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, Trevor and Billboard.com senior editor Andrew Unterberger recap another new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello‘s “Señorita” reaches the summit, a week after Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” dethroned the longest-leading hit in the chart’s history, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Plus, what should be the next singles from Taylor Swift‘s new album Lover? The title track? “The Man”? “Cruel Summer”? Gary, Trevor and Andrew (attempt to) play record executives regarding what is already 2019’s top-selling album in the U.S. before it has even made its chart debut.
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