Sia & Kendrick Lamar, Gnash & Olivia O’Brien, John Legend, Walking On Cars Reach Hot AC Radio’s Top 40

Maddie Ziegler in Sia's The Greatest Video [RCA Records]

In debuting at #21 on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary chart, Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is the highest ranking of five additions to the Top 40.

Sia’s “The Greatest (featuring Kendrick Lamar)**,” gnash’s “i hate u, i love u (featuring olivia o’brien),” John Levend’s “Love Me Now,” and Walking On Cars’ “Speeding Cars” also join the Top 40 this week.

Spun 457 times during the October 9-15 tracking week (+132), “The Greatest” takes #33. Last week, it was below the chart at #44.

Up thirteen places, “i hate u, i love u” earns #34. The single received 449 weekly Hot AC spins (+164).

Credited with 391 weekly spins (+232), John Legend’s “Love Me Now” jumps nineteen places to #36.

“Speeding Cars” follows at #37. The song, which was #43 last week, received 379 spins this week (+33).

**Note: Some Hot AC stations may be playing a non-Kendrick Lamar version of “The Greatest.” Mediabase does not distinguish the two when tabulating airplay.

Written by Brian Cantor

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