The Chainsmokers & Halsey’s “Closer” Earns 7th Week As Pop Radio’s #1 Song

Closer Lyric Video [Columbia Records]

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” continues its reign atop the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

Played ~18,851 times during the October 30-November 5 tracking week (-248), “Closer” earns an impressive seventh week at #1. This marks the longest reign of 2016.

Up one place, DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You (featuring Justin Bieber)” takes #2 with ~18,393 weekly spins (+743).

twenty one pilots’ “Heathens” drops a spot to #3 with ~17,718 tracking period plays (-74), while The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” holds at #4 with ~14,533 (+261).

A one-position rise brings gnash’s “i hate u, i love u (featuring olivia o’brien)” to #5. It received ~11,957 tracking period plays (+1,171).

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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