Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” Reclaims Most Added Honor at Hot AC Radio

After spending a week as the format’s second-most added song, Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” returns to the top of the hot adult contemporary add board.

According to Mediabase, “Cool for the Summer” won pickups from 23 monitored stations this week. That support level allows it to reclaim the most added distinction that it previously earned on July 6.

It will also allow “Cool for the Summer,” which is officially the format’s #28 song, to continue soaring up the airplay chart.

Picked up by 13 stations, X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” ranks as this week’s second-most added track. The new wave of support comes as the alternative crossover approaches the airplay chart’s Top 25.

Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” earns third-most added on the strength of its 12 pickups, while OMI’s “Cheerleader” and U2’s “Song for Someone” tie for fourth-most added. Each song earned 9 monitored adds.

Other notable Hot AC options: The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” (8 adds, 6th-most added, tie), Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ “Cecilia and the Satellite” (8 adds, 6th-most added, tie), Leon Bridges’ “Coming Home” (8 adds, 6th-most added, tie), Hozier’s “Someone New” (6 adds, 9th-most added), Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor)” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Imagine Dragons’ “Shots” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Nate Ruess’ “Great Big Storm” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Nick Fradiani’s “Beautiful Life” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), Nico & Vinz’ “That’s How You Know (featuring Bebe Rexha and Kid Ink)” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie), and R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” (5 adds, 10th-most added, tie).

Major Market Adds:
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Let’s Love (Echosmith), Locked Away (R. City ft. Adam Levine), Song for Someone (U2)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Cheerleader (OMI)
101.9fm (Chicago) – Cool for the Summer (Demi Lovato), Cheerleader (OMI), Renegades (X Ambassadors)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Tear in My Heart (twenty one pilots), Uma Thurman (Fall Out Boy), Cool for the Summer (Demi Lovato)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Never Gonna Let You Down (Colbie Caillat), Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd), Someone New (Hozier)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Song for Someone (U2)

Written by Brian Cantor

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