Imagine Dragons’ “Natural” Stays #1 At Alternative Radio, Breaks Airplay Record

“Natural” enjoys a second week at #1.

Imagine Dragons - Natural Video | Kidinakorner/Interscope

For the fourth time this year, a song has broken the Mediabase record for most single-week plays at alternative radio.

Imagine Dragons’ “Natural,” which spends a second week at #1 on the Mediabase alternative airplay chart, received 3,715 spins during the September 2-8 tracking period. The count tops last week’s mark by 114 plays.

It also narrowly breaks the single-week spin record of 3,674 set by Weezer’s “Africa” during the August 5-11 tracking period. “Africa” broke its own record from the previous week (3,520 spins).

“Africa” broke the record of 3,495 set by Portugal. The Man’s “Live In The Moment” earlier this year.

Up two places, AJR’s “Burn The House Down” earns #2 on this week’s chart. It received 2,934 spins (+60). “Africa” holds at #3 with 2,886 spins (-152), while a spin count of 2,520 (+105) lifts Walk The Moon’s “Kamikaze” two spots to #4.

Dennis Lloyd’s “Nevermind” also rises two places, in its case moving from #7 to #5. It received 2,488 spins (+93).

Written by Brian Cantor

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