Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” Ranks As Hot AC’s Most Added Song

Shawn Mendes’ single earns the hot adult contemporary format’s most added honor.

[Photo: Shawn Mendes at New Year's Rockin' Eve | ABC]

Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” narrowly beats Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” for the top spot on this week’s hot adult contemporary add board.

“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” was added by 20 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations this week.

“Slow Hands,” which won support from 18 stations, takes second place.

Picked up by 16 stations, Charlie Puth’s “Attention” ranks as third-most added. Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” follows in fourth with 12 adds, while an add count of 10 slots Paramore’s “Hard Times” in fifth place.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” (9 adds, 6th-most), Kygo x Selena Gomez’ “It Ain’t Me” (8 adds, 7th-most), Train’s “Drink Up” (7 adds, 8th-most), DNCE’s “Kissing Strangers (featuring Nicki Minaj)” (6 adds, 9th-most, tie), NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Hard Love” (6 adds, 9th-most, tie), and The Revivalists’ “Wish I Knew You” (6 adds, 9th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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