R. City & Adam Levine’s “Locked Away” Ranks as Hot AC Radio’s Most-Added Song

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Last week, Headline Planet drew attention to the impending smash that is R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)”.

Doing their part to make that blockbuster destiny a reality, a whopping 25 Mediabase-monitored hot adult contemporary stations added the song this week.

The count earns “Locked Away” the format’s most-added distinction this week.

Closest behind is Jamie Lawson’s “Wasn’t Expecting That.” The song, which is iHeartRadio’s newest “On the Verge” selection, scored adds from 19 monitored stations.

Added by 15 stations and 13 stations, respectively, A Great Big World’s “Hold Each Other (featuring Futuristic)” and Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” follow as third- and fourth-most-added, respectively.

A weekly add count of 8 earns Beck’s “Dreams” the fifth-most-added honor.

Other notable Hot AC options: Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye (featuring Meghan Trainor)” (7 adds, 6th-most, tie), George Ezra’s “Blame It On Me” (7, 6th, tie), Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself” (7, 6th, tie), Gavin James’ “Bitter Piill” (6, 9th, tie), Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” (6, 9th, tie), and Selena Gomez’ “Good For You (featuring A$AP Rocky)” (6, 9th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Love Myself (Hailee Steinfeld), Gold In the Summertime (Matt Nathanson)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) –
101.9fm (Chicago) – Blame It On Me (George Ezra)
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Drag Me Down (One Direction), Uh Huh (Romans)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Blame It On Me (George Ezra), Warm (SG Lewis)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Let’s Love (Echosmith), High By the Beach (Lana Del Rey), Growing Up (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ed Sheeran), Lean On (Major Lazer ft. DJ Snake & MO), Long Way Down (Robert DeLong)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Wasn’t Expecting That (Jamie Lawson)

Written by Brian Cantor

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