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Chart Beat Podcast: The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 50-26, From Mariah Carey to The Police, Adele, Rihanna & More

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Mariah Carey, Sting, Adele & Rihanna

Part 3 of a 4-part countdown celebrating the Hot 100's 60th anniversary.

Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what's on the charts … is on the charts, while also looking at current chart action in a historical context for even greater insights.

This week, Gary and Trevor continue a four-part countdown of the top 100 hits in the Billboard Hot 100's history, as part of Billboard's celebration of the chart's 60th anniversary, spotlighting songs Nos. 50 through 26.

In the third edition, we run through smashes by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, The Police, Adele, Rihanna and more. Plus, hear Jackie Jackson reminisce about his earliest inklings that younger brother Michael would become the King of Pop and we also count down the 10 biggest artists in the Hot 100's history.

Enjoy the latest Billboard Chart Beat Podcast and remember that you can be a part of it by calling the new Chart Beat Podcast hotline: 212-493-4021 (aka, "40-to-1" … like a countdown!) Call with your chart questions and/or observations for us to play back and respond to, and check back for additional upcoming episodes with artists, label executives, radio programmers and personalities, songwriters, producers and more. And, to receive every episode automatically in your inbox, subscribe to (and rate) the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast on iTunes!

Plus, the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast is now available on an expanded range of platforms! You can listen on Acast, iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, PocketCast, Podbean, Stitcher and TuneIn.