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Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” Repeats as Hot AC Radio’s Most Added

Rachel Platten - Fight Song

Armed with considerable momentum and the support of the iHeartRadio “On the Verge” program, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” again ranks as hot adult contemporary radio’s most added track.

“Fight Song” topped last week’s add board with 16 monitored adds. According to Mediabase, this week’s distinction is attributable to pickups from 18 new stations.

The latest wave of support comes as “Fight Song” continues to gain impressive traction on the airplay chart. Currently the #19 song at hot adult contemporary, Platten’s single ranks as the format’s fastest riser. Its weekly spin count of 1,448 bests last week’s total by a whopping 568 plays.

Like last week, this week’s second-most added distinction falls to Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband.” The single, which is up to #31 on the rolling airplay chart, received 17 monitored adds this week.

Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” follows thanks to its 11 weekly adds, while Mumford & Sons’ “Believe” (10 adds) and The Weeknd’s “Earned It” (8 adds) rank as fourth- and fifth-most added, respectively.

Other notable options at Hot AC: Echosmith’s “Bright” (6 adds, 6th-most added, tie), James Bay’s “Hold Back the River” (6 adds, 6th-most added, tie), Life of Dillon’s “Overload” (5 adds, 8th-most added, tie), Oh Honey’s “Sugar, You” (5 adds, 8th-most added, tie), Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” (4 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Kat Dahlia’s “I Think I’m in Love” (4 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody (featuring Jeremih)” (4 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Nate Ruess’ “Nothing Without Love” (4 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Tori Kelly’s “Nobody Love” (4 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” (4 adds, 10th-most added, tie).

Major market adds:
95.5 PLJ (New York) – Shut Up and Dance (Walk the Moon)
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Time Machine (Ingrid Michaelson), Want to Want Me (Jason Derulo)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Fight Song (Rachel Platten), Earned It (The Weeknd), Talking Body (Tove Lo)
101.9fm (Chicago) – Night Changes (One Direction)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) –
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Life of Dillon (Overload)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Hold Back the River (James Bay), Earned It (The Weeknd)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)

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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