Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Just Misses Pop Record; Already 5th Biggest Rhythmic Hit

Taylor Swift [Cr: ABC]

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” which had already debuted on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart, debuts on three additional airplay charts this week.

Most notably, it arrives at #13 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. In opening at #13, “Bad Blood” falls one spot short of the all-time Pop Songs record.

Swift, herself, owns a piece of that record. Like Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover,” lead “1989” single “Shake it Off” started at #12 on the chart.

“Bad Blood” also slides into the #26 slot on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart. In doing so, it instantly becomes her fifth-biggest rhythmic hit. Only “Blank Space” (#14), “Shake it Off” (#17), “I Knew You Were Trouble” (#21) and “Style” (#21) started higher.

Thanks to the Kendrick Lamar remix’ fitness for the rhythmic format, “Bad Blood” is expected to become Swift’s biggest hit at the format.

The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart also plays host to a “Bad Blood” debut. Swift’s fourth “1989” single opens at #38 on that chart.

She previously charted on that listing with “Blank Space” (#4), “Shake it Off” (#6), “Style” (#6), “I Knew You Were Trouble” (#18) and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (#21).

After debuting on last week’s Adult Pop Songs chart, “Bad Blood” surges to #18 as this week’s greatest gainer.

In conjunction with its various Billboard airplay positions, “Bad Blood” also lands on a host of Mediabase charts. It claims #14 on Mediabase’s pop chart, #18 on its hot adult contemporary chart, #31 on its rhythmic chart and #36 on its adult contemporary chart.

Written by Brian Cantor

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