Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” Continues Reign As #1 At Hot AC Radio

There continues to be little movement in the upper region of the Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart. The five songs that appeared in last week’s Top 5 also occupy this week’s Top 5.

Sia’s “Cheap Thrills (featuring Sean Paul)” is once again #1. Spun ~6,825 times during the September 4-10 tracking week (-47), “Cheap Thrills” earns a fourth week at #1.

Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” switch places, with the former rising a spot to #2 and the latter falling to #3. Adele’s tune received ~6,341 weekly spins (-138); Timberlake’s smash was played ~6,294 times (-274).

twenty one pilots’ “Ride” holds at #4 with ~5,979 spins (+37), while P!nk’s “Just Like Fire” remains #5 on the strength of its ~5,228 weekly plays (-326).

Written by Brian Cantor

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