Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Will Hold at #1

Charli XCX by Bella Howard

Mediabase’s official pop airplay chart will not debut until Sunday evening, but music fans should already feel free to congratulate Charli XCX on another week at #1.

As of press time, Charli XCX’s breakthrough solo effort “Boom Clap” is a lock to retain the most-played label at pop radio.

The song, which ascended to the number one position on the strength of 15,719 spins last week (August 24-30), is on pace for an even better mark this week. During the seven days between August 28 and September 3, “Boom Clap” enjoyed an improved play count of 16,184.

Even if it suddenly started losing steam, there is no chance its weekly total will fall below those of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Maroon 5’s “Maps,” which currently hold the #2 and #3 positions, respectively. The two songs garnered respective spin counts of 14,101 and 13,049 within the August 28-September 3 window. The former song, which previously held the number one position, is currently enduring a massive decline in airplay.

Separated so significantly from the rest of the pack, “Boom Clap” could conceivably score a third week at #1.

In addition to enjoying an improved spin count thus far this week, “Boom Clap” is also reaching a larger overall audience. Its trailing seven day audience impression count of 101.85 million bests the 99.78 million achieved between August 24 and 30.

A multi-format hit, “Boom Clap” is currently #13 at Hot Adult Contemporary Radio, #21 at Rhythmic Radio and #32 at Adult Contemporary Radio. It is #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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.

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