Pop Unmuted Podcast: Chart to Chart and Rihanna's "Four Five Seconds"
On Episode 8 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about the importance of charts both Billboard and the new collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, "Four Five Seconds".
Pop Unmuted is a podcast dedicated to the in-depth discussion of pop music from varying critical and academic perspectives. For the first episode of 2015, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge discuss the importance and meaning of the Billboard charts with fellow bloggers and chart makers Adam Soybel and Bill Smith. The group then discusses the recent out-of-left-field collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney. As always, they finish up with their Unmuted Pop Songs recommendations.
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Scott Interrante is a contributing writer to PopMatters and a Master’s student in Musicology at CUNY Hunter College.
Kurt Trowbridge is a music blogger, web developer and designer.
Adam Soybel is the founder of the music blog POP! Goes The Charts and has been compiling his Adam's Top 40 weekly personal chart since 1999.
Bill Smith is the co-administrator of the M4B Charts Central message board and runs the BILLCS Music Blog, which features his own bi-weekly chart, the BILLCS Top 30, online since 1998.