“Whatever It Takes,” “The Middle” Reach Top 10 At Hot AC Radio; “No Excuses” Enters Top 15

This week’s hot adult contemporary climbers include “Whatever It Takes,” “The Middle,” and “No Excuses.”

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Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” and Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” were #11 and #12, respectively, on last week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary radio chart.

This week, both songs move into the Top 10.

Played 3,900 times during the March 18-24 tracking period (+559), “Whatever It Takes” improves to #9 on this week’s listing.

“The Middle” directly follows at #10. It received 3,884 spins (+592).

— As “Whatever It Takes” and “The Middle” move into the Top 10, Meghan Trainor’s “No Excuses” earns a spot in the Top 15.

Up three places, “No Excuses” takes #14 on the strength of its 2,323 plays (+397).

Written by Brian Cantor

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