Lil Nas X is on the verge of scoring his first pop radio #1.
According to Mediabase, his “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” received 8,032 spins during the first three days of the July 4-10 tracking period. Up 9% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots “MONTERO” at #1 on the Mediabase building/real-time chart.
“MONTERO” does not have a huge lead over Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More (featuring SZA)” (7,862 spins), but it has a decided momentum advantage. Whereas the Lil Nas X song is up 9% from last week’s mark, “Kiss Me More” is up just under 4%. As long the songs remain on similar trajectories, “MONTERO” will further pad its lead as the tracking period concludes.
Olivia Rodrigo’s building #3 “good 4 u” is gaining at a faster pace (7,446, +13%), but it is not yet within striking distance of “MONTERO” and the #1 position.