Hit Parade: Aretha Franklin music trivia edition.

Music Trivia: The Aretha Franklin Edition

Music Trivia: The Aretha Franklin Edition

Half a century of pop-chart history.
Aug. 31 2018 1:28 PM

Music Trivia: The Aretha Franklin Edition

The Queen of Soul is gone. How much do you know about her music, really?

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Aretha Franklin performs on Nov. 7 in New York City.

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Think you know music? Hit Parade, the pop-chart history podcast from Slate, is back with a new episode of The Bridge.

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In this monthly mini-episode of Hit Parade, host Chris Molanphy answers some listener mail and invites one Slate Plus member onto the show to play some music trivia. This month he’s joined at the mic by T. J. Raphael, the senior producer of the Slate Podcast Network.

How does it all work? Contestants are asked three trivia questions, and the players also have the opportunity to turn the tables—they get a chance to try to stump Molanphy, a music journalist for the past 25 years, with their own trivia question.

This month, The Bridge honors Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, who died on Aug. 16 at age 76.

If you’d like to be a contestant on an upcoming show, sign up for a Slate Plus membership here, and enter as a contestant here. You can also enter to play if you’re already a Slate Plus member.

Want your question featured in an upcoming show? Email a voice memo to hitparade@slate.com.

Podcast production by Danielle Hewitt.

Chris Molanphy is a feature writer and critic who writes widely about music and the pop charts. Follow him on Twitter.

T.J. Raphael is the senior producer of the Slate podcast network. Prior to Slate, she worked as an editor at WNYC.