Ariana’s “Side To Side” Runs Pop For A 5th Straight Week

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Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)” retains the top spot on the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

Played ~17,596 times during the January 1-7 tracking week, “Side To Side” earns a fifth consecutive week at #1.

This week’s spin count bests last week’s mark by 233 plays. It bests that of the #2 song, meanwhile, by over 800 spins.

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know (featuring Kendrick Lamar),” which was #3 last week, is #2 this week. It garnered ~16,785 weekly plays (+1,158).

Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful” drops one spot to #3 with ~16,474 spins (+513), while The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” holds at #4 with ~14,104 spins (+2).

Credited with ~13,024 weekly plays (+297), Hailee Steinfeld & Grey’s “Starving (featuring Zedd)” stays put at #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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