Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Stays #1 at Pop Radio, David Guetta & Nicki Minaj’s “Hey Mama” Hits #5

Still gaining airplay, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” faced no challenge retaining its #1 spot on this week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

“Bad Blood” earns a second week at #1 thanks to the ~19,057 spins it received during the June 21-27 tracking week. Up 1,053 from last week, the weekly spin count gives “Bad Blood” a dominant advantage over the rest of the pack.

Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” its nearest competitor, earned 16,746 spins during the aforementioned tracking week (-1,096).

Other top five songs include Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth)” (#3, ~16,021), Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” (#4, ~14,522) and David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack)” (#5, ~13,620).

Up 564 spins this week, the lattermost song is the week’s only new addition to the Top 5.

— In addition to leading pop, “Bad Blood” holds at #5 on Mediabase’s Hot AC airplay chart and #13 on Mediabase’s rhythmic airplay chart. It rises to #16 on the AC listing.

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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