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Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

“Thank U, Next” comfortably tops this week’s pop radio add board.

As evidenced by its dominant iTunes and Spotify numbers, Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is resonating with music consumers.

As evidenced by its strong showing in this week’s add recap, “thank u, next” is also resonating with pop radio programmers.

Picked up by 82 Mediabase-monitored pop stations, “thank u, next” convincingly ranks as the format’s most added song.

Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris’ “I Found You,” which won support from 26 stations, takes second place on this week’s add board.

Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho” follows in third with 19 pickups, while an add count of 18 slots The Chainsmokers’ “This Feeling (featuring Kelsea Ballerini)” in fourth.

Ellie Goulding & Diplo’s “Close To Me (featuring Swae Lee),” which won support from 17 stations, follows as fifth-most added.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: Zara Larsson’s “Ruin My Life” (14 adds, 6th-most, tie), Khalid’s “Better” (14 adds, 6th-most, tie), DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki (featuring Selena Gomez, Cardi B & Ozuna)” (13 adds, 8th-most), Lauv’s “There’s No Way (featuring Julia Michaels)” (12 adds, 9th-most, tie), and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” (12 adds, 9th-most, tie).

Major Market/Station Adds:
New York – Z100 – This Feeling (The Chainsmokers ft. Kelsea Ballerini), Ruin My Life (Zara Larsson)
New York – KTU – Chances (Backstreet Boys)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Consequences (Camila Cabello)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – thank u, next (Ariana Grande), Sunflower (Post Malone & Swae Lee)

Chicago – B96 – thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Sweet But Psycho (Ava Max), Sue Me (Sabrina Carpenter), Electricity (Silk City & Dua Lipa)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – thank u, next (Ariana Grande), Trust My Lonely (Alessia Cara), Ruin My Life (Zara Larsson), If You Want Love (NF)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – thank u, next (Ariana Grande), Money (Cardi B), Close To Me (Ellie Goulding & Diplo ft. Swae Lee), If You Want Love (NF)

Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Mia (Bad Bunny ft. Drake), Wake Up In The Sky (Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars & Kodak Black), Better (Khalid)
Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Sweet But Psycho (Ava Max), Sue Me (Sabrina Carpenter)

Sirius XM – Hits 1 – Killer Queen (5 Seconds Of Summer), Chlorine (Twenty One Pilots), Close To Me (Ellie Goulding & Diplo ft. Swae Lee)
Radio Disney – Close To Me (Ellie Goulding & Diplo ft. Swae Lee)

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