Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

The new Taylor Swift single tops the hot adult contemporary add board.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in You Need To Calm Down | UMG

Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” generated ample enthusiasm upon impacting the hot adult contemporary radio format.

The new single won support from 42 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations, convincingly ranking as the week’s most added song.

Khalid’s “Talk,” which takes second place, landed at 8 new stations.

Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter” follows in third with 7 new pickups. Each added by 6 stations, Maren Morris’ “The Bones,” James Arthur’s “Falling Like The Stars,” and Thomas Rhett’s “Look What God Gave Her” tie for fourth.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: Madonna’s “Crave” (7th-most, tie), OneRepublic’s “Rescue Me” (7th-most, tie), Ingrid Michaelson’s “Missing You” (7th-most, tie), Fitz and the Tantrums’ “123456” (10th-most, tie), Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” (10th-most, tie), Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More” (10th-most, tie), Halsey’s “Nightmare” (10th-most, tie), Mark Ronson’s “Find U Again (featuring Camila Cabello)” (10th-most, tie), The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha’s “Call You Mine” (10th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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