Nothing But Thieves’ “Trip Switch” Reaches #1 at Alternative Radio; X Ambassadors Top 5

Nothing But Thieves [RCA Press Photo]

Nothing But Thieves’ “Trip Switch,” which was a recent iHeartRadio “On The Verge” selection, is now the #1 song at alternative radio.

Spun ~2,710 times during the March 6-12 tracking week (+209), “Trip Switch” rises one place to #1 on the Mediabase alternative chart. It seizes the throne from FOALS’ “Mountain At My Gates,” which slips to #2 courtesy a spin count of ~2,573 (-123).

Coldplay’s “Adventure Of A Lifetime” rises one place to #3 with ~2,275 weekly plays (-167), while X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” enjoys a two-place lift to #4. The song, which received ~2,214 spins in the tracking week (+41), is making its first Top 5 appearance.

Cage The Elephant’s former #1 “Mess Around” follows at #5. Down two places, it received ~2,147 tracking week spins (-317).

Written by Brian Cantor

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