X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” Ranks as Hot AC’s Most-Added Song; Leona Lewis Follows

X Ambassadors’ multi-format hit “Renegades” continues to win support from hot adult contemporary radio programmers.

This week, that support comes in the form of adds from 13 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations. The tally establishes “Renegades” as the week’s most-added song.

“Renegades,” which has reigned over Mediabase’s alternative airplay chart for ten straight weeks, cracked the Top 15 on this week’s edition of the Hot AC chart. The latest wave of support will allow it to continue surging at the format.

Leona Lewis’ “Thunder,” which entered the Top 40 on this week’s Hot AC chart, also received a healthy round of programmer support. Picked up by 12 stations this week, it ranks as the format’s second-most-added track.

Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” and R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” tie for third-most-added. Each received 10 adds this week.

Added by 8 stations, George Ezra’s “Blame it On Me” takes the fifth position on this week’s add board.

Other notable Hot AC options: Echosmith’s “Let’s Love” (7 adds, 6th-most-added), A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other (featuring Futuristic)” (6 adds, 7th, tie), Jason Derulo’s “Cheyenne” (6 adds, 7th, tie), Major Lazer’s “Lean On (featuring DJ Snake & MØ)” (6 adds, 7th, tie), Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” (6 adds, 7th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
Fresh 102.7 (New York) –
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – Growing Up (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran), Renegades (X Ambassadors)
101.9fm (Chicago) – She’s Kinda Hot (5 Seconds of Summer)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Let’s Love (Echosmith), Locked Away (R. City ft. Adam Levine)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Be My Forever (Christina Perri ft. Ed Sheeran), Pressure Off (Duran Duran ft. Janelle Monae)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Pressure Off (Duran Duran ft. Janelle Monae), Thunder (Leona Lewis)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Hold Each Other (A Great Big World ft. Futuristic), Uma Thurman (Fall Out Boy), Lean On (Major Lazer ft. DJ Snake & MØ)

Written by Brian Cantor

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