 1

2022-01-15 04:59:00
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One Year: Hey Macarena!

2022-01-11 18:00:00
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Chestnut Roasters, Part 2

2021-12-31 12:00:00
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Chestnut Roasters, Part 1

2021-12-18 05:10:00
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Be the One to Walk in the Sun, Part 2

2021-12-03 14:00:00
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Be the One to Walk in the Sun, Part 1

2021-11-20 19:45:00
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I Write Sins, Not Tragedies, Part 2

2021-10-29 15:00:00
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I Write Sins, Not Tragedies, Part 1

2021-10-16 03:30:00
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Spirit of ’71, Part 2

2021-09-24 17:15:00
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Spirit of ’71, Part 1

2021-09-10 21:20:00
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What a Fool Believes, Part 2

2021-08-27 12:00:00
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What a Fool Believes, Part 1

2021-08-13 15:15:00
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Tramps Like Us, Part 2

2021-07-30 16:00:00
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Tramps Like Us, Part 1

2021-07-17 03:00:00
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Say My Name, Say My Name, Part 2

2021-07-02 14:00:00
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Say My Name, Say My Name, Part 1

2021-06-18 14:00:00
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Blame It on the Feign, Part 2

2021-05-28 14:30:00
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Blame It on the Feign, Part 1

2021-05-20 19:00:00
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Taylor’s Version of Country, Part 2

2021-04-30 12:00:00
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Taylor’s Version of Country, Part 1

2021-04-17 03:55:00
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Don’t Know Much About History, Part 2

2021-04-02 10:00:00
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Don’t Know Much About History, Part 1

2021-03-23 10:00:00
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The AC/DC Rule, Part 2

2021-02-26 11:00:00
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The AC/DC Rule, Part 1

2021-02-13 04:25:00
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These Are the Good Times, Part 2

2021-01-29 11:00:00
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These Are the Good Times, Part 1

2021-01-19 10:00:00
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Smells Like Christmas Spirit, Part 2

2020-12-31 07:00:00
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Smells Like Christmas Spirit, Part 1

2020-12-14 15:00:00
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Friends in Low Places, Part 2

2020-11-27 07:00:00
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Friends in Low Places, Part 1

2020-11-16 14:00:00
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Turn Around, Bright Eyes, Part 2

2020-10-30 06:00:00
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Turn Around, Bright Eyes, Part 1

2020-10-16 06:00:00
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One and Done, Part 2

2020-10-02 06:00:00
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One and Done, Part 1

2020-09-18 06:00:00
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The Bridge: Yacht Or Nyacht?

2020-08-28 13:00:00
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Wednesday Night Live: Music Trivia

2020-08-14 15:01:46
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What a Fool Believes Edition

2020-07-31 06:00:00
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The Bridge: Lilith’s Winding Road

2020-07-17 09:00:00
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Building a Herstory Edition

2020-06-30 06:00:00
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The Bridge: Many Ways to be OutKasted

2020-06-12 09:00:00
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Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture Edition

2020-05-29 06:00:00
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The Bridge: Piano Man, Everyman

2020-05-15 11:00:00
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Still Billy Joel to Me Edition

2020-04-30 10:00:00
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The Bridge: Hits Don’t Lie

2020-04-17 15:55:00
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La Vida Loca Edición

2020-03-31 10:00:00
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The Bridge: Wesley on Whitney

2020-03-13 11:00:00
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I'm Your Whitney Tonight Edition

2020-02-28 11:00:00
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The Bridge: Living in an Amish Paradise

2020-02-14 11:00:00
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The White and Nerdy Edition

2020-01-31 11:00:00
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The Bridge: Legacy of the Elusive Chanteuse

2020-01-17 11:00:00
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Make My Wish Come True Edition

2019-12-23 11:00:00
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The Bridge: Queens Bey, Rih and Robyn Reign Different Kingdoms

2019-12-13 10:00:00
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Rolling in God’s Royal Uptown Road Edition.

2019-11-27 11:00:00
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The Bridge: Genre v. Generation, ’80s to ’10s

2019-11-15 10:00:00
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Lost and Lonely Edition

2019-10-31 10:00:00
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The Bridge: Rain Sounds and Moody Goths

2019-10-11 09:00:00
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State of the World Edition

2019-09-27 11:00:00
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The Bridge: Ladies of the Canyon and the Rhythm Nation

2019-09-13 10:00:00
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We Are Stardust, We Are Gold-Certified

2019-08-30 17:00:00
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The Bridge: Nostalgic for Number Ones

2019-08-16 09:00:00
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Without The Beatles

2019-07-26 06:00:00
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The Bridge: Farewell, Lilith Fan

2019-07-19 10:00:00
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The Lullaby of Broadway Edition

2019-06-28 04:00:00
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The Bridge: The "Give My Regards" Edition

2019-06-14 19:11:00
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The Invisible Miracle Sledgehammer Edition

2019-05-31 04:00:00
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The Bridge: Monster Drums Edition

2019-05-17 09:30:00
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The Posthumous Hits Edition, Live from Seattle

2019-04-26 09:00:00
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Coming Soon: Hit Parade, Live in Seattle!

2019-04-04 21:59:40
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The Everybody Say YEAH! Edition

2019-03-29 09:00:00
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The Bridge: Cover Queens and The Boy Wonder

2019-03-15 09:00:00
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The Bad Moon on the Rise Edition

2019-02-28 14:47:41
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The Bridge: R. Kelly and Music's #MeToo Reckoning

2019-02-15 10:00:00
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The Gaga is Born Edition

2019-01-25 22:14:43
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Music Trivia: Grammys and Gaga Edition

2019-01-18 10:00:00
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The Christmas is All Around Edition

2018-12-21 21:40:00
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Music Trivia: The Christmas Music Edition

2018-12-14 18:51:00
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The Give Me a Sign Edition

2018-11-30 09:00:00
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Music Trivia: ’90s Teen-Pop Edition

2018-11-16 10:00:00
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The Oh. My. God. Becky Edition

2018-10-26 19:09:00
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Music Trivia: The '90s Hip-Hop Edition

2018-10-12 16:56:00
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The Nights on Broadway Edition

2018-09-28 11:00:00
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Music Trivia: The Aretha Franklin Edition

2018-08-31 14:04:00
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Madonna: The Veronica Electronica Edition (Encore)

2018-08-16 05:00:00
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The Feat. Don’t Fail Me Now Edition

2018-07-27 14:00:00
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The Deadbeat Club Edition, Part Two

2018-07-13 15:53:00
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The Deadbeat Club Edition, Part One

2018-06-29 16:05:00
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Music Trivia: The MTV and Alt-Rock Edition

2018-06-15 19:00:00
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The Twerking and Chatrouletting Edition

2018-05-25 08:00:00
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Music Trivia: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Edition

2018-05-11 10:00:00
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Hit Parade: The You Give Rock a Bad Name Edition

2018-04-27 08:00:00
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Music Trivia: Welcome to Hit Parade—The Bridge

2018-04-20 10:00:00
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Hit Parade: The Veronica Electronica Edition

2018-03-29 10:00:00
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Hit Parade: The Def Jams Edition

2018-02-23 19:56:00
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Hit Parade: The B-Sides Edition

2018-01-26 16:37:05
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Hit Parade: The Silver Medalists Edition

2017-12-28 10:00:00
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Hit Parade: The Queen of Disco Edition

2017-11-24 17:08:27
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Hit Parade: Le Petty Prince Edition

2017-10-30 15:10:41
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Hit Parade: The Great War Against the Single Edition

2017-09-29 20:16:00
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Hit Parade: The Charity Megasingle Edition

2017-07-28 17:03:17
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Hit Parade: The Imperial Elton and George Edition

2017-06-30 18:02:06
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