Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Reclaims #1 At Pop Radio, Earning 6th Week On Top

Taylor Swift’s enduring single regains the top spot.

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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” rebounds to #1 on this week’s Mediabase pop radio chart, earning a sixth total week as the format’s biggest song.

Up one place from last week’s position, “Cruel Summer” reclaims #1 on the strength of its ~16,356 spins. This week’s count reflects a week-over-week gain of 481 plays.

Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night,” which received ~15,878 spins during the September 10-16 tracking week (-461), drops one spot to #2.

Nicki Minaj, Ice Spice & Aqua’s “Barbie World” ascends two levels to #3, as Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire” falls from #2 to #4.

Down one place, SZA’s “Snooze” takes #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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