Idina Menzel Remains #1 at AC Radio; Kelly Clarkson Rises to #2

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Played almost twice as frequently as the runner-up, Idina Menzel’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Michael Buble)” remains the song to beat at adult contemporary radio.

According to Mediabase, Menzel’s take on the classic received an impressive 1,192 spins and 6.84 million audience impressions during the December 7-13 tracking week. No song on Mediabase’s adult contemporary airplay listing came close in either regard.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped in Red,” which rises to #2 on this week’s airplay chart, received 646 spins during the tracking period. Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” which slips to #3 from an airplay standpoint but reached the format’s second-largest audience, commanded 625 spins and 3.42 million impressions.

Other AC movers this week:

— Whitney Wolanin’s “Silver Bells” rises to #5 on the AC airplay chart.

— Maroon 5’s “Animals” rises two places to a new high of #15.

— Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me” blasts into the top 20 at #16. Sam Smith’s “I’m Not the Only One” enters the top 20 at #18, while Darius Rucker’s version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside (featuring Sheryl Crow)” grabs the #20 position.

— Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” enters the top 25 at #21 (+9). Sam Smith’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” enters the Top 30 at #26 (+34), while Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” gets there at #30 (+4). Pentatonix’s “Mary, Did You Know?” reaches the top 40 at #40 (+4).

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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