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Taylor Swift Makes Top 40 Radio History With “Wildest Dreams”

This year’s VMAs may not have been successful for MTV in a matter of ratings, but Taylor Swift seems to be getting a lot of success from it. Just this week following Sunday’s broadcast, Taylor’s latest single “Wildest Dreams” has become the most added song to pop radio playlists in history. The song was added to 178 Pop radio stations across the country, shattering the previous record of 156 held by Jason Derulo’s “Want You To Want Me.”

 

MOST ADDED AT TO 40/MAINSTREAM RADIO FORMAT

  1. Taylor Swift “Wildest Dreams” Big Machine/Republic Records 178 stations
  2. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean” Def Jam Recordings 165 Stations
  3. Macklemore And Ryan Lewis “Downtown” Macklemore/Warner Bros. 134 stations
  4. Nick Jonas “Levels” Safehouse/Island/Republic Records 32 stations
  5. Major Lazer Featuring Ellie Goulding “Powerful” Mad Decent/Interscope Records 31 stations

 

The video for “Wildest Dreams” debuted on the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-show. It co-stars actor, Scott Eastwood, and was directed by Joseph Kahn. Kahn had previously worked with Taylor on her videos for “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood”, which won video of the year.

 

“Wildest Dreams” is the fifth consecutive hit from Taylor’s fifth studio album, 1989.