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Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” is Pop’s Most-Added, One Direction Starts Well

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The runner-up on last week’s pop radio add board rises to the top of the pack this week.

According to Mediabase, Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)” grabs the most-added distinction on the strength of 58 monitored pop pickups. A second straight week of strong support assures the song, which is already a Top 30 pop hit, will continue making an impression at the format.

“Uptown Funk” will receive additional, high-profile exposure when Ronson and Mars on Saturday’s “SNL.”

One Direction’s new single “Night Changes” follows as the week’s second-most-added song. It won support from 54 stations in conjunction with its official radio impact.

Available to pop radio programmers for less than a week, 1D’s follow-up to “Steal My Girl” has thus far amassed 646 spins at the format.

Selena Gomez’ surging “The Heart Wants What it Wants,” which was last week’s most-added, grabs third place this week. It landed at 47 more stations this week.

OneRepublic’s “I Lived,” which is on the verge of entry into the pop top forty, is fourth-most-added courtesy a weekly pickup count of 42. Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer,” which is also poised for imminent entry into the top forty, claims the fifth-most-added label with 24 additional pickups.

Other songs on the pop radar this week: Eden xo’s Top 40 hit “Too Cool to Dance” (6th-most-added, 19 adds), I LOVE MAKONNEN’s newly impacting “Tuesday (featuring Drake)” (7th-most-added, 18 adds), Jessie J’s “Burnin’ Up (featuring 2 Chainz)” (7th-most-added, 18 adds), Shawn Mendes’ “Something Big” (9th-most-added, 14 adds), Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” (10th-most-added, 12 adds).

While not one of the week’s ten-most-added tracks, Becky G’s “Can’t Stop Dancin'” did score some first week support. It scored 10 monitored adds in conjunction with its impact.

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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