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Chart Beat

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On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's charts department look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With discussions with artists, record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast covers the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.

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On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's charts department look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With discussions with artists, record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast covers the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.

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Added to my podcast list!

By nriva - Jun 02 2019
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Discovered this through The For King and Country Episode. Absolutely loved it. Like the format, the length and loved the in studio live performance! Will be checking out some other episodes for sure!

Love the podcast

By popaznpnoi - May 14 2019
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Love the podcast. Only one suggestion, not a fan of Trevor - sorry 😐 Why is Trevor always so smug about his opinion? I don’t like him.

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
5
4
2
1

Added to my podcast list!

By nriva - Jun 02 2019
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Discovered this through The For King and Country Episode. Absolutely loved it. Like the format, the length and loved the in studio live performance! Will be checking out some other episodes for sure!

Love the podcast

By popaznpnoi - May 14 2019
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Love the podcast. Only one suggestion, not a fan of Trevor - sorry 😐 Why is Trevor always so smug about his opinion? I don’t like him.
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Chart Beat

Latest release on Oct 24, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' vs. Justin Timberlake's 'Filthy'

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KROI Houston's Terri Thomas and DJ Riddler help predict the long-term success of two new singles: Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" vs. Justin Timberlake's "Filthy." Plus, a look (and listen) back to 18 No. 18 hits … for '18.

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Jan 11 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #2: Justin Bieber (in Spanish) & Kendrick Lamar Reign

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Gary and Trevor discuss Kendrick Lamar's new Hot 100 No. 1 "Humble." & Justin Bieber's multi-lingual singing skills. Plus, songwriting analysts Yael & Dave Penn break down The Chainsmokers' "Closer." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 27 2017

55mins

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Rank #3: Elvis Duran

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Duran discusses his legendary Radio Hall of Fame career, including more than 20 years waking up listeners on Z100 New York. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 11 2017

34mins

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Rank #4: The No. 1 Hot 100 Hits of Every Year, 1990-2018

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Gary and Trevor continue their trip through six decades of year-end Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, covering the top hits of each year from 1990 to 2018. Plus, they welcome special guest Flo Rida, who led the year-end list 10 years ago with his smash "Low."

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Dec 20 2018

1hr 52mins

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Rank #5: Lauren Daigle on New Album, 'Look Up Child'

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Daigle sat down for a special Billboard podcast with Christian chart manager Jim Asker to discuss her new album, "Look Up Child," her upcoming tour and dealing with the expectations of following a wildly successful debut LP.

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Jul 13 2018

35mins

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Rank #6: Hit Songs Deconstructed

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Host Gary Trust chats with Dave and Yael Penn, who created the Hit Songs Deconstructed website, which analyzes the characteristics of songs that soar to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including Drake's "Hotline Bling" and Selena Gomez's "Same Old Love." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 26 2016

52mins

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Rank #7: Portugal. The Man's Eric Howk on Smash 'Feel It Still'

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The band's guitarist is our special guest. Plus, chart chat about Camila Cabello's "Havana" (& Kenny G's, too).

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Nov 09 2017

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Rank #8: Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn

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Longtime MTV queen Martha Quinn chats with host Gary Trust about her helping define pop culture in the '80s, her new role as morning host on San Francisco's iHeart80s radio station & more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 15 2016

37mins

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Rank #9: How Twenty One Pilots Ascended to New Heights With 'Blurryface'

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Roadrunner execs Mike Easterlin and Mitch Mills chat with host and Billboard co-director of charts Gary Trust about how twenty one pilots have ascended from core alternative faves to the mainstream with their album "Blurryface." Plus, insights about Paramore, Kiiara and other Roadrunner acts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 07 2016

37mins

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Rank #10: The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 100-76

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Part 1 of a 4-part countdown celebrating the Hot 100's 60th anniversary, with smashes from Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson and more.

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Aug 02 2018

47mins

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Rank #11: Luke Bryan & Universal's Mike Dungan

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Country king Luke Bryan and Universal Music Group Nashville chairman/CEO Mike Dungan chat with Jim Asker. Plus, hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson discuss Ed Sheeran's latest chart feats and flashback to TLC's late '90s reign. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 06 2017

51mins

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Rank #12: Billie Eilish Dethrones Lil Nas X From No. 1

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Billiie Eilish earns her first Hot 100 No. 1 with "Bad Guy." As it dethrones Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" after an unprecedented 19-week reign, how long might his record last? Plus, a flashback to the top song 40 years ago this week.

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Aug 22 2019

59mins

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Rank #13: Katy Perry, Niall Horan & Jon Bellion: How Capitol Is Ruling Radio

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Capitol Records vp of pop promotion Joe Rainey shares insights on the label's latest successes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 01 2017

40mins

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Rank #14: The Top 40 – Hey, 'Macarena'! – This Week in 1996

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Before "Despacito," "Macarena" ruled the Hot 100. Gary and Trevor time-travel back 21 years and chat with Jammin Johnny Caride, one of the Bayside Boys who remixed Los Del Rio's smash. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 03 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #15: BTS Breaks Through Again With 'Fake Love'

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KJYO (KJ103) Oklahoma City program director JJ Ryan returns to discuss BTS' latest chart achievements, as well as potential songs of the summer.

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May 31 2018

35mins

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Rank #16: Will Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & Camila Cabello Win Grammys?

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Paul Grein and Andrew Unterberger return for a Grammy Awards roundtable. Plus, special guest Tiffany recalls her Hot 100 top 10 "All This Time," which was at its No. 6 peak 30 years ago this week.

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Feb 07 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #17: Lionel Richie on 'Endless Love' & How 'Love Never Goes Out of Style'

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Lionel Richie joins Billboard's Trevor Anderson to chat about the R&B/pop icon's legendary career, including the including the whirlwind recording of "Endless Love" with Diana Ross. There were "so many moving parts," as, due to deadlines, the recording needed to be turned around in just 12 hours. "I had to get the whole song done that night," Richie recalls. "Make or break, you follow me?" For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 15 2016

48mins

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Rank #18: The Top 25 Pop Songs of the Past 25 Years

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Gary and Trevor countdown the biggest hits on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart since its 1992 inception, a recap that includes smashes from Britney Spears, Rihanna & more. Plus, radio expert Sean Ross looks at where the genre's sound could be headed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 19 2017

58mins

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Rank #19: The Hot 100 This Week in 1997, From No. 40 to No. 1

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Gary and Trevor time-travel back 20 years and chat with Paul Cole, who ranked in the top 40 this week in 1997 with her breakthrough smash "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 06 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: The Hot 100 This Week in 2007, From No. 40 to No. 1

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Gary and Trevor time-travel back 10 years and chat with RCA Records' Joe Riccitelli about P!nk's then-comeback hit, "U + Ur Hand." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 13 2017

1hr 39mins

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