Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Twenty One Pilots’ “Chlorine,” Blueface’s “Thotiana” Make Top 50 At Pop Radio

“Old Town Road,” “Chlorine,” and “Thotiana” improve their rankings at pop radio.

Lil Nas X - Old Town Road | Columbia

Lil Nas X’s buzzy “Old Town Road” is quickly garnering attention at pop radio. It officially enters the format’s Top 50 this week.

twenty one pilots’ “Chlorine” and Blueface’s “Thotiana” also earn Top 50 positions.

Played 894 times during the March 24-30 tracking period, “Old Town Road” ranks as the Mediabase pop panel’s #41 song. It was #60 last week.

This week’s spin count tops last week’s mark by a healthy 684 spins. That ranks as the pop format’s fifth-greatest airplay gain — and by far the largest for a song outside the Top 40.

Up four places, “Chlorine” earns #48 this week. It received 552 spins (+263).

A play count of 380 (+61) concurrently lifts “Thotiana” one spot to #50.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Songs By AJ Mitchell, H.E.R., Bryce Vine & YG, Pink Enter Top 40 At Pop Radio

Songs By Andy Grammer, Khalid & Kane Brown Debut On Hot Adult Contemporary Radio Chart