Ed Sheeran goes all in at No. 22 with ‘The Joker & The Queen’: AirCheck

Chart Highlights    February 17, 2022

  • Top Debut: Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift enter the chart at No. 22
  • Heating Up: ALTEGO, Britney Spears & Ginuwine record 189 spins
  • Breaking: The Chainsmokers’ ‘High’ cements its spot in the Top 40


Ed Sheeran keeps the hits coming with ‘The Joker & The Queen’ feat. Taylor Swift debuting at No. 22 on the latest AirCheck National Radio Airplay Chart. The national Nova network contributed 205 spins (59.7%), while KIIS Sydney and Melbourne added 44 spins collectively.

Taken from Sheeran’s latest album =, ‘Joker’ ties the debut position of previous single ‘Overpass Graffiti’. The album’s first two cuts – ‘Bad Habits’ and ‘Shivers’ – debuted at No. 3 and No. 11, respectively. All four singles appear on the current chart, amassing a cumulative total of 1,967 spins.

‘Toxic Pony’ by ALTEGO, Britney Spears & Ginuwine debuts at No. 39 with 189 spins across eight outlets. Once again, Nova spearheaded the charge, while KIIS and The Edge 96.1 also got on board.

The Chainsmokers are back with their fresh banger ‘High’. Debuting at No. 36 last week, the track remains steady, despite a spins gain of 9.4%. ‘High’ was the 17th most-played song on the Hit Network this week with notable support from B105 (22 spins), SAFM (21) and Fox FM (21).