Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” Likely Headed For Pop Radio’s Top 5

The momentum-rich track may jump into the Top 5 this week.

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Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s rapidly rising “The Middle” may jump into the Top 5 on this week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

“The Middle” received 3,396 spins during the first two days of the March 11-17 tracking period. Up 10.2% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots “The Middle” at #5 on Mediabase’s building chart.

It is obviously too early to guarantee Top 5 placement for “The Middle.” The prospects do, however, look quite bright.

Selena Gomez x Marshmello’s “Wolves,” the #6 song on the building chart, is trending downward (3,307 spins, -10.2% for the first two days). It, consequently, is not an imminent threat to “The Middle.”

While Bebe Rexha’s building #7 “Meant To Be (featuring Florida Georgia Line)” is moving up, it is actually rising at a slower pace than “The Middle” (3,294 spins, +7.2%). If the songs maintain similar paces throughout the week, “The Middle” will widen its lead by the time the chart goes final.

Written by Brian Cantor

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