Sam Smith & Normani’s “Dancing With A Stranger” Joins Top 40 At Pop Radio; LIVVIA, Backstreet Boys Top 50

“Dancing With A Stranger” debuts on the pop radio chart.

Sam Smith and Normani by Steve Schofield, via Capitol Records

After just two official days of airplay, Sam Smith & Normani’s “Dancing With A Stranger” earned #55 at pop radio last week.

Following its first full week in the market, the song blasts comfortably into the Top 40.

“Dancing” debuts at #31 on this week’s Mediabase pop radio chart. The song received 1,828 spins during the January 13-19 tracking period, besting last week’s mark by 1,593.

— As “Dancing With A Stranger” hits the Top 40, songs by LIVVIA and Backstreet Boys join the Top 50.

Played 844 times during the tracking period (+525), LIVVIA’s “Damn” ranks as the Mediabase pop panel’s #44 song. It was #52 last week.

Backstreet Boys’ “Chances” concurrently rises six places to #48. It received 455 spins (+181).

Written by Brian Cantor

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