The Chainsmokers & Halsey’s “Closer” Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

The Chainsmokers [BBMAs photo via ABC]

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” unsurprisingly received a warm welcome from pop radio programmers.

The song, which appears destined for considerable success, was added by 66 Mediabase-monitored stations in conjunction with this week’s impact. The count easily positions “Closer” as the week’s most added song.

More impressive than the count itself is the roster of stations that professed their immediate support. “Closer” was added by all but two pop stations in the Top 5 US radio markets. Our weekly “major market adds” breakdown is featured at the bottom of this article.

Picked up by another 33 stations, Hailee Steinfeld’s “Starving (featuring Grey & Zedd)” ranks as second-most added. Major Lazer’s “Cold Water (featuring Justin Bieber & MØ)” takes third with 26 adds, while Drake’s “Too Good (featuring Rihanna)” earns fourth on the strength of its 22 pickups.

A weekly add count of 19 slots Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ “This Girl” as the week’s fifth-most added song.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: KIIARA’s “Gold” (18 adds, 6th), Katy Perry’s “Rise” (15 adds, 7th), Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like (featuring Zara Larsson)” (12 adds, 8th), DJ Khaled’s “For Free (featuring Drake)” (11 adds, 9th, tie), and gnash’s “i hate u, i love u (featuring olivia o’brien)” (11 adds, 9th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Gold (KIIARA)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Ride (twenty one pilots)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Regular (FHB), Champion Lover (Nina Sky)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Scars To Your Beautiful (Alessia Cara), Rise (Katy Perry)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Gold (KIIARA), Girls Talk Boys (5SOS), On Purpose (Sabrina Carpenter)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), I Hate U I Love U (gnash ft. olivia o’brien), Why You Always Hatin’ (YG ft. Drake), Gold (KIIARA)

Chicago – B96 – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Capsize (Frenship + Emily Warren), Duele El Corazon (Enrique Iglesias), Starving (Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Starving (Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Sit Still Look Pretty (Daya), This Girl (Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners), Needed Me (Rihanna)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Closer (The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey), Heathens (twenty one pilots), I Hate U I Love U (gnash ft. olivia o’brien)

Written by Brian Cantor

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