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Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” is Hot AC’s Most Added Song; Andy Grammer Follows

Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” is already a top 25 hit at hot adult contemporary radio, and the latest Mediabase adds report provides reason to believe it will continue surging up the chart.

According to Mediabase, “Lay Me Down” ranks as Hot AC radio’s most added song this week. It won weekly support from 22 monitored stations.

“Lay Me Down” aims to follow in the successful footsteps of previous “In the Lonely Hour” singles “Stay with Me” and “I’m Not the Only One.” Both songs peaked within the Top 5; “Stay with Me” hit #1.

Andy Grammer’s buzzworthy “Honey, I’m Good,” which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, ranks as Hot AC’s second-most added song this week. It picked up support from 15 stations.

Pitbull’s “Time of Our Lives (featuring Ne-Yo)” and Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” follow with 13 adds each. Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” which landed at 12 new stations, registers as the week’s fifth-most added song.

Other popular Hot AC options: Echosmith’s “Bright” (6th-most added, 10 adds), Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” (6th-most added, 10 adds), One Direction’s “Night Changes” (8th-most added, 8 adds), Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” (9th-most added, 7 adds), Imagine Dragons’ “I Bet My Life” (10th-most added, 6 adds), Life of Dillon’s “Overload” (10th-most added, 6 adds), Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’ “Prayer in C” (10th-most added, 6 adds), Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)” (10th-most added, 6 adds), Mat Kearney’s “Billion” ((10th-most added, 6 adds), Nickelback’s “She Keeps Me Up” (10th-most added, 6 adds), Train’s “Bulletproof Picasso” (10th-most added, 6 adds) and Young Rising Sons’ “High” (10th-most added, 6 adds).

Major market adds:

95.5 PLJ (New York) – Time of our Lives (Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo)
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Budapest (George Ezra), Geronimo (Sheppard)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Honey, I’m Good (Andy Grammer)
101.9fm (Chicago) – Dollhouse (Mellanie Martinez), Prayer in C (Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Hold Back the River (James Bay)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Honey, I’m Good (Andy Grammer), Reflections (Misterwives), Cigarette Daydreams (Cage the Elephant)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Bright (Echosmith), Honey, I’m Good (Andy Grammer)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Bright (Echosmith), Nothing Without Love (Nate Ruess)

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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