Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Sets Pop Radio Airplay Record; Goes #1 at Hot AC

Taylor Swift | Bad Blood Art [Via Republic Records]

Thanks to the greatest weekly spin total in Mediabase history, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” earns a fourth straight week at #1 on the pop airplay chart.

It also cruises to the #1 position at hot adult contemporary radio.

According to Mediabase, “Bad Blood” received ~19,518 spins during the July 5-11 tracking week. Up 219 from last week’s mark, the total sets a new record for the pop format.

Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars),” which previously held the high mark, received approximately 19,332 plays during the February 15-21, 2015 tracking week.

“Bad Blood” concurrently rises to #1 at the Hot AC format. It received approximately 6,672 spins (+438) during the official tracking week.

Other Top 5 pop songs include David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack)” (#2, +1 | 16,380, +1,286), OMI’s “Cheerleader” (#3, +3 | 14,754, +2,363), Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” (#4, -2 | 14,019, -1,217), and Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth)” (#5, -1 | 13,671, -1,248).

Other Top 5 Hot AC songs include “Shut Up and Dance” (#2, -1 | 6,589, -118), “See You Again” (#3, +2 | 6,292, +209), Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” (#4, = | 6,201, -24), and Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good” (#5, -3 | 6,165, -323).

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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