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Weezer’s “Back to the Shack” Has Monster Week at Rock, Alt Radio

Weezer’s first single in three years–and first major label release in more than four–is off to a strong start at both rock and alternative radio.

According to Mediabase, the tune scored pickups from 20 monitored active rock stations and 25 monitored alternative stations to rank as the most-added song on both formats. No other song on either format received more than half as many adds.

Chevelle’s “Hunter Eats Hunter” (10 monitored adds), A Day to Remember’s “End of Me” (9) Last Internationale’s “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Indian Blood” (9) and The Black Keys’ “Gotta Get Away” (7) made the next four biggest splashes at active rock.

Other top additions at alternative included Alt-J’s “Left Hand Free” (11 monitored adds), Priory’s “Weekend” (8), Bastille’s “Flaws” (7) and Griswolds’ “Beware the Dog” (6).

The lead single from the band’s upcoming album “Everything Will Be Alright in the End,” “Back to the Shack” is already #42 on Mediabase’s rolling alternative airplay chart.

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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