Kelly Clarkson’s “Love So Soft” Erupts As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes” also received a considerable amount of support.

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Kelly Clarkson’s new single “Love So Soft” predictably received a warm welcome at hot adult contemporary radio.

Picked up by 81 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations this week, it ranks as the format’s most added song.

Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes” also received a massive wave of first-week support. It takes second on the add board with 69 pickups.

Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” takes third place with 16 adds, while Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do (featuring SZA)” takes fourth with 9 adds.

Each added by 6 stations, Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” The Killers’ “The Man,” and U2’s “You’re The Best Thing About Me” tie for fifth.

All Time Low’s “Good Times,” Cheat Codes’ “No Promises (featuring Demi Lovato),” Rachel Platten’s “Broken Glass,” and Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (featuring DNCE)” follow in a tie for eighth. Each song landed at 5 stations.

Written by Brian Cantor

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