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The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s ‘Something Just Like This’ Hits No. 1 on AC Chart

The song halts the 24-week reign of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." Plus, Pat Benatar belongs on the tally again.

The Chainsmokers complete their first trip to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, and Coldplay makes its second visit to the summit, as the acts’ “Something Just Like This” rises 2-1 (on the chart dated Oct. 21).

In their lone prior AC appearance, The Chainsmokers hit No. 8 with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, in March. Coldplay, among its nine entries, previously led the list for a week in 2009 with “Viva La Vida.”


Meanwhile, “Something” leads its fourth airplay chart. It previously crowned Adult Pop Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay for seven weeks each and Pop Songs for two frames. The collab between the EDM duo and alt-rock band (each with notable pop sensibilities) also hit No. 15 on Adult Alternative Songs and No. 16 on Alternative Songs. It reached No. 3 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart.

“Something” dethrones Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” after 24 weeks at No. 1 on AC, the second-longest command in the chart’s 56-year history. “Shape” trails only Uncle Kracker‘s “Drift Away” (featuring Dobie Gray), which led for a record 28 weeks in 2003-04.

Meanwhile, Pat Benatar returns to the AC tally for the first time with a non-seasonal song in nearly 33 years, as “Dancing Through the Wreckage” bows at No. 28. The song (from the documentary Served Like a Girl, about a beauty pageant for female veterans) is her first entry on the chart since “We Belong,” which hit No. 34 in 1984. Benatar made one other visit to the chart in between, with the holiday single “Christmas in America” (No. 22, 2002). (On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, Benatar collected 15 top 40 hits, including four top 10s, in 1980-88.)

All charts will update tomorrow (Oct. 10) on Billboard.com.