Chris Molanphy

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

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Aug. 29 2014 3:50 PMHow Taylor Swift Carefully Conquered the Pop Charts
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July 15 2014 11:14 AMCan Anyone Unseat Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” as the Song of the Summer? A Look at the Numbers.
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June 10 2014 5:13 PMWhat Will Be Your Song of the Summer? Take This Quiz and Find Out.
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May 12 2014 4:35 PMHow Did John Legend Finally Top the Charts? He Should Probably Thank Adele.
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Feb. 4 2014 3:54 PMWhy Katy Perry Tops the Charts
The Music Club
Dec. 20 2013 5:42 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 10: Finding music you love is great. But music you like is even better.
The Music Club
Dec. 16 2013 2:02 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 2: Was “Harlem Shake” by Baauer actually a hit song? Or just a fad?
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Aug. 9 2013 3:43 PMWhen Did the “Song of the Summer” Become a Thing?
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Feb. 21 2013 6:41 PMYouTube Shakes Up the Billboard Charts: What the Move Means for the Future of the Hot 100
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July 21 2014 4:55 PMWe Need to Have a Talk About Our Taste in Reggae Music, America
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June 16 2014 1:35 PMWhy Casey Kasem Was the Nerd Leader of Pop Music Geeks
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June 4 2014 9:07 AMHow a White Australian Model Imitated Black Southern Rap—and Topped the Charts
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March 3 2014 12:02 PMPharrell’s “Happy” Is the New “Hey Ya!”
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Jan. 20 2014 1:54 PMAmerica’s No. 1 Song Is Basically This Generation’s “Cotton Eye Joe”
The Music Club
Dec. 18 2013 2:05 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 6: Number of black acts that have topped the Billboard Hot 100 this year: 0.
Brow Beat
Dec. 13 2013 6:12 PMWhy Is Eminem’s “The Monster” No. 1 on the Charts? Because It’s a Sequel.
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June 27 2013 1:21 PM“Get Lucky” Won’t Make It to No. 1, but It Can Still Be the Song of the Summer