Backstreet Boys’ “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” earns the top spot on this week’s hot adult contemporary radio add board.

Backstreet Boys - Dont Go Breaking My Heart Cover | RCA

The new Backstreet Boys single received an enthusiastic welcome at hot adult contemporary radio.

Picked up by 49 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations, the group’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” convincingly ranks as the format’s most added song.

Jason Mraz’ “Have It All,” which topped the past two add boards, takes second place this week. It landed at another 18 stations.

A Great Big World’s “Younger” follows in third with 12 playlist adds, while an add count of 11 slots Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” in fourth.

Each added by 8 stations, Lovelytheband’s “Broken” and U2’s “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” tie for fifth.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: Niall Horan’s “On The Loose” (7 adds, 7th-most), Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “FRIENDS” (6 adds, 8th-most, tie), Ocean Park Standoff’s “If You Were Mine” (6 adds, 8th-most, tie), Charlie Puth’s “Done For Me (featuring Kehlani)” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie), Halsey’s “Alone (featuring Big Sean & Stefflon Don)” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie), Selena Gomez’ “Back To You” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie), and The Rua’s “All I Ever Wanted” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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