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Songs of the Summer: A Historical Mixtape

In 1958, Billboard launched its Hot 100 pop chart. Nearly seven decades later, we wanted to know what a song — specifically those nostalgia-inducing summer songs — could tell us about ourselves. So American Experience asked our favorite music writers to pick one and explain. The result was a 14-week journey through popular history.

"Songs of the Summer" was a success across our social channels; on average, posts relating to the series earned more than double the clicks of other posts throughout the project's June-August run.

Role: Editor/Project Lead

Designer: Eric Gulliver

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