Taylor Swift has all 10 top spots on the Billboard top 100

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For the first time in the chart’s 64-plus-year history, all 10 spots in the chart’s highest tier belong to just one lead artist: Taylor Swift, who occupies the whole region with tracks from her new album, the Oct. 21-released Midnights.

The records for most simultaneous top 10 hits and most top 10 hits off the same album had been set originally by such artists as The Beatles (all of the top five at once in 1964) and Michael Jackson (seven top 10 hits from Thriller from 1982-84). But both marks were broken last year by one of Swift’s primary rivals for 21st-century chart dominance: Drake commanded nine of the top 10 spots on the Hot 100 dated Sept. 18, 2021, with the release of his much-anticipated Certified Lover Boy album. Just a little over a year later, the two records now turn over to Swift — and this time, they can only ever be tied, never bettered.

 
This is why the Billboard Hot 100 charts are no longer relevant to DJs. These songs aren't hits and they'll fall off the charts as quickly as they arrived; they just happened to get a ton of streams in their first week of release.
 
I use the local radio stations top 8 at 8 as its more relevant to my market

While it's probably a good representation of what that station plays at the moment, it's not at all based on listener requests or any type of audience research. People don't call radio stations to request songs anymore; even when they used to, radio stations rarely ever played them.
 
While it's probably a good representation of what that station plays at the moment, it's not at all based on listener requests or any type of audience research. People don't call radio stations to request songs anymore; even when they used to, radio stations rarely ever played them.
Actually theirs is based off listener requests for the past 24 hours
 
Actually theirs is based off listener requests for the past 24 hours

I work in radio and there's a few others here that have that could likely confirm this they really are not. I've been told they never were. If it's a totally locally owned station they don't have the time to sort it in the log if it's a corporate station then all their top 40 stations likely run the same log (playlist) with different commercials.

The Log Tools software the categories are all there built by a program director and the template is there. For example if they run a top 8 at 8 the first songs from the 8 o'clock hour are all current/hot and the software basically shuffles them. It is possible to adjust what the software puts in but it would be a rare occasion anyone would they just time out the hour and move on. Basically it's like playing a slot machine they press the button and see what comes up