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

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” reclaims the hot adult contemporary throne.

Shawn Mendes on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Last week, Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” ceded the hot adult contemporary radio throne to Charlie Puth’s “Attention.”

This week, it reclaims the #1 spot on Mediabase’s Hot AC airplay chart.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” which received ~6,236 spins during the September 24-30 tracking week (-52), is celebrating a fifth (non-consecutive) week at #1.

The aforementioned “Attention” falls to #2 this week. It received ~6,096 spins (-280).

Up one place, Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” earns #3 with ~5,969 spins (+336). Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” also rises one place; in its case, it takes #4 with ~5,779 plays (+416).

Down two spots, Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” grabs #5 with ~5,402 plays (-299).

Written by Brian Cantor

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