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Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” Erupts As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

Bruno Mars [Kai Z Feng | Atlantic Records Press Photo]

Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” unsurprisingly claims the top spot on this week’s pop radio add board.

The single was added by a whopping 163 Mediabase-monitored stations this week. Barring a late-evening revision, the count will rank as the fifth-greatest single reporting period add count in Mediabase pop/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), and The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” posted greater add totals on a single add board.

The count, moreover, almost quadruples that achieved by the week’s next-most added song.

John Legend’s “Love Me Now,” that song, was added by 42 stations this week.

Picked up by another 33 Mediabase-monitored stations this week, Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)” ranks as third-most added. Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” takes fourth with 32 adds, while a weekly add count of 27 positions Niall Horan’s “This Town” as fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: DNCE’s “Body Moves” (25 adds, 6th-most), D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli (featuring Lil Yachty)” (22 adds, 7th, tie), Dua Lipa’s “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” (22 adds, 7th, tie), Sia’s “The Greatest (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” (22 adds, 7th, tie), and Flume’s “Say It (featuring Tove Lo)” (15 adds, 10th).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)
New York – 103.5 KTU – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)
New York – 92.3 AMP – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Ain’t My Fault (Zara Larsson), Starving (Hailee Steinfeld & Grey), Broccoli (D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Body Moves (DNCE), In The Name Of Love (Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha), Love Me Now (John Legend)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Broccoli (D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty), Love Me Now (John Legend)

Chicago – B96 – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), This Town (Niall Horan), The Ocean (Mike Perry ft. Shy Martin), Body Moves (DNCE)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Love Me Now (John Legend), Body Moves (DNCE)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), This Town (Niall Horan), Love Me Now (John Legend), Body Moves (DNCE)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Body Moves (DNCE), Bailar (Deorro ft. Pitbull & Elvis Crespo), LUV (Tory Lanez), All We Know (The Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan), Mercy (Shawn Mendes), Broccoli (D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Capsize (Frenship + Emily Warren), Fade (Kanye West), In The Name Of Love (Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha)
Dallas – Hot 93.3 – 24K Magic (Bruno Mars), Side To Side (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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