X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” Again Grabs #1 at Alt Radio; Florence + The Machine Top 10

Once again separated comfortably from the rest of the pack, X Ambassadors’ “Renegades” tops the Mediabase alternative airplay chart for an eighth straight week.

This week’s victory comes courtesy the song’s ~3,179 tracking week spins. While that trails last week’s total by 32 plays, it keeps “Renegades” distantly ahead of the #2 song.

twenty one pilots’ “Tear in My Heart,” which remains that #2 song, scored ~2,727 spins during the July 26-August 1 tracking week (-78). Beck’s “Dreams” (#3, = | ~2,571, +101), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” (#4, +1 | ~2,484, +105) and Mumford & Sons’ “The Wolf” (#5, -1 | ~2,443, +39) complete the top five.

While no song makes an inaugural appearance inside the Top 5, one does reach the Top 10 this week. Spun ~1,322 times (+64), Florence + The Machine’s “Ship to Wreck” rises one place to #10.

— In addition to topping the alternative chart, “Renegades” rises to #2 on the Triple A listing and #18 at hot adult contemporary.

Written by Brian Cantor

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