Part 1 a 4-part countdown celebrating the Hot 100’s 60th anniversary.
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 begin a four-part countdown the top 100 hits in the Billboard Hot 100's history, as part Billboard's celebration the chart's 60th anniversary, spotlighting songs Nos. 100 through 76.
In the first batch, classics by Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder mingle with recent No. 1s from Ed Sheeran and Post Malone. Plus, hear from Hot 100 historian Steve Resnik, Ed's brother Matt Sheeran and Atlantic Records' John McMann, all fering insights on the chart and some the survey's biggest all-time hits.
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