Weezer’s “Africa” Joins Top 15 At Hot AC Radio; Leon Bridges’ “Beyond” Goes Top 20

“Africa” and “Beyond” reach new highs on the hot adult contemporary chart.

Weezer on Kimmel | Randy Holmes/ABC

As it moves up to #2 on the alternative chart, Weezer’s cover of “Africa” cracks the Top 15 on Mediabase’s hot adult contemporary listing.

Leon Bridges’ “Beyond” concurrently moves into the Hot AC chart’s Top 20.

Played 2,578 times during the July 22-28 tracking period, “Africa” rises one place to #15 on this week’s listing. The play count tops last week’s mark by 662 spins, which ranks as the Hot AC format’s greatest airplay gain.

Up two places, “Beyond” takes #20 on this week’s chart. It received 1,164 spins during the official tracking week (+69).

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