Weezer’s “Africa” Joins Top 5 At Hot AC Radio; Lovelytheband’s “Broken” Top 10

“Africa” and “Broken” reach new highs at hot adult contemporary radio.

Weezer on Kimmel | Randy Holmes/ABC

Two former alternative radio number ones continue their climbs at hot adult contemporary.

Weezer’s “Africa” moves into the Top 5 on this week’s Mediabase Hot AC chart. Lovelytheband’s “Broken” hits the Top 10.

Played ~4,940 times during the August 19-25 tracking period, “Africa” ascends one place to #5 on this week’s chart. This week’s count tops last week’s mark by 483 plays, which ranks as the format’s #4 airplay gain.

“Broken” concurrently rises two places to #9. It received ~3,683 spins during the tracking period, besting last week’s count by 379.

Written by Brian Cantor

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