“Bad Guy” Becomes Billie Eilish’s First #1 At Pop Radio, Stays #1 At Alternative Radio

“bad guy” is the #1 song at two formats of radio.

Billie Eilish in bad guy Video | Darkroom/Interscope

Making good on the early projection, “bad guy” jumps to #1 on this week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart. In doing so, it becomes Eilish’s first career chart-topper at the format.

“bad guy” concurrently spends a third week atop the Mediabase alternative radio listing.

— “bad guy,” which was #2 on last week’s pop chart, takes #1 thanks to its ~19,005 tracking period plays. This week’s count tops last week’s mark by 132.

After spending three weeks at #1, Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care” falls to #2. The collaboration received ~18,628 spins during the August 4-10 tracking period (-560).

Up one place, Shawn Mendes’ “If I Can’t Have You” earns #3. Khalid’s “Talk” falls two spots to #4, while Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” ascends two places to #5.

— “bad guy” meanwhile keeps its alternative crown on the strength of ~3,400 tracking week spins (-18).

Up two places, Matt Maeson’s “Cringe” grabs #2 with ~3,076 spins (+227).

Of Monsters & Men’s “Alligator” rises two places to #3, while The Head & The Heart’s “Missed Connection” falls two spots to #4.

A three-place rise concurrently brings Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” to #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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