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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Spends 3rd Week As #1 Song On Pop Radio Chart

“Cruel Summer” remains the biggest song at pop radio.

Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” extends its pop radio reign by another week.

Indeed, the 2019 fan favorite turned 2023 radio single celebrates a third week at #1 on the Mediabase pop radio chart. “Cruel Summer” received ~16,544 spins during the August 6-12 tracking period, trailing last week’s mark by 18 but keeping nearly 2500 spins ahead of the competition.

Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire,” which received ~14,050 spins (+1,941), holds at #2.

Rema & Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” drops a spot to #3, while Miguel’s “Sure Thing” stays at #4. Down two places, Swift’s fellow single “Karma” earns #5 on this week’s chart.

Brian Cantor

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