Foo Fighters, CHVRCHES, Meg Myers, Others Enter Alternative Radio’s Top 40

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Powered by the alternative radio’s fourth-greatest weekly airplay gain (+210 spins), Foo Fighters’ “Outside” rockets into the Top 40 on this week’s Mediabase airplay chart.

It is one of several new additions to the Top 40.

Spun 288 times during the August 2-8 tracking week (+210), “Outside” reaches #33 on this week’s listing. It was last week’s #69 song.

CHVRCHES’ new “Leave a Trace” also joins the Top 40 this week. It rises eleven places to #35 on the strength of its 262 weekly plays (+92).

Meg Myers’ “Lemon Eyes” enjoys a fifteen-position lift to #37. It received 232 spins during the official tracking period (+99).

Shinedown’s “Cut the Cord,” which continues to rule the active rock chart, is officially a Top 40 alternative song. Spun 217 times (+19), it rises three places to #39.

While its weekly airplay total of 210 matches last week’s mark, Circa Waves’ “T-Shirt Weather” rises one place to #40 this week.

Written by Brian Cantor

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