Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” Hits #2 at Pop, Iggy Goes Top 5

Riding what is still the format’s largest seven day spin gain, Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” advances to #2 on the latest edition of Mediabase’s rolling pop radio airplay chart.

Swift’s “Shake” earns the distinction on the strength of 14,884 recorded spins between September 17 and 23. Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” which previously held the #2 slot, slips to #3 with 14,507 weekly plays.

The Charli XCX song, however, claimed a slightly larger audience. “Boom Clap” earned 96.39 million audience impressions during the aforementioned seven day period, while “Shake it Off” net a total of 95.52 million.

“Shake it Off” now has its eyes on the #1 spot. As of press time, Meghan Trainor’s reigning champ “All About That Bass” held the lead by a comfortable margin of 1,959 weekly spins. Still rising (albeit less aggressively than “Shake it Off”), “Bass” is in no danger of losing the #1 position this week.

— Other top five songs include Ariana Grande’s “Break Free (featuring Zedd)” (#4) and Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora)” (#5). If it maintains its more significant rate of growth, “Black Widow” will leapfrog “Break Free” by the end of the week.

— New to the top ten as of Wednesday’s rolling chart is Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em (featuring YG).” It overtakes Enrique Iglesias’ declining “Bailando” at #10.

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.

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