Madonna’s “Living for Love” Officially Reaches the Top 40 at Pop Radio

Madonna [Grammys | CBS]

Skepticism exists about whether the song can continue to mount gains in the coming days and weeks.

But no matter how it performs from this point forward, one reality cannot be changed. Madonna’s “Living for Love” officially reached the Top 40 at pop radio.

“Living for Love” rises 26 places to a new high of #34 on Mediabase’s official pop radio airplay chart. The song’s Top 40 slot comes courtesy the 1,447 spins (+1,178) it received during the February 15-21 tracking period.

The overwhelming majority of last week’s 269 spins came on Valentine’s Day. It was on that holiday that Madonna’s new single, which had shown virtually no previous signs of life, suddenly found itself receiving love from pop radio programmers.

Other top 40 entries this week:

— Echosmith’s “Bright” reaches #35 (+6).

— Cash Cash’s “Surrender” grabs the #36 slot (+7).

— Who is Fancy’s “Goodbye” blasts to a new peak of #38 (+7).

— Walk the Moon’s #1 alternative hit “Shut Up and Dance” is now a Top 40 hit at pop radio. It holds the #39 slot (+7).

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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