Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Secures 6th Week As Hot Adult Contemporary Radio’s #1 Song

The megahit keeps its spot atop the Mediabase Hot AC chart.

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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” extends its reign as the biggest song at hot adult contemporary radio.

Played ~5,395 times during the October 1-7 tracking period, “Cruel Summer” enjoys a sixth week at #1. This week’s spin count falls 75 plays shy of last week’s mark but keeps the “Lover” single in the peak spot.

Olivia Rodrigo’s “vampire” rises two places to a new high of #2, while Rema & Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” stays in the #3 position. Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night” drops two places to #4, and Luke Combs’ “Fast Car” spends another week at #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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