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Nate Ruess’ “Nothing Without Love” is Hot AC’s Most Added Song

Unsurprising given the degree to which they embraced songs from his band fun., hot adult contemporary programmers are greeting Nate Ruess’ debut solo single “Nothing Without Love” with enthusiasm.

According to Mediabase, “Nothing Without Love” ranks as the format’s most added song this week. It earns that label on the strength of its 22 monitored adds.

Already one of the format’s Top 50 songs, “Nothing Without Love” will leverage its latest round of support to continue climbing the Hot AC airplay chart.

“Nothing Without Love” is also making waves at the alternative format. It appears at #31 on Monday’s edition of the rolling alternative airplay chart.

As for Hot AC, Sam Smith’s Top 25 hit “Lay Me Down” ranks as the week’s second-most added song. It commanded 16 weekly adds.

The Weeknd’s “Earned It” and Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” share third-most added with 13 pickups each, while Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz’ “Prayer in C” registers as fifth-most added. It won support from 11 new stations.

Other popular options at Hot AC radio: Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good” (9 adds, 6th-most added), Life of Dillon’s “Overload” (8 adds, 7th-most added), One Direction’s “Night Changes” (8 adds, 7th-most added), Kid Rock’s “First Kiss” (7 adds, 9th-most added), Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” (7 adds, 9th-most added).

Major market adds
95.5 PLJ (New York) – Honey, I’m Good (Andy Grammer), Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Hold Back the River (James Bay), Goodbye (Who is Fancy), Nothing Without Love (Nate Ruess)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Nothing Without Love (Nate Ruess), Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)
101.9fm (Chicago) – Earned it (The Weeknd), Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Cigarette Daydreams (Cage the Elephant), First Kiss (Kid Rock), Night Changes (One Direction)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Beggin for Thread (BANKS), Nothing Without Love (Nate Ruess), Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – First Kiss (Kid Rock), FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Earned It (The Weeknd)

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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