Ep. 4: What is a Momentum Radio Hit? The Story of Four 80s Bands
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This episode is a look at four bands that had a big hit and then tried to capitalize on it with something called a "momentum hit" in the 80s. Or at least most had the followup hit.
What's that even mean? Here's how we define it: Sometimes a band would have a hit single, getting significant radio play on rock or top 40 stations, and then follow it up with a song was usually not as good, but was still a hit, because the fans of that big hit single wanted more of that same sound.
Superstars have benefitted from this practice too, but it's the new bands that are most interesting.
Episode 4 of Rock Pop and Roll discusses whether a big hit for a new band means a second hit. We have four artists that we’ll hear and see some different outcomes.
It's not science, but it is kinda cool. We call the game "A Hit Plus One".
Hear whether the hit songs from David + David, Michael Stanley Band, Randy Meisner, and Charlie Sexton produced a good followup hit. Or not.
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