Lorde’s “Green Light” Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

Lorde [Green Light Video]

To the surprise of no one, Lorde’s “Green Light” claims the top spot on this week’s pop radio add board.

The single, which begins Lorde’s “Melodrama” album era, was added by 116 Mediabase-monitored pop stations this week. The sizable first week count nearly doubles that of the next-most added song.

Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay,” that song, won support from another 60 stations this week.

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” registers as third-most added with 52 pickups, while Jason Derulo’s “Swalla (featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)” takes fourth courtesy an add count of 25.

Each added by 24 stations, Calvin Harris’ “Slide (featuring Frank Ocean & Migos)” and Linkin Park’s “Heavy (featuring kiiara)” tie for fifth.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” (22 adds, 7th-most), Axwell & Ingrosso’s “I Love You (featuring Kid Ink)” (19 adds, 8th-most), Flo Rida & 99 Percent’s “Cake” (18 adds, 9th-most), and Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (16 adds, 10th-most).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Green Light (Lorde), Stay (Zedd & Alessia Cara)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Million Reasons (Lady Gaga), Make Me (Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth), Swalla (Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Million Reasons (Lady Gaga), Selfish (Future ft. Rihanna)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Green Light (Lorde), Stay (Zedd & Alessia Cara)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Heavy (Linkin Park ft. Kiiara), Don’t Leave (Snakehips & MO)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Million Reasons (Lady Gaga), Easy Go (Grandtheft & Delaney Jane)

Chicago – B96 – Green Light (Lorde), Slide (Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean & Migos), Million Reasons (Lady Gaga)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Green Light (Lorde), Say You Won’t Let Go (James Arthur), Swalla (Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Green Light (Lorde), Selfish (Future ft. Rihanna), Cake (Flo Rida & 99 Percent)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Green Light Lorde), Selfish (Future ft. Rihanna)

Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Stay (Zedd & Alessia Cara), Bounce Back (Big Sean)
Dallas – 103.7 AMP – Green Light (Lorde), Stay (Zedd & Alessia Cara), I Love You (Axwell & Ingrosso ft. Kid Ink)
Dallas – 106.1 KISS –

Written by Brian Cantor

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