Taylor Swift’s eagerly anticipated sixth studio album “reputation” debuted on Friday, November 10.
In conjunction with the momentous occasion, the album received considerable support at pop radio.
That support, it should be noted, was not limited to official radio singles “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready For It” or promotional songs “Gorgeous” and “Ready For It.”
Every song from the album actually received opening day airplay at pop radio.
iHeart stations offered formalized support (they played a new song from the album at the top of every hour), but the airplay was not limited to that network. Numerous other stations, including some major market CBS channels, also spun album tracks from “reputation.”
Below, we reveal the top release day supporters for the eleven previously unreleased “reputation” songs (as reported by Mediabase). Note that the stations referenced below are the top supporters; each song received at least one or two spins from dozens of pop stations.
“End Game (featuring Ed Sheeran & Future)” received its biggest support from Miami’s Power 96, which offered a whopping 15 opening day plays. The high-profile collaboration also received double-digit airplay (12 plays) from Orlando’s 101.9 AMP.
“I Did Something Bad” scored its biggest support from Salt Lake City’s Mix 105.1. The station had played the song 6 times by the end of Friday.
Chattanooga’s Hits 96 ranked as the biggest “Don’t Blame Me” supporter. It had played the song 4 times by the end of day one.
In offering 7 plays, Chicago’s B96 earned top supporter status for “Delicate.”
“So It Goes” received 2 opening day spins from dozens of stations; no individual station (or small group of stations) emerged as a leader.
Three stations earn the right to be called the top “Getaway Car” supporter. Dallas’ 103.7 AMP, Modesto’s 95.1 KHOP and Chattanooga’s Hits 96 each played the song 3 times.
Four songs register as king when it comes to “King Of My Heart.” Boston’s Kiss 108, Nashville’s 107.5 The River, Lancaster’s 97 WLAN, and Chattanooga’s Kiss 103.7 each offered 3 spins.
“Dancing With Our Hands Tied” garnered its biggest support from New York’s 92.3 AMP, which offered 4 spins.
Like “So It Goes,” “Dress” received 2 spins from dozens of stations and thus had no individual leader.
Dallas’ 103.7 AMP, which offered 6 spins, ranked as the top supporter for “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”
“New Year’s Day” received 2 spins from dozens of stations but had no sole leader.