Beyond Radio is the place where music discovery and music nostalgia collide. It is your one-stop source for playlists, music charts, remembrances and recommendations. Our Podcast and music therapy playlists combine elements of nostalgia and discovery, while my blog entries reflect on our musical past through the lens of my personal charts from decades past. I weave a story that includes the connection between artists, chart facts and personal anecdotes that hopefully conjure a connection to the soundtrack of your own life. The current charts and playlists are updated monthly or bi-monthly (bi-weekly for the BR250) and are curated based on a passionate audience that produce their own personal charts weekly.
In the previous episode one major story was overlooked in
our discussion that centered on the 1998 party. That story leads to a deeper
look at the music, especially in the top 10. After that we re-visit a duet I
introduced in that episode as well, by U2 and Mary J. Blige. As I expected Jeff
and I come from different ends of the spectrum on that one.
Castlist #2, Episode 5, Pazz and Jop. Billboard and the Final Four
Months in the making, this episode is a continuation of the
discussion that ended Episode 3 when we lost connection. At the beginning of
the episode we discuss songs that made the Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop list in
1997. The final four #1’s also lead to a tangent concerning Billboard’s 60th
Anniversary of the Hot 100 and their list of the biggest songs of the last 6
decades. I also lament on the methodology changes over the years.
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