Post Malone’s “Better Now” Remains #1 At Pop Radio; Khalid & Normani’s “Love Lies” #2

“Better Now” celebrates a second week as pop radio’s top song.

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Post Malone’s “Better Now” retains the throne on this week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

Played ~19,165 times during the September 2-8 tracking period (+44), “Better Now” spends a second week at #1.

Its closest competition comes from Khalid x Normani’s “Love Lies.” The song, which was #3 last week, improves to #2 on the strength of its ~18,671 spins (+859).

Down one place, Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B)” takes #3. It received ~18,099 spins (-366).

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It” holds at #4 with ~15,601 spins (-319), while a play count of ~14,909 (+490) keeps Selena Gomez’s “Back To You” at #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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