A new annual statement from WARM reveals what songs have had the most radio airplay in the United States in 2019.
The list, which looks at the top 100 songs, contains both some expected as well as some unexpected titles. At the very top we have Panic! At The Disco with the most played song on American radio stations, the song (‘High Hopes’) was released in May 2018. In 97th place we see the genuine classic "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey. The song was released way back in 1981 and is actually the only charting song not released in the late 2010s.
It's worth noting that most other radio charts available are influenced by the size and importance of specific radio stations. This means that plays on certain stations count more than plays on others, which can make them less transparent. WARM’s chart, however, uses a 1:1 count based on 7492 monitored US radio stations which is the largest coverage of US radio stations for any radio tracking service by far.
An artist like Khalid may not seem like the biggest name in the music industry yet, he seems to be pretty well off, since the accumulated numbers shows that he's the artist with most radio airplay in the US due to his multiple entries on the chart - ending up with a total of more than 2.2M radio spins during 2019. One could wonder if he's also the artist earning the most on radio royalties? See the complete list below.
RankPlays ArtistTitle1749.571Panic! At The DiscoHigh Hopes2744.490Jonas BrothersSucker3707.225KhalidTalk4684.309Sam Smith, NormaniDancing With A Stranger5668.194Ed Sheeran, Justin BieberI Don't Care6661.431HalseyWithout Me7609.590Marshmello, BastilleHappier8567.825Post MaloneWow.9561.147Benny blanco, HalseyEastside10554.526Ava MaxSweet but Psycho11516.361Billie EilishBad Guy12513.153Shawn Mendes, Camila CabelloSenorita13485.140Lewis CapaldiSomeone You Loved14480.622Post Malone, Swae LeeSunflower15470.860Maroon 5, Cardi BGirls Like You16465.541Shawn MendesIf I Can't Have You17456.710ShaedTrampoline18454.264Ellie GouldingClose To Me19430.317Ariana Grande7 rings20392.117KhalidBetter21365.9715 Seconds Of SummerYoungblood22356.199Ariana Grandethank u23355.550Morgan WallenWhiskey Glasses24348.191Dean LewisBe Alright25335.037Ed Sheeran, KhalidBeautiful People26328.330Jonas BrothersOnly Human27327.973Post MaloneCircles28325.467LizzoTruth Hurts29324.511Lovelythebandbroken30317.052LauvI Like Me Better31311.304Kane BrownGood as You32310.839Chris Brown, DrakeNo Guidance (Explicit)33304.288Ariana Grandebreak up with your girlfriend34301.279Post Malone, Young ThugGoodbyes35300.164Zedd & Grey, Maren MorrisThe Middle36296.051Lady Gaga, Bradley CooperShallow37294.432Lauren DaigleYou Say38292.904Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia LineMeant to Be39288.445P!nkWalk Me Home40288.095Post MaloneBetter Now41282.447Portugal. The ManFeel It Still42277.712Travis ScottSICKO MODE43270.857Chris YoungRaised on Country44265.019Meek Mill, DrakeGoing Bad45264.141Taylor SwiftYou Need To Calm Down46262.879Luke CombsBeer Never Broke My Heart47262.615Cardi B, Bruno MarsPlease Me48247.983Taylor SwiftDelicate49240.939Khalid, NormaniLove Lies50231.796A Boogie Wit da HoodieLook Back At It51228.887Lil Nas XPanini52228.363Jon PardiNight Shift53225.747Maroon 5Memories54224.173Taylor Swift, Brendon UrieMe!55221.398Sam SmithHow Do You Sleep?56218.737Maren MorrisGirl57216.587Ed SheeranPerfect58215.399Bad Bunny, DrakeMia59210.309Ariana Grandebreathin60207.296Dua LipaNew Rules61205.568Lizzo , Ariana GrandeGood As Hell62203.227Chris StapletonMillionaire63202.360Lil Nas X, Billy Ray CyrusOld Town Road64199.946Cardi B, Bad BunnyI Like It65198.763Camila Cabello, Young ThugHavana66198.457Lady AntebellumWhat If I Never Get Over You67198.295Ed SheeranShape of You68197.010Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber1069196.886Charlie PuthAttention70196.169Imagine DragonsThunder71194.920NfTime72194.102The Chainsmokers, ColdplaySomething Just Like This73186.368J. ColeMIDDLE CHILD74185.734Lil Nas XOld Town Road75184.865Old DominionOne Man Band76183.898Thomas RhettLook What God Gave Her77183.830Shawn MendesThere's Nothing Holdin' Me Back78180.102Cardi BMoney79178.844Lukas GrahamLove Someone80171.044Camila CabelloNever Be the Same (Radio Edit)81170.408Selena GomezBack To You (From 13 Reasons Why ? Season 2 Soundtrack)82170.077Imagine DragonsWhatever It Takes83168.704Carrie UnderwoodSouthbound84168.383Imagine DragonsBeliever85167.542BazziMine86165.983Bruno MarsThat's What I Like87162.27121 Savage, J. Colea lot88160.760MaxLights Down Low89159.897Ella MaiTrip90154.819Gucci Mane, Bruno MarsWake Up In The Sky91154.459Lil Baby, GunnaDrip Too Hard92153.687Imagine DragonsNatural93153.554Shawn MendesIn My Blood94152.337Drake, Rick RossMoney In The Grave95151.608Taylor SwiftLover96149.510MidlandBurn Out97147.749JourneyDon't Stop Believin'98146.367Justin TimberlakeCAN'T STOP THE FEELING! 99145.688Juice WrldLucid Dreams100145.486Kodak Black, Travis ScottZeze
The data is collected in collaboration with Music DNA. WARM is tracking more than 27.000 radio stations on a global scale.