ZAYN’s “PILLOWTALK” Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song; Zara Larsson & MNEK Follow

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Last week, ZAYN’s “PILLOWTALK” ranked as pop radio’s second-most added song.

This week, it claims the top spot on the format’s weekly add board.

“PILLOWTALK” earns most added on the strength of weekly pickups from 71 Mediabase-monitored pop stations. With last week’s 88 included, “PILLOWTALK” has now been formally added by a whopping 159 stations.

Sources indicate that “PILLOWTALK” is the new iHeartRadio “On The Verge” pick at pop radio, which would entitle the song to guaranteed airplay from iHeartMedia’s pop stations. Support for the song, however, extends far beyond the iHeart umbrella. It is already #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it is poised to make a major impact at pop radio.

Picked up by an impressive 56 Mediabase-monitored stations in conjunction with this week’s revised official impact date, Zara Larsson & MNEK’s “Never Forget You” follows as second-most added. Armed with momentum — and a healthy dose of new support — the international hit is expected to crack the Top 40 on this coming week’s Mediabase airplay chart.

Zendaya’s new “Something New (featuring Chris Brown)” takes third with 38 impact week adds, while Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” earns fourth with 35 pickups. A weekly add count of 25 earns Alessia Cara’s “Wild Things” fifth place.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: Coldplay’s “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (20 adds, 6th-most, tie), Rihanna’s “Work (featuring Drake)” (20 adds, 6th, tie), Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (19 adds, 8th), G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha’s “Me, Myself & I” (16 adds, 9th), and Travi$ Scott’s “Antidote” (14 adds, 10th).

Major Market Adds:

New York – Z100 – 7 Years (Lukas Graham), Adventure Of A Lifetime (Coldplay), Middle (DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine)
New York – 103.5 KTU – None Reported
New York – 92.3 AMP – On Purpose (MastikSoul ft. GC), Cake By The Ocean (DNCE), I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Mike Posner), One Call Away (Charlie Puth)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Adventure Of A Lifetime (Coldplay)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Never Forget You (Zara Larsson & MNEK), From The Ground Up (Dan + Shay)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – PILLOWTALK (Zayn)

Chicago – B96 – Ocean Drive (Duke Dumont)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Never Forget You (Zara Larsson & MNEK), Stole The Show (Kygo ft. Parson James)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Summer Sixteen (Drake), Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself (Jess Glynne), 7 Years (Lukas Graham), Light Up (Major Lazer ft. Nyla), Ride (twenty one pilots), Something New (Zendaya ft. Chris Brown)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Never Forget You (Zara Larsson & MNEK), Something New (Zendaya ft. Chris Brown), 808 (Kalin & Myles ft. Jack & Jack)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – PILLOWTALK (Zayn)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – No Adds Reported

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.

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