The Pop Music Forecast (with Lauren Michele Jackson)


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Shawn Mendes, BTS, Alicia Keys, 24kGoldn, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber & Chance The Rapper are all in the Hot 100 with songs that attempt to cope with the state of the world. What do they tell us about the sound of popular music and our collective psyche? Charlie is joined by writer, critic and friend of the podcast, Lauren Michele Jackson to offer a meteorological reading of music in late 2020.


Read Aja Romano's article "With 'Dynamite,' BTS beat the US music industry at its own cheap game" on


Shawn Mendes - Wonder

Alicia Keys - Underdog

Hamilton - My Shot

Dua Lipa - Break My Heart

INXS - Need You Tonight

BTS - Dynamite

Justin Bieber - Holy ft. Chance The Rapper

24kgolden - Mood ft. iann dior

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