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The Script Makes Big Splash at Hot AC Radio, Colbie Caillat Follows

When your song enters the top 40 before officially going for adds at a given radio format, things bode well for the song’s official impact.

Sure enough, The Script’s new “Superheroes,” which debuted at #37 on this week’s official Mediabase Hot Adult Contemporary airplay chart, entered the fray as the format’s most-added song.

“Superheroes” landed at an impressive 25 stations in conjunction with its official Hot AC impact this week. That warm welcome will assure it continues to rocket up the format’s airplay chart.

Colbie Caillat’s “Try,” which garnered buzz alongside Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” as part of a new empowerment trend in popular music, was the week’s second-most-added with 14 pickups. Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” tied that mark, while Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” and Mary Lambert’s “Secrets” followed with 12 adds each.

Other notable performers included Echosmith’s Top 20 hit “Cool Kids” (11 adds), Disclosure’s “Latch (featuring Sam Smith)” (8 adds), Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Bass” (8 adds), MKTO’s “Classic” (8 adds), Demi Lovato’s “Really Don’t Care (featuring Cher Lloyd)” (7 adds) and Florida Georgia Line’s “This is How We Roll (remix featuring Jason DeRulo)” (7 adds).

Since Mediabase only includes data from monitored reporters in its airplay chart, it is also worth looking at how songs fared specifically with those stations this week:

1) The Script – Superheroes – 25 monitored adds
2) Colbie Caillat – Try – 14 monitored adds
3) Ed Sheeran – Don’t – 13 monitored adds
4) Charli XCX – Boom Clap – 12 monitored adds
4) Mary Lambert – Secrets – 12 monitored adds
6) Echosmith – Cool Kids – 10 monitored adds
7) MKTO – Classic – 8 monitored adds
8) Demi Lovato – Really Don’t Care featuring Cher Lloyd – 7 monitored adds
8) Disclosure – Latch featuring Sam Smith – 7 monitored adds
8) Florida Georgia Line – This is How We Roll featuring Jason DeRulo – 7 monitored adds
8) Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass – 7 monitored adds

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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