James Bay’s “Wild Love” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

The new James Bay single earns the top spot on the hot adult contemporary add boar.d

James Bay by Sarah Piantadosi | Courtesy of Republic Records

James Bay’s “Wild Love” received an enthusiastic welcome at hot adult contemporary radio.

Picked up by 48 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations, the new single convincingly ranks as the format’s most added song.

Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” and Kelly Clarkson’s “I Don’t Think About You,” which tie for second place, won support from 24 new stations each.

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” follows in fourth with 18 pickups, while an add count of 14 slots Justin Timberlake’s “Say Something (featuring Chris Stapleton)” in fifth.

This week’s other notable hot adult contemporary options: Tom Walker’s “Leave A Light On” (10 adds, 6th-most), Gavin James’ “Hearts On Fire” (8 adds, 7th-most, tie), Vance Joy’s “Lay It On Me” (8 adds, 7th-most, tie), Rozzi’s “Never Over You” (7 adds, 9th-most), and X Ambassadors’ “Ahead Of Myself” (6 adds, 10th-most).

Pictured: James Bay by Sarah Piantadosi | Courtesy of Republic Records

Written by Brian Cantor

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