Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Jumpsuit’ Is Fastest-Rising Alternative Songs No. 1 This Decade

2018-07-26T10:50:55+00:00July 26th, 2018|News|

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The song’s two-week flight is the quickest since Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy” in 2009.
twenty one pilots’ two-week flight to the top of Billboard’s Alternative Songs radio airplay chart with new single “Jumpsuit” marks the quickest coronation on the tally this decade.

The lead single from the duo’s upcoming fifth album, Trench, leaps 8-1 in its second week on the ranking dated July 28 (following its first full week of availability), becoming the first song to ascend to No. 1 in two weeks or fewer since Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy,” which also took just two weeks to reign after debuting at No. 8 in May 2009.

Before “Jumpsuit,” Foo Fighters had logged the quickest rise to No. 1 in the 2010s on Alternative Songs with “Rope,” which needed three weeks to rule in March 2011. Linkin Park’s “The Catalyst” also led in its third week in September 2010, marking the only other track to hit No. 1 in three weeks or fewer this decade.

“Jumpsuit” is twenty one pilots’ fourth Alternative Songs No. 1, all earned in under the last three years. The duo first led with “Stressed Out” (for 12 weeks beginning Nov. 21, 2015) and followed with “Ride” (seven weeks; April 9, 2016) and “Heathens” (11 weeks; Sept. 10, 2016).

In all, twenty one pilots have now spent 31 total weeks at No. 1 on the chart, placing them in a tie for ninth place with R.E.M. for the best sum in the chart’s nearly 30-year history. Red Hot Chili Peppers lead with 86 weeks on top.

Concurrently, “Jumpsuit” rises 4-3 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with 10.1 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music, and breaks into the top 30 on Mainstream Rock Songs (36-27). On the all-genre airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, the song lifts 60-50.

Trench is due Oct. 5.

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