Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” Celebrates 9th Week As Hot AC Radio’s #1 Song

“Perfect” spends another week as the format’s most played song.

Ed Sheeran on GMA | Paula Lobo/ABC

A week-over-week airplay decline does not prevent Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” from retaining the top spot on the Mediabase hot adult contemporary radio chart.

“Perfect” received ~6,260 spins during the March 11-17 tracking week. The count trails last week’s mark by 382 but keeps “Perfect” atop the listing.

Sheeran’s ballad is celebrating a ninth, non-consecutive week at #1.

Like last week, its closest competition comes from Charlie Puth’s “How Long.” Puth’s single received ~5,975 plays this week (+190).

Up one place, MAX’s “Lights Down Low (featuring gnash)” takes #3 with ~5,717 spins (+481).

P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” rises two spots to #4 with ~4,958 spins (+156), while a spin count of ~4,772 (+527) lifts Bebe Rexha’s “Meant To Be (featuring Florida Georgia Line)” four places to #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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