Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics” Claims Most Added Honor at Pop Radio

Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics,” which ranked as the week’s most added song at Hot AC radio, claims the same honor at pop radio.

The seventh single from Swift’s “1989” earned adds from 76 Mediabase-monitored stations in conjunction with this week’s official impact. The count easily positions “New Romantics” atop the weekly pop add board.

Second on the add board is Zara Larsson & MNEK’s “Never Forget You.” The momentum-rich track, which is moving toward the Top 20 on Mediabase’s pop airplay chart, landed at another 39 stations this week.

Picked up by 32 stations, James Bay’s “Let It Go” ranks as third-most added. Respective add counts of 30 and 27 earn DJ Snake’s “Middle (featuring Bipolar Sunshine)” and Zendaya’s “Something New (featuring Chris Brown)” fourth and fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable pop options: Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (26 adds, 6th), Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You” (25, 7th), Alessia Cara’s “Wild Things” (18, 8th, tie), Kygo’s “Stole The Show (featuring Parson James)” (18, 8th, tie), and Major Lazer’s “Light It Up (featuring Nyla)” (18, 8th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Something New (Zendaya), Victorious (Panic! At The Disco), Company (Justin Bieber), Let It Go (James Bay)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Stressed Out (twenty one pilots), Middle (DJ Snake), New Romantics (Taylor Swift)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Forever (J Sutta), New Romantics (Taylor Swift)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Middle (DJ Snake), Company (Justin Bieber), New Romantics (Taylor Swift)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Die A Happy Man (Nelly), 7 Years (Lukas Graham), New Romantics (Taylor Swift)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Make Me Like You (Gwen Stefani), Stole The Show (Kygo)

Chicago – B96 – Light It Up (Major Lazer)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – History (One Direction), New Romantics (Taylor Swift)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – New Romantics (Taylor Swift), Make Me Like You (Gwen Stefani), In2 (WSTRN)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Make Me Like You (Gwen Stefani)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Never Forget You (Zara Larsson & MNEK), Middle (DJ Snake)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – New Romantics (Taylor Swift), Never Forget You (Zara Larsson & MNEK), Work (Rihanna), Something New (Zendaya)

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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