Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Returns To #1 At Hot Adult Contemporary Radio, Earning 13th Week On Top

“Cruel Summer” reclaims the top spot at Hot AC radio.

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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” fell to #2 on last week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary radio chart, but that was not the end of its reign. The song returns to #1 on this week’s Mediabase Hot AC chart, earning a thirteenth overall week on top.

“Cruel Summer” received ~5,342 spins during the December 3-9 tracking period, trailing last week’s mark by 40 but thrusting the single into the #1 position.

Down one place, Miley Cyrus’ “Used To Be Young” takes #2 this week.

Rema & Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” holds at #3, while Jelly Roll’s “NEED A FAVOR” rises one level to #4. Dua Lipa’s “Dance The Night” concurrently drops one spot to #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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