Lewis Capaldi's 'Someone You Loved' Hits No. 1 on Pop Songs Airplay Chart

Lewis Capaldi
Shayan Asgharnia

Lewis Capaldi photographed on June 11, 2019 at Capitol Records in Los Angeles.

The song adds another survey to its worldwide chart-topping résumé.

Lewis Capaldi's breakthrough ballad "Someone You Loved" rises to No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated Oct. 26). The coronation is the latest for the track (released on Vertigo/Capitol Records), which in the U.S. has also topped the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart (where it rebounds for a third week at No. 1) and the Pop Digital Song Sales survey.

Globally, the song by the 23-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter has ruled multiple rankings, including the Official UK Singles chart, for seven weeks beginning in March. In the U.S., the single has reached a No. 3 high on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100.

The Pop Songs chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 167 mainstream top 40 stations.

"I had written 'the breakup song' so many times that I was like, 'I can't write about this again,'" Capaldi recently told Billboard of the track, which took several months to complete; eventually, production team TMS encouraged co-writer Capaldi to focus more generally on loss in its lyrics.

"I'm not going to question it," Capaldi said of his rise. "I'm just going to hold on for dear life."

All charts will update tomorrow (Oct. 22) on


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