1. Chart Beat Chat: The Hot 100, Hot Country Songs, AC/DC

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss songs that return to No. 1 on the Hot 100, African-American artists on the country chart, AC/DC and more! THEY'RE BAAAAACK! Dear Fred, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" is the third song this calendar year t ...

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss the 50 anniversary of the Hot 100, top 10 debuts, Chubby Checker and more! THE LIVERPOOL 14 Hi Fred! Since this is the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100, and coming on the heels of the recent chart achievements of T-Pain, ...

  3. Chart Beat: Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more! MERYL: Winning Oscars is all very nice, but now Meryl Streep really has something to brag about. She makes her Hot 100 debut this week, as her take on ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” (Decca) enters at N ...

  4. Chart Beat Chat: Diana Ross and The Supremes, Meryl Streep and "Mamma Mia!," Cathy Dennis

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Diana Ross and The Supremes, Meryl Streep and "Mamma Mia!," Cathy Dennis and more! THE WHITE STRIPES Dear Fred, I've been a faithful reader of your columns since 1996, even though I've never written y ...

  5. Chart Beat Chat

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Garth Brooks, songs in Italian, Mariah Carey and more! WHERE DID THE 'MEMORY' COME FROM? Dear Fred, This week, "More Than a Memory" by Garth Brooks debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and No ...

  6. Chart Beat Chat

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss his books, Fergie, Beyonce and more! NEW EDITION Hi Fred, I'm a fan of your book, "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits." You started all five editions with "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock& ...

  7. Chart Beat Chat

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss football, Fall Out Boy and more! GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Hi Fred, Like Chart Beat reader Darrell Roberts, I also fondly remember "The Super Bowl Shuffle." With the "big game" coming up this Sunday, I though ...

  8. Chart Beat Chat

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "American Idol," Daniel Powter, chart records and more with readers. LISA, LISTEN TO ME Hi Fred, I know that you have access to the "American Idol" finalists. Can you please tell Lisa Tucker for me NOT to choose bu ...

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th ...