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Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes” Continues Reign As #1 Song At Pop, Hot AC & Alternative Radio

“High Hopes” celebrates a fourth consecutive week as a three-format #1.

Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes” closes 2018 as the #1 song at pop, hot adult contemporary and alternative radio.

The song is celebrating a fourth consecutive week as the concurrent leader at all three formats.

— Played 18,336 times during the December 23-29 tracking period, “High Hopes” spends a fourth week at #1 on the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart. This week’s spin count trails last week’s mark by 588 but keeps “High Hopes” higher than the pack.

Ariana Grande’s “breathin” holds at #2 with 17,052 spins (-467), while her “thank u, next” climbs two spots to #3 on the strength of its 16,386 spins (+705).

Halsey’s “Without Me” slides one spot to #4 with 16,355 (-274), and a play count of 15,679 (-679) brings Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier” down one place to #5.

— Credited with 6,050 spins (-255), “High Hopes” tops a fifth consecutive Hot AC chart.

“Happier” again provides the closest competition. It holds at #2 with 5,420 spins (-195).

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B)” stays at #3 with 4,864 (-240), and 5 Seconds Of Summer’s “Youngblood” keeps #4 with 4,477 (-416).

Halsey’s “Without Me,” which received 3,931 spins (+50), spends another week at #5.

— A spin count of 3,528 (-190) earns “High Hopes” an eighth week atop the alternative chart.

twenty one pilots’ “My Blood” holds at #2 with 3,463 (-15), and Mumford & Sons’ “Guiding Light” keeps #3 with 3,174 (-71).

Up one place, Flora Cash’s “You’re Somebody Else” takes #4 with 2,960 (-33). “Happier” concurrently drops one slot to #5 with 2,876 (-121).

Brian Cantor

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