Will Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same” rule pop radio for a fourth consecutive week or will Zedd, Maren Morris & Zedd’s “The Middle” return to #1 for a sixth, non-consecutive week?
That is the question that will be answered when Mediabase publishes its pop radio airplay chart this Sunday.
As of press time, the two songs are locked in a very tight race for #1.
“Never Be The Same” received 11,164 spins during the first five days of the May 20-26 tracking period. “The Middle” garnered 11,006 spins within that window.
But while “Never Be The Same” may possess the current lead, “The Middle” has a momentum advantage. Both songs are decelerating, but “Never Be The Same” is fading at a sharper rate. It is down 6.9% from the count at this point last week, while “The Middle” is down 3.8%.
If they remain on those exact trajectories, “Never Be The Same” would close the week with a very slight (~50 spins) edge. If, however, the paces shift even slightly in favor of “The Middle,” the Zedd-Maren-Grey tune would return to the pinnacle position.
The final chart will be published Sunday afternoon.