Andrew McMahon’s “Fire Escape” Earns Most Added Honor At Alt Radio; The Weeknd Follows

Andrew McMahon [Brendan Walter | Vanguard Press Photo]

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ “Fire Escape” predictably claims the top spot on this week’s alternative radio add board.

The veteran artist’s new single was added by 11 Mediabase-monitored alternative stations in conjunction with this week’s official impact.

In a testament to its immediate and immense resonance with radio programmers, The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” follows as this week’s second-most added song at alternative radio.

The song, which dominantly topped the hot adult contemporary, pop, rhythmic and urban add boards, was added by 9 alternative/modern rock stations this week.

An add count of 8 slots Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Go Robot” in third place on the add board. Credited with 7 pickups, K.Flay’s “Blood In The Cut” ranks as fourth-most added.

Fitz And The Tantrums’ “Roll Up,” Saint Motel’s “Move,” and The Strumbellas’ “We Don’t Know” follow in a tie for fifth-most added; each won support from 6 stations this week.

Five songs land in a tie for eighth place; Bleeker’s “Highway,” Grouplove’s “Welcome To Your Life,” Jimmy Eat World’s “Sure And Certain,” Judah & The Lion’s “Take It All Back,” and Zipper Club’s “Going The Distance” were each added by 5 stations.

Written by Brian Cantor

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