Pop Shop Podcast: Vance Joy Interview, One Direction, ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack & More

Trish Halpin
Vance Joy visits Billboard's New York office on Nov. 12, 2014.

Listen to the latest episode of Billboard.com's weekly charts breakdown.

Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard.com associate editor Jason Lipshutz and Billboard associate director of charts Keith Caulfield every Thursday on the free Pop Shop Podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in iTunes (click here to listen to last week's episode).

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On this week’s episode, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy stops by to discuss his rising hit “Riptide,” opening for Taylor Swift on the 1989 stadium tour next year, his writing process and his favorite T-Swift singles. Before that, Jason and Keith chat about Taylor Swift replacing herself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart with “Blank Space,” One Direction’s great new album Four and its first-week sales projection, the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack and why Lorde’s latest opus isn’t attracting consumers, and a rollicking chart stat of the week featuring Olivia Newton-John. All that, plus some weather jokes!

Listen above, and check back soon for an iTunes download link. Click here to rate the Pop Shop Podcast on iTunes! And be sure to sound off about this week's episode in the comments section below!