Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” Repeats as Most-Added at Pop, Rhythmic

For the second consecutive week, Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” tops Mediabase’s pop and rhythmic radio add boards.

After scoring a whopping 72 monitored pop adds last week, the superstar collaboration clicked with 86 programmers this week. No other song received even a third of that reaction from the pop radio community.

“FourFiveSeconds,” meanwhile, tops the rhythmic radio format with 23 second-week adds.

News of the song’s second week of success at pop and rhythmic comes a day after Mediabase revealed that the Rihanna-Kanye-McCartney collaboration was the most-added song at hot adult contemporary radio. Thanks to pickups from 28 monitored stations, “FourFiveSeconds” ranks as urban radio’s second-most-added song this week.

Other popular choices at pop radio included Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody” (2nd-most-added, 26 monitored adds), Echosmith’s “Bright” (2nd, 26), Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling” (4th, 24), Nick Jonas’ “Chains” (5th, 22), Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” (6th, 21), Ne-Yo’s “She Knows (featuring Juicy J)” (6th, 21), Flo Rida’s “GDFR (featuring Lookas and Sage the Gemini” (8th, 20), Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” (8th, 20), Calvin Harris’ “Outside (featuring Ellie Goulding)” (10th, 19), Charli XCX’s “Doing It (featuring Rita Ora)” (10th, 19) and Jessie J’s “Masterpiece” (10th, 19).

Other hot rhythmic tracks included Big Sean’s “Blessings (featuring Drake)” (2nd, 21), Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter (featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)” (3rd, 13), The Weeknd’s “Earned It” (3rd, 13), TK N Cash’s “Mind Right” (5th, 10), Calvin Harris’ “Open Wide (featuring Big Sean)” (6th, 8), Kid Ink’s “Hotel (featuring Chris Brown)” (6th, 8), Chris Brown & Tyga’s “Ayo” (6th, 8), Shaggy’s “I Need Your Love (featuring Mohombi, Faydee and Costi)” (6th, 8) and Taylor Swift’s “Style” (10th, 7).

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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