Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” Taylor Swift’s “Style” are Most-Added at Hot AC

Two of the radio world’s hottest new songs share the most-added distinction at hot adult contemporary this week.

Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” which is currently the fastest-rising song at pop and Hot AC, and Taylor Swift’s “Style,” which is the second-greatest gainer at pop and fourth-greatest at Hot AC, each scored adds from 24 monitored Mediabase stations this week.

Only one song received half as much new support this week. Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” that song, landed at 14 new stations.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song” and The Script’s “No Good in Goodbye” tie for fourth-most-added. Each scored 10 monitored Mediabase adds this week.

Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer” grabs the sixth-most-added label on the strength of its 9 adds, while Kid Rock’s “First Kiss,” Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” and Train’s “Bulletproof Picasso” all tie for seventh-most-added. The three songs each won support from eight stations.

George Ezra’s “Budapest” and Walk the Moon’s “Shut up and Dance” share tenth-most-added with 6 adds apiece.

This week’s major market adds:

Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Family of the Year’s “Hero,” Train’s “Bulletproof Picasso,” Tove Lo’s “Talking Body”
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Alesso’s “Heroes (we could be – featuring Tove Lo),” Taylor Swift’s “Style,” Maroon 5’s “Sugar”
101.9fm The Mix (Chicago) – “Style,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song,” Nick Jonas’ “Jealous,” Selena Gomez’ “The Heart Wants What it Wants”
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – “Talking Body,” The Script’s “No Good in Goodbye”
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – “Talking Body,” Lifehouse’s “Hurricane”
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Rihanna & Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds,” Sheppard’s “Geronimo”
Mix 96-5 (Houston) – “Sugar,” Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer”

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.

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