Adele’s “Hello” Reaches 8 Weeks as Hot AC Radio’s #1 Song; Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Enters Top 10

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A slight week-over-week spin loss does not prevent Adele’s “Hello” from extending its reign at hot adult contemporary radio.

The smash single earns an eighth week at #1 on Mediabase’s Hot AC listing.

This week’s victory comes on the strength of ~7,121 tracking week spins (-42). Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend),” which again ranks as runner-up, received ~7,085 spins during the January 3-9 tracking period (-4).

Like “Hello” and “Lose You,” the chart’s other Top 5 songs retain last week’s positions. Shawn Mendes’ “Stiches” is again #3 with ~6,395 weekly plays (+19), while Elle King’s “Ex’s And Oh’s” (~4, = | ~6,115, -47) and Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” (#5, = | ~5,678, +161) complete the Top 5.

While the Top 5 is without a new addition, the Top 10 is not. Up four places, Justin Bieber’s multi-format hit “Sorry” takes #10 on the strength of ~3,160 tracking week spins (+467).

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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