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The Global Countdown

Join Fernando Augusto Pacheco for a spin through the hits and misses of the world’s music charts, from the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in between. Whether it’s tropical treats from his native Brazil, a surprise hip-hop smash in Mongolia or the latest Swedish pop sensation, Fernando is on hand every week to ensure you never miss a beat.

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Olympics special:

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes a look at the top five songs worldwide. Consider it the Olympics of music.

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1722 Jul 2021
9 min

Olympics special: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes a look at the top five songs worldwide. Consider it the Olympics of music.

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1615 Jul 2021
7 min

Bulgaria: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Bulgaria this week. After its most recent election, the country may soon have a pop star, Slavi Trifonov, as prime minister. We talk about his music and the artists in the country’s top five: expect plenty of turbo-folk and shirtless farmers.

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158 Jul 2021
7 min

Rwanda: 

For this week’s ‘Global Countdown’, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Rwanda this week.

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141 Jul 2021
7 min

Summer songs: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes a look at some of the top summer songs in the US through the years.

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1324 Jun 2021
7 min

Denmark: 

For this week’s countdown, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Denmark. Tune in for some Danish hip-hop and a special tune celebrating the country’s team at the Euros.

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1217 Jun 2021
7 min

Ukraine: 

For this week’s countdown, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Ukraine this week. Tune in for pop tracks from a former UN goodwill ambassador and a tribute to the great Italian director Federico Fellini.

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1110 Jun 2021
7 min

Mozambique: 

For this week’s ‘The Global Countdown’, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Mozambique. The musical delights include a song bringing some good news but also plenty of songs on marital problems.

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103 Jun 2021
6 min

Turkey: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Turkey this week. Expect some gangsta rap, some dancefloor fillers and lots of romance.

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927 May 2021
7 min

Mexico: 

For this week’s Global Countdown, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Mexico this week. Expect some old-school hip-hop and a break-up song.

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820 May 2021
7 min

The Netherlands: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in the Netherlands this week. Expect an exciting mix of genres from the country hosting Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest.

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713 May 2021
7 min

Kyrgyzstan: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Kyrgyzstan this week.

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66 May 2021
30 min

Kenya: 

For this week’s Global Countdown, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Kenya.

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530 Apr 2021
20 min

France: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in France this week. From a celebrated slam poet to good club-friendly tracks, it’s a chart to watch.

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422 Apr 2021
20 min

Laos: 

Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in Laos this week.

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315 Apr 2021
20 min

South Africa: 

For this week’s Global Countdown, Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco looks at the top songs in South Africa. Expect plenty of amapiano, the country’s jazz-inflected house music.

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