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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.

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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Episodes

ACMs Recap & Bad Wolves on 'Zombie'

4/19/2018
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Billboard's West Coast editor Melinda Newman recounts her conversations with Jason Aldean and others at the ACMs (April 15) and Bad Wolves' Tommy Vext discusses the band's hit cover of The Cranberries' classic "Zombie."

Duration:00:56:31

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' at Pop Radio

4/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:49

The Beatles' 1964 Hot 100 Fab Feat

4/4/2018
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A flashback to April 4, 1964, when The Beatles set a Hot 100 record by monopolizing the entire top five. Renowned collector and Capitol Records vet Dave Morrell shares stories and folk-pop duo The Well Pennies perform a fab cover.

Duration:01:05:06

Mary Chapin Carpenter on New Album & More

3/30/2018
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Carpenter muses about her many country hits & deep-cut classics, as well as her new album, "Sometimes Just the Sky," which reimagines songs from throughout her catalog.

Duration:00:30:57

Hillsong Worship on 'Anthems of the Soul'

3/29/2018
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Hot 100 chart chat about Drake, Florida Georgia Line, Lil Dicky & more, plus special guests Brooke Ligertwood, Dave Ware and Jad Gillies of Hillsong Worship, as the music of Hillsong Church continues to dominate Billboard's Christian charts.

Duration:00:50:07

Diane Warren & The Hot 100's Top 20 This Week in 1996

3/23/2018
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A chat with the songwriter extraordinaire caps a top 20 countdown of the Billboard Hot 100 this week in 1996, with hits by Alanis Morrissette, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and more..

Duration:01:15:02

Top 40 'American Idol' Hits, Part 2, Kelly Clarkson & More

3/15/2018
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Gary and Trevor count down Nos. 20 through 1 of our exclusive look at the top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by "American Idol" contestants. Plus, "Idol" expert Fred Bronson reviews the new season's start.

Duration:01:25:00

Top 40 'American Idol' Hits, pt. 1, with Scotty McCreery

3/8/2018
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Part one of a two-part look at the 40 biggest Hot 100 hits by "American Idol" contestants. Plus, special guest Scotty McCreery, the show's 2011 champion, and Triple Tigers gm/partner Norbert Nix.

Duration:01:27:52

Bebe Rexha & Dua Lipa's Warner Bros. Wins

3/1/2018
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Warner Bros. Records' Mike Sherwood offers insights on "Meant to Be," "New Rules" and other songs that have taken the label to its highest Hot 100 heights since earlier this decade.

Duration:01:09:00

Special Guests The Aces Chat & Perform

2/22/2018
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Utah quartet The Aces discuss women's resurgence at rock and perform new track "Volcanic Love" and debut chart hit "Stuck."

Duration:00:54:00

Men, Moodiness & Minor Keys Make the Hits

2/15/2018
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Yael & Dave Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed look at more trends that defined 2017's biggest hits. Plus, is this the most historic week in Billboard chart history?

Duration:00:55:18

Is It 'God's Plan' for Drake to Be No. 1 Long-Term?

2/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:00

Matt Sheeran on Brother Ed's 'Perfect'

2/1/2018
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"I didn't really take any notice" of "Perfect," Matt Sheeran admits, with a laugh, of the first time that brother Ed played him the eventual No. 1 smash.

Duration:00:39:00

Grammys Preview: 'Despacito' to 'DAMN.'

1/25/2018
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Chart Beat founder and Grammy aficionado Paul Grein joins to preview Sunday night's awards.

Duration:01:14:00

Camila Cabello on 'Havana' Hitting No. 1

1/23/2018
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Cabello called in to the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Countdown on Facebook Live (Jan. 22) and celebrated her first No. 1, "Havana."

Duration:00:11:18

Bruno Mars, Cardi B & Ed Sheeran's Fast 2018 Start

1/18/2018
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Atlantic Records senior vp pop & rhythmic promotion John McMann returns with more inside insights about Bruno Mars, Cardi B and Ed Sheeran.

Duration:00:45:33

Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' vs. Justin Timberlake's 'Filthy'

1/11/2018
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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.

Duration:01:17:10

Jackie Jackson on The Jacksons' 'Legacy'

12/21/2017
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackie Jackson and author Fred Bronson join to discuss the new retrospective book, "The Jacksons: Legacy."

Duration:00:44:23

Mariah Carey Chat & Guest Lindsay Ell

12/20/2017
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Gary & Trevor discuss Carey's 23-year sleigh ride to the Hot 100's top 10 with "All I Want for Christmas Is You." Plus, Billboard's Jim Asker chats with rising country artist Lindsay Ell.

Duration:01:05:13

Best of 2017: Ed Sheeran, 'Despacito' & More

12/14/2017
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A look at Sheeran's historic 2017 on the charts, as well as year-end honors for Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's "Despacito," Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" and more.

Duration:01:02:24

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