Mumford & Sons’ “Believe” is Hot AC’s Most Added; Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor Follow

Excitement over Mumford & Sons’ “Believe” has not subsided. The song this week claims the most added distinction at hot adult contemporary radio.

According to Mediabase, “Believe” won support from an impressive 25 monitored stations this week. No other song received half as many adds from the panel of Hot AC programmers.

Already a Top 40 hit at the format, “Believe” will leverage its new support to soar even higher.

Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” and Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband” tie for second-most added this week. Each song picks up support from 12 monitored Hot AC stations.

James Bay’s “Hold Back the River” earns fourth-most added with 10 adds, while Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good,” Madonna’s “Ghosttown” and Nate Ruess’ “Nothing Without Love” split fifth-most added with 9 each.

Other popular Hot AC options: Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” (8 adds, 8th-most added, tie), The Weeknd’s “Earned It” (8 adds, 8th-most added, tie), Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” (7 adds, 7th-most added, tie), Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” (7 adds, 7th-most added, tie).

Major market adds:

95.5 PLJ (New York) –
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – You Ruin Me (The Veronicas)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Ghosttown (Madonna), Night Changes (One Direction), Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
101.9fm (Chicago) –
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor), Believe (Mumford & Sons)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) –
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor), Believe (Mumford & Sons), Take Your Time (Sam Hunt), Brother (NEEDTOBREATHE ft. Gavin DeGraw)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) –

Written by Brian Cantor

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