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Episode 473: Top Of The Charts (Econ Remix)

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Ryan Lewis and Macklemore backstage at BET's "106 & Park" in May 2013 (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for BET) i i
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Ryan Lewis and Macklemore backstage at BET's "106 & Park" in May 2013 (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for BET)
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Three ways of describing today's show:

1. A Mashup Of Planet Money and American Top 40.

2. An econ summer mixtape.

3. How the top three songs in America explain the crazy transformation in the music business.

(Those three songs by the way, are by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake and Icona Pop. They come from last week's America's Top 40.)

Music: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines [feat. T.I., Pharrell]," Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors," 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye," Mariah Carey's "#Beautiful [feat. Miguel]," Iconapop's "I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)," Herb Alpert's "Rise," Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's "Can't Hold Us [feat. Ray Dalton]," Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" and "Cruise [feat. Nelly]," and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky [feat. Pharrell]."

Find us: Twitter / Facebook / Spotify / Tumblr. Download the Planet Money iPhone App. And here's your mixtape.

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