The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Erupts As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

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It is this week’s most added song at hot adult contemporary, rhythmic, and urban radio.

The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” also tops the Mediabase pop add board. And it does so with a monster impact week add count.

The title track from The Weeknd’s new album was picked up by 164 Mediabase-monitored pop stations this week. Not simply enough for this week’s most added honor, the count ranks as the fourth-greatest single reporting period add count in Mediabase Top 40 history.

Only Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (186 adds), Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (178 adds), and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” (165 adds) posted greater totals on a single add board.

Picked up by 54 stations, Sia’s “The Greatest (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” ranks as second-most added. Calvin Harris’ “My Way” takes third with 42 pickups, while an add count of 39 earns Fifth Harmony’s “That’s My Girl” fourth place.

Credited with 31 weekly adds, Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s “In The Name Of Love” ranks as fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)” (29 adds, 6th-most), Kanye West’s “Fade” (26 adds, 7th), Dua Lipa’s “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” (21 adds, 8th), Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low” (19 adds, 9th), and Jordan Fisher’s “Lookin’ Like That” (17 adds, 10th).

Major Market Adds:

New York – Z100 – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), Fade (Kanye West), Side To Side (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj), Unsteady (X Ambassadors)
New York – 103.5 KTU – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), We Don’t Talk Anymore (Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), Bailar (Deorro ft. Pitbull & Elvis Crespo), The Greatest (Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar), Superlove (Tinashe), Summers Out (Jim Jones)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), That’s My Girl (Fifth Harmony), All Time Low (Jon Bellion), Greenlight (Pitbull ft. Flo Rida & LunchMoney Lewis)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – None Reported
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), Fade (Kanye West), Starving (Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd)

Chicago – B96 – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), Side To Side (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), Mercy (Shawn Mendes)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – – Starboy (The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk), Starving (Hailee Steinfeld & Grey ft. Zedd), Ain’t My Fault (Zara Larsson)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – None Reported

Written by Brian Cantor

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