The song makes the quickest climb to the survey's top spot for a non-holiday song since 1997.
Adele's "Hello" earns yet another honor, bounding 4-1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart (dated Nov. 28).
Notably, the song (which earns Greatest Gainer honors) tops the tally in just its fourth week, marking the quickest climb to No. 1 for a non-holiday song since Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses" reached the summit in just its third week in 1997. The two ballads are the only non-seasonal songs to crown AC in four or fewer weeks since the chart adopted Nielsen Music data in 1993.
(It's become common for holiday songs to lead AC in as few as two or three weeks since the 2000s, as the format largely goes all-holiday for a few weeks each year leading up to Christmas.)