Fred Bronson has been called "America's foremost chart journalist" by the editor of Billboard magazine. He is best known for his appearances on American Idol, the weekly "Chart Beat" column in Billboard magazine, and as the author of books related to #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
2922 Pop Goes The World Videos From 99 Countries
My favorite songs from all over the world. Some in English and some not.
160 Idol Videos From 21 seasons
American Idol has produced more stars than any other TV talent competition series.
Call it a family affair.
The husband-and-wife team wrote many hits, especially for the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison.
Left and right, good and bad, night and day -- you get the idea.
The hits you know, but not sung in English.
Words, words, words.
The best songs from 1940-1949.
The hits from 1950-1955.
You know them best in their instrumental forms.
The greatest group of all time, alphabetically.
The really big holiday playlist, with over 6,000 songs. Suggest you listen on "shuffle."
Almost 1,000 of my favorite holiday songs.
The softer, more traditional side of holiday music, perfect to play at family gatherings this December.
The best music from the Walt Disney Company.
The lost and found songs of Berry Gordy's legendary label.
Holiday songs from 21 seasons of American Idol finalists.
Curating this playlist was as easy as 1-2-3.
The fifth and final look at the Hot 100 by the numbers.
Fourth in a series.
Music with a sci-fi, fantasy or horror twist.
An alphabetical journey through seven decades of the fabulous Cher.
Every artist has a beginning. These songs all marked first entries on the Billboard singles chart.
Paying tribute to the great Elton John
The recent discovery of a parallel Earth in an alternate universe came with a surprise -- their music is almost like ours, but not quite.
Tennant and Lowe, alphabetically.
They almost made it to #1. And #2.
It was over 60 years ago but the music still sounds great today.
The British Charttoppers.
An alphabetical journey through the music of the Queen of Pop.
The most popular music on Earth right now is from South Korea.
The solo works of ABBA's two great vocalists.
A Supreme review of her career, in alphabetical order.
Relive the music with all of the songs from Season 1 and Season 2 of the brilliant series.
Ever since my first trip to Japan in 1993, I have been a fan of their pop music. Here are some of my favorites.
You'll love the harmonies, the doo-wop and the memories.
Songs inspired by really real people.
Artists love having No. 1 singles. But then they have to follow them up.
When rock was young.
The runners-up of rock and roll.
Barry & Cynthia wrote many of the rock era's greatest songs, together and separately. In loving memory of Cynthia.
A-sides are great, but don't forget about the B-sides.
Songs that were never released as the A-side of a single in the USA.
From a more innocent time.
Words get in the way.
Songs from the musical theatre.
From 1956 to 2023, these artists went to Eurovision -- but not with these songs.
Based on The Billboard Book Of Number One Hits, as seen on "The Last Of Us."
Motown's early years and just before the Beatles in America.
An alphabetical journey through the songs of Taylor Swift
Singling out another great year for music
You know him as a legendary artist; he is also one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era.
An alternate take on the Pop Goes The World playlist, featuring just the danceable hits.
They went from stage, screen and TV into the recording studio.
For your next drive, hit the road, Jack, with this potpourri of songs.
The Solo Years.
Some songs are so great they have to be recorded again and again.
It all started with "I Will Follow Him" in 1963.
You might be surprised how many pop hits were composed by the great Bob Dylan.
The California composer writes about surfing, cars, girls and vibes.
The greatest songs of one of the most brilliant artists of our time. In alphabetical order.
Raving on with the songs of a music legend.
Ain't nothin' like the summer
ABBA -- with all of their songs in alphabetical order
The greatest songs that originated on television shows including theme songs, numbers from musical episodes and more.
A deep dive into one of the greatest songwriters of our time
The greatest hits from one of the greatest years for music.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tapestry with an in-depth look at the songs written by Carole
From 65 years of the biggest music event on Earth, the best Eurovision songs.
Songs and artists inspired by one of Sweden's biggest exports.
Soundtrack hits from your favorite films.
The hits you know by the artists who wrote them.
Female singers from the 1920s to the 1970s.
The best Beatles songs -- but not by the Beatles!
Pop, country and R&B artists sing the best of Broadway.
Boy Meets Girl and then they sing!
My favorite pop songs from all over the world. Many in English, many not!
Here's your holiday playlist, great to listen to in December or any month.
Like the title says, songs -- sung in French.
You're Invited to the Disco Ball.
The Brits love Motown. Maybe that's why they have covered so many Motown songs.
It's My Party" and beyond!
Finalists from many seasons of Idol sing their post-Idol tunes as well as songs they performed on the show.
The very best of one of the best singers of the rock era
The hits you know by the artists who recorded them first.
Motown artists sing the hits -- that other Motown artists made famous
Decades of Diane's greatest songs
Motown artists recorded many non-Motown songs. Here are some of the best (and maybe a couple of Motown covers, too).
ABBA's best songs, as recorded by others.
Music from the creative genius behind many of Broadway's greatest shows.
1964 - The year that changed everything.