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Maroon 5's 'Maps' tops Atlanta radio airplay


Maroon 5's 'Maps" is the played tune of the week in Atlanta, just edging out Magic!'s "Rude."

Both songs are played by the same four pop stations, with "Maps' heard 290 times vs. 287 times for "Rude," according to Mediabase 24/7 tracking. (The service does not include smaller FM translator stations such as X107.1, Streetz 94.5, Q100 at 97.9 and Nash Icon 98.9 or outlying stations in its calculations.)

For "Maps," it's 32 spins on B98.5, 47 on Star 94, 104 on Power and 102 on Q100.

For "Rude," it's 41 spins on B98.5, 46 on Star, 99 on Power and 101 on Q.

Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" is a close third with no help from B98.5. At No. 4 is former No. 1 "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith is starting to lose spins but is still heard on seven stations: the four pop stations, plus three R&B stations: Kiss, V-103 and Majic.

I foresee either Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" (No. 5) or Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" (No. 6) as future No. 1 songs though both will need help from B98.5, which is being oddly cautious adding either track.

Here are the top 10:

1. Maroon 5 "Maps"

2. Magic! "Rude"

3. Charli XCX "Boom Clap"

4. Sam Smith "Stay With Me"

5. Meghan Trainor "All Aobut That Bass"

6. Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"

7. Nico & Vinz "Am I Wrong"

8. Jeremih "Don't Tell 'Em"

9. Iggy Azalea "Black Widow"

10. John Legend "All Of Me" (still heard on eight stations)

Top 5 songs on various Mediabase 24/7 tracked stations


1. Rich Gang "Lifestyle"

2. Trey Songz "Smartphones"

3. Beyonce "Flawless"

4. T.I. "About the Money"

5. Schoolboy Q "Studio"

ADDS: Jhene Aiko "The Pressure," LL Cool J" The Hustler," Keyshia Cole "Remember"

Hot 107.9

1. Rich Gang "Lifestyle"

2. Schoolboy Q "Studio"

3. Chris Brown "New Flame"

4. Migos "Handsome and Wealthy"

5. T.I. "About the Money"

ADDS: I Love Makonnen "Tuesday"

Kiss 104.1

1. Robin Thicke "Get Her Back"

2. Ledisi "I Blame Her"

3. Usher "Good Kisser"

4. Tamar Braxton "All The Way Home"

5. Michael Jackson/ Justin Timberlake "Love Never Felt So Good:"


Majic 107.5/97.5

1. Usher "Good Kisser"

2. Eric Bvenet "News For You"

3. KEM "It's You"

4. Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake "Love Neveer Felt So Good"

5. Tank "You're My Star"

ADDS: Dave Hollister "Spend the Night"

Power 96.1

1. Charli XCX "Boom Clap"

2. Iggy Azalea "Black Widow"

3. Meghan Trainor "All About that Bass'

4. Maroon 5 "Maps"

5. Majic! "Rude"

ADDS: Calvin Harris "Blame," Lil Jon "Bend Ova," T.I.' No Mediocre"


1. Maroon 5 "Maps"

2. Charli XCX "Boom Clap"

3. Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"

4. Magic! "Rude"

5. Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"

ADDS: Echosmith "Cool Kids," Hilary Duff "All About You"

Star 94

1. Nico & Vinz "Am I Wrong"

2. OneRepublic "Counting Stars"

3. Sam Smith "Stay With Me"

4. Florida-Georgia Line "This Is How We Roll"

5. Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"

ADDS: Vance Joy "Riptide," Demi Lovato "Really Don't Care," Echosmith "Cool Kids"


1. Magic! "Rude"

2. Ingrid Michaelson "Girls Chase Boys"

3. Sam Smith "Stay With Me'

4. Nico & Vinz "Am I Wrong"

5. Maroon 5 "Maps"

ADDS: Coldplay "A Sky Full of Stars"

Praise 102.5

1. Ricky Dillard & New G "Amazing"

2. Hezekiah Walker "Every Praise"

3. William Murphy "It's Working"

4. Smokie Norful "No Greater Love"

5. Tamela Mann "I Can Only Imagine"

ADDS: Lecrae "All I Need Is You"

Fish 104.7

1. Citizen Way "How Sweet the Sound"

2. MercyMe "Greater"

3. Mandisa "Back To You"

4. Matt Redman "Your Grace Finds Me"

5. Newsboys "We Believe"

ADDS: Colton Dixon "More Of You"

Kicks 101.5

1. Cole Swindell "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"

2. Dustin Lynch "Where It's At"

3. Kenny Chesney "American Kids"

4. Lady Antebellum "Bartender"

5. Luke Bryan 'Roller Coaster"

ADDS: Darius Rucker "Homegrown Honey" Blake Shelton "Neon Light," Brad Paisley "Perfect Storm"

94.9/The Bull

1. Dustin Lynch "Where It's At"

2. Cole Swindell "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"

3. Chase Rice "Ready Set Roll"

4. Sam Hunt "Leave the Night On"

5. Kenny Chesney "American Kids"

ADDS: Tim McGraw "Shotgun Rider," Brad Paisley "Perfect Storm"

Rock 100.5

1. Twisted Sister 'We're Not Gonna Take It"

2. Aerosmith "Walk This Way"

3. Guns 'n Roses "Paradise City"

4. Whitesnake "Still of the Night"

5. Free "All Right Now"

97.1/The River

1. Clash "Rock the Casbah"

2.  Guns n Roses " Sweet Child o' Mine"

3. AC/DC "Thunderstruck"

4. Drivin' n Cryin' "Straight to Hell"

5. Genesis "That's All"

Radio 105.7

1. Fitz & the Tantrums "The Walker"

2. Vance Joy "Riptide"

3. Big Data "Dangerous"

4. Bastille "Bad Blood"

5. Milky Chance "Stolen Dance"

ADDS: Young hte Giant "Mind Over Matter" Bleachers "Rollercoaster"


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