One Direction scores its first No. 1 on a Billboard radio airplay chart, as ‘Story of My Life’ rises 2-1 on Adult Pop Songs. The boy band had reached No. 5 on the survey (and No. 3 on Pop Songs) with ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ in 2012.
‘It’s a new, more contemporary sound for One Direction. You find yourself singing and liking the song whether or not you normally like the boy-band sound, or even One Direction. It’s a great song.’ It remains in the Pop Songs top 10 after reaching No. 4