Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Downtown” Ranks as Rhythmic Radio’s Most-Added Song

While it was unable to top Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” at pop radio, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Downtown” grabs the top spot on Mediabase’s rhythmic radio add board.

The song received a healthy 43 rhythmic adds in conjunction with its official impact. That gives it an edge over Drake’s new single “Hotline Bling,” which earned weekly pickups from 37 Mediabase-monitored rhythmic stations.

Picked up by 31 stations, Justin Bieber’s new “What Do You Mean?” debuts as rhythmic radio’s third-most-added song. Nicki Minaj’s “Trini Dem Girls” follows as fourth-most-added courtesy its 23 weekly pickups.

Support from 9 stations establishes Shy Carter’s “Bring It Back (featuring Aleon Craft)” as fifth-most-added.

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.

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