Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” Expected to Claim #1 at Hot AC Radio

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Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches,” a former pop radio #1, is poised to top this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary chart.

Spun 5,495 times during the first six days of the January 17-23 tracking week (+3.5%), “Stitches” is #1 on Mediabase’s building chart.

Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend),” which reached #1 on last week’s official listing, is #2 on building. It received 5,480 plays during the tracking week’s first six days (-9.0%).

As “LIGLY” is only fifteen spins away from “Stitches,” the race is certainly not over. But insofar as Mendes’ song is accelerating while Trainor’s tune is decelerating, momentum seems to favor “Stitches” becoming the format’s next #1 hit.

Written by Brian Cantor

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