A Great Big World Repeats as Hot AC’s Most-Added; Demi Lovato, Echosmith Follow

AGBW [Epic]

Last week, A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other (featuring Futuristic)” shared the most-added distinction with Leona Lewis’ “Thunder.”

This week, it exclusively earns that label.

Added by 22 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations, “Hold Each Other” easily ranks as the format’s most-added song. The wave of support, which doubles that garnered by the next-hottest option, will allow the song to continue soaring up the airplay chart.

Demi Lovato’s Top 15 hit “Cool for the Summer” ranks as the week’s second-most-added song. It won adds from 11 monitored stations.

Echosmith’s new “Let’s Love,” the week’s third-most-added song, earned pickups from ten Hot AC stations. The song is the follow-up to the band’s Top 10 hit “Bright.”

A total of 8 weekly pickups earns R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” the week’s fourth-most-added honor. Each added by 7 stations, Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor),” Leona Lewis’ “Thunder” and X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” tie for fifth-most-added.

Other notable Hot AC options: Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s (6 adds, 8th-most-added, tie), Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It (featuring Kid Ink)” (6 adds, 8th, tie), Major Lazer’s “Lean On (featuring MO and DJ Snake)” (6 adds, 8th, tie), Rob Thomas’ “Trust You” (6 adds, 8th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
Fresh 102.7 (New York) –
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) –
101.9fm (Chicago) – Should’ve Been Us (Tori Kelly), Great Big Storm (Nate Ruess), Cecilia and the Satellite (Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness), Hey Mama (David Guetta), Someone New (Hozier)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Take Your Time (Sam Hunt), Hold Each Other (A Great Big World), Wasn’t Expecting That (Jamie Lawson)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Bitter Pill (Gavin James), Renegades (X Ambassadors)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Dreams (Beck), Hold Each Other (A Great Big World)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) –

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Alessia Cara’s “Here” Enjoys 46% Weekly Sales Gain

Blake Shelton’s “Gonna” Erupts as Country Radio’s Most-Added; Luke Bryan, Waterloo Follow