Listen to Episode 526 of Slate’s The Gist:
Seems as good a day as any to talk about the British Invasion. On The Gist, we listen back to the Billboard hits of 1964, the beginning of Beatlemania in the states. Regular guest Chris Molanphy explains how other groups rode the Beatles’ coattails to the top of the pop charts. Molanphy writes Slate’s Why Is This Song No. 1? column.
For the Spiel, we have just witnessed the triumph of gut over brains.
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