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 the previous episode).
This week’s episode is a Songs of the Summer 2015 debate, with Jason and Keith giving their predictions for what will comprise the Top 5 of this year’s Song of the Summer chart. The guys talk about songs by Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Skrillex/Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, and many more! Before that, the podcast focuses on the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack hitting No. 1, Mumford & Sons‘ Wilder Mind sales, “Bad Blood” returning to the Hot 100 and soon-to-be hits from Ed Sheeran and A Thousand Horses. All that, plus a quick thank-you for the Billboard Music Awards, Keith getting cranky, Jason getting retweeted by Louis Tomlinson, and much more!
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