Pop Shop Podcast: DNCE on New Album & 'Dare to Suck' Songwriting Rule, Plus Chart Chat on 'Suicide Squad,' More

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Pop Shop Podcast featuring: DNCE

Welcome to the new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard.com senior editor Katie Atkinson every Tuesday on the Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to the previous episode on Billboard.com).

On our latest show, we welcome special guests Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle of DNCE. We caught up with one-half of the pop band a few weeks ago, backstage at their secret show at the former Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. We chatted about their hectic tour schedule, how they’ve finished up recording their debut full-length album (due later this year), their “dare to suck” rule regarding songwriting and aspirations of recording music while riding horses (yes, really).

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Plus, Keith and Katie dive into a discussion about soundtracks that have topped the Billboard 200 albums chart -- including the new Suicide Squad album. Plus, there’s even a Quiz Katie segment dedicated to No. 1 soundtracks! Will Katie be stumped with every question? Probably!

Also, the Pop Shop team chats about how three acts monopolize the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, as Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers and Rihanna each have their own pair of hits in the top 10 -- a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since January 2009.

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