47. Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal – The Chainsmokers, ‘Closer’

Host Charlie spent the last two weeks listening to every song on the Billboard Hot 100. What did he discover? That the sonic similarities of most chart-toppers sound closer than ever. Except for the #1 song in America, as of this episode’s release – “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, ft. Halsey. This one is different than the rest…or is it? We dive into the styles of the moment to re-learn the old maxim that “great artists steal” – whether that artist is a 2016 DJ duo or an 18th century Classical master.


•Tory Lanez – LUV
•Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
•Frenship – Capsize
•Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know
•Cheat Codes – Sex
•The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer
•Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore
•Jack U ft. Justin Bieber – Where Are U Now
•Drake – Know Yourself
•Amine – Caroline
•MO – Final Song
•Mike Posner – I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb remix)
•The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face
•The Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan – All We Know
•Antonio Vivaldi – “La Primavera” Concerto
•Vivaldi – Giustino
•Vivaldi – Dorilla in Tempe
•Vivaldi – Orlando Furioso