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Foo Fighters’ “Something from Nothing” Starts at #32 at Alternative

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A song expected to make a quick leap into the top ten at the alternative/modern rock format begins its run within the Top 40 of Mediabase’s rolling airplay chart.

Foo Fighters’ “Something from Nothing,” which officially launched Thursday, earned 322 opening day spins. That ranks as the 32nd-largest total for the entire week between October 10 and 16.

Its debut audience of 2.13 million ranks at an even more impressive #22 for that seven day tracking period.

“Something” also commanded opening day interest from active rock radio. The songs starts at #43 on that format’s rolling chart thanks to 175 first day spins. Its audience of 948,000 was active rock’s 25th-largest recorded between October 10 and 16.

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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