Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” Remains #1 at Alt, Silversun Pickups’ “Nightlight” Enters Top 5

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As it continues its fruitful crossover runs at pop and hot adult contemporary radio, twenty one pilots’ “Stressed Out” remains the #1 song at the duo’s core alternative format.

Spun 3,331 times during the December 13-19 tracking week (+10), “Stressed Out” earns a seventh straight week at #1.

Cold War Kids’ “First” remains #2 on the strength of its 2,557 weekly plays (-31).

Up two places, Cage The Elephant’s “Mess Around” grabs #3 on this week’s alt chart. It received 2,345 weekly plays (+163).

Making its first Top 5 appearance, Silversun Pickups’ “Nightlight” follows at #4. The song, which bests last week’s position by two places, received 2,171 weekly plays (+148).

Down one place, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ “SOB” takes the #5 spot. It earned 2,166 weekly alternative spins (-131).

Written by Brian Cantor

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