Paramore’s “Hard Times” Enters Top 60 At Hot AC Radio; Shawn Mendes Joins Top 65

Two new releases are quickly gaining traction at hot adult contemporary radio.

Hayley Williams in Hard Times | Fueled By Ramen

Despite not launching until mid-week, the lead single from Paramore’s “After Laughter” and the latest Shawn Mendes song are already on the map at hot adult contemporary radio.

Played 72 times during the April 16-22 tracking period, Paramore’s “Hard Times” ranks as the Mediabase Hot AC panel’s #58 song.

Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” which received 49 spins, is officially #65.

“Hard Times” received airplay from seventeen Hot AC stations; twenty-two played the Mendes tune.

“Hard Times” is also in the Top 40 at alternative and Top 75 at pop. “There’s Nothing” is inside the Top 50 at pop radio.

Written by Brian Cantor

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