Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande & More in the Chart Beat Podcast's Fall Preview
ABC Radio's Andrea Dresdale stops by to recap the top songs of the summer & predict the biggest hits of fall.
Lady Gaga's "Perfect Illusion" … The double-threat of "Cold Water" and "Let Me Love You," both featuring vocals from Justin Bieber … Ariana Grande's "Side to Side," featuring Nicki Minaj … Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend," featuring (an uncredited) Beyonce … Or, maybe the Billboard Hot 100's current No. 1, "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, or runner-up "Heathens" by Twenty One Pilots.
What songs will be the biggest hits of the fall?
ABC Radio's manager of entertainment programming Andrea Dresdale joins host, and Billboard co-director of charts, Gary Trust on the new episode of the Chart Beat Podcast, to predict who might have the hottest songs as the weather turns cooler.
Of the brand new "Illusion," which Gaga released at 11 p.m. ET Thursday (Sept. 8) and which debuted on the Sept. 24 Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs airplay charts, Dresdale says, "I like the fact that it has this rock edge. What I really want to hear, though, is Lady Gaga's duet with Florence Welch." Both songs are expected to appear on Gaga's forthcoming first solo pop album in three years.
Dresdale further touts Grande and Minaj's new collab. "That is already a proven hit combination, [since] they did 'Bang Bang' together, with Jessie J." "Side to Side" is "a big potential hit; it has that reggae groove that's so popular now."
Dresdale and Trust also revisit their successes (and not-so-successes) at picking the top songs of the summer when they last chatted on the podcast around Memorial Day, and share personal favorites from the season.
A sampling of previous episodes with host Gary Trust:
Debbie Gibson / Hit Songs Deconstructed on The Chainsmokers & Meghan Trainor / Lionel Richie on "Endless Love" (hosted by Trevor Anderson) / Chubby Checker on the Hot 100's All-Time No. 1, "The Twist" / Perez Hilton / Dave Cobb & Jed Hill on Americana Music (hosted by Jim Asker) / Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn / RCA's Joe Riccitelli on Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake
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