Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” Erupts As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

Ed Sheeran [Greg Williams | Atlantic Press Photo]

Thanks to the third-best single-week total in Mediabase Top 40 history, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” earns the most added honor at pop radio.

The new single was added by 169 Mediabase-monitored pop stations this week. Only Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” (186) and Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (178) received more pop adds in a single Mediabase reporting period.

Picked up by 42 stations, Noah Cyrus’ “Make Me (Cry) (featuring Labrinth)” ranks as second-most added. Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye (featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)” takes third with 38 pickups, while an add count of 28 slots Drake’s “Fake Love” in fourth place.

Starley’s “Call On Me,” which received 25 weekly pickups, ranks as fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable options at pop radio: Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs” (23 adds, 6th-most), Hey Violet’s “Guys My Age” (20 adds, 7th-most), Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You” (19 adds, 8th-most), DJ Khaled’s “Do You Mind (featuring Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross)” (16 adds, 9th-most, tie), and Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On” (16 adds, 9th-most, tie).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), I Got You (Bebe Rexha), Rockabye (Clean Bandit)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), I Got You (Bebe Rexha), Rockabye (Clean Bandit)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Bad And Boujee (Migos)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Play That Song (Train)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Find Me (Sigma), Not Nice (PARTYNEXTDOOR), Fake Love (Drake)

Chicago – B96 – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Everyday (Ariana Grande), Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran), Just Hold On (Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson), Fake Love (Drake)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Thumbs (Sabrina Carpenter)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Everyday (Ariana Grande), Bad And Boujee (Migos)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Bounce Back (Big Sean), Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran)

Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)
Dallas – 103.7 KVIL – Way Down We Go (Kaleo)
Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran), Shout Out To My Ex (Little Mix), That’s What I Like (Bruno Mars), Make Me (Noah Cyrus), Fake Love (Drake)

Written by Brian Cantor

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