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2013: Year Of The... One-Hit Wonder?

Dec 31, 2013

When it comes to popular music, Chris Molanphy correctly points out that "past performance is definitely no guarantee of future success"—as part of NPR's Best Music of 2013 series, Molanphy examines the concept of career longevity as it relates to hit-makers in 2013, dissecting the likes of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' smash hit "Thrift Shop" and Robin Thicke's controversial—but undeniably ubiquitous—"Blurred Lines".  You can read the full story here

Macklemore (left) and Ryan Lewis, whose "Thrift Shop" was the biggest song of 2013, according to Billboard's year-end chart.
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