Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Rocket Into Pop Radio’s Top 5

Bieber [WDYM | Def Jam]

Powered by the first- and third-greatest weekly airplay gains, respectively, Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” and Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” storm the Top 5 at pop radio.

Spun ~14,251 times during the September 27-October 3 tracking week, “WDYM” rises four places to #4 on this week’s Mediabase pop airplay chart. This week’s spin count bests last week’s by a whopping 2,778; no song enjoyed a greater weekly gain at the pop format.

“Wildest Dreams” also enjoys a four-position rise. It jumps to #5 on the strength of its ~13,805 tracking week plays. Its week-over-week gain of 2,630 represents pop’s third-greatest. Only the aforementioned “What Do You Mean?” and The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (+2,636) enjoyed bigger lifts.

R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” claims the top spot on this week’s pop radio airplay chart. The Weeknd’s “The Hills” follows at #2, while Selena Gomez’ former #1 “Good For You (featuring A$AP Rocky)” takes #3.

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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