DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean” Claims #1 at Hot AC Radio; Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” Top 5


DNCE’s debut single “Cake By The Ocean” officially seizes the throne at hot adult contemporary radio.

Spun ~6,647 times during the May 15-21 tracking week (+145), “Cake” rises to #1 on this week’s Mediabase Hot AC chart. It was #2 last week.

The single, which becomes DNCE’s first radio #1, seizes the throne from Lukas Graham’s “7 Years.” Played ~6,298 times this week (-406), the song drops to #2 after three weeks on top.

Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” holds at #3 with ~5,600 weekly plays (-214), while a weekly spin count of ~4,941 (-335) keeps Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away” stationary at #4.

Up one place, Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece By Piece” earns #5 on the strength of its ~4,608 weekly plays (+82). This marks the song’s first appearance inside the Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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