Rachel Platten, Goo Goo Dolls, Cold War Kids Enter Top 30 at Hot AC Radio

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Rachel Platten’s “Better Place,” Goo Goo Dolls’ “So Alive,” and Cold War Kids’ “First” all earn Top 30 positions on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

Up four places, “Better Place” takes #28 on the strength of its ~842 tracking week spins (+180).

“Better Place” is the follow-up to Platten’s “Stand By You,” which reached #1 at the Hot AC format.

Spun ~801 times during the April 17-23 tracking week (+442), “So Alive” jumps ten places to #29. “So Alive” is the lead single from the veteran act’s “Boxes.”

“First,” a former alternative radio #1, rises three places to #30 on this week’s Hot AC chart. It received ~777 weekly spins (+137).

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