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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.

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.

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