Nothing But Thieves’ “Trip Switch” Remains #1 at Alt Radio, Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride” Hits Top 5

Nothing But Thieves [Alex Sturrock | RCA Press]

The song that ascended to #1 on last week’s Mediabase alternative airplay chart holds the top spot on this week’s listing.

Spun ~2,708 times during the March 13-19 tracking week (-4), Nothing But Thieves’ “Trip Switch” ranks as US alternative radio’s #1 song for a second straight week.

Its closest competition again comes from FOALS’ “Mountain At My Gates,” which holds #2 on the strength of ~2,524 weekly spins (-51).

Up three places, twenty one pilots’ “Ride” rockets into the #3 position. The song received ~2,458 tracking week plays (+357).

X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” (#4, = | ~2,344, +129) and Coldplay’s “Adventure Of A Lifetime” (#3, -2 | ~2,229, -46) complete the Top 5.

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