Cage The Elephant’s “Mess Around” Claims #1 at Alternative Radio

The lead single from Cage The Elephant’s “Tell Me I’m Pretty” now ranks as the alternative radio format’s #1 song.

Spun ~3,024 times during the January 24-30 tracking week (+217), Cage The Elephant’s “Mess Around” completes the one-position jump to #1 on Mediabase’s alternative airplay chart. It seizes the throne from twenty one pilots’ “Stressed Out,” which slips to #2 after twelve straight weeks on top.

“Stressed Out” received ~2,797 weekly plays (-191).

Coldplay’s “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (#3, = | ~2,758, +157), Vance Joy’s “Fire And The Flood” (#4, = | ~2,329, +1), and Cold War Kids’ “First” (#5, = | ~2,220, -40) again complete the Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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