Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” Reaches #1 At Alternative Radio

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Last week, Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” moved up to #2 on the Mediabase alternative airplay chart.

This week, it takes #1.

Played ~2,958 times during the March 19-25 tracking week (+156), “Imagine Dragons” ranks as alternative radio’s most-played song. It seizes the throne from Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” which falls to #2 after two weeks on top.

“Human” received ~2,756 spins this week (-84).

Twenty one pilots’ “Heavydirtysoul” holds at #3 with ~2,679 spins (+26), while Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ “Fire Escape” rises one spot to #4 with ~2,315 spins (+17).

Credited with ~2,106 tracking period plays (+122), The Revivalists’ “Wish I Knew You” rises two spots to #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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