A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other” Again Ranks as Hot AC’s Most-Added Song

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Already a Top 30 hit on the Mediabase airplay chart, A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other (featuring Futuristic)” continues to garner new support from hot adult contemporary programmers.

For the third straight week, the song earns the format’s most-added distinction.

The song, which is also beginning to make waves at pop, received weekly adds from 18 monitored Hot AC stations. That narrowly gives it the edge over R. City’s similarly-soaring “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine).”

The week’s second-most-added song, “Locked Away” scored 17 monitored adds.

Each added by 9 stations, Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off (featuring Janelle Monae),” Echosmith’s “Let’s “Love” and Leona Lewis’ “Thunder” tie for third-most-added.

Other notable Hot AC options: One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” (8 adds, 6th-most, tie), Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (8 adds, 6th, tie), X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” (7 adds, 8th), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” (6 adds, 9th), Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” (5 adds, 10th, tie), Imagine Dragons’ “Shots” (5 adds, 10th, tie), Romans’ “Uh Huh” (5 adds, 10th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Pressure Off (Duran Duran ft. Janelle Monae), Shots (Imagine Dragons)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Hold Each Other (A Great Big World ft. Futuristic), Drag Me Down (One Direction)
101.9fm (Chicago) –
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Bitter Pill (Gavin James)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Growing Up (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran), Cheerleader (OMI), Locked Away (R. City ft. Adam Levine)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) –
102.9 NOW (Dallas) –

Written by Brian Cantor

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