Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” Earns Most Added Honor At Hot AC Radio

“Perfect” grabs the top spot on this week’s hot adult contemporary add board.

[Photo: Ed Sheeran on SNL / Will Heath - NBC]

Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” continues to win support at hot adult contemporary radio.

Picked up by 27 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations, the ballad ranks as this week’s most added song.

The new support will allow the song, which is already Top 30 at the format, to keep climbing the airplay chart.

Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which landed at 22 stations, takes second place on the add board.

Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” ranks as third-most-added with 19 pickups, while an add count of 15 slots U2’s “You’re The Best Thing About Me” in fourth place.

Added by another 14 stations, Kelly Clarkson’s “Love So Soft” earns fifth place.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: ZAYN’s “Dusk Till Dawn (featuring Sia)” (13 adds, 6th-most), OneRepublic’s “Rich Love (featuring SeeB)” (11 adds, 7th-most), Cheat Codes’ “No Promises (featuring Demi Lovato)” (7 adds, 8th-most, tie), Harry Styles’ “Two Ghosts” (7 adds, 8th-most, tie), and Lights’ “Giants” (7 adds, 8th-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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