Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” Reaches #1 At Hot AC Radio

The former alternative #1 reaches the pinnacle of another format’s airplay chart.

Imagine Dragons on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” which spent twelve weeks atop the Mediabase alternative chart, rises to #1 on this week’s hot adult contemporary listing.

Up one place from last week’s position, “Believer” seizes the throne from The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s hit “Something Just Like This.”

“Believer” received ~6,404 spins during the July 9-15 tracking week, besting last week’s mark by 376 plays.

“Something Just Like This,” which falls to #2, received ~6,184 spins (+45).

Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” holds at #3 with ~5,575 (+248), while a spin count of ~5,308 (+63) keeps Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” at #4.

Sheeran’s “Castle On The Hill,” which received ~5,024 spins (-217), holds at #5.

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