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Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” Earns 7th Week As Pop Radio’s #1 Song

Ed Sheeran [Greg Williams | Atlantic Press Photo]

“Shape Of You” extends its dominant reign as pop radio’s top song.

Played ~19,723 times during the March 26-April 1 tracking week, “Shape Of You” enjoys a seventh week in the #1 spot.

This week’s spin count tops last week’s mark by 295 plays. It tops that of the #2 song, meanwhile, by nearly 4000 spins.

Granted, the #2 song is quickly closing the gap.

Up three spots form last week’s position, Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” takes #2 on the strength of its ~15,794 tracking week spins. This week’s spin count bests last week’s mark by 2,102 plays, which ranks as the greatest weekly airplay gain.

Down one place, ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” takes #3 with ~15,518 spins (-1,957). The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming (featuring Daft Punk)” dips one spot to #4 with ~15,214 tracking week plays (+265).

The Chainsmokers’ “Paris” returns to the Top 5 this week, rising one spot to #5. It received ~14,525 tracking week spins (+1,039).

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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