Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” Celebrates 17th Week At #1 On Hot Adult Contemporary Radio Chart

“Cruel Summer” remains the biggest song at Hot AC radio.

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Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” again claims first place on the Mediabase hot adult contemporary radio chart.

Played ~5,698 times during the December 31-January 6 tracking period, “Cruel Summer” secures a seventeenth week at #1. This week’s spin count tops last week’s mark by 386 spins.

Rema & Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down,” a high-longevity hit in its own right, holds at #2 this week.

The remainder of the Top 5 also holds steady, with Miley Cyrus’ “Used To Be Young” (#3), Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” (#4), and Paul Russell’s “Lil Boo Thang” (#5) matching last week’s positions.

Written by Brian Cantor

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