As a common rule, when older hit songs exit the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart resulting from recurrent guidelines, they’re “done” rising on the format. They would possibly nonetheless be receiving airplay — radio hardly ever utterly drops outstanding singles — however they’ve little likelihood of holding, not to mention rising, on the chart.
When Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” seemed prefer it might turn out to be an exception to that rule in mid-2021, Mediabase instituted a coverage permitting recurrent songs to re-enter the chart in the event that they posted 4 consecutive weeks of airplay good points and would rank within the Top 10 for spin rely. Upon returning to the chart, “Levitating” ended up going all the best way to #1.
In late 2021, Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” grew to become the second track to return to the chart beneath the brand new coverage. Prematurely dropped from heavy radio rotation final summer season, “Heat Waves” continued to generate ample buzz and carry out properly on digital platforms. The pleasure finally impressed many radio programmers to resume their assist for the only, permitting the track to attain sufficient airplay for a return.
This week, it follows within the footsteps of “Levitating” by reaching #1. Up one place from final weeks place, “Heat Waves” claims #1 on the power of its ~17,875 monitoring interval spins (+859).
Adele’s “Easy On Me,” which spent seven weeks at #1, falls to #2 this week. The “30” single obtained ~17,199 spins through the January 16-22 monitoring interval (-959).
Doja Cat’s “Need To Know” holds at #3, The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s “STAY” stays at #4, and Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” retains its #5 rating.