in ,

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Jake Miller Officially Go Top 40 at Pop

From top to bottom, the official edition of Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart was full of movement.

At the top end, Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” made its #1 position official. The song received 17,146 spins during the seven days ending August 16 to rank as pop radio’s most-played song.

While they did not rise as explosively as songs like Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” Ariana Grande’s “Break Free (featuring Zedd)” and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be (featuring Jess Glynne)” gained enough ground to reach the Top 10. They hit #9 and #10, respectively, on the official edition of the Mediabase pop airplay chart.

The aforementioned “Bass” hit the Top 15 this week, while Kiesza’s “Hideaway” and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Amnesia” both reached the Top 20.

New additions into the Top 30 included Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High),” Katy Perry’s “This is How We Do” and Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars.” The Perry song is also making its first Top 40 appearance; it was #41 on last week’s chart.

Movement also occurred between #31 and #40.

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” which was pop radio’s second-most-added song this week, rocketed 12 places to #32 at pop radio this week. It received 1,258 spins, which represented a gain of 434 from last week’s total.

Pitbull’s “Fireball (featuring John Ryan)” entered at #34 on the strength of 1,188 spins, while Usher’s “She Came to Give it To You (featuring Nicki Minaj)” scores #39 with 932 spins.

Jake Miller’s “First Flight Home” worked its way to #40. Up five places this week, it received 897 spins between August 10 and 16.

Songs making waves beneath the Top 40 include Kim Cesarion’s #43 “Undressed” (593 spins, +217), Lil Jon’s #45 “Bend Ova (featuring Tyga)” (546 spins, +255) and MKTO’s #46 “American Dream” (539 spins, +223).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


5SOS’ “Amnesia” Hits Top 20 at Pop, Katy Perry, Tove Lo Go Top 30

Brock Lesnar Dominates John Cena to Win WWE Championship