Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride” Reaches #1 at Alternative Radio; The Strumbellas’ “Spirits” Top 5

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Making good on the mid-week projection, the latest twenty one pilots single indeed reaches #1 on this week’s Mediabase alternative airplay chart.

The duo’s “Ride,” which is up two places from last week’s position, received a format-leading ~2,715 spins during the March 20-26 tracking period (+255).

“Ride” is twenty one pilots’ second #1 at alternative radio; previous single “Stressed Out,” which also smashed at mainstream radio, is the duo’s first.

“Ride” seizes the throne from Nothing But Thieves’ “Trip Switch,” which slips to #2 after two weeks at #1. The song received ~2,560 weekly spins (-149).

Up one place, X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” takes #3 courtesy its ~2,375 weekly spins (+31), while FOALS’ “Mountain At My Gates” slips two places to #4 with a weekly play count of ~2,363 (-161).

The Strumbellas’ breakthrough “Spirits” enjoys a one-place lift to #5. The song, which is making its first appearance in the Top 5, garnered ~2,301 tracking week plays (+108).

Written by Brian Cantor

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