Weezer’s “Africa” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

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

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Weezer’s cover of “Africa” continues to win support at hot adult contemporary radio.

Picked up by another 12 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations this week, it ranks as the format’s most added song.

Justin Timberlake’s new “SoulMate,” which landed at 9 first-week stations, takes second place on the add board.

Alessia Cara’s “Growing Pains” follows in third with 8 new pickups, while an add count of 7 slots Train’s “Call Me Sir (featuring Cam & Travie McCoy)” in fourth.

Each added by 6 stations, Daughtry’s “Deep End,” Lauv’s “I Like Me Better,” and Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “FRIENDS” tie for fifth.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: A Great Big World’s “Younger” (5 adds, 8th-most, tie), Clean Bandit’s “Solo (featuring Demi Lovato)” (5 adds, 8th-most, tie), Dennis Lloyd’s “Nevermind” (4 adds, 10th-most, tie), John Mayer’s “New Light” (4 adds, 10th-most, tie), Selena Gomez’ “Back To You” (4 adds, 10th-most, tie), U2’s “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” (4 adds, 10th-most, tie), and P!nk’s “Whatever You Want” (4 adds, 10th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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