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Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” Ranks as Hot AC’s Most-Added Song

Sam Smith, who won four awards at the 57th Annual Grammys, claims the week’s most-added song at hot adult contemporary radio.

“Lay Me Down,” the third radio single from his Pop Vocal Album of the Year “In the Lonely Hour,” earns the most-added distinction on the strength of what Mediabase reports as 19 monitored pickups.

Already #47 on the rolling Hot AC airplay chart, “Lay Me Down” aims to follow in the successful footsteps of predecessors “I’m Not the Only One” and “Stay with Me.”

Ellie Goulding’s red-hot “Love Me Like You Do” and Taylor Swift’s even hotter “Style” follow with 15 monitored adds each. The Script’s “No Good in Goodbye” earns fourth-most-added courtesy its 13 weekly pickups, while Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good” enjoys a show of support from 12 stations.

Other popular options at Hot AC included Echosmith’s “Bright” (6th-most-added, 11 adds), Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” (6th-most-added, 11 adds), Train’s “Bulletproof Picasso” (6th-most-added, 11 adds), Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” (9th-most-added, 10 adds), Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’ “Prayer in C” (10th-most-added, 9 adds) and Young Rising Sons’ “High” (10th-most-added, 9 adds).

Major market adds:

95.5 PLJ (New York) – Imagine Dragons’ “I Bet My Life”
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Echosmith’s “Bright,” Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – “Lay Me Down,” Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good,” Big Data’s “Dangerous,” Taylor Swift’s “Style,” The Script’s “No Good in Goodbye,” Train’s “Bulletproof Picasso,” Veronicas’ “You Ruin Me,” Young Rising Sons’ “High”
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – “Bright,” “Lay Me Down,” “High”
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – “No Good in Goodbye,” “Bulletproof Picasso,” “High,” Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’ “Prayer in C,” Who is Fancy’s “Goodbye”
Mix 96-5 (Houston) – Cage the Elephant’s “Cigarette Daydreams”
94.7 Fresh (DC) – “Bright,” “No Good in Goodbye,” “Bulletproof Picasso,” “High,” Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance”
Mix 106 (Philadelphia) – Sheppard’s “Geronimo”
Star 94 (Atlanta) – “Honey, I’m Good,” “Love Me Like You Do”
Mix 104-1 (Boston) – “Lay Me Down,” “No Good in Goodbye”
MY 93.9 (Miami) – “Prayer in C”

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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