Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Ranks as Pop’s Most Added Song; Ed Sheeran Follows

While Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” topped last week’s rhythmic and hot adult contemporary add boards, it trailed Maroon 5’s “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” at pop.

This week, it loses the most-added label at rhythmic and Hot AC but surges to the top of the pop add board.

According to Mediabase, Swift’s “Bad Blood” received adds from 76 monitored pop stations this week. That tally convincingly earns “Bad Blood” the week’s most-added distinction.

“Bad Blood,” which already holds a Top 15 position on the pop airplay chart, will leverage the new support to continue its rapid rise.

Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph,” which recently entered the Top 40 at pop radio, follows as this week’s second-most-added song. It won pickups from 47 monitored stations.

“Beautiful Life,” which is the debut single from “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani, follows as third-most added. It received 40 weekly adds.

With 31 and 30 pickups, respectively, Zedd’s “Beautiful Now (featuring Jon Bellion)” and Sia’s “Elastic Heart” rank as fourth- and fifth-most added.

Other notable pop options: Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (29 adds, 6th-most added), Major Lazer’s “Lean On” (28 adds, 7th-most added), OMI’s “Cheerleader” (27 adds, 8th-most added), Maroon 5’s “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt” (22 adds, 9th-most added) and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” (17 adds, 10th-most added).

Major market adds:

New York – Z100 – Ghost Town (Adam Lambert), Pray to God (Calvin Harris), Good Thing (Sage the Gemini), Stitches (Shawn Mendes), Like I Can (Sam Smith)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Pretty Girls (Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Firestone (Kygo)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS –
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – This Summer’s Gonna Hurt (Maroon 5), Verge (Owl City)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Bad Blood (Taylor Swift), Where Are U Now (Skrillex & Diplo)

Chicago – B96 – Bad Blood (Taylor Swift), Bang That (Disclosure), The Night is Still Young (Nicki Minaj), Like I Can (Sam Smith)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS –

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – The Night is Still Young (Nicki Minaj), Bad Blood (Taylor Swift)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Photograph (Ed Sheeran), Flashlight (Jessie J), Post to Be (Omarion), Back it Up (Prince Royce), Bad Blood (Taylor Swift)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Photograph (Ed Sheeran), Lean On (Major Lazer)

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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