Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Enjoys 2nd Week At #1 On Pop Radio Chart

The summer of “Cruel Summer” continues.

Taylor Swift - Lover visualizer art | UMG/TS/Republic

Taylor Swift’s 2019 song “Cruel Summer” impressively rose to #1 on last week’s Mediabase pop radio chart. It retains that position this week.

Indeed, “Cruel Summer” spends a second week as pop radio’s most played song. The “Lover” song, which began its long-awaited radio run this year, received ~16,549 spins during the July 30-August 5 tracking period. The count tops last week’s mark by 1,120.

Up one place, Rema & Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” scores #2 on the newest Mediabase pop chart.

Swift’s former #1 “Karma” drops one place to #3, while Miguel’s “Sure Thing” holds at #4. Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire” concurrently rises two levels to #5.

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.

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