The Official Big Top 40 Podcast

The Official Big Top 40 Podcast

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The Official Big Top 40 Podcast is a brand new and exclusive Global Original podcast hosted by Will Manning where some of the biggest music artists in the world come on and answer the big question: “What Are Your Favourite Three Songs of All Time?” Each Sunday we’re finding out what inspired the musicians at the top of the charts as they share stories of the most important songs in their lives.


11 - Leona Lewis

21/12/2014m 19s

10 - Carly Rae J epsen

14/12/2015m 16s

09 - Tom Walker

06/12/2013m 47s

08 - Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth is one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the last decade. The star joins Will Manning to talk through his three, favourite songs of all-time. James Taylor - Carolina in My Mind Songwriter(s) - James Taylor Producer(s) - Peter Asher Label - Apple NSYNC - Pop Songwriter(s) - Justin Timberlake, Wade Robson Producer(s) - Brian Transeau Label - Jive Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me Songwriter(s) - Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin Producer(s) - Bonnie Raitt, Don Was Label - Capitol
29/11/2012m 7s

07 - Jax Jones

One of the UK's most talented and successful producers, Jax Jones joins Will Manning to discuss his three favourite songs of all-time. Jax reveals how the three chosen records shaped his love for music and helped to inspire some of his future hits. Paco de Lucía - Entre dos aguas Songwriter(s) - José Torregrosa Alcaraz, Francisco Sánchez Gómez Producer(s) - Paco de Lucía, Alfredo Garrido Label - Universal Music Spain Kris Kross - Jump Songwriter(s) - Jermaine Dupri, Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards, Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Walter Morrison, Norman Napier, Andrew Noland, Marvin Pierce, Gregory Webster, Roy Hammond Producer(s) - Jermaine Dupri Label - Ruffhouse, Columbia The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy Songwriter(s) - Christopher Wallace, James Mtume Producer(s) - Poke, Sean Combs Label - Bad Boy, Arista
22/11/2012m 4s

06 - Tate McRae

Episode 6 - Tate McRae   Tate is one of the most exciting new artists on the Official Big Top 40 this year. Having already worked with Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber, we’re predicting big things for Tate’s future in the charts.   Credits ~   Khalid - ‘Better’ Songwriter(s) - Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ryan Vojtesak, Jamil Chammas, Khalid Robinson Producer(s) - Denis Kosiak, StarGate, Digi, Charlie Handsome Label - RCA   Billie Eilish - ‘When The Party’s Over’ Songwriter(s) - Finneas O'Connell Producer(s) - Finneas O'Connell Label - Darkroom, Interscope   The Weekend - ‘Save Your Tears’ Songwriter(s) - Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Max Martin, Oscar Holter Producer(s) - Max Martin, Oscar Holter, The Weeknd Label - XORepublic
15/11/2016m 47s

05 - Rita Ora

Episode 5 - Rita Ora   With 5 number 1s Rita Ora is one of the most successful artists in Official Big Top 40 history.    Credits ~   Billie Eilish - ‘everything I wanted’ Songwriter(s) - Billie Eilish O'Connell, Finneas O'Connell Producer(s) - Finneas O'Connell Label - Darkroom, Interscope   Mark Ronson, feat. Bruno Mars - ‘Uptown Funk’ Songwriter(s) - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker, Nicholas Williams, Devon Gallaspy, Charles Wilson, Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Rudolph Taylor, Lonnie Simmons Producer(s) - Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars Label - ColumbiaSonyRCA   Cigarettes After Sex - ‘Falling in Love’ Songwriter(s) - Greg Gonzalez Producer(s) - Greg Gonzalez Label - Partisan
08/11/2012m 11s

04 - Sam Smith

Fresh from the release of Love Goes, Sam Smith talks to Will Manning about how their new album came together and the changes they had to make with everything going on in 2020. Plus, we find out Sam’s three favourite songs of all-time… including a very interesting Number 1. Doja Cat - Like That Songwriter(s) - Lukasz Gottwald, Theron Thomas, Yeti Beats, Lydia Asrat, Radric Davis, Amalaratna Dlamini Producer(s) - Tyson Trax, Mike Crook Label - Kemosabe, RCA Robyn - Be Mine Songwriter(s) - Robyn, Klas Åhlund Producer(s) - Klas Åhlund Label - Konichiwa Cardi B - WAP ft. Megan Thee Stallion Songwriter(s) - Belcalis Almanzar, Megan Pete, James Foye III, Austin Owens, Frank Rodriguez Producer(s) - Ayo the Producer, Keyz Label - Atlantic
01/11/2012m 40s

03 - Joel Corry

In episode 3, Will is joined by Joel Corry. After three Top 10 singles within a year, Will Manning gets to the bottom of the music that has inspired Joel’s success. Credits ~ Daniel Beddingfield ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ Songwriter(s) - Daniel Bedingfield Producer(s) - Daniel Bedingfield, D&D Productions Label - Relentless, Ministry of Sound Armand Van Helden ‘You Don't Know Me’ Songwriter(s) - Duane Harden, Armand Van Helden, Kossi Gardner Producer(s) - Armand Van Helden Label - Armed Joel Corry - Sorry Songwriter(s) - Nicholas Reid, David Edwards, Steve Heyliger Producer(s) - David Edwards Label - Locked On, XL Recordings
25/10/2021m 19s

02 - Billie Eilish

Episode 2 is all about Billie Eilish. The 6-time Grammy winner has claimed 2 Official Big Top 40 number 1s in just one year. We spoke to Billie at the start of 2020 when she visited London after picking up a Brit Award. Ashe - Moral Of The Story Songwriter(s) - Ashlyn Rae Willson, Casey Smith, Noah Conrad Producer(s) - Noah Conrad, Finneas O'Connell Label - Mom + Pop Celeste - Strange Songwriter(s) - Celeste Waite, Stephen Wrabel, Jamie Hartman Producer(s) - Jamie Hartman Label - Polydor A$AP Rocky - F*kk Sleep ft. FKA twigs Songwriters: Albert Johnson, Gary Lucas, Hector Delgado, Isaac Deboni, Matthew Samuels, Michael Mule, Michale Lawrence, Rakim Mayers, Tahliah Barnett Label - Universal Music Publishing Group
18/10/2017m 48s

01 - Anne-Marie

Episode 1 features one of our favourite guests on the Official Big Top 40; the brilliant Anne-Marie. In 2016, ‘Alarm’ was the break-through single that gave Anne-Marie her first chart success and since then she’s clocked up a number 1 single, sold-out tours and has become one of the biggest UK talents. Credits: Nelly - Hot in Herre Songwriter(s) - Cornell Haynes, Jr.Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Charles L. Brown Producer(s) - The Neptunes Kendrick Lamar - Don't Kill My Vibe Songwriter(s) - Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Robin Braun, Vindahl Friis, Lykke Schmidt Producer(s) – Sounwave Rihanna - Pon de Replay Songwriter(s) - Alisha Brooks, Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers Producer(s) - Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers
11/10/2012m 57s
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