James Bay’s “Wild Love,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” Join Top 20 At Hot AC

“Wild Love” and “The Middle” continue their climbs at hot adult contemporary radio.

Natalia Dyer & James Bay, courtesy of Republic

Powered by the format’s second-greatest airplay gain, James Bay’s “Wild Love” joins the Top 20 on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” also jumps into the Top 20 on this week’s Hot AC chart.

Played 1,465 times during the February 18-24 tracking period, “Wild Love” jumps six places to #18.

This week’s spin count tops last week’s mark by 603. Only Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever It Takes” (+618) enjoyed a bigger gain.

“The Middle” concurrently rises three places to #20. It received 1,369 tracking period spins (+499).

Written by Brian Cantor

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