Billboard Top 40 AC Airplay Tunes in Canada, 2014

AC radio1Ranked by the number of spins, here are the 40 most played songs on adult contemporary (AC) radio during the 2014 chart year from Nielsen BDS. “Happy” by  Pharrell Williams was tops and MAGIC’s “Rude” finished fifth. Fourteen of the 40, or 35%, were tunes by Canadian artists which have been bolded in red in the chart below. According to the number of spins of these 40 songs, AC radio preferred American artists (41%). Canadian artists accounted for 30% of spins and British artists 19%. Songs voiced by women made up 24% of the plays and male singers 76%.

1. Happy, Pharrell WilliamsSerena Ryder 2
2. Best Day Of My Life, American Authors
3. Counting Stars, OneRepublic
4. All Of Me, John Legend
5. Rude, MAGIC!
6. Stay With Me, John Legend
7. Pompeii, Bastille
8. Story Of My Life, One Direction
9. Wake Me Up, Avicii
10. Sing, Ed Sheeran
11. Love Runs Out, OneRepublic
12. Crazy For You, Hedley
13. Me and My Broken Heart, Rixton
14. Maps, Maroon 5
15. Team, Lorde
16. Am I Wrong, Nico & Vinz
17. Let Her Go, Passenger
18. Demons, Imagine Dragons
19. Birthday, Katy Perry
20. Say Something, Great Big World ft. C. AguileraAvril Lavigne 1
21. Safe and Sound, Capital Cities
22. Young Girls, Bruno Mars
23. Fall, Serena Ryder
24. Royals, Lorde
25. Heavy Love, Serena Ryder
26. Angel In Blue Jeans, Train
27. Heaven In Our Headlights, Hedley
28. Jealous (I Ain’t With It), Chromeo
29. Goodbye, Glenn Morrison ft. Islove
30. Never Gone, Andee
31. Let Me Go, Avril Lavigne ft. Chad Kroeger
32. We Are Stars, Virginia To Vegas ft. Alyssa Reid
33. Don’t Kill the Magic, MAGIC!
34. Not a Bad Thing, Justin Timberlake
35. Love Never Felt So Good, Jackson & Timberlake
36. Burn, Ellie Goulding
37. Anything, Hedley
38. Move Like a Soldier, Kristina Maria
39. I’m Not Your Hero, Tegan & Sara
40. Dark Horse, Katy Perry ft. Juicy J