Charts: week 22

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#28 Ireland Singles Top 100
#31 Sweden Singles Top 100
#32 Austria Singles Top 75
#35 Australia Singles Top 100
#39 Swiss Singles Top 100
#40 Norway Singles Top 40
#58 Canada Singles Top 100
#67 UK Singles Top 100
#70 German Singles Top 100

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OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder shares the cold calling strategy that launched his career in music

Ryan Tedder is the songwriter behind hits like OneRepublic’s “Apologize,” Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love,” and Beyoncé’s “Halo.”

He’s also the host of NBC’s “Songland,” which takes viewers behind the scenes of music production and pairs Tedder with artists like Adam Levine, John Legend and will.i.am to search for the world’s next songwriting superstar.

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‘Songland’ Has Faith That Pop Writing Collaborations Make for Good TV-Land, Too

On a Tuesday afternoon in March at NBC Universal Studios, an episode of “Songland” is being filmed, with judges Ryan TedderShane McAnally and Ester Dean evaluating and reworking aspiring songwriters’ original material. The nitty-gritty of debating what can be done with the tunes to make them work is fairly intense. But there are more relaxed moments, too, like when one of the contestants reveals that he was the lead singer for a Christian rock band, leading Tedder to wax nostalgic about the time he spent as a student at Oral Roberts University.

“My world ended up being all CCM for two years,” says the hit producer and OneRepublic singer. “I had my Beastie Boys records hidden.” “Like porn,” clarifies McAnally, who’s oft cited as Nashville’s most successful contemporary writer.

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