Listen to Episode 9 of Slate’s Hit Parade:
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Sometimes record executives and even musicians—from the Beatles to Beyoncé—get it totally, completely wrong, thinking that throwaway, wacky song was destined for a single’s B-side, only to find it’s actually the No. 1 hit. At our first-ever live Hit Parade—recorded at the Bell House in Brooklyn—host and trivia-meister Chris Molanphy and special guest Ted Leo break down some of the most improbable chart-toppers of all time.
Podcast production by Chris Berube.