Maroon 5 & SZA’s “What Lovers Do” Erupts As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

“What Lovers Do” received a tidal wave of first-week support at pop radio.

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Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do (featuring SZA)” received a considerable amount of love in conjunction with this week’s pop radio impact.

Picked up by 157 Mediabase-monitored pop stations, it ranks as the format’s most added song.

The impressive add count more than quintuples that of the second-most added song.

Halsey’s “Bad At Love,” that song, landed at 29 new stations.

Fergie’s “You Already Know (featuring Nicki Minaj)” takes third with 22 pickups, while an add count of 16 positions Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” in fourth place.

Each added by 13 stations, Camila Cabello’s “Havana (featuring Young Thug)” and Major Lazer’s “Know No Better (featuring Travi$ Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo)” tie for fifth.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: blackbear’s “do re mi” (11 adds, 7th-most, tie), Sabrina Carpenter’s “Why” (11 adds, 7th-most, tie), DeJ Loaf’s “No Fear” (9 adds, 9th-most, tie), Logic’s “1-800-273-8255 (featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)” (9 adds, 9th-most, tie), and Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” (9 adds, 9th-most, 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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