Katy Perry’s “Never Really Over” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

The new Katy Perry single convincingly tops this week’s add board.

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Hot adult contemporary radio programmers have embraced the new Katy Perry single with open arms.

Picked up by 88 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations this week, Perry’s “Never Really Over” ranks as the format’s most added song.

Mark Ronson’s new “Find U Again (featuring Camila Cabello)” takes second place on this week’s add board. The song landed at 15 stations.

OneRepublic’s “Rescue Me” follows in third with 14 pickups, while an add count of 8 slots Halsey’s “Nightmare” in fourth.

Each added by 6 stations, Billie Eilish’s “bad guy,” Dean Lewis’ “Stay Awake,” Maren Morris’ “The Bones,” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” tie for fifth place.

Three songs — Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Thomas Rhett’s “Look What God Gave Her,” and Maddie Poppe’s “Made You Miss” — follow in a tie for ninth. Each landed at 5 stations.

Written by Brian Cantor

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