Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” Officially Earns #1 at Pop, Hot AC Radio

Last week, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” ranked as the runner-up on Mediabase’s pop and hot adult contemporary radio charts.

This week, it earns the #1 spot on both listings.

Spun ~18,789 times during the official October 18-24 tracking week (+759), “Wildest Dreams” ascends to #1 on the Mediabase pop chart. It seizes the throne from Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?,” which slips to #2 this week. Bieber’s tune received ~17,955 weekly plays (-590).

The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (#3, = | ~17,363, +45), Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (#4, = | ~16,456, +1,603), and R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” (#5, = | ~11,340, -3,409) complete pop’s weekly Top 5.

“Wildest Dreams” concurrently received ~6,942 tracking week spins at Hot AC radio (+402), where it takes the crown from X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” That song, which reigned for two weeks, falls to #2 courtesy its ~6,694 weekly plays (+67).

R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” (#3, = | ~6,492, +72), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s (#4, = | ~6,259, +432), and Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” (#5, +2 | ~5,130, +629) complete the Top 5.

“Wildest Dreams” is the fifth single from Taylor Swift’s “1989” — and the fifth to reach #1 at both radio formats.

— “Wildest Dreams,” additionally claims a Top 10 position at adult contemporary radio and what should be a Top 25 position at rhythmic radio (due to Fetty Wap’s “My Way” going recurrent).

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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