Mumford & Sons’ “The Wolf” Ranks as Alt’s Most Added; Halestorm Scores at Rock

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Already one of the format’s 15 most played songs, Mumford & Sons’ “The Wolf” this week scored another solid wave of support from alternative radio programmers.

Picked up by 11 Mediabase-monitored stations, it ranks as the alternative format’s most added song.

“The Wolf” is the follow-up to the band’s chart-topping “Believe.” Both appear on new album “Wilder Mind,” which earns the #1 spot on the latest album sales chart.

Other notable options for alternative programmers included Catfish and the Bottlemen’s “Cocoon” (8 adds, 2nd-most added), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” (7 adds, 3rd-most added), James Bay’s “Hold Back the River” (6 adds, 4th-most added, tie), Panic at the Disco’s “Hallelujah” (6 adds, 4th-most added, tie) and The Struts’ “Could Have Been Me” (6 adds, 4th-most added, tie).

— A follow-up to a chart topper also earns this week’s most added honor at active rock. Picked up by 13 Mediabase-monitored stations, Halestorm’s “Amen” tops the active rock format’s add board.

“Amen” is the follow-up to the band’s #1 hit “Apocalyptic.”

Other notable active rock options included 10 Years’ “Miscellanea” (8 adds, 2nd-most added, tie), Kill It Kid’s “Blood Stop and Run” (8 adds, 2nd-most added, tie), Slipknot’s “Killpop” (6 adds, 4th-most added) and Seether’s “Nobody Praying for Me” (5 adds, 5th-most added).

Written by Brian Cantor

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