Plus, part two of our chat with award-winning songwriter Justin Tranter.
Welcome to the Streets Talkin Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Streets Talkin 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 are joined by Streets Talkin senior editor Andrew Unterberger to discuss the best of 2018 on the charts in the year's first six months. Who's been the MVP? What hits should've been bigger? And, what trend stories may have gone under the radar? From BTS to Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, Ella Mai and more, Gary, Trevor and Andrew muse about the year in music so far and what's ahead.
Plus, part two of Gary and Trevor's chat with Justin Tranter, who, on May 8, won songwriter of the year honors at the 2018 BMI Pop Music Awards for the second consecutive year. He returns to the podcast to discuss having co-written Linkin Park's “Heavy,” Julia Michaels' “Issues,” Maroon 5's “Cold” and more.
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