Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride” Retains #1 at Alt Radio; Empire Of The Sun Enters Top 5

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Last week, “Ride” become the second twenty one pilots single — following “Stressed Out” — to reach #1 on the Mediabase alternative radio airplay chart.

This week, it becomes the second to achieve a multi-week reign.

Spun ~2,888 times during the March 27-April 2 tracking week (+172), “Ride” earns a second week atop the chart.

The aforementioned “Stressed Out” ruled for twelve consecutive weeks.

Like last week, the closest competition for “Ride” comes from Nothing But Thieves’ “Trip Switch.” The former two-week #1 holds at #2 courtesy a spin count of ~2,469 (-91).

X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” repeats at #3 with ~2,416 weekly plays (+41), while The Strumbellas’ “Spirits” rises one place to #5 on the strength of ~2,406 (+104).

Empire Of The Sun’s 2008 song “Walking On A Dream,” which was revived by a Honda Civic commercial that ran during the NFL Playoffs earlier this year, grabs #5. Up two places from last week’s position, it received ~2,286 tracking week spins (+184).

Written by Brian Cantor

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