Chart To Chart and Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds”

For the first episode of 2015, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge discuss the importance and meaning of charts both Billboard and personal 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, “FourFiveSeconds.”

Check out Kurt’s personal chart at,
Adam’s personal chart, “Adam’s Top 40” on POP! Goes the Charts,
and Bill’s personal chart on the BillCS Music Blog.

People in this episode:

Bill Smith

Bill Smith is a Toronto-based music blogger.

Adam F. Soybel

Adam F. Soybel is an A&R consultant for Atlantic Records and the creator and editor of POP! Goes The Charts. He co-hosts the Crowncast.

Scott Interrante

Scott Interrante holds a Master’s degree in Musicology from CUNY Hunter College focusing on contemporary pop music and masculinity. He hosts Pop Unmuted and K-Pop Unmuted

Kurt Trowbridge

Kurt Trowbridge is a web developer and freelance contributor to He is the founder of and the host of the Crowncast.

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