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 wrap a special 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 from No. 25 all the way to No. 1.
In the fourth and final edition, we run through smashes by Usher, Ed Sheeran, LeAnn Rimes and more. Plus, hear from Lionel Richie, songwriter extraordinaire Diane Warren and Chubby Checker musing about the biggest hits 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!