Pop programmers offered their warmest weekly reception to an established hit.
The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” that established hit, registers as pop radio’s most added track.
Already a Top 20 pop hit, the “50 Shades of Grey” single earned support from an additional 33 monitored stations this week. Enough to thrust the song back to the top of Mediabase’s add board, the latest wave of support also positions the song to continue climbing the airplay chart.
David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj and Afrojack)” follows as second-most added. It picked up support from 28 stations.
Third-most added is shared by a trio of songs; Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You,” Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” and Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband” each earned 26 monitored adds this week.
Other popular options at pop radio: Alesso’s “Cool (featuring Roy English)” (6th-most added, 21 adds), DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge’s “You Know You Like It” (7th-most added, 20 adds), Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” (8th-most added, 17 adds), Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” (9th-most added, 16 adds) and Life of Dillon’s “Overload” (10th-most added, 15 adds).
Major market adds:
New York – Z100 – Where Are U Now (Jack U ft. Justin Bieber), Truffle Butter (Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne), Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
New York – 103.5 KTU – You Know You Like It (DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge), When the Beat Drops Out (Marlon Roudette)
New York – 92.3 AMP – All Hands on Deck (Tinashe)
Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Want to Want Me (Jason Derulo), Hey Mama (David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj), Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney –
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Where Are U Now (Jack U ft. Justin Bieber), All Day (Kanye West ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, Paul McCartney)
Chicago – B96 – Worth It (Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink), Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight (R5), Earned It (The Weeknd)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon), I Need Your Love (Shaggy ft. Mohombi, Faydee & Costi)
San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Cool (Alesso ft. Roy English), Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon), Geronimo (Sheppard), When the Beat Drops Out (Marlon Roudette)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Five More Hours (Deorro x Chris Brown), Overload (Life of Dillon), Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor), When the Beat Drops Out (Marlon Roudette)
Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor)