It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Our guest Chris Molanphy
says 1991 was a tale of multiple cities, as radio stations began to tailor their playlists to narrower audiences. The result? Little crossover among the Billboard
pop, rock, and rap songs charts, and a very eclectic Hot 100 chart. Molanphy writes Slate
’s “Why Is This Song No. 1?
For the Spiel, Mike cleans out the fridge before vacation.