Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” marks a pair of airplay chart milestones, hitting the top 10 on Adult Top 40 (11-10) and debuting on Mainstream Top 40 at No. 38. Radio Disney leads all reporters on the latter list with 465 plays through May 31, according to Nielsen Music.
“From the first time I heard ‘Fight Song,’ I felt it could connect broadly,” says Radio Disney GM/vp programming Phil Guerini. On April 25, Platten performed the song at the Radio Disney Music Awards, which he calls a “defining moment for her.” Citing the song’s inspirational lyrics, he adds, “She’s no longer a ‘small boat on the ocean.'”