The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song; Emeli Sande, Bastille Follow

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The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” is receiving a warm reception at several radio formats.

That includes hot adult contemporary, where “Starboy” comfortably ranks as the week’s most added song.

“Starboy” was picked up by 32 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations this week.

Added by 18 stations, Emeli Sande’s new “Hurts” takes second place. Bastille’s “Good Grief” grabs third with 14 adds, while The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” takes fourth on the strength of 12 weekly pickups.

Credited with 9 new pickups this week, Ellie Goulding’s “Still Falling For You” ranks as fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: The Fray’s “Singing Low” (8 adds, 6th, tie), Mike Posner’s “Be As You Are” (8 adds, 6th, tie), Sia’s “The Greatest (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” (8 adds, 6th, tie), Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World On Fire (featuring P!nk)” (6 adds, 9th, tie), and twenty one pilots’ “Heathens” (6 adds, 9th, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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