ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” Repeats As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

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Update: Mediabase has updated its hot adult contemporary add report to reflect pickups that came in during the holiday break.

ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” the most added song, is now credited with 47 weekly pickups. Several other songs also received boosts.

Per the updated report, here are the week’s ten most-added songs at Hot AC radio:

1) ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – 47 adds
2) The Weeknd’s I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk – 16 adds
3) Lukas Graham’s You’re Not There – 13 adds
4t) Ariana Grande’s Side To Side ft. Nicki Minaj – 10 adds
4t) Niall Horan’s This Town – 10 adds
6t) Hailee Steinfeld & Grey’s Starving ft. Zedd – 9 adds
6t) Kelly Clarkson’s It’s Quiet Uptown – 9 adds
8t) DJ Snake’s Let Me Love You ft. Justin Bieber – 8 adds
8t) OneRepublic’s Let’s Hurt Tonight – 8 adds
10t) Rihanna’s Love On The Brain – 6 adds
10t) Shawn Mendes’ Mercy – 6 adds

It topped the last hot adult contemporary radio add board of 2016.

It also tops the first Hot AC add board of 2017.

ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” was added by another 36 Mediabase-monitored stations this week. The count more than doubles that of the next-most added song.

The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming (featuring Daft Punk),” that song, was picked up by 14 stations this week.

Credited with 10 adds each, Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)” and Lukas Graham’s “You’re Not There” tie for third place. Niall Horan’s “This Town” takes fifth with 9 adds.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You (featuring Justin Bieber)” (8 adds, 6th), Hailee Steinfeld & Grey’s “Starving (featuring Zedd)” (7 adds, 7th, tie), Kelly Clarkson’s “It’s Quiet Uptown” (7 adds, 7th, tie), OneRepublic’s “Let’s Hurt Tonight” (7 adds, 7th, tie), Adele’s “Water Under The Bridge” (6 adds, 10th, tie), Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” (6 adds, 10th, tie), and Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” (6 adds, 10th, tie).

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.

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