Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” Earns #1 at Hot AC Radio; Rachel Platten’s “Stand By You” Top 5

Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” dethrones Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” to become the top song at hot adult contemporary radio.

Up two places from last week’s position, the song takes #1 on this week’s Mediabase Hot AC airplay chart. It received ~6,455 spins during the January 17-23 tracking week (+223).

Trainor’s tune, which reached #1 last week, drops to #2 with of ~6,371 spins (-642).

Adele’s former multi-week #1 “Hello” follows at #3 courtesy its ~6,203 weekly plays (-525), while Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” holds at #4 on the strength of ~6,136 spins (+246).

Spun ~5,615 times during the official tracking week (+502), Rachel Platten’s “Stand By You” rises one place to a new peak of #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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