That Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” again received the most pop radio adds does not mean the format’s programmers turned a cold shoulder to new entries.
Several new releases were greeted with very warm receptions this week.
When it comes to newcomers, pop radio’s warmest welcome went to Zedd’s “I Want You to Know (featuring Selena Gomez).” The track, which made its high-profile radio premiere Monday but does not formally impact until next week, commanded adds from 43 monitored Mediabase stations.
Only the aforementioned “One Last Time” (49 adds) and Madonna’s “Living for Love” (47 adds) received more pickups this week.
The Weeknd’s “Earned It” represents the week’s next hottest new entry. Cut from the “50 Shades of Grey” soundtrack and already one of pop radio’s 40 most played songs, “Earned It” received 37 monitored adds in conjunction with its official pop impact. Second among new releases, it ranks as fourth-most added overall.
More than half a year removed from its explosive web debut, Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate” finally impacted the pop radio format this week. It was definitely not ignored.
The song commanded adds from 30 monitored stations this week. “OctaHate” ranks third among newcomers and ties for sixth-most added among all pop singles.
George Ezra’s “Budapest,” which spent multiple weeks at #1 at AAA radio and currently enjoys solid positions at the alternative and hot adult contemporary formats, scored 17 adds in conjunction with this week’s official pop impact. It places fourth among new releases and ties for tenth-most added among all pop singles.
Iggy Azalea’s new “Trouble (featuring Jennifer Hudson)” also arrived this week. The week’s fifth hottest new song received 15 monitored adds and ties for fifteenth-most added overall.