Alessia Cara’s “Growing Pains” Repeats As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

“Growing Pains” tops a second consecutive hot adult contemporary radio add board.

Alessia Cara on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Support for Alessia Cara’s new single continues to grow at hot adult contemporary radio.

“Growing Pains,” that song, enjoys a second consecutive week as the format’s most added song. It landed on another 25 Mediabase-monitored playlists this week.

Picked up by 20 new stations, Weezer’s “Africa” ranks as second-most added. Train’s “Call Me Sir (featuring Cam & Travie McCoy)” follows in third with 12 pickups, while an add count of 9 slots Lauv’s “I Like Me Better” in fourth.

A Great Big World’s “Younger,” which won support from another 7 stations, grabs fifth place on the add board.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: Florence + The Machine’s “Hunger” (6 adds, 6th-most, tie), Lovelytheband’s “Broken” (6 adds, 6th-most, tie), P!nk’s “Whatever You Want” (6 adds, 6th-most, tie), Post Malone’s “Better Now” (6 adds, 6th-most, tie), Meghan Trainor’s “Let You Be Right” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie), U2’s “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie), and Selena Gomez’ “Back To You” (5 adds, 10th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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