Twenty One Pilots’ “Tear in My Heart” Flies Into Alternative Radio’s Top 5

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This past Wednesday, “Blurryface” became the first twenty one pilots album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Album sales charts.

On Sunday, the current single from that album became twenty one pilots’ first Top 5 hit at alternative radio.

“Tear in My Heart,” that single, claims #4 on this week’s edition of the Mediabase alternative airplay chart. Up five places from last week’s position, “Tear” received 1,886 spins (+155) during the May 24-30 tracking week.

In reaching #4, the twenty one pilots track joins a Top 5 that includes Muse’s “Dead Inside” (#1), Death Cab for Cutie’s “Black Sun” (#2), X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” (#3) and Mumford & Sons’ “Believe” (#5).

Written by Brian Cantor

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