Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” Takes #1 at Hot AC; Justin Bieber Rockets Into Top 5

In addition to reaching #1 on the Mediabase pop chart, twenty one pilots’ “Stressed Out” rises to #1 on the hot adult contemporary listing.

Spun ~6,409 times during the February 21-27 tracking week (+308), “Stressed Out” enjoys a one-place bump to #1. It seizes the throne from Rachel Platten’s “Stand By You,” which falls to #2 after three weeks on top.

Platten’s single earned ~5,926 weekly spins (-197).

Adele’s “When We Were Young” holds at #3 with ~5,782 spins (+533), while Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” is stationary at #4 on the strength of its ~5,084 weekly plays (-28).

Up six places, Justin Bieber’s multi-format hit “Love Yourself” cruises to #5 on this week’s Hot AC chart. It received ~4,834 spins during the official tracking week.

The spin count bests last week’s by 879, which represents the week’s greatest airplay gain at Hot AC radio.

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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