The Strumbellas’ “Spirits” Reaches #1 at Alternative Radio; AWOLNATION’s “Woman Woman” Top 5

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Alternative radio’s most recent iHeartRadio “On The Verge” selection is now the format’s #1 song.

Spun ~3,128 times during the May 1-7 tracking week (+137), “Spirits” earns the top spot on this week’s Mediabase alternative airplay chart.

It was #2 last week.

“Spirits” seizes the throne from twenty one pilots’ “Ride,” which falls to #2 after six weeks at #1. It received ~3,034 tracking week spins (-126).

Up one place, The Lumineers’ “Ophelia” earns #3 on the strength of its ~2,569 weekly spins (+242). Empire Of The Sun’s “Walking On A Dream” falls a spot to #4 with ~2,248 (-84), while AWOLNATION’s “Woman Woman” enjoys a three-place jump to #5.

The song, which is making its first Top 5 appearance, received ~1,953 weekly plays (+79).

Written by Brian Cantor

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