X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” Claims #1 at Hot AC; Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” Top 5

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Consistent with Headline Planet’s projection, X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” reaches the #1 spot on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

Up two places, “Renegades” earns #1 courtesy the ~6,579 plays it received during the October 4-10 tracking week (+292).

Hot AC is the third format at which “Renegades” has reached #1. It previously topped the alternative and Triple A airplay charts.

The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” which earned #1 on last week’s Hot AC chart, slips to #2 this week. It received ~6,121 weekly plays (-413).

R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” is #3 at Hot AC. Up one place, it received ~6,071 tracking week spins (+499). It concurrently earns a second week at #1 on the pop chart.

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (#4, +2 | ~6,029, +983) and Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” (#5, -3 | ~6,024, -385) complete Hot AC’s Top 5.

“Wildest Dreams” is making its first appearance in the Top 5. Its week-over-week spin gain of 983, meanwhile, represents the Hot AC format’s greatest this week.

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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