Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ Hits No. 1 on Pop Songs Chart

It’s her second leader on the list, after ‘New Rules’ in 2018.


Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated Feb. 29), marking her second leader on the survey. She first reigned for four weeks in February 2018 with “New Rules.”

“Start” concurrently tops Billboard‘s Dance Mix/Show Airplay chart for a 10th week, after it led Dance Club Songs (Jan. 4). It has also hit the top 10 on multiple global charts and reached a No. 6 high to-date on the all-format, streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100.


The song, released on Warner Records, is the lead single from the English singer-songwriter’s second LP, Future Nostalgia, due April 3.

“I feel like it properly describes everything that’s to come with the next record,” Lipa recently told Billboard of the track. “It’s got a theme going through it: It’s more disco-orientated, it’s ’80s-inspired, it’s fun … honest lyrics, but not taking myself too seriously. I just want people when they hear it to want to dance.”

The Pop Songs chart ranks songs by weekly plays on a panel of 169 mainstream top 40-formatted radio stations, as monitored by Nielsen Music/MRC Data.



All charts (dated Feb. 29) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 25).

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