Adele’s “When We Were Young” Ranks as Pop Radio’s Most Added; Taylor Swift Follows

Adele [25 Cover via Columbia Records]

Adele’s “When We Were Young,” which ranks as this week’s most-added song at the hot adult contemporary format, also tops the pop radio add board.

The second “25” single earns pop’s most added honor thanks to pickups from 95 Mediabase-monitored pop stations.

Already #22 on the pop airplay chart even with predecessor “Hello” still commanding massive attention, “When We Were Young” is poised to become another big hit. The massive wave of new support will not hurt its cause.

While it does not technically impact until next week, Taylor Swift’s new “Out Of The Woods” is already generating enthusiasm. Added by 57 monitored stations, the sixth “1989” single takes second on the weekly pop add board.

Jason Derulo’s “Get Ugly” follows with 50 adds, while Selena Gomez’ “Hands To Myself” and Shawn Hook’s “Sound Of Your Heart” earn fourth and fifth-place, respectively, on the add board. Gomez’ tune received 41 adds, while Hook’s earned 36.

This week’s other notable pop options: Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” (34 adds, 6th-most-added), Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away” (27, 7th, tie), Flo Rida’s “My House” (27, 7th, tie), Post Malone’s “White Iverson” (26, 9th), and G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha’s “Me, Myself & I” (24, 10th).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Out Of The Woods (Taylor Swift)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Love Yourself (Justin Bieber)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Hide Away (Daya), Jumpman (Drake & Future), Roses (The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes), Acquainted (The Weeknd), Stressed Out (twenty one pilots)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Be Right There (Diplo & Sleepy Tom)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – When We Were Young (Adele), Sound Of Your Heart (Shawn Hook)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – (none reported)

Chicago – B96 – When We Were Young (Adele), Bang My Head (David Guetta ft. Sia), Player (Tinashe ft. Chris Brown), Stressed Out (twenty one pilots)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Out Of The Woods (Taylor Swift), Be Right There (Diplo & Sleepy Tom)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Out Of The Woods (Taylor Swift), Antidote (Travi$ Scott), Electric Love (BORNS), Middle (DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine), Stole The Show (Kygo ft. Parson James), BOOM (Major Lazer & MOTi ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid, & Kranium), El Taxi (Pitbull ft. Sensato and Osmani Garcia), Hands To Myself (Selena Gomez)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Stressed Out (twenty one pilots), El Taxi (Pitbull ft. Sensato and Osmani Garcia), Hands To Myself (Selena Gomez)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Antidote (Travi$ Scott), Hands To Myself (Selena Gomez), My House (Flo Rida)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Cake By The Ocean (DNCE), When We Were Young (Adele), Stressed Out (twenty one pilots)

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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