Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” Headed For Top 30 at Hot AC, Pop Radio

Earlier this week, Headline Planet noted that Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” was set to enter the Top 40 on this week’s official Mediabase hot adult contemporary and pop airplay charts.

While technically accurate, the term “Top 40” undersells exactly how high the song is expected to go this week.

Based the song’s performance during the first six days of the February 21-27 tracking week, it is actually on track to reach the Top 30 on both charts.

The recipient of 598 Hot AC spins during the first six days of the tracking week, “New Romantics” is #28 on Mediabase’s building chart for the format. It will doubtfully slip from the position, and it may even leapfrog Empire Of The Sun’s building #27 “Walking On A Dream” before the tracking week ends. With Ellie Goulding’s #11 “On My Mind” additionally set to be removed as a recurrent, “New Romantics” could end up at #26 when the final chart goes to print.

“New Romantics” concurrently received 1,491 pop spins during the tracking week’s first six days. The count positions the song at #30 on the format’s building chart.

“New Romantics” does not face an obvious threat below. It, moreover, should easily leapfrog Tori Kelly’s building #29 “Hollow” before the chart goes final.

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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