1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE WAY WE WERE Dear Fred, Comparing and ranking today's music with those [songs] in the real rock era (1955-1990) is not just. Chart methodology has changed a lot since 1991. Due to new chart formulas, songs have stayed at No. 1 far longer than…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of Madonna, Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey, Darryl Worley, and Eminem. 'AMERICAN' WOMAN: Madonna's 49th chart entry on Billboard's Hot 100, "American Life" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), debuts at No. 90. Only two…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  5. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the…

  6. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was missing. I hear a lot of things on the radio…

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