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Chart Beat

By Billboard

On Billboard's Chart Beat podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson of Billboard's charts department look at why what's on the charts is on the charts. With discussions with artists, record label executives, radio programmers, songwriters and more, the Chart Beat Podcast covers the numerous factors that go into making songs and albums Billboard chart hits.

  1. 1.
    Will 'Boy With Luv' Be BTS' Biggest Hit?04/18/2019
    55:32
  2. 2.
    Lil Nas X Hits No. 1 & Flashing Back Like It's 199904/12/2019
    1:08:03
  3. 3.
    Drake, Carrie Underwood & the NHL's Live Music Goals04/10/2019
    48:30
  4. 4.
    Billie Eilish Roundtable With Bill(ie)board Staffers04/04/2019
    51:42
  5. 5.
    Rising Country Star Carly Pearce & Big Machine's Kris Lamb04/03/2019
    45:59
  6. 6.
    Ariana Grande's Continued Reign & the Future of Podcasts03/28/2019
    1:03:41
  7. 7.
    BTS, Travis Scott & the Changing Faces of Touring03/21/2019
    41:47
  8. 8.
    New Kids on the Block's Danny Wood on Boy Band Longevity03/14/2019
    1:07:21
  1. 9.
    Is This Lady Gaga's Best Chart Week Ever?03/07/2019
    1:07:28
  2. 10.
    Khalid, Normani & Dua Lipa's Record Radio Longevity02/28/2019
    56:39
  3. 11.
    Ariana Grande's Record Week, With Guest Njomza02/21/2019
    47:40
  4. 12.
    From Women to Hip-Hop, Diversity Won the Grammys02/14/2019
    1:03:57
  5. 13.
    Will Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga & Camila Cabello Win Grammys?02/07/2019
    1:08:21
  6. 14.
    Ariana Grande Hits No. 1, Plus Grammys Chat01/31/2019
    1:16:32
  7. 15.
    How Lifetime Made The 'Surviving R. Kelly' Documentary01/25/2019
    48:19
  8. 16.
    What to Make of R. Kelly's Catalog Now01/17/2019
    56:43
  9. 17.
    How Halsey Hit No. 1, With Capitol's Greg Marella01/11/2019
    57:18
  10. 18.
    The Best of 2018, Plus Guest DJ Earworm12/27/2018
    58:58
  11. 19.
    The No. 1 Hot 100 Hits of Every Year, 1990-201812/20/2018
    1:52:58
  12. 20.
    The No. 1 Hot 100 Hits of Every Year, 1958-198912/14/2018
    1:12:13
  13. 21.
    Holiday Music Jingles Back for the Season12/06/2018
    50:42
  14. 22.
    Mariah Carey's 20 Biggest Hot 100 Hits11/29/2018
    1:06:27
  15. 23.
    Special Guest Bebe Rexha Deconstructs 'Meant to Be'11/15/2018
    56:59
  16. 24.
    Kane Brown & Mgr. Martha Earls on 'Experiment'11/09/2018
    33:44
  17. 25.
    How Ariana Grande Is Dominating Pop11/08/2018
    53:12
  18. 26.
    Can Ballads by Lady Gaga & Camila Cabello Cut Through?11/01/2018
    43:30
  19. 27.
    How Pop Has Ceded the Spotlight to Hip-Hop10/25/2018
    51:56
  20. 28.
    Is Lady Gaga at a New Career Peak?10/18/2018
    49:27
  21. 29.
    Alt 92.3 New York Programmer Mike Kaplan10/12/2018
    43:35
  22. 30.
    Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters' Rock Reign10/11/2018
    19:39
  23. 31.
    Keith Urban on Two Decades of Hitting No. 1 10/04/2018
    50:09
  24. 32.
    Maroon 5 Hits No. 1, Plus Guest Chris Janson09/27/2018
    1:08:36
  25. 33.
    Who's Had the Best Year Ever on the Hot 100?09/20/2018
    1:07:30
  26. 34.
    Guest Tori Kelly on New Gospel Album09/13/2018
    1:02:07
  27. 35.
    The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 25-108/23/2018
    1:11:24
  28. 36.
    The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 50-2608/16/2018
    55:09
  29. 37.
    The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 75-5108/09/2018
    53:36
  30. 38.
    The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Hits, Nos. 100-7608/02/2018
    47:00
  31. 39.
    Lori McKenna on Writing Smash Country Hits07/26/2018
    1:04:00
  32. 40.
    Hot 100 This Week in 1988 With Richard Marx07/19/2018
    47:55
  33. 41.
    Lauren Daigle on New Album, 'Look Up Child'07/13/2018
    36:44
  34. 42.
    Cardi B's No. 1 & Guest Mike Adam of WNEW07/05/2018
    59:08
  35. 43.
    BTS, Cardi B, Drake & More: Best of 2018 … So Far06/28/2018
    56:47
  36. 44.
    Justin Tranter on Writing With Imagine Dragons06/21/2018
    1:01:25
  37. 45.
    Hot 100 This Week in 1990 With Roxette's Per Gessle06/14/2018
    1:22:03
  38. 46.
    Florida Georgia Line on 'Meant to Be' & More06/07/2018
    59:57
  39. 47.
    BTS Breaks Through Again With 'Fake Love'05/31/2018
    35:18
  40. 48.
    Ed Sheeran, Drake & Bruno Mars: 2018's Stars So Far05/24/2018
    55:56
  41. 49.
    Camila Cabello's 'Havana' Deconstructed05/17/2018
    59:44
  42. 50.
    Drake's Domination & Your Chart Questions Answered05/10/2018
    36:14
  43. 51.
    Will Ariana Grande Get Her First Hot 100 No. 1?05/03/2018
    1:02:39
  44. 52.
    Drake's Domination, with The Ringer's Victor Luckerson04/26/2018
    59:50
  45. 53.
    ACMs Recap & Bad Wolves on 'Zombie'04/19/2018
    56:31
  46. 54.
    Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' at Pop Radio04/12/2018
    55:49
  47. 55.
    The Beatles' 1964 Hot 100 Fab Feat04/04/2018
    1:05:06
  48. 56.
    Mary Chapin Carpenter on New Album & More03/30/2018
    29:24
  49. 57.
    Hillsong Worship on 'Anthems of the Soul'03/29/2018
    53:56
  50. 58.
    Diane Warren & The Hot 100's Top 20 This Week in 199603/23/2018
    1:15:02
  51. 59.
    Top 40 'American Idol' Hits, Part 2, Kelly Clarkson & More03/15/2018
    1:25:28
  52. 60.
    Top 40 'American Idol' Hits, pt. 1, with Scotty McCreery03/08/2018
    1:27:53
  53. 61.
    Bebe Rexha & Dua Lipa's Warner Bros. Wins03/01/2018
    1:09:22
  54. 62.
    Special Guests The Aces Chat & Perform02/22/2018
    54:13
  55. 63.
    Men, Moodiness & Minor Keys Make the Hits02/15/2018
    55:18
  56. 64.
    Is It 'God's Plan' for Drake to Be No. 1 Long-Term?02/08/2018
    58:45
  57. 65.
    Matt Sheeran on Brother Ed's 'Perfect'02/01/2018
    39:13
  58. 66.
    Grammys Preview: 'Despacito' to 'DAMN.'01/25/2018
    1:14:12
  59. 67.
    Camila Cabello on 'Havana' Hitting No. 1 01/23/2018
    11:18
  60. 68.
    Bruno Mars, Cardi B & Ed Sheeran's Fast 2018 Start01/18/2018
    45:33
  61. 69.
    Bruno Mars & Cardi B's 'Finesse' vs. Justin Timberlake's 'Filthy'01/11/2018
    1:17:10
  62. 70.
    Jackie Jackson on The Jacksons' 'Legacy'12/21/2017
    44:23
  63. 71.
    Mariah Carey Chat & Guest Lindsay Ell12/20/2017
    1:05:13
  64. 72.
    Best of 2017: Ed Sheeran, 'Despacito' & More12/14/2017
    1:02:24
  65. 73.
    Post Malone's Manager Dre London on 'Rockstar' & More12/08/2017
    1:14:03
  66. 74.
    Will 'MIC Drop' Be BTS' Breakthrough Radio Hit?12/06/2017
    15:02
  67. 75.
    Clive Davis on Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'11/28/2017
    1:53:43
  68. 76.
    Taylor Swift's 'Reputation': What Should the Next Singles Be?11/16/2017
    1:13:29
  69. 77.
    Portugal. The Man's Eric Howk on Smash 'Feel It Still'11/09/2017
    1:13:47
  70. 78.
    Rap Roundtable on Cardi B, Post Malone & More11/02/2017
    48:34
  71. 79.
    Shawn Mendes' Manager, Andrew Gertler10/26/2017
    57:20
  72. 80.
    The Top 25 Pop Songs of the Past 25 Years10/19/2017
    58:15
  73. 81.
    Kix Brooks on Hosting 'American Country Countdown'10/12/2017
    1:01:35
  74. 82.
    Kelly Clarkson on Her Breakout 'Moment' in 2002 & More10/05/2017
    1:49:16
  75. 83.
    The One Radio Station in the U.S. Playing BTS09/29/2017
    14:57
  76. 84.
    Cardi B & Atlantic Records' Huge 201709/28/2017
    1:07:23
  77. 85.
    Guest RaeLynn & Predicting Sam Smith's Sophomore Success09/21/2017
    1:07:28
  78. 86.
    Can Taylor Swift Hit Even Greater Heights With 'Reputation'?09/14/2017
    1:05:24
  79. 87.
    Will Taylor Swift Be the Artist of the Decade?09/07/2017
    1:02:47
  80. 88.
    Hot 100 This Week in 1987, pt. 2, With Debbie Gibson08/31/2017
    1:23:49
  81. 89.
    Hot 100 This Week in 1987, pt. 1, With Special Guest Tiffany08/24/2017
    1:36:39
  82. 90.
    Chart Beat Podcast: Ranking the 14-Week No. 1s, From Boyz to Bruno to Bieber08/16/2017
    59:17
  83. 91.
    The Top 40 – Hey, 'Macarena'! – This Week in 199608/03/2017
    1:25:44
  84. 92.
    Guest Maren Morris on Women 'Chipping Away' at Men's Country Command07/27/2017
    1:11:11
  85. 93.
    Will 'Despacito' Lead the Hot 100 the Longest & 'Body Like a Back Road' Deconstructed07/20/2017
    56:50
  86. 94.
    The Hot 100 This Week in 2007, From No. 40 to No. 107/13/2017
    1:39:37
  87. 95.
    The Hot 100 This Week in 1997, From No. 40 to No. 107/06/2017
    1:16:08
  88. 96.
    After Rihanna, Who'll Be Next With 30 Top 10 Hot 100 Hits?06/29/2017
    57:25
  89. 97.
    Chart Beat Podcast: Z100's Mark Medina & Justin Bieber's Historic Sales Week06/22/2017
    49:49
  90. 98.
    Predicting Fifth Harmony's Post-Camila Cabello Success06/08/2017
    48:13
  91. 99.
    Summer Showdown: Justin Bieber's 2017 vs. Pharrell's 201306/01/2017
    48:56
  92. 100.
    Miley Cyrus vs. Hannah Montana, Plus Adele & Beyonce News05/25/2017
    50:35
  93. 101.
    Future & Justin Bieber's Historic Consecutive No. 1s05/18/2017
    51:59
  94. 102.
    Justin Bieber's Post-'Purpose' Hits & Guest Billy Ray Cyrus05/11/2017
    57:55
  95. 103.
    Bruno Mars' 2010s vs. Michael Jackson '80s05/04/2017
    54:48
  96. 104.
    Justin Bieber (in Spanish) & Kendrick Lamar Reign04/27/2017
    55:26
  97. 105.
    Songwriting Secrets of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'04/20/2017
    46:42
  98. 106.
    Bruno Mars' R&B Takeover04/13/2017
    43:48
  99. 107.
    Luke Bryan & Universal's Mike Dungan 04/06/2017
    51:17
  100. 108.
    Ed Sheeran's Chart Domination & Lady Gaga's Resurgence03/30/2017
    42:02
  101. 109.
    High Dive Heart on Colbie Caillat Co-Writes & More03/15/2017
    23:15
  102. 110.
    Katy Perry, Niall Horan & Jon Bellion: How Capitol Is Ruling Radio03/01/2017
    40:27
  103. 111.
    The Monkees' Micky Dolenz02/15/2017
    23:01
  104. 112.
    Jimmy Harnen, BMLG Records President02/08/2017
    39:11
  105. 113.
    Phil Galdston, NYU Director of Songwriting01/25/2017
    49:22
  106. 114.
    Elvis Duran01/11/2017
    34:37
  107. 115.
    Ask the Billboard Charts Dept.12/21/2016
    30:18
  108. 116.
    Indie Folk-Pop Duo Goodbye Blue12/08/2016
    43:59
  109. 117.
    Alex Da Kid11/30/2016
    39:18
  110. 118.
    Billy Porter, Vanessa Carlton & Tina Shafer on the NY Songwriters Circle11/16/2016
    40:29
  111. 119.
    Marc Myers, Author of "Anatomy of a Song"11/10/2016
    46:43
  112. 120.
    Anthony Head Remembers "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"11/06/2016
    30:55
  113. 121.
    Suzanne Vega11/02/2016
    39:39
  114. 122.
    Bobby Bones10/26/2016
    38:23
  115. 123.
    Cumulus Media's Mike McVay10/19/2016
    43:36
  116. 124.
    How Daya Broke Through on New Label Artbeatz10/12/2016
    38:51
  117. 125.
    KCSN Los Angeles' Sky Daniels on Radio & Station Fan Paul McCartney10/05/2016
    44:27
  118. 126.
    Timothy B. Schmit on New Album & Future of the Eagles09/28/2016
    26:32
  119. 127.
    Billboard Chart Historian Joel Whitburn09/21/2016
    43:10
  120. 128.
    Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande & More: Fall Preview09/13/2016
    36:32
  121. 129.
    Debbie Gibson on New Movie "Summer of Dreams" & Her Chart-Topping Career08/31/2016
    50:16
  122. 130.
    Hit Songs Deconstructed on The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor, Prince & More08/24/2016
    53:13
  123. 131.
    Lionel Richie on 'Endless Love' & How 'Love Never Goes Out of Style'08/15/2016
    48:18
  124. 132.
    Chubby Checker on the Hot 100's All-Time No. 1, 'The Twist'07/27/2016
    34:03
  125. 133.
    WFUV Radio's Rita Houston07/20/2016
    57:13
  126. 134.
    Perez Hilton on Justin Bieber, Madonna, Taylor Swift & More07/13/2016
    31:51
  127. 135.
    How Twenty One Pilots Ascended to New Heights With 'Blurryface'07/07/2016
    37:27
  128. 136.
    Producer Dave Cobb & Americana Exec Jed Hilly06/29/2016
    37:46
  129. 137.
    SiriusXM's Kid Kelly06/22/2016
    54:48
  130. 138.
    Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn06/15/2016
    37:14
  131. 139.
    Music Choice's Damon Williams06/08/2016
    38:36
  132. 140.
    ABC Radio's Andrea Dresdale06/01/2016
    41:03
  133. 141.
    Nielsen Music's Dave Bakula05/25/2016
    45:06
  134. 142.
    Columbia Records' Pete Cosenza05/18/2016
    47:42
  135. 143.
    RCA Records' Joe Riccitelli05/11/2016
    46:30
  136. 144.
    Shirley Halperin05/04/2016
    45:08
  137. 145.
    Mike Curb04/27/2016
    1:16:57
  138. 146.
    Anne Donohue04/26/2016
    38:50
  139. 147.
    Hit Songs Deconstructed04/26/2016
    52:14
  140. 148.
    Fred Bronson04/06/2016
    43:22
  141. 149.
    Paul Grein03/30/2016
    37:11

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