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Pitbull’s “Time of Our Lives” Ranks as Pop’s Most-Added, Ed Sheeran Follows

Pitbull’s “Time of Our Lives (featuring Ne-Yo)” is already a top 25 hit at pop radio, and based on the massive wave of support it received from pop programmers this week, it is likely to keep flying higher.

According to Mediabase, “Time” won support from 61 monitored stations to ran as the pop format’s most-added song.

Undeniably resonant with pop programmers, “Time of Our Lives” was not, however, the only high-profile track to make a mark on the format this week.

Ed Sheeran’s surefire radio smash “Thinking Out Loud,” which is up to #17 on the pop airplay chart, scored adds from a whopping 59 stations this week. That support allows “Thinking” to register as second-most-added; James Newton Howard’s top fifteen hit “The Hanging Tree (featuring Jennifer Lawrence)” follows in third place with a healthy 52 adds.

Prince Royce’s “On the Verge” track “Stuck on a Feeling (featuring Snoop Dogg)” grabs fourth-most-added on the strength of its 43 pickups, while 5 Seconds of Summer’s “What I Like About You” lands in the fifth-most-added position. It scored 33 weekly pop adds.

Other hot pop selections this week: Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’ “Prayer in C” (6th-most-added, 29 adds), Calvin Harris’ “Outside (featuring Ellie Goulding)” (7th-most-added, 28 adds), Usher’s “I Don’t Mind (featuring Juicy J)” (8th-most-added, 22 adds), Jessie J’s “Masterpiece” (9th-most-added, 20 adds) and Ella Henderson’s “Ghost” (10th-most-added, 17 adds).

Songs that formally impacted this week include the aforementioned “Masterpiece” (20 adds), Avicii’s “The Nights” (15 adds) and (reportedly, per Mediabase/All Access) Ne-Yo’s “She Knows (featuring Juicy J)” (11 adds).

Seventh-most-added overall, Calvin Harris’ “Outside (featuring Ellie Goulding)” fared particularly well with major market programmers. A recap of those adds follows:

Major market adds this week:
New York – Z100: Calvin Harris’ “Outside (featuring Ellie Goulding),” Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer”
New York – 103.5 KTU: “Outside”
New York – 92.3 AMP: James Newton Howard’s “The Hanging Tree (featuring Jennifer Lawrence),” Ne-Yo’s “She Knows (featuring Juicy J),” Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter (featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)”
Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS: “Outside,” Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’ “Prayer in C”
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP: Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”
Los Angeles – Radio Disney: “Outside,” Vance Joy’s “Riptide”
Chicago – B96: Axwell ^ Ingrosso’s “Something New,” Gorgon City’s “Go All Night (featuring Jennifer Hudson)”
Chicago – 103.5 KISS: “Outside,” “Prayer in C,” Usher’s “I Don’t Mind (featuring Juicy J)”
San Francisco – 99-7 NOW: “Something New,” Taylor Swift’s “Style”
Dallas – 106.1 KISS: “Prayer in C,” “Style,” Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” Pitbull’s “Time of Our Lives (featuring Ne-Yo)”
Houston – Hot 95-7: “Sledgehammer,” “Outside,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “The Hanging Tree,” DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop,” Tove Lo’s “Talking Body”
Houston – 104.1 KBRE: “The Hanging Tree,” “Time of Our Lives,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “What I Like About You”
Washington DC – 107.3: “Outside,” “I Don’t Mind,” Ella Henderson’s “Ghost,” Cash Cash’s “Surrender”
Washington DC – Hot 99.5: “Sledgehammer,” “Time of Our Lives,” Hoodie Allen’s “All About It (featuring Ed Sheeran)”
Philadelphia – Q102: “Ghost,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Time of Our Lives,” Prince Royce’s “Stuck on a Feeling (featuring Snoop Dogg)”

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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