Taylor Swift, “Wildest Dreams”
The fifth radio single from 1989 slips from its No. 12 Hot 100 high to No. 13 (Swift’s favorite number). But on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, it races 14-10, becoming the fifth top 10 from the set on the tally, with the first four all hitting No. 1: “Shake It Off” (two weeks), “Blank Space” (six), “Style” (three) and “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar (five).
If “Dreams” hits No. 1 on Pop Songs, 1989 would become just the second album to yield at least five leaders on the list: Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream generated a record six in 2010-12. (Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds, in 2006-07, and Lady Gaga’s The Fame, in 2009, also landed four No. 1s apiece.)