Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” Erupts As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

Lady Gaga Perfect Illusion Cover [Interscope]

Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” rather predictably claims the top spot on this week’s hot adult contemporary add board.

The new Gaga single was added by 68 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations in conjunction with this week’s official impact. The massive count quadruples that achieved by the week’s next-most added song.

twenty one pilots’ “Heathens,” that song, garnered 17 weekly adds. OneRepublic’s “Kids” takes third on the add board with 16 pickups, while The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” garners fourth with 12.

A weekly add count of 10 earns Ellie Goulding’s “Still Falling For You” the fifth-most added distinction.

This week’s other notable Hot AC radio options: The Fray’s “Singing Low” (9 adds, 6th-most), Bastille’s “Good Grief” (8 adds, 7th-most), Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire (with P!nk)” (6 adds, 8th-most), Flume’s “Never Be Like You (featuring Kai)” (4 adds, 9th-most, tie), Gavin DeGraw’s “She Sets The City On Fire” (4 adds, 9th-most, tie), Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ “This Girl” (4 adds, 9th-most, tie), Major Lazer’s “Cold Water (featuring Justin Bieber & M0)” (4 adds, 9th-most, tie), and Meghan Trainor’s “Better (featuring Yo Gotti)” (4 adds, 9th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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