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Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” is Most-Added at Hot AC

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Last week, he split the crown with his friend and former tourmate Taylor Swift.

This week, he takes it all for himself.

Via new single “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran retains most-added honors at the hot adult contemporary radio format. The track, which is already up to #27 on the airplay chart, scores an impressive 28 monitored adds this week.

Meghan Trainor’s “Lips are Movin,” which currently holds the #31 position on the rolling airplay chart, claims second-most-added on the strength of 15 monitored pickups.

Mark Ronson’s #35 hit “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)” follows with 13 monitored adds. Its count bests that of Mat Kearney’s “Heartbeat” by one.

Imagine Dragons’ “I Bet My Life” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” share fifth-most-added honors with 10 pickups each.

Major Market Adds this Week:
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Lindsey Stirling’s “Shatter Me (featuring Lzzy Hale)”
95.5 PLJ (New York) – Selena Gomez’ “The Heart Wants What it Wants,” Meghan Trainor’s “Lips are Movin”
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Hozier’s “Take Me to Church”
101.9fm The Mix (Chicago) – Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Lady Antebellum’s “Bartender”
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Sheppard’s “Geronimo,” Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Mat Kearney’s “Heartbeat”
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Nick Jonas’ “Jealous”
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Nick Jonas’ “Jealous,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”

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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