James Bay’s “Hold Back The River” Re-Enters Hot AC Radio’s Top 25; Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” Enters

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A relaunched former Top 15 hit and a country crossover join the Top 25 on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

James Bay’s “Hold Back The River,” the former, enjoys a six-place gain to #23. Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” the latter, rises three places to #25.

“Hold Back The River” received ~1,052 spins during the July 31-August 6 tracking period. The count bests last week’s mark by 246.

“H.O.L.Y.” posted a weekly Hot AC spin total of 978, which represents a gain of 162 over last week’s tally.

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