Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” Easily Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

Lady Gaga Perfect Illusion Cover [Interscope]

“Perfect Illusion” is a new Lady Gaga single.

One should experience absolutely no shock, therefore, in learning that “Perfect Illusion” ranks as pop radio’s most added song.

The single received adds from a whopping 149 Mediabase-monitored pop stations in conjunction with this week’s official impact.

Instant support from the iHeartMedia network contributed handsomely to that count, but “Perfect Illusion” was also added by a great many non-iHeart stations, including several in the Top 5 markets.

The 149 figure, which is one of the 10 greatest single add board totals in Mediabase Top 40 history, tops that of the next-most added song by a factor of more than 6.

Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low,” this week’s second-most added song, was picked up by 24 Mediabase-monitored stations.

A weekly add count of 18 earns Nick Fradiani’s “All On You” the third-most added position, while Meghan Trainor’s “Better (featuring Yo Gotti)” takes fourth on the strength of its 16 weekly adds.

Picked up by another 15 stations this week, DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You (featuring Justin Bieber)” ranks as fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable pop options: Andy Grammer’s “Fresh Eyes” (14 adds, 6th-most, tie), Frenship + Emily Warren’s “Capsize” (14 adds, 6th, tie), Coldplay’s “Hymn For The Weekend” (13 adds, 8th, tie), Lil Wayne/Wiz Khalifa/Imagine Dragons’ “Sucker For Pain (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors)” (13 adds, 8th, tie), and Zara Larsson’s “Ain’t My Fault” (13 adds, 8th, tie).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Superlove (Tinashe), i hate u, i love u (gnash ft. olivia o’brien), The Greatest (Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), That Love (Shaggy), Let Me Love You (DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Send My Love (Adele), Side To Side (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Better (Meghan Trainor ft. Yo Gotti)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), The Greatest (Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Capsize (Frenship + Emily Warren), Side To Side (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj)

Chicago – B96 – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Capsize (Frenship + Emily Warren), This Girl (Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners), The Greatest (Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar), In The Name Of Love (Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Final Song (MØ), In The Name Of Love (Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha), The Greatest (Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Fade (Kanye West), Still Falling For You (Ellie Goulding)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Perfect Illusion (Lady Gaga), Sucker For Pain (Lil Wayne/Wiz Khalifa/Imagine Dragons with Logic/Ty Dolla $ign/X Ambassadors), Side To Side (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Better (Meghan Trainor ft. Yo Gotti)

Written by Brian Cantor

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