Imagine Dragons’ “Shots” Ranks as Hot AC Radio’s Most Added; OMI Follows

Hot adult contemporary radio programmers continue to embrace Imagine Dragons’ “Shots.”

The song, which is already one of Hot AC’s 40 most played songs, earns the format’s most added honor this week.

According to Mediabase, “Shots” received adds from 19 monitored Hot AC stations this week. No other song fared as well.

Closest was OMI’s “Cheerleader.” The multi-format summer hit earns second-most added on the strength of its 16 Hot AC pickups.

Rob Thomas’ “Trust You,” which was last week’s most added song, claims third-most added this week. It won support from another 14 stations.

The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” follows as fourth-most added thanks to its 11 pickups.

Each added by 9 stations, American Authors’ “Go Big or Go Home,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible” tie for fifth-most added.

Other notable Hot AC options: Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor)” (7 adds, 8th-most added), Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman” (6 adds, 9th-most added, tie), Kaya Stewart’s “In Love With a Boy” (6 adds, 9th-most added, tie), NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Brother (featuring Gavin DeGraw)” (6 adds, 9th-most added, tie) and Sia’s “Elastic Heart” (6 adds, 9th-most added, tie).


Written by Dolph Malone

Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

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