One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” Erupts as Pop Radio’s Most-Added Song

Launched with the support of iHeartMedia’s network of pop stations and ample industry enthusiasm, One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” predictably ranks as pop radio’s most-added song.

According to Mediabase, the lead single from the boy band’s fifth studio album — and first as a foursome — won adds from 100 monitored pop radio stations. No station received even one-third of that support.

Disclosure’s “Omen (featuring Sam Smith),” which claims second on the add board, received adds from 32 stations. Jason Derulo’s “Cheynne” and Silento’s “Watch Me” follow in a tie for third-most-added. Each scored 27 weekly adds.

Added by 18 stations, R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” claims fifth-most added.

Other notable pop options: Felix Jaehn’s “Ain’t Nobody” (17 adds, 6th-most-added), Little Mix’s “Black Magic” (16 adds, 7th), Nico & Vinz’ “That’s How You Know” (15 adds, 8th), A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other” (14 adds, 9th, tie), Afrojack’s “Summerthing!” (14 adds, 9th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Firestone (Kygo), Omen (Disclosure), Drag Me Down (1D)
New York – 103.5 KTU – How Deep is Your Love (Calvin Harris + Disciples)
New York – 92.3 AMP – El Perdon (Nicky Jam), My Way (Fetty Wap), Omen (Disclosure)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – The Hills (The Weeknd), Drag Me Down (1D), How Deep is Your Love (Calvin Harris + Disciples), SUMMERTHING! (Afrojack)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Shrug (Christina Grimmie), Let’s Love (Echosmith), Drag Me Down (1D)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Omen (Disclosure), She’s Kinda Hot (5 Seconds of Summer)

Chicago – B96 – Omen (Disclosure)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Firestone (Kygo)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Waiting for Love (Avicii), Omen (Disclosure), Drag Me Down (1D)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Powerful (Major Lazer), Drag Me Down (1D), Hold Each Other (A Great Big World), Omen (Disclosure)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Drag Me Down (1D), Feelings (Maroon 5)

Written by Brian Cantor

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