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Chart Beat

Updated 13 days ago

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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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38 Ratings
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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

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
4
2
0
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
Read more
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

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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.

Rank #1: Lady Antebellum on 'Returning Home' With New LP

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Lady Antebellum - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott - and BMLG president/CEO Jimmy Harnen chat with Jim Asker. Plus Gary and Trevor recount the latest chart feats for Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Lil Tecca and more.

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Aug 08 2019
56 mins
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Rank #2: 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
34 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #4: Bruno Mars' 2010s vs. Michael Jackson '80s

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A look at Mars' current success vs. Jackson's in the '80s, and Pandora's Rachel Whitney discusses the service's country programming with Billboard's Jim Asker. Plus, do we discuss, and play, everything from Ja Rule to Louis Armstrong and Bette Midler? (We do.) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 04 2017
54 mins
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Rank #5: 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
37 mins
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Rank #6: 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
37 mins
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Rank #7: The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 50-26

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Part 3 of a 4-part countdown celebrating the Hot 100's 60th anniversary, with smashes from Mariah Carey, The Police, Adele, Rihanna and more.

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Aug 16 2018
54 mins
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Rank #8: Columbia Records' Pete Cosenza

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Columbia Records senior VP of promotion, adult radio, Pete Cosenza chats with host Gary Trust about the label's recent successes with Adele, Rachel Platten, Ruth B and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 18 2016
47 mins
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Rank #9: 16 (Or More ...) Thoughts on 'Old Town Road'

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An analysis of Lil Nas X's record run atop the Hot 100. Plus, singer-songwriter Lizzie No performs three songs ahead of the release of her new album "Vanity."

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Jul 24 2019
50 mins
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Rank #10: Will 'MIC Drop' Be BTS' Breakthrough Radio Hit?

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KJYO Oklahoma City program director JJ Ryan returns to chat about the K-pop kings' new song.

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Dec 06 2017
15 mins
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Rank #11: Miley Cyrus vs. Hannah Montana, Plus Adele & Beyonce News

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Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana is (are?) on an elite list of artists with at least 20 Hot 100 entries under different billings. Plus, Columbia's Lee Leipsner reveals whether any more singles will be released from Adele's "25." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 25 2017
50 mins
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Rank #12: Is This Lady Gaga's Best Chart Week Ever?

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Recapping 10 years of Gaga, from "Born This Way" to "A Star Is Born." Plus, special guest Sam DeRosa, co-writer of lovelytheband's record-breaking hit "Broken."

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Mar 07 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #13: 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
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #14: Who's Had the Best Year Ever on the Hot 100?

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The Beatles in 1964? Michael Jackson in 1983? Drake ... in 2018? Gary Trust and Andrew Unterberger (filling in for Trevor Anderson) dig through 60 years of Hot 100 history.

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Sep 20 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #15: Is It 'God's Plan' for Drake to Be No. 1 Long-Term?

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Is Drake's "God's Plan" in for a long run atop the Hot 100? Plus, Dave and Yael Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed begin a two-part look at the trends that defined 2017's biggest hits.

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Feb 08 2018
58 mins
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Rank #16: The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 75-51

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Part 2 of a 4-part countdown celebrating the Hot 100's 60th anniversary, with smashes from Kanye West, Meghan Trainor, Whitney Houston and more.

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Aug 09 2018
51 mins
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Rank #17: Hot 100 This Week in 1987, pt. 2, With Debbie Gibson

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Classic songs by Madonna, Michael Jackson & more highlight Nos. 20 through 1, as Gibson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her debut album, "Out of the Blue." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 31 2017
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #18: BTS, Cardi B, Drake & More: Best of 2018 … So Far

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Who's the MVP? What hits should've been bigger? And, what stories may have gone under the radar? From BTS to Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, Ella Mai and more, Gary, Trevor and Billboard senior editor Andrew Unterberger muse about the year in music so far and what's ahead. Plus, more with special guest Justin Tranter, the 2018 BMI Pop Music Awards songwriter of the year.

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Jun 28 2018
54 mins
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Rank #19: Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' at Pop Radio

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As latest "Reputation" single "Delicate" climbs the Pop Songs airplay chart, radio expert Sean Ross stops by to discuss Swift & the state of top 40.

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Apr 12 2018
55 mins
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Rank #20: 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
48 mins
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