Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” Reaches #1 At Hot AC Radio

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” claims the top spot on this week’s Hot AC chart.

Shawn Mendes on SNL | Will Heath/ NBC

While it cedes its throne at pop radio, Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” reaches the top spot at another radio format this week.

Up one place, “There’s Nothing” takes #1 on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

The song received ~6,626 spins during the August 20-26 tracking week. This week’s count tops last week’s mark by 204 plays.

Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” the former #1, falls to #2 this week. It received ~6,532 spins (-120).

Played ~5,680 times during the tracking week (+231), Charlie Puth’s “Attention” rises two places to #3.

Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” drops one spot to #4 with ~5,386 spins (-405), while The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” falls one place to #5 with ~5,211 (-264).

Written by Brian Cantor

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